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Old 11-11-20, 02:32 PM
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Classic Peugeot Racer

Hi all, kind of newbie here 👋
Im after advice if possible I have 2 Peugeot racers 1 being a record du monde 1980 named as routier on bikeboompeugeot site.
the other is a 1985 Aubisque both have Peugeot 103 Carbolite frames however the routier is in much better condition in terms of rust.
My question is if anybody knows which of these bikes will be better in the long run in terms of a daily use bike as both need a bit of work. I want to keep one as a racer/road bike (intended for daily use) and the other will be converted to a single speed if possible and cheap enough lol.
so which one will be worth putting more time into as a daily rider?
thanks in advance any advice much appreciated.
Hopefully this all makes sense 🤪
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Are both the same size? Your size? If a bike doesn't fit there's no amount of time or money that is going to make it a nice daily rider.

Having said that, invest your time and money in the one that tickles your fancy most and make it as nice as you can.
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Thanks for your quick reply
Yeah thatís the thing the aubisque having slightly more surface rust is slightly bigger
which suits me. However I keep looking at the routier thinking it will make a nice bike.

i Have actually got the aubisque up and running around a week ago and have done around 100 miles on it since and love riding it.
havenít decided wether to respray yet have just sanded of the bits of surface rust.

would you think then that both will be similar in terms of usability/quality apart from obvious issues such as frame size ?
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If the frames are built with Carbolite 103 tubing, they're lower-end bikes. Peugeot's mid-to-upper tier bikes were built with Reynolds and Vitus tubing for the most part.

"Record du Monde" is not a model, it's a slogan ("World Record"0. If you want the model number, first check for a white sticker on the chainstay. If these are truly 1980s bikes, you can probably post the stamped letters/numbers on the bottom bracket shell under the crank, we can decode for you. Knowing what stickers are on the bike and how they're equipped may help. You can also find date codes in various places on bike components - the back of the caliper arms, hubs, seat post and stem, etc.

Anyway, even the lower-end 103 frames are solid offerings, so I don't want it to sound like I'm bagging them. You won't find anything in the "racer" category with that specific tubing necessarily. But needless to say, 103 tubing in my opinion stomps a lot of what else was available on the market at the same time.

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