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Old 02-12-12, 07:59 PM
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Bike identification

Hi I need some help about identifying a vintage Peugeot bike.
I have read a lot of posts on forums and other resources over the net, but I cannot find the exact model...

These are the characteristics that may help you:

It is a city, maybe utility, bicycle.
The original color was purple, no chrome on the frame nor on the fork. Just some parts as the handlebar, headset, crankarms are chrome plated.
I am not sure about the decals cause I removed them before thinking about identifying the model of the bicycle, but for sure the head tube and seat tube decalls are not type III, nor type IV, nor type V "following this post:https://cyclespeugeot.com/ModelID.html". The most probable is to be type I.
The frame at first look is very common (like a PX10 I could say)
It has aztec type lugs.
The S/N is stamped on an aluminum plate on the underside of the bottom bracket shell.
It is composed by 7 number, no letters.
The first number is 2 so the frame has to be made on '72, wright?
The frame pump holders are lockated on the downtube.
It has an Atax stem with a handlebar as the one on this photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/reefflo...n/photostream/
It has a rack toolbox exactly the same with that bike, but the bicycle frame is different (https://www.flickr.com/photos/reefflo...n/photostream/)
It has only one shifter lever attached on the right side of the top tube
The rear derailleur is a simplex prestige (maybe S001T)
It has no front derailleur.
The frewheel is an Atom 3-speed
It has 26" wheels with "650B Std 40-584 26*1 1/2" tires
It has chrome fenders and the bolt that holds the rear brake also supports the fender (the hole for that reason on the rear is drilled top-down)
The cable holders are all the same with the bicycle mentioned before. I can hardly see one on this photo, but I could not find another (https://www.flickr.com/photos/reefflo...n/photostream/).

Unfortunately, I have no photos of my bike...
Any advice could be very helpful, Thank you for your time!
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Pictures are always nice but first...

Px10 bikes are not common and do not have Aztec lugs. The seven digit serial number suggests seventies but could represent a bike built in 1969 or as late as 1978 (just a rough guess). You removed the decals? Bad idea but you will understand that much better as your learn more about vintage bicycles.

That is about all I can share at the moment since I do not have enough information to work with. Did you look up Peugeot Catalogs? If so you might find what you are looking for...
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It is like the PNC40 on the photo above. It is a man bicycle. The only difference is the position of the pump and the decals.. I am also not very sure about the handlebar.
Is it true that an 8 on the model number indicates Aztec lugs (e.x. UO8)?

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As far as I can determine, Peugeot serial numbers mean nothing at all.
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Originally Posted by yannis
Unfortunately, I have no photos of my bike...Any advice could be very helpful, Thank you for your time!
Borrow a camera. Even a phone's camera is better than nothing (maybe)
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