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Old 03-22-14, 03:20 AM
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ID for Peugeot Carbonite 103 Tube Special

Hi all,

I've been commuting with my fixie for several months but genuinely know nothing about bicycles. I've been eyeing for an upgrade and have bid on a 1980s Peugeot model on Ebay. It's nothing special but I think it'll be a welcome upgrade from what I currently use, which is definitely worse than this.

Unfortunately, the seller has not been too detailed on the model at all, and I'm itching to figure out what model it is, precisely. Here's what I figured out from snooping around and zooming in on the pictures:

- Suntour Seven front and rear derailleurs
- made in France
- plastic lion logo attached to front
- no frame pump
- 10 speed
- Peugeot center pull brakes

Any help on identification, as well as judgement on the bike itself, would be appreciated!

Edit: After several hours, I have found that it is a 1982 or '83 Peugeot P8.

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Old 03-22-14, 04:05 AM
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A very entry level "sport/light touring bike from Peugeot from around 1982. Not sure what model, but I think that it could be a P6 or P8. It has the high tensile, high carbon steel Peugeot "house" tubing called Carbolite 103. The frame is assembled using Peugeot's own lugless "Internally brazed" method which through the years had been proven to be very strong construction.
It's a good solid, reliable bike for basic transportation. A decent every day commuter (if properly tuned up and "perishables" are replaced)..... if that's what you might use it for. It's a 100 -125 buck bike bike at most in decent markets if there is no rust or dents on the frame and the paint and graphics in good condition. Look to be spending maybe at least another 100 some bucks more to replace all the old stuff on it that will not be safe to use if they are original to the bike (brake pads, cables, tires and tubes, Handlebar tape, maybe the saddle and the chain if it is too rusty.) you might have to spend more if you have to have your local bike shop do the overhauling and tune up. You might want to ask the seller if the rims on the wheelset are steel. If they are, you might not want this bike as steel rims just don't brake well at all in the wet. changing the rims or the whole wheelset out to aluminum rimmed ones might end up too expensive for what the bike is worth. You might be able to just find a slightly higher model Peugeot, like a PH10 that will already have the aluminum rims and just pay a little bit more to buy that bike.
Good luck if you do end up buying it. You can't go wrong with these basic early 80's Peugeots.....if you can get them at the right price.
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Thanks for all the information! I'm prepared to spend some money fixing it up.

The bid's at 59 dollars right now...let's hope it stays there!
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I bought a P6 last may for $100. Great paint, low miles, needs a complete reconditioning. Probably FMV all shiny and pristine at $240-$250.
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