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Can anyone help identify this old hottie? Kinda looks like 80's Peugeot per the Shimano 105 parts. The head badge looks like it could have been in the shape of a shield though. Seat tube has a sticker that reads BULLSHOT (grease). I doubt the handlebars and seat are original. Any thoughts? Thanks all!

(Handlebars will be wrapped)

Serial G0583

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    You mention the head badge. Could you also post a picture of it? someone might recognize it as well. – Grigory Rechistov Oct 9 '20 at 12:38
  • the head badge is missing as well, but there is a faint shape like a shield where there may have been a badge. – Matthew S. Oct 9 '20 at 15:14
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    Shield shaped badges are sadly a very common feature. – Carel Oct 9 '20 at 15:31
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    SERIAL CLUE?? GIANT (Taiwan): 1978-1986: Gmmyy on rear dropout. (month, month, year, year) bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/… – Matthew S. Oct 9 '20 at 16:41
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    Fairly generic 80s bike. Looks like it's been repainted at least once. – Daniel R Hicks Oct 9 '20 at 17:17
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This frame is manufactured by Giant. The G0583 is a date code from Giant. The serial number is on the other dropout.

Giant was contracted to make frames for many brand names in 1983.

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  • I suspect it was sold as a Schwinn just based on how many bikes Giant was making for them at the time. Maybe a Traveler model – Andrew Dec 5 '20 at 12:52
  • If you can find the SN, you can check against the Schwinn database at vintageschwinn.com – Andrew Dec 5 '20 at 13:10

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