Even after fixing up this Peugeot I have a rough idea of the year but no clue as to the model. There's a sticker that says '103' tubing but that's it. The front hub has an 85 engraved so I assume that's the year. The serial number is Y503 33289.
Thanks! Lots of good info.-----
Forgot to mention -
Other spots which can be checked for date confirmation -
handlebar, at right end
stem, just below the minimum insertion mark
Atom gear block
Weinmann brake caliper arms - there is a clock face type marking on the back side. the two digit number in the centre is the year. would expect either 84 or 85.
Shimano gears components are marked with date codes. their "secret decoder ring" is here -
I'm just hoping that there's a parent out there whose kid has a birthday coming up. I've had two sales this year to parents looking for something hip for their teen.-----
Bicycle certainly looks great but must agree that $300 is over market for a machine with steel wheels.