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I bought this bike off Ebay in Germany. The previous owner said his father owned it.

What year and exact model is it?

There is "Paris" written on the frame. I looked through the German catalogues at bikeboompeugeot.com but couldn’t really find it. The closest was a P 8/S from 1988 but the color is different.

Specs:

  • Peugeot HLE tubing
  • Weinmann brakes
  • Nervar crank
  • Shimano positron shifters
  • Schwalbe tires

I'm not sure which of the above is from the original build.

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  • I can provide more pictures if needed
    – Stefan
    Sep 26 at 18:24
  • The tyres will unlikely be original so they can be discounted. 40 year old tyres would be falling apart, so they're likely to have been replaced over time. The brakes, positron groupset and cranks are much more likely to be original.
    – Criggie
    Sep 26 at 21:17
  • More pictures would be nice. but realistically just for my "looking at bikes" addiction :)
    – Criggie
    Sep 26 at 21:18
  • peugeotshow.com probably late 1980s. Have fun.
    – JoeK
    Sep 26 at 22:27
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This looks awfully close to your bike, the 1987 Iseran, USA model:

enter image description here

I'm pretty sure the yellow-orange-red "rainbow" markings put your bike in the 1986-1987 time frame. The Iseran does have Shimano shifters spec'd, but the derailleur isn't specified in that link.

Your seat post also looks different from the seat post shown in the brochure image, but it looks a lot like the seat post in my 1987 Tourmalet.

The center-pull brakes don't seem to be original, though. I don't think I've seen a Peugeot spec'd with those, but who knows.

Also, your paint scheme seems a bit more complex, with faded-in white around the "rainbows" and the Peugeot on the downtube. I'll just note that my 1987 Tourmalet's paint job doesn't match the paint job on the 1987 Tourmalet in the brochure, but it does match the mixte-framed Iseran shown and the 1987 Ventoux's paint, so perhaps Peugeot wasn't too strict in following their own brochure when painting frames and assembling bicycles from parts.

Here's the link of Peugeot's full 1987 catalog: https://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Brochures%20USA/Peugeot%201987%20USA%20Brochure/Peugeot%201987%20USA%20Brochure.htm

Note that there are links for catalogs from other countries, and I've noted in the past that the same-named bikes in the catalogs for different countries often do differ somewhat in paint scheme and components.

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  • Thanks for the information. The color scheme confused me. The fade-in, as well as the slightly forward slanted Peugeot logo can only be seen in some 1988 catalogues.
    – Stefan
    Sep 27 at 10:28
  • @Stefan I suspect Peugeot may not have strictly followed the model/year boundaries listed in their brochures. "Hey, look at this new paint job we tried." "Great! Ship 'em!" Sep 27 at 12:35
  • I will accept this answer, because it led to the extensions given as answers by Andy P and David D. Please upvote those, as well.
    – Stefan
    Sep 28 at 10:25
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You will probably struggle to get a perfect ID on this bike unless you get a response from someone who used to sell them. I have tried to identify Peugeots in the past and there's only so far you can go. The naming scheme is difficult to work with as the model number the bike was sold as is never printed on the bike.

The tubing isn't the very best available but it makes a nice frame to ride and you have a good one with the classic Peugeot brazing technique where the tube interfaces look as though they are just touching together with no visible welding. It's a method only Peugeot used on a large production scale and that's the interesting part of the bike. Usually these have all french components at this level but yours has a functional mixture of produce from other countries, all of which are fine but will not make the heart of the collector race with desire. I suspect it may have had updates through the course of its life, but that is my own opinion.

I hope you enjoy riding it.

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    Thanks for this valuable information. This is the first real bike I bought and I did so for riding it. I was just curious if it can be identified.
    – Stefan
    Sep 26 at 20:18
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This is really an extension of the answer from @AndrewHenle - I just extended his detective work.

I believe the bike is a 1988 'Monaco'

I found a paint scheme that matched the OP's bike on the 1988 'Bordeaux': 1988 Peugeot Bordeaux

However, this features down tube shifters, so is not the bike in question.

Also from 1988 is the 'Monaco'. The picture below shows it in white/blue, but the small print (and ladies model) suggest there is also a navy/white option: 1988 Peugeot Monaco

And with a bit of googling, I was able to find one in the flesh: enter image description here

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  • That’s an amazing find! Thanks.
    – Stefan
    Sep 27 at 14:03
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Following on to Andy P - agreeing that it's a Monaco but the German version.
It looks like a 1988 P 8/X Monaco. Peugeot's touring bike offered in Germany.

enter image description here
The parts (Center pull Weinmann 750s and Shimano Positron derailleur. Fenders and rack removed.) and frame construction match.
The bike in the original post is a different color. Since I can't read the text I can't tell what other colors were offered.

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  • The text in your picture says nothing about different coloured options. Thanks anyway.
    – Stefan
    Sep 27 at 15:26
  • @Stefan I think we can safely assume that Peugeot didn't feel they were limited or constrained to sell only bicycles that exactly matched the colors and specification listed in their brochures. It wouldn't surprise me to learn that the bicycle industry at that time wasn't so tightly bound to specific builds/colors for specific "models". With no internet, brochures would only be available in general to industry "insiders", so model specifics were private information not available to buyers who would walk into a bike shop. Supply chains were also likely less tightly managed. Sep 27 at 20:20
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    Printed catalogues and specifications were widely available, I don't know why Andrew thinks they weren't. Confusion can arise because Peugeot produced similar but slightly different models for different retailers - major chains, independent dealers, mail order outlets each had their own versions of basically the same bike with a different name and component level. The majors could sell theirs at a competitive price while the independents could point to their better quality parts and everyone was happy(ish). But this meant that there was no one definitive catalogue.
    – bertie
    Sep 28 at 1:58

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