Ok..Here's a little story how my Sunday afternoon went.
Was working overnight til Noon today (sunday). During the wee hours of the morning, I was surfing CL for anything worth picking up. I stumble across this listing that was just put up for a vintage Peugeot. About an hour from me. $100 bucks.
I email the person telling them I want to look at the bike asap, possibly even pick it up. He emails me back in the morning telling me I am more than welcome to come up early in the afternoon to check it out.
Fast forward to Sunday afternoon. I get to the guys house and he pulls up in his Wrangler with a Peugeot sticking out of the back window. This thing is dirty from use, but waiting to be cleaned up. He's the original owner. Bought it 1979 and has had it since.
I take a look at it, and given my lack of knowledge/expertise with these Peugeots, i do notice that it was fully equipped with "Mavec"? group. It also has an "Atax" stem and some italian stamped handlebar. It also has this beautiful, but dried up-waiting-to-be-conditioned leather racing saddle.
Sticker on the tube under the seat says "Recorde du Monde".
Fast forward a few minutes into talking to the gentleman, he says to me "ive got another bike inside that I'll get rid of if you want to take a look at it". I was not really in the mind frame/budget to buy another bike but I said, heck why not. Taking a peek wont hurt. I figured it might be good, being that the guy:
a) is the original owner of the Peugeot
b) has a MINT 1988 33k mile white targa Porsche Carrera under a car cover (original owner)
c) has a MINT 1977 Stingray covertible under a car cover (original owner)
d) has a gorgeous 1987 Harley under a cover. (original owner)
Guy was about in his mid 50's. Divorced since 1981, lives in Westchester, NY in a gorgeous ranch style home, seems he had a good life having all these cool vintage toys....So anyway,
He goes inside, and comes out with this bike.
"Miyata"...I say Oh, la la.
Bike has definitely seen its days of usage. The frame is not in the best shape cosmetically. It's dirty but I know an afternoon and some TLC, i can make it looker.
Has a sticker on the top tube that has the model "Three Ten" in red. Bike is a dark metallic grey.
Has Shimano 105 all around. (weird part is that the Shimano group on it has a sort of "arrow" looking design on all the components)
Has Campy brake levers. The nice vintage ones with the holes in them. Campy hoods. Original front Araya rim. Weinmann rear rim, Original?
Only thing I can see that was changed, was the seat/seat post, and the stem/handlebar to a modern looking Specialized.
So I ask him how much for both bikes. Man says, "140 and you can have them both".
Paid the man, and loaded both bikes into the car.
I do not have the model number for the Peugeot yet as I was having a little trouble finding it.
Miyata model # NA34562.
Can anyone shed some light on this bike ?