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Old 07-19-09, 06:11 PM   #1
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Peugeot PSV10 maybe? Help identifying/appraising!


You probably get millions of these sorts of threads, but I'm hoping for a bit of help. I'm not a big bike person, but recently I rescued a bicycle in fairly good shape from someone's garbage, as it looked like it was probably a fairly good quality machine in its time.

I think it's a Peugeot PSV10 from the early-mid 1980s (not sure which type, but i think the serial numbers says PSV10L 156), and I'm wondering if anyone out there can help me determine the year and what it might be worth. I've not yet decided whether to keep it&restore it or give it away to a more bike-oriented person.

Peugeot PSV-10 double butted tubing with hand-brazed cable guides. Frame made from super light-weight Super Vitus 983 ("braze a main/hand-brazed" is printed on the frame in French and English).

Year: 1983 1986?

Handlebars and Stem:
Atax stem and Guidons Phillipe Tour de France engraved handlebars; Peugeot logo is impressed into the fork crown.

Stronglight Headset

Saddle and Seat Post:

Pedals and Chain:
Maillard CXC (Made in France)

Aluminum brake hoods and levers; whole brake system is Weinmann 405

Cog/Gearing, crankset, etc:
Maillard/Peugeot; Nervar cotterless crankset

Rims and tires:
Aluminium Mavic rims with Clement Ritmo Italy tires (tires are shot unfortunately)

Hubs and Skewers:
Maillard/Peugeot Helico matic Hubs with Spidel Skewers

Here are the pictures I've taken:
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It's a PSV10 alright. 56cm frame size.

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As is, $100 to $125. Clean it up, new tires, fix those cable housings (routing is wrong, way too long, etc), shine it up, and you could get $225 for it around here. Small investment would bump it $100. Buyers want bikes that sparkle and are ready to ride. This bike could be there with not much work.
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I'm not able to put a date on the bike... Definitely not 1983 and probably around 84-86?

What's a bit weird to me is that I've never seen a Peugeot PSV or PSN made of Super vitus 983, but I've seen 980. Maybe Miamijim might have some extra info.

Overall it's a beauty of a bike and I would def buy it from you if you were in my area. Peugeot prices are all over the place so pricing really depends on your area and if you happen to be near some Peugeot fanatics. I would definitely take the time to wipe it down and clean it up like Wrk101 suggested. If it fits I'd suggest maybe keeping it for yourself. Those bikes are great rides!


The 1984 model components match up closely with your bike, but the color is only available in black from what the catalog mentions. Also made from SV980... unless that SV983 sticker was stuck on there somewhere down the line.

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Set screw for seat post = 1984 (in the U.S) B311 indicates November of 1983 production which would be an '84 model.
Whats odd/unusual is that blue isnt listed as a PSV/N color regardless of the model in any of the catalogs. Not a big deal, I like that shade. It could be a foreign model.

Tubing obviously is SV983....I need too look into this.

Prices are all over the map. As it sits $100-125. Fixed up I could get $275-300 in Tampa. i've looked into it a little, seat tube set screws were used in the U.S. during 1984 only but they were found on French bikes during the 1985 season. My '84 and '85 French and U.K. literature has no mention of SV983 tubing.

SV983 is 'Professional Course' tubeset while SV980 is the 'extra lightweight' version of the same tube.

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Old 07-21-09, 02:28 PM   #6
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Thank you all so much for the information you've given - MUCH APPRECIATED! thanks! It is in pretty good shape (considering)...can't believe someone put this out with the garbage...
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