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I've been looking through old Peugeot brochures and searched the numbers on the frame but I cant find any pictures of any Peugeot bikes that look like this one. The chrome section with the flags of France bordering it the major differences. Peugeot bikes that I've seen usually have a checkered flag pattern where the French flag is here. In the Chrome section there is a long black and white arrow with another French flag in it. The guy I bought it from told me it was from the late 1970s. On the dropouts there is the number 85448 and on the bottom bracket shell is the number 57. From what I have read it's basically meaningless with how inconsistent Peugeot were with their numbering.

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    I think you've already talked to the best source of information, the previous owner. – Criggie Jun 3 at 18:45
  • I bought it at a flea market. – zeroes Jun 3 at 18:52
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    Possible duplicate of Why shouldn't I care what model/make/year my bicycle is? – RoboKaren Jun 3 at 18:57
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    @AndrewHenle This has the typical pre-70s frame configuration. There's no reason why it should be unstable.I own a 1930s bike where the fork reaches even further forward. – Carel Jun 4 at 7:04
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    @Andrew Henle - 0 trail was the norm pre 1950's and many frame builders continued the tradition for a while. Heavier bikes, wider tires, longer wheel bases, and the poor conditions of roads they were riding on 'tamed' the twitchy behavior. – mattnz Jun 5 at 22:15

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