Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Bikes: 1959 Bottecchia Professional (frame), 1966 Bottecchia Professional (in progress...), 1971 Bottecchia Professional (frame), 1973 Bottecchia Gran Turismo, 1974 Bottecchia Special (in progress...), 1977 Bottecchia Special (frame), 1974 Peugeot UO-8
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Those are the standard brakes for that model. I forget what they call them, something French though. They wern't common in the US but that is a French model bike. It's not a UE-8 but that's the closest model that was imported to the US. If you look close you'll probably find that bike has the "Inoxydable" treatment (look at the decal on the downtube just behind the head tube lug) on the tubing which a UE-8 would not have. It appears to be in pretty good condition. The only obvious condition issue I see is the with the headlight. I'm not the Peugeot expert but I'm going to take a SWAG and say it might go for $200 - $250 on eBay. Replace the rims with a set of Grand Bois in 700C and you'd have a very sweet ride. I don't think you could find a production bike of that style very easily. A Rene Herse would be a much finer quality bike but would be priced accordingly. I'd buy it in a heart beat.
1959 Bottecchia Professional (frame), 1966 Bottecchia Professional, 1971 Bottecchia Professional (frame),
1973 Bottecchia Gran Turismo, 1974 Bottecchia Special, 1977 Bottecchia Special (frame),
1974 Peugeot UO-8, 1988 Panasonic PT-3500, 2002 Bianchi Veloce, 2004 Bianchi Pista
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