Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Peugot UO-8 freewheel

    Yep, another romantic diehard... Anyhow, assuming my early 70s model has a rear hub with English threads and the old Rigida wheels, what's the simplest way to get a lower geared set on it. Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Who cares, just ride it!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Melbourne
    My Bikes
    1986 Marinoni Special, 1992ish Davidson Impulse, 1981 Miyata 1000, 1981 Apollo Gran Sport, 1983 Nishiki International
    Posts
    988
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't think an early '70s UO-8 would have an English thread freewheel. I just removed a freewheel from an early '70s UE-8 (sport touring version of the UO-8) and it was a French-threaded Atom, which is very limited in terms of what you can replace it with.
    If it does turn out to be English, you could source out any Suntour, Shimano or similar 5 speed to replace it with. It depends on how much range you want. For example, I had a nice 5 speed 14-34 Suntour Winner Pro on my touring bike until I upgraded to 7 speed.
    N-1 is my long-term goal

  3. #3
    Vintage French Bike Fan
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Peugeot UO-8, Peugeot 80's 12 spd
    Posts
    628
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If it was a US market bike it will be English freewheel threads. You can find SunTour freewheels for next to nothing at any decent bike store that works on vintage bikes. SunTour perfecte or similar freewheels were available up to 32 or 34 teeth. I have one on my UO-8. I think it cost $3. SunTour did also make French freewheel bodies for the same cogs but you'd have to hit eBay in all likelihood to find one. I have one on a French-thread Normandy hub on another bike with a 32 toother on it.

    Karl
    Last edited by karmat; 05-25-08 at 05:33 PM.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Grand Bois's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Pinole, CA, USA
    Posts
    15,040
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    French-threaded hub threads are rare on Peugeots in the U.S. because the U.S. spec bikes had BSC-threaded hubs. I've been into French bikes since the mid seventies and I've never encountered a French-threaded hub.

  5. #5
    Vintage French Bike Fan
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Peugeot UO-8, Peugeot 80's 12 spd
    Posts
    628
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, I've only ever seen one, and it's the one I have. But I got it as a wheel by itself, not off a Peugeot. Never ever seen one on a Peugeot in the US.

    Karl

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •