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I just didn't want to let this dead horse go. So while I was jacking around on Ebay I came across a possible clue on date codes and Peugeot. Here it goes and bear with me. I was looking for Peugeot parts online and ran across an item up for bid on Ebay item # 110183120515 L.J. Simplex rear derailer 1969. They list pics of the derailer front and back. On the backside it has an 1 and below it 69. The seller has a bike shop and website. It looks as though they are dating the part as 1969 based on the 69 casting on the rear of the derailer.
Here is my thoughts.
1) original owner of my bike says its 40 years old
2) my drop down code is 072330.....note (7) stretching a bit maybe
3) my simplex derailer is stamped on the rear 1 and below it 67
4) the only thing(s) that look very obvious aftermarket on my bike are handle bar neck and pedals...... I think mind you............ I am on a learning curve but willing to learn.
Now could that 67 point to a possible date like the Ebay seller has listed. If that Simplex is still the original maybe we are getting something or maybe not. Anyone dare to look at the back of their derailers and see a possible clue. Maybe I been pissing in the wind and I am now all wet!
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