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Old Peugot road bike(9 posts)

Old Peugot road bikescipiones
Nov 9, 2003 8:21 PM
Hey I just came across an old Peugot road bike that a neighbor was throwing out. It has weinman breaks and I am not sure what kind of derrailures? I will have to inspect the bike a little more closely. But it needs new rims and seat and brake levers. I wanted to throw out the question...should I just use whatever I can find or should I try to keep it as original as possible? What are the thoughts out there?

Thanks
Old Peugotbent_spoke
Nov 9, 2003 9:20 PM
I've got one too & it'd be nice to keep it as close to original as possible...but that's really not possible. For me, I wanted to replace the original leather seat, as that's tough to seat on. I needed a new seatpost as the old seat clamp didn't work with my new seat, so both the seat & post/clamp are new.

Next, I tried truing the wheels as the spokes were loose. The steel rims ended up warping in the process. I found a second Peugeot that someone was selling & I managed to duplicate the warp-job, but not as bad as the first. Yes, I'd say new rims are a good idea, and I guess that new is probably the way to go.

With brakes, you need to keep in mind that you need to match the size for the wheel correctly. I need to get 27" wheels for my as I'm not into changing over the calipers.


Also, you may have to swap the stem to get a better fit...I need to do this, but I haven't checked into it, so I don't know what your might be. Good luck with your project!!
re: Old Peugot road bikemoschika
Nov 9, 2003 9:33 PM
whether or not to keep original may depend on what you can find and if the frame is even worth that much effort.

post picks in the retro section. some folks there might be able to help you identify it. if it's something like a PX-10, it could be worth restoring but a UO-8...maybe not.
Same thing happend to me yesterday.High Gear
Nov 10, 2003 2:58 AM
I was at my in laws and the neighbor had an old white peugot leaning up against a tree for free. It was a little rough and not a PX10. The PX10 is the high end one that people collect. Take a look at the link to the PX10.

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/PX-10.htm
Peugeot bikes will be no more after 2004Gregory Taylor
Nov 10, 2003 6:20 AM
ProCycling had a article on Peugeot bikes in the November issue. Peugeot bikes will be gone in 2004. Peugeot has not actually been making the bikes for many years, and the license for the name was coming up for renewal in 2004. They decided to pull the plug.

I just tossed an old Peugeot mountain bike -- hi-ten frame, heavy, heavy, heavy.
Like Motobecane, the real Peugeot has been gone for yearsDave Hickey
Nov 10, 2003 8:12 AM
It's a shame, I really like the old Motobecanes, Peugeots and Gitanes.
Were Peugeots made in Quebec Real?wardinside
Nov 10, 2003 12:59 PM
It is funny, I like old bikes too - but in general the new bikes are better. Peugeots that were made in Quebec by Procycle (owner of Rocky Mountain) are very nice. Motobecane frames made by Kinesis and A-Pro are very nice too (as nice as the frames they build for Olmo, Moser, or DeRosa)
Gitanes were never that great, unless you got the tip top models built in the custom shop.
I didn't say they weren't good, I said they weren't real..Dave Hickey
Nov 10, 2003 2:28 PM
I have no problems with Asian, Canadian, African, or any other country that makes frames. I have 4 LOOK's. 2 are Asian and 2 are French. I could care less because they sold by LOOK and built to LOOK standards. The companies that sell Motobecane and Peugeot today have NOTHING to do with the original companies. These companies bought the rights to a name.

Regarding Gitane, I'll compare my 1976 Gitane Tour De France against any bike of that era...
re: Old Peugot road bikelaffeaux
Nov 10, 2003 10:43 AM
If the bike fits you, and you need a beater, I'd keep as much of it stock (to save money), and replace what is needed. My commuter/beater/fixie/ss is a 1980 Peugeot. It rides fairly well (great as long as you stay seated), and is not likely to be stolen when I lock it up.

Peugeot's can be hard to identify. The best site that I've found for help is: http://home.wanadoo.nl/peugeotshow/ (it's in Dutch but easy enough to use for identification).

The full 531 bikes are the most desirable, followed by bikes where they main tubes are 531 (that's what I have). Several high end bikes were made of Vitus tubing as well.