Art F’s 79 to 83 Peugeot, and a side story.
You really have to be a detective to identify Peugeot model years . Here is what I found http://cyclespeugeot.com/ModelID.html so I found out that this is a 79-83 Peugeot. And then you can see which kind lion symbol is on the downtube . This bike had a type V lion symbol which I like best. Also had nice simple steel Huret derailleurs that were the same ones my 74 Raleigh Super Course had for it’s first few years .More on that in a later submission. But my question to all the Peugeot aficionados is ” Do the dimpled steel rims on Peugeots produce braking in the rain as well as alloy rims? They are a big improvement over chromed steel rims but I wonder how much better. A side story : this bike came with Michelin Club 27 X 1-1/8 tires which were original equipment and still in good condition. But I had lots of flats when I experimented with 1-1/8 tires commuting on the Raleigh Super Course . These days I put 1-3/8 tires on all OTS bikes . But I couldn’t trash the Michelin Club tires after I took them off and decided I would try to sell them . While researching what these cost new (not made anymore) I found someone on a Raleigh Bike forum who wanted original type Michelin club for his 82 Raleigh that he is trying to keep authentic. I emailed him seeing if he wanted to buy them for $5 each. He replied yes and I’ll cover shipping . So the tires may be going from Maryland to ENGLAND !!!! I thought he might be in this country . haven’t found out what shipping costs would be. But it is ironic since these tires were made by Michelin in England so they would be going home. after 30 years.