Hi, there didn't seem to be a sticky for these yet.
I've been riding it for four years and it's a very nice bike. Serial is 2012467. I'm in Europe.
I haven't found any info on a similar bike, it seems there's always something different.
So, it's 28 inch, green with black front lugs that have gold edges. White Peugeot text directly on the down tube, with no background graphic. Inoxydable. Fenders and lamps and a rear rack. UO8 style front chainring/spider with a circular guard, cottered cranks. Chrome lower front fork, a top tube pump mount. A stem which has a square cross section in the horizontal part and the angle is not smoothed. No ava mention but a peugeot logo facing the driver at the end of the horizontal part of the stem. Rigida wheels. Mafac racer brakes, brake handles are all grey aluminium. Soubitez accessories. (The big hefty dynamo still works, after rewiring!) 5 gears in the rear 2 in front, Simplex derailleurs, rear with the red plastic. A West German bell with a big lion logo (heavy! ). Quick locks on the hubs (not wingnuts). Plastic saddle. Most can be seen from the pictures attached above.
1975 UO-8 is somewhat similar:
+same three pronged disk/crankset/spider/what you call it?
+same front and rear wheel centers
-no black lugs
-different pump location
-different Peugeot text background
Mystery bike from dutch 1972 catalog cover:
+the accessories look extremely similar, the lamp especially
-The front chainginring guard is fixed in this
-Just one chainwheel in the front
like mystery bike but even less similarities: text background, no fork chrome, has wingnuts.
My uncle's Peugeot from 1975 looks a bit the same as mine but there are differences. At least the main text background is different and the text is smaller in his bike. And it has wingnuts instead of quick locks. Also the dynamo was smaller (does this suggest my bike is older actually?). There might have been other differences too.
I'm sorry about the bad quality of the photos, I don't have the better ones of it now at hand. It's a beautiful bike, something about the proportions makes it look just right and photogenic from any angle. The white side tires look so good on it (they've seen cleaner days!). It's also light to drive, I used to have an MTB and with this the trips go much faster. The pedaling feel is a little "flexible", compared to some newer bikes, I don't know where the slack is, in the chains or the crank stem or where...
It's really dirty now and has some small things to fix, I feel bad about that, not taking enough care. Have to put it in winter storage now, should clean and oil it.