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Old 10-21-09, 02:43 PM   #1
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Need help identifying 1980s Peugeot

Hey there, this is my first post and I'm not quite bike savvy so pardon me if I have issues with clarity.
I recently bought an old Peugeot and I can't figure out what model it is. The model number is Y707 so it might be from 1987. It also has a "Made in France" decal but I don't have access to the French catalog from 1987. Here are some of the specs.

Frame: Carbolite 103
Brakes: Weinmann 750/610
Pedals: Rattrap, not sure about the manufacturer, they have a "U" stamped into them.
Wheels: Rigida 27 1/4" superchromix
Derailleur: Huret-Sachs(I took it apart
Rear Cassette: Maillard
Crankset(I think that's what its called): has an S stamped into it.

I'm at work at the moment and I don't have any pics, but the frame and fork are a dark grey metallic color with the red/orange/yellow flag decals. I paid $150, was that reasonable?
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Old 10-21-09, 03:02 PM   #2
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Price is at the high end for a high ten steel frame and cromix rims (I believe they are steel). If the rims are aluminum, then you did fine. Carbolite 103 is how Peugeot masked their low end frame material.

It really depends on condition and your location.

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If the bike is close to perfect condition (good paint, minimal scratches and chips, no dents, no rust), and the components, complete and all adjusted, wheels true/straight and tires not all perished and usable, then you did good. From the description you gave, this bike is a very basic model from Peugeot that should give reliable service to the owner. Not familiar with the rims, but if they are steel, try to at least change those out to aluminum/alloy in the near future so you can enjoy the bike with quicker response/ligheter weight and better braking.
Good luck, post up a pic when you get it home and we can lok it over and help you if you have any further questions on it.
BTW, I'm sure you have a "Stronglight" brand crank. It's the brand that Peugeot uses on 99 percent of their bikes from as long as anyone can remember. Together with the Huret derailleurs, it should work very well for you.

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