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Old 06-02-15, 04:46 AM
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old ten speed peugeot

Hello! I bought this vintage bicycle, a few years ago, for about 50 euros. I used it ocasionally, and recently I decided to commute through the city via two wheels. I would like to know what year was it manufactered, the name of the model, and any other details, I really am curious. Any help is welcome.
Also, sorry if i did something wrong, like posting in the wrong section or anything.. I am not familiar with any kind of forums.

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Old 06-02-15, 05:03 AM
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The bicycle is an entry level Peugeot, perhaps Club model and of French origin. As for vintage, have a look at the back side of the rear derailleur. There might be a couple of number stamped there, something like 8 / 71, indicating August of 1971.

That said the forks are badly damaged and will require work to straighten them out, if safe to do so.
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Brochures at cyclespeugeot.com
Early 1980's from the graphics.
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The wheel hubs should also have a date stamp that can be read through the spokes with no problem.
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The one thing I see is a badly bent fork. Recommend that you bring the bike to a competent bike shop (one that deals with frame repair and specifically, re-alignment), and have them re-bend the fork blades back to the correct shape and angle.
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The (admittedly notoriously unreliable) serial number indicates 1979 manufacture, which is consistent with the decals. As others have mentioned, the components, if original, may provide more reliable date cues.
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Nice bike that will make a good commuter but like others said the fork is dangerous. You may have to replace it.
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thanks @cb400bill. @randyjawa on the back of the derailleur it is only written "Simplex Made in France Brevete S.G.D.G." which stands for (found out on google) "breveté sans garantie du gouvernement" meaning Without Guarentee of the Government patented. but the format with month and year you explained, helped me, after I read the reply from @Dave Cutter. On the wheel hubs it says "Normandy P 07 79". I figure it is manufactered in Normandy on July 1979, but i don''t know what the P stands for. Thank you guys, I appreciate. @randyjawa and @Phil_gretz how can you tell the fork is damaged, though? You must have developed an eye for this kind of damages, from experience, i guess. @oddjob2 cylcespeugeot.com is also insightful.
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@John E looks like that serial number isn't that notoriously unreliable afterall. you got the year right, as it is the same engraved on the wheel hub. thanks.
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For eyeballing fork damage, imagine a straight line starting at the top of the head tube and moving down through the upper part of the fork before the bend. Your fork has an S-shape for that segment, which likely means it's a goner.
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Thank you guys, I appreciate. @randyjawa and @Phil_gretz how can you tell the fork is damaged,
Draw an imaginary line through the center line of the head tube. Now, extend that line, which should meet the center of the fork, just at the beginning of the trail bend. Hope this picture helps...



There are other things that can identify fork damage, but the damage is pretty obvious to me. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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I think you would be safer with a new fork than with bending this one back into shape. It's a pretty soft fork. I've bent a few of them.
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