So bought an old Peugeot bike, trying to determine year.

NITR8s Posts: 688
edited April 2013 in Road buying advice

Paid £20 for it, needs new bar tape and tyres plus some TLC.

Anyone have any idea of age, i suspect about 1985 but not been able to find another example in the same design.


  • gavsman
    gavsman Posts: 9
    some hint's of where to check for date's :
  • NITR8s
    NITR8s Posts: 688
    Would do but sticker with number on is missing.
  • I'd agree with mid-80s as it's a bit more "retro" than my 525 Comp, as in the example here.

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  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    I'd go a touch earlier than 1985. Peugeots are tricky but I think suicide levers started disappearing in the early 80s. but then the printed head badge means it can't be too early.

    What I would do is google image search "Peugeot 198x" etc for every possible year and see what comes up. You might get lucky and find an identical model but otherwise, suicide levers, non aero brakes, printed head tube badge, the front and rear mechs and chainset will all help to narrow it down.
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  • Rod11
    Rod11 Posts: 293
    Is it this one?
    Challenge PH9 from 1983
    This site is also useful
  • alan_sherman
    alan_sherman Posts: 1,157
    I had one, second hand around '87, possibly earlier. Used to cycle to school on it.

    Not a classic bike - cheap components and gas pipe tubing. £20 seems fair.

    That isn't my old one as I hit a dog and bent the forks, which were replaced with chrome ones! Also it was smaller.