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Old 11-05-22, 02:22 PM
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Mystery bike value? Parts ??

Picked up this bike from the metal recycling.

I think it's a Peugeot but they used simplex.

This has Suntour

is any of the parts




desirable???

Appreciate any and all help
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Old 11-05-22, 02:29 PM
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What is the brown color? Rust? Paint? Primer?

It has a little value, but not a lot.

Perhaps $50.

Or use it as practice for experimenting with bike mechanics.
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Old 11-05-22, 02:54 PM
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It’s really hard to tell if this is a turd that someone put nice fenders on or one of the rare nicer bikes with good bones but crappy dropouts.
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Its a turd. But for free, I'd salvage the wheel skewers, the Suntour derailleurs, the cottered crankset, and the Mafac brakes. All will have some value. Clean and well presented, you could get $74. to $100 out of those parts.

Fenders have some value too.
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The fenders do have value and some are equipped to roll the dents out. They can be straightened to look nearly perfect.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
What is the brown color? Rust? Paint? Primer?

It has a little value, but not a lot.

Perhaps $50.

Or use it as practice for experimenting with bike mechanics.
The brown color is paint.

No real rust on the bike.

it's a fairly lighter bike


Maybe 25 pounds

It would be a great candidate to experiment with but will probably take the parts and return the frame to recycling.

Thanks for all the replies !

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Peugeot did use Suntour derailleurs on their lower end bikes like the P8, in the early 80's.
This does notook like a P8 though as the P8 was lugless.
The stamped rear dropout does look very similar to what was found on Peugeots in the late 70's and very early 80's so this could still maybe be a (Euro model?) Peugeot under all that non-original paint and accessories.

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If the frame is straight and it fits, it would be worth messing around with it. They don't make fork bends like that anymore. Probably rides very nicely.
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Originally Posted by noobinsf View Post
. Probably rides very nicely.
I was thinking that. Lusting actually. You know you're old when you can look at a beautiful woman and not think any untoward thoughts, but you look at a bicycle and you start wondering how she rides...

Shot in the dark: Motobecane? I keep looking at the lugs and thinking...

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I'm very probably wrong... BUT, I want to say it's a mid to late 1970's Motobecane Mirage
Pay close attention to the fork. there are some that are similar, that one's dead on

Look at this one
https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/mo...l-1977.147564/

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I was thinking that. Lusting actually. You know you're old when you can look at a beautiful woman and not think any untoward thoughts, but you look at a bicycle and you start wondering how she rides...

Shot in the dark: Motobecane? I keep looking at the lugs and thinking...
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appears to have begun life as a Peugeot model U-08 from ca. 1971


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Thanks for all the great replies !!!!

Today I saw some numbers stamped at the dropout area. The paint has covered most of it up.

I will get some paint thinner and get the serial number, and take a pic.

I had a white UO 8 in the early 70s. And like this, it had the " death " stem !!!!

The tires are shredded but I pumped them up today and they hold air !!!!!!

So the tubes appear to be good!!!

I MIGHT use this as a project and paint it a nice color............

Will keep all posted
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Old 11-08-22, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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appears to have begun life as a Peugeot model U-08 from ca. 1971


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I don't know what it is, but it's not a U08, I have one on my garage wall and that's not one. Look at the lugs.
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Numbers on the rear left drop out is 3237

How would you "roll out" the bend in the rear plastic fender as mentioned above ?

Thanks to all again for all the replies
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