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Old 08-16-09, 09:45 PM   #1
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So..Did I score on these 2 vintage buys?

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 ?

Thanks!

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Sounds like you did pretty decent. The 105 group on your miyata is also referred to as Golden arrow. It was 3rd from the top of Shimano's group lineup so it's good stuff. The Peugeot could be a good one, chrome stays, black lugs and simplex dropouts are always good signs.
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should've asked if he had a camera for sale, too
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Hmm, just took a look at the 1986 Miyata catalog, and the bike looks identical to the Triathlon - 310 model. Looks as if the brake cables were replaced at one point because the ones on the bike are black. Catalog picture shows them in red.

Can someone confirm by the model number this is indeed the bike?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_whtVpXkKwl...0-h/img104.jpg
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sounds like you did, post some pics. Probably a high-end Pug and at least a high-mid level Miyata with Golden Arrow components...for $140/pair how can you lose?
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Sounds like you did pretty decent. The 105 group on your miyata is also referred to as Golden arrow. It was 3rd from the top of Shimano's group lineup so it's good stuff. The Peugeot could be a good one, chrome stays, black lugs and simplex dropouts are always good signs.
Ah sorry. I was caught up in my story and forgot the other details of the Peugeot.

Bottom of fork is chromed (slight surface rust specs from sitting around but can definitely be brought back to life), does indeed have black lugs. Simplex dropouts...Any pics of these to confirm ?

Funny you mention about the camera. The guy is a photographer/videographer for a living. LOL. I got home late as mentioned as to why I do not have pics of either bike.

I already stripped the Miyata as soon as I got home. Tore it apart in about 45 mins. Going to scrub, scrub, scrub the stuff when I get home from work tomorrow.
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I don't think that miyata in the catalog is the same as what your bike is.... for one, it doesn't have a golden arrow group.

as far as the Peugeot, it sounds like a good one. It could probably be a PR-10 or a PX-10. If the rear is chromed and it has Nervex lugs than it is a PX. Then again, I don't know much about Peugeot.
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I don't think that miyata in the catalog is the same as what your bike is.... for one, it doesn't have a golden arrow group.

as far as the Peugeot, it sounds like a good one. It could probably be a PR-10 or a PX-10. If the rear is chromed and it has Nervex lugs than it is a PX. Then again, I don't know much about Peugeot.
The frame/color is the same one as the one pictures for Triathlon 310 in the dark grey/red. Could the golden arrow group have been an upgrade back in the days at the LBS ?

The Peugeot rear is not chromed. Only the lower half of the fork. I have to snap some pics of that thing. I'm 6'1 and i have to sort of tippy-toe when standing over it so it's a larger frame. I might clean it up, tune it up and sell it.
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I would bet that it is more likely this 1985 310, it also came in that red/grey combo and has golden arrow components on it.

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Does your Miyata look like this?



This is an '85 310 I sold a couple years back. Here's the catalog page for the '85:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_whtVpXkKwl...0-h/img083.jpg
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Pics or it didn't happen.
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If that Miyata truly has drilled Campy brake levers with original hoods...and the hoods are in great condition, they could be worth more than the rest of the bike.
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This is an '85 310 I sold a couple years back. Here's the catalog page for the '85:

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Yes. Mine looks exactly like that except that the one in that pic is in far nicer condition than mine and the bar tape and cable housing is black.

And as far as the Campy levers/hoods. They are in great condition. There is a small scratch on one of them but thats about it.

As far as the hoods go, they were white. They are dirty and have the nice Campy "C" logo on the sides. One of them is hanging by a fine thread though, as the rubber is sliced most of the way through.

I will definitely snap some pics tomorrow. It will have to be of PIECES since the bike is now disassembled. lol.
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