Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: 1970's Peugeot UO8 - is it worth it?

Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 07:23:20 EST
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: 1970's Peugeot UO8 - is it worth it?

In a message dated 11/29/00 10:33:47 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
> I have a customer that is considering restoring a Peugeot UO8 (mid 1970's).
> He is uncertain about the value of it once it is restored and whether it
> would be worth the cost. He has already polished and rechromed the 3 arm
> cotter cranks, Mafac center pull brakes and the Simplex Nylon derailleurs.
> Can anyone give me any information or feedback I can pass on to him.
> I can easily reproduce the decals and yellow paint job.

If he's had this a while and has some attachment to it AND plans to keep it a long while, maybe............ Seems like with some looking a nice original one could be found. If he decides he has to sell it next year (and wants to recoup the expense) and tries to get $500+ for a UO-8 I don't think he'll be happy with the response. Sounds a bit harsh, and I'm not knocking it because it's a Peugeot, if I had a Raleigh Sprite I wouldn't spend a cent on it! I have a similiar Peugeot and it made a great single speeder.

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, Pa