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    Peugeot Carbolite 103 information

    hello, I recently bought a Peugeot Carbolite 103 from a garage sale. I'm trying to identify the bike, manufacture year, and also its possible value because I want to sell it. The sticker on the bottom reads UE81 60, then 2916472, and stamped on the bottom of the frame is the number 124.

    It has metal fenders, a rack thats attached to the rear fender, and a headlight and tail light both molded to the fenders, with wires running from either to a generator on the rear wheel. The bike was supposedly purchased in France. Here is a link to some pictures I just took:

    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v3.../ebay%20stuff/

    Could anyone help me determine the estimated value of this bike based on the information and pictures? I know nothing about this bike, I am a casual bicyclist and this bike is a bit too nice to take into town.

    Thank you

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    Carbolite refers to the tubing the bike was made of rather than the model number. I think this was a U0-8 which is a low end model but a pretty decent bike all the same. That's a very nice example. I sold a pretty tatty looking single-speed U0-10 for $50 so it's worth more than that. I have to say I've never seen one that nice. Maybe $150?

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    Are you near Vermont ?
    If you are close by Ill come and get it this weekend !

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    it is pretty nice, i've ridden it several times without needing to adjust or fix anything. it was mostly garage kept by an older man who didn't ride it. i just saw one on ebay, its the same bike & color, but its a womans model, selling for around $200.00

    thanks for the info, still unclear on the model though.

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    i'm actually in Tucson, Arizona. if you are interested i could see about shipping it, but i really wouldnt know how. i'm actually just trying to collect information about the bike because i know its worth something, i was looking to sell it locally. thanks.

    -martin

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    I wouldnt want you to go through all of that shipping stuff.
    You will be able to sell it locally with no problem at all.
    I think you should keep it though !! Very nice !

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    Don't the Carbolite Peugeots take a nonstandard funky seat post with a handlebar stem-style internal expansion nut?
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    UE81 = model (UO for U.S. version, sans mudguards and lights; UE for Euro version)
    60 = frame size, in cm
    2916472 = sequential serial number, with the initial 2 POSSIBLY indicating 1982 vintage
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    cottereds on an '82 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sektor2001
    hello, I recently bought a Peugeot Carbolite 103 from a garage sale.
    I picked up a Peugeot in a garage sale with Carbolite 103 tubing in good shape, but not as nice as yours. Mine is a different model (TIG welded), different color (dark blue), different saddle. I believe mine is an '84 but could be off a year or two either way.

    Does anyone know if the Carbolite 103 tubing was used over a lot of years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -=Łem in Pa=-
    cottereds on an '82 ?
    Yeah, I know, but "lugless" Carbolite 103 on a mid-1970s bike?

    Note that this is a UE-81, perhaps a European model. I believe Peugeot changed the model number to UO-9 or UO-10 when they went cotterless. It is entirely possible that they continued to sell cottered cranks to the Euro market after switching to cotterless to please American tastes and to compete against the Japanese.
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    got one close

    I bought one close to yours though not so clean and had no info thanks

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    Peugeot Womans Carbolite 103

    I just pulled my mothers Peugeot Womans Bicycle from storage.

    Not sure how long it's been there... probably since my father died 16 years ago.

    On the bike - I see a sticker that says "Carbolite 103".

    Another (white) sticker near the pedals says "PH18" and "50" (on 1 line) and "5371971" on a second line.

    There is also a "stamp" in the metal that sayts "Y61209522".

    Bike is in perfect condition - except white seat and white handle grips show some usage or dirt - not sure - I cleaned the seat with Clorox and most the "dirt" came off - but still a little left.

    Seat and grips can be replaced though.

    This bike may have been purchased in the USA, Europe, Africa, or Asia - as my parents (and I) travelled for much of our lives... but likely, USA, or Europe.

    Can anyone provide more information about this bike - ie: value, serial number, production year, country sold etc.


    Thanks,

    Pierre

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    The link to your photobucket picture isn't working for me. Does it look anything like this one? This is a UE8M, I also have a P8 with the Carbolite 103. A little heavy by most peoples standards, but very solid bikes.

    UE8M



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    Quote Originally Posted by brandenjs View Post
    The link to your photobucket picture isn't working for me. Does it look anything like this one? This is a UE8M, I also have a P8 with the Carbolite 103. A little heavy by most peoples standards, but very solid bikes.

    UE8M


    That is one fine looking late model UE8.
    http://bicyclenut.bravehost.com/Bicy...nt%20page.html

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    Thanks wes, that is the way the wife brought it home from a yard sale. I haven't even tuned it yet. The headlight is broken out of it. I am going to be searching for one when I get around to tuning and freshening it up.

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    replacement gummy hoody things for suicide brakes?

    I notice that the Peugeots pictured here don't have any such thing. Is it possible to get them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nellie Fox View Post
    I notice that the Peugeots pictured here don't have any such thing. Is it possible to get them?
    These should fit.
    http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...oducts_id=1570 in black
    http://www.amazon.com/Dia-Compe-Hood...ef=pd_sim_sg_1 in gum
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    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    2916472 = sequential serial number, with the initial 2 POSSIBLY indicating 1982 vintage
    I read somewhere on the interweb that the number of digits indicates the decade. If that's true, that serial number would indicate 1972.

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    ^ Not compatible with "safety" levers.
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    He's had a year to figure that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomBrooklyn View Post
    I read somewhere on the interweb that the number of digits indicates the decade. If that's true, that serial number would indicate 1972.
    Not true.
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    Some Canadian Peugeots. And some French Peugeots.

    Hope this is a help.
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