October 13th 2014
I don’t know much about Peugeot – they’ve never been on my bike radar – but the relaxed angles and lugged fork of this 1990(?) model caught my eye. It looked complete and too good an opportunity to pass up. Here’s the photo from the ad.
As you can see, it’s definitely in need of some TLC. I picked it up from a smashing fella called Alan, who lives on the outskirts of Sydney. He’d bought it new in Israel when he was there working for the United Nations, and eventually brought it back to Australia. It was then handed down to his daughter, who used it for kiddy-ferrying duties. With the exception of the saddle (and the kiddy seat, which I left with Alan) I think this bike is as it left the factory. The photo below is from the 1990 catalogue – and something to aim for when restoring, eh?
Like I said, I think it’s a 1990 model. But the cable running above the top tube is different from the photo in the catalogue – which has the cable running below the top tube. The catalogues are photographed well before the bikes are launched so it isn’t unusual to find discrepancies such as this. Or it could be an ’89/90 model. I’ll investigate further.