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Peugeot 12 speed (Y501-20450) carbolite frame

Old 12-01-13, 03:39 PM
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Peugeot 12 speed (Y501-20450) carbolite frame

Stamped on the bottom bracket shell Y501-20450. It has made in France on the wheel hubs and Japan on the rims, it also has made in France painted on the frame. I would like to know more about this bike. I ride it occasionally it sucks trying to do steep incline, but flat and decline I am a blur. I don't know if I should sell it or not. I have no clue of its value. I downloaded one of the photos from a data base.


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Old 12-01-13, 06:16 PM
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Hey there, Kenuto. Welcome to bikeforums!

I'm not one of the many experts around here, but I've picked up a few things since joining. I know Carbolite 103 was the standard-issue steel bike from Peugeot, reliable but heavy. As for the bike itself, after checking the Peugeot headbadge timeline and looking at a few catalogs, my guess is an early 80s P-8. (This guess cues the other guys to tell you what it really is. ) As for value, a lot depends on where you are. But it's a nothing-special Peugeot and I suspect it'll be less than $100.

[[EDIT: See that? Bill dialed up in four seconds what it took me 20 minutes to figure out. But I'm on the same page as him so WOOHOOOO!]]
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Old 12-01-13, 06:29 PM
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I think it's a Peugeot P8 as well; pretty decent parts and not a terrible frame. Makes a very nice rider but nothing too special. Could be worth north of $100 if you live in a hot market.
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I am really fond of the paint as well, pearl white and that blue looks nice...I live in Bend Oregon, I like riding it but the bars are too narrow feels scary, I paid $75 for it around 2000, I would rather ride my Cannondale, that one's old too, a caad5. We had a wonderful day here Saturday, sun no wind, went for a nice 30 mile ride. Sunday... wind was gusting to 41 mph and 39 degrees.
Thank you for the data, I may ask around a few bike shops, there must be 50 in Bend. and a few who build some exciting looking bikes.
Would I rather have this cool looking bike or 100 dollars?

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Stem shifters I know, "turkey levers" must be the brakes? That's the set back when I ride my French bike and then the others, I reach occasionally for the turkey's levers, and they ain't there!
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Adding to Thrifty Bill's observation re: Portland... I spend a lot of time on the Portland CL and haven't seen a Peugeot with that particular decal styling (much less that styling in that condition). May serve you well to list it on the Portland pages if you're willing to make the trip or meet someone halfway.
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A white P8 would make it a 1985. The left side chain stay should have a tag on it with model # and size. If it is overhauled (tuned, cleaned, greased), they can bring mid $200's in the spring, maybe $200 in the winter.

Since Bend is a tourist destination, advertise it in Portland and Eugene in addition to Bend. If someone wants it bad enough, they'll make the trip. Take a paypal deposit to make sure they show up. I have bought this way, but have only sold a handful sight unseen, other than photos, the most memorable to the coordinator for Denver's bike share program.
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I would agree with a little clean up in good riding condition you should be able to get a around $200 at this time of year. These where a step above the UO-8 with nicer alloy components. Also they have a very nice overall look and paint. The center pull brakes and HLE luggles frame date this one to about 81 or so.

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