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Old 02-02-19, 10:37 PM
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I believe what you have is a 1980 Peugeot UO19C Grand Sport. The serial number is consistent with a French manufactured Peugeot and is also supported by the presence of the Atax stem. This format came into use in the very late 1970s and your number would indicate March 1980 or March 1990. I'd expect internal brazing as opposed to lugs for the latter. The necked seat tube with cinch collar and head lug style are consistent with the 1980 mixte frames but I would have expected French threading. 25.0mm seat posts were also used on some Peugeot.
Once again the database master comes thru and it’s greatly appreciated. I’m surprised, but happy that it’s actually a Peugoet. The weight threw me off. It actually has an English threaded BB. Can these be re-threaded​​​​​​? The fork appears to be a replacement. It’s labeled; 700C DS with a 2014 date code. As luck would have it, I have a Stronglight 49 crankset, sans NDS arm, that is stamped Peugoet.

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Hi T-Mar,
I know this is a pre-90's thread but is it possible to get the year of my bike? I'm thinking it's somewhere around '90ish.
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Old 02-15-19, 08:07 AM
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Hi T-Mar,
I know this is a pre-90's thread but is it possible to get the year of my bike? I'm thinking it's somewhere around '90ish.
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Univega Nuovo Sport
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Exage components. Biopace. Tange ChroMo. Lawee Design decal on chainstay.

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The serial number format is consistent with Merida of Taiwan. It indicates the frame was manufactured in 1989 but I'm not not sure if the "L" is a fortnight or month indicator. If the latter, then it would be a 1990 model. This is easy enough to tell from the components. A 1990 would have Exage 300EX. A 1989 would have the non-numeric Exage groups (i.e. Motion, Action or Sport) and likely a mix from these groups. I'd appreciate I knowing which Exage group. TIA.
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The serial number format is consistent with Merida of Taiwan. It indicates the frame was manufactured in 1989 but I'm not not sure if the "L" is a fortnight or month indicator. If the latter, then it would be a 1990 model. This is easy enough to tell from the components. A 1990 would have Exage 300EX. A 1989 would have the non-numeric Exage groups (i.e. Motion, Action or Sport) and likely a mix from these groups. I'd appreciate I knowing which Exage group. TIA.
It's Exage Motion. Thanks again T-mar!
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Time to ask the experts:
serial # FDYD1988 its a ally hardtail, with Shimano components, mainly Deore, it looks sad but was once a good bike, wonder if its worth the trouble ?
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Time to ask the experts:
serial # FDYD1988 its a ally hardtail, with Shimano components, mainly Deore, it looks sad but was once a good bike, wonder if its worth the trouble ?
appreciate all comments.
Sorry, I don't recognize the serial number format. It's probably an Asian manufacturer with little or no American market presence. Aluminum frames have trickled quite far down the price structure and there were many grades of Deore, so it's impossible to suggest a level/value without pictures.
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T-Mar I appreciate you taking the time to check your records, thanks
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