Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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The first digit of the serial number, probably following an initial "B," is the last digit of the year of manufacture. Your paint and decal scheme is very similar to that of my 1980 PKN-10, but the colour of your PEUGEOT downtube decals differs a bit from mine. Mine has Galli sidepull calipers, which I recommend very highly, but I do not know whether they are original. (I bought the bike used ca. 19903.) It also has anachronistic Shimano aero brake handles, which were installed on a set of decidedly non-original bizarre aero bars.
As for your unusual mix of Mafac levers and Weinmann calipers, although Peugeots through the mid-1970s were distinctly and exclusively French, except for Brooks Pro saddles on U.S. export PX-10s, later models began to sport Weinmann brakes, often rebranded as "Peugeot."
The "history channel" of the PX-10 website, which you can access in the "French Quarter" of classicrendezvous.com, lists Mafac and Weinmann brakes on various high-end Peugeots of 1979, 1980, and 1982, so I figure your bike could have come with either.
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Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069