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Originally Posted by miamijim
I have no idea what year were dealing with but, as a reference, 1989:
1. Peugeot offered 12 models, the Aubisques was 3rd from the bottom.
2. Derraileurs were 'rider' in the front and Eco-s in the rear.
3. The Aubisque weighed 11.2 kgs (24.64) lbs while the lightest Peugeot for '89 was 9.9kgs (21.78lbs) for the carbon and 10.2kgs (22.4lbs) for steel
Keep in mind that back in the day companies weren't as weight conscience as they are today. All production 531 weighed about the same as did all SLX or whatever tubed road bikes. Awhile back I tried to find out how much of difference there was in frame weights and determined there was ~1 kg (2.2lbs) between an HLE bike and a Reynolds 531 bike while the frame/fork difference was ~.8kg (1.76lbs)
You lost me there miamijim - what do you mean by frame/fork difference? How could it be less than the frame difference?
1959 Bottecchia Professional (frame), 1966 Bottecchia Professional, 1971 Bottecchia Professional (frame),
1973 Bottecchia Gran Turismo, 1974 Bottecchia Special, 1977 Bottecchia Special (frame),
1974 Peugeot UO-8, 1988 Panasonic PT-3500, 2002 Bianchi Veloce, 2004 Bianchi Pista