Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - What kind of frame is this? Possible Peugeot?
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06-01-11, 07:45 PM
Hey guys, i'm sure your all tired of multiple threads by people with the same question but.... I am doing a possible trade with a friend of mine for this bike frame. it has a manufacter code 2267422 I believe. It has a forged stem marked GB, which i think stands for Great Britain. The paint job may have been done after sale. I do not know much about it besides this. The wheels were not originally with the frame. I'd Appreciate any help. Here are some Pictures:
06-01-11, 08:55 PM
The bottom bracket looks chromed, or at least unpainted so it isn't a Peugeot, or it was reconfigured more recently. I don't believe Peugeot offered chrome lugs. Black, yes, chrome, no.
I also have not personally seen a Pug with a riveted serial number plate, but you never know. Seat cluster also doesn't look like anything I've ever seen on a Peugeot. The head tube lugs look vaguely familiar and I have seen some similar to them on older Peugeots. Took a closer look at the lugs and perhaps they were stipped of paint and then clearcoated, they don't appear to be chrome.
Pretty frame, whatever it is. Oh, the stem is similar to what was commonly seen on Raleighs, but could be a replacement, so it doesn't mean much. And the GB doesn't stand for Great Britain. Check it out, interesting trivia for you. Bonus points if you find it!
06-01-11, 09:28 PM
Thanks, I beleive it was repainted with the paint stripped off the metal lugs. I believe the head tube lugs were on some Peugeots but with paint over them. Its the Design on the head tube that puzzles me though. Any Idea On an estimated date or worth?
06-01-11, 09:46 PM
Definitely a Peugeot. The riveted serial number plate is practically a signature Peugeot thing. Looks exactly like a Peugeot UO8 with the lugs stripped and polished.
06-01-11, 09:54 PM
Looks like an AO8 since the fork has no chrome, I kind of like the way it's painted.
06-01-11, 10:41 PM
Ok thanks guys. any recommendations on where to find the long bolt that holds the fork to the stem?
06-02-11, 05:39 AM
are you building a single speed? it looks like you headset is not correctly adjusted. as for the stem bolt, do you have the wedge? I suggest you take the stem and wedge to your local bike shop and see if they have one. I believe that stem is smaller diameter than on most bikes with a 1" headset
06-02-11, 08:11 AM
I am building a single speed but my headset isn't fully tightened in this picture. I am only missing the bearing rings and the bolt that connects the stem to the fork
. I have the peice that the bolt threads into inside the fork.
06-02-11, 01:55 PM
Some older French bikes had 22.0 diameter stems, or so I've been told. Did you find out what GB stands for? Hint: It is a guy's initials.
06-02-11, 02:29 PM
Gary Burgess? May I have my bonus points now?
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