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Old 05-11-06, 03:09 PM   #1
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happy owner of an old peugeut!

Hi,

this is my first roadbike! Just purchased. It rides like heaven. Got to change tires, and a few minor changes or repairs prolly, but it is great, comfty, and I am all excited about it.

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Old 05-11-06, 03:15 PM   #2
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Nice bike. Congratulations.
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Old 05-11-06, 05:18 PM   #3
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A very nice, clean looking bike. I think you will enjoy it!
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Old 05-11-06, 06:16 PM   #4
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What is the serial number? To me, it looks like an early 1980s model.
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Sweet, looks like an 80's with that chrome fork. I have had an UE-8 for the last 22 years. It's a fun ride but a bit heavy at 32 pounds.

Question for those who know bike geometry. Why do touring bikes, mine in particular, have that extra inch plus wheelbase?
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I think that the Peugeot logo on the top tube places it around 1983.
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... Question for those who know bike geometry. Why do touring bikes, mine in particular, have that extra inch plus wheelbase?
1) clearance for mudguards
2) clearance for wider (and generally larger-diameter) tires
3) better chainline with triple chainrings
4) slightly more forgiving ride

Many of us love the old classic touring "10-speeds" because of their workmanship and their more relaxed frame geometries. They are among the most practical road bicycles ever made.
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Nice looking bike! Have fun with it!
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Great bike in my compleatly unbiased opinion.
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Another reason for the longer wheelbase is longer chainstays that provide more clearance for your heels so they are not constantly catching on your panniers. It is kind of a chicken/egg thing as far as which benefit came first, but they all go together.
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Hi

I think that's the serial number:
2357404 pf10e 56

what does it say?

By the way I took it out for a daytrip today, and it was so great. Climbs great, which I absolutly love.

Just the saddle is really a pain, but it looks so great that it's an original peugeot leather thing. But I can't sit now on hard surfaces, it killed me

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a 56cm Peugeot PF10E

and you can date it out of the serial string but i cant
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