- Jan 25, 2017
Here's what: I have a frame claimed to be manufactured by Peugeot. The seller was rather a strange guy and all he could say is that he bought the frameset for the bike somewhat 7 years ago. In the shop, he said.
I decided not to torture the guy with questions, as he was about to sell the 9.8kg bike for just 90€.
And that's a good one anyways, but i'm really curious about the real origin of the frame.
So the main question goes like: is it possible that a Peugeot frame would not have any serial nubers? I mean, they are totally absent, nothing had ever touched the metal after welding and before painting. Actually the only thing giving information are these "peugeot" stickers. They look pretty solid, and the metallic paint is obviously factory-made, and is absolutely virgin where covered by these transparent stickers... But stickers are just stickers, right?
I failed to find any catalogues of frames issued after '90s and I also tried to visually spot in google pictures just any Peugeot frame, that would show at least similar geometry (see how the seat stays meet the tube?) – no luck.
At least I need to know if I have to rip off the logos and just enjoy the ride