I bought this frame for 10 bucks from some guys junky garage.. all he told me was that he thought it was a Peugeot.... i thought ok.. ill take a 10 dollar gamble.
So my plan is to turn this into a decent fixed gear. I took a blowtorch to all the brazed on bits, cable guides, etc, and a dremel to all the extraneous appendages. Next step was to get it sand blasted to get the 3 layers of paint and fakey Campy decals off there.
so this is what I'm left with at this point.
I took it to my bike mechanic and he told me it was definitely french design and also that it was "english" which i assume is the threading on the bottom bracket? After that he said its most likely a late 80s or early 90's Peugeot. I also noted that the frame was entirely brazed and not lugged or welded. My buddy told me that because of this its most likely a Carbolite frame. Anyone have any other thoughts on this? What model Peugeot this might actually be?
All i had for identification was the serial number stamped on the bottom bracket. Y9C3 27465
I've been told you can get the decade the bike was made by the number of numbers... I dont know though.
I guess bottom line.. is it worth putting money into and building up? Is it really a Peugeot??
Im planning on getting it powder coated or professionally painted, finding a fork, and then going from there. wish me luck! and give me advice!!