What??? Only 2 wheels?
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston-ish, MA
Bikes: '73 Raleigh Carlton Gran Sport, '72 Peugeot UO-8, '82 Peugeot TH8, '87 Bianchi Brava, '76? Masi Grand Criterium, '87 Centurion Ironman Expert, '74 Motobecane Champion Team, '86 Gazelle champion mondial, '81? Grandis, '82? Tommasini
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Nice bike! I just got through rebuilding a slightly abused Peugeot very much like yours. See http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ni!-(pic-heavy
) . Haven't done much riding yet. We are still in the early learning stage. I can't tell you how much it is worth because that would depend on what people are willing to pay. However the frame, parts, and repainting on mine cost more than the $500 cow you paid!
The model name is TH8, and a mixte version was named TM8. You can find specs in the online catalogs at http://cyclespeugeot.com/
. The only two years which list the tandem are '82 and '83. A few details let you tell the difference between the years. According to the specs the '82 had a 36 spoke rear wheel, the '83 had 40. Also the '82 had a lights/fenders option with a brazed-on mount for a Soubitez bottle generator, but the '83 appears not to. Also the '82 appears to have had steel (Rigida CroLux rims), the '83 alloy rims.
Both years were spec'ed as having 700c wheels. The '82 syas 700cx32-35, which may have meant 32mm front and 35mm rear. The '83 said only 700c.
One more website you might be interested in is http://PeugeotTandem.com
. There isn't a whole lot of help there yet but it's a start.
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