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Peugeot Bikes(6 posts)

Peugeot Bikesbm
Aug 14, 2001 10:39 PM
I was looking for a road bike and one of my co-workers gave me one of his old road bikes. It's a Peugeot from the late 70's early 80's. Don't know much about road bikes, but it's got shimano components and stuff. Anyway, I've talked to a few people and they said French bikes are usually bad news and unreliable... are they full of it or is it true?
re: Peugeot Bikessteeveo
Aug 15, 2001 7:24 AM
It should be perfectly fine. I put 20,000 miles on one in the mid-80s.
re: Peugeot BikesDave Hickey
Aug 15, 2001 7:25 AM
The only Peugeot bike that is worth money is the PX-10. If he gave on of those it is very valuble. Peugeot imported alot of bikes in the 70's and 80's. The only real problem is parts. Chances are your bottom bracket is french threads. That limits your upgrades. If you just want the bike to ride around, there is nothing at all wrong with it. Enjoy......
If the lugs are fancy:Rusty McNasty
Aug 15, 2001 7:37 AM
it may be a px10, a py11, or some similar bike. Keep it.
If the lugs are plain, and it has suicide (aka "chicken") levers and a plastic spoke protector, it's a very plain uo8. Toss it.
U08 & no problemsjagiger
Aug 15, 2001 6:43 PM
Mine's never failed me but I agree that parts & upgradability make it limited. It a classic look though.
re: Peugeot Bikesbm
Aug 15, 2001 10:04 PM
I put this posting up... just found out the model. It's a HLE (haute limite elastoue) Marseille Model, and it's got the plastic spoke protector that the other guy was talking about.