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    My first "classic" roadie, an early '70's Peugot!

    So I posted a while back about a Peugeot that was offered to me. well, I finally was able to check the bike out. The owner graciously kept it for me until we both had time to get together. Very nice bike. His father bought it for him in 1971 or '72. He rode it to school and then it was retired when he got a driver's licence. The bike languished in a garage until his father rebuilt it in the '90's in the hopes someone would ride it. Never happened and the bike stayed hanging in the garage.
    The original leather saddle has long since dissolved and I'm not sure if the simplex rear deraileur and shifters are original. The rear deraileur is flat black in colour. You'd think it would be chrome in the early '70's. Can anyone verify that?
    It has Mafac racer brake calipers and Mafac brake levers.
    The rims are Rigidas and are in very nice condition. All in all, it shouldn't take much to get the bike road ready. It still has the chrome fenders with built in front and rear lights and a generator(the rear lense is busted). I'll probably take those off to lighten the bike a little and I'll store them away.
    The serial number on the bottom of the frame is: 2218235
    The pics included are from the PO. I plan on taking some better pictures once it's cleaned.
    Can anyone give any details on the model of this bike?

    Thanks!
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    Do a search on Peugeot threads, they come up every week at least. Yours looks like an early 1970s UO8, typical boomer bike. I bought one myself in 1975. Cottered crank, steel rims, no name steel frame, black plastic simplex rear derailleur, chrome fork tips. Mine came with an AGDA leather seat, which I still have. Yours looks newer than 1970/1971 based on decals, by a couple of years. I upgraded mine back in 1975/1976 with alloy rims, alloy cotterless crank, etc.

    There is an excellent vintage Peugeot web site. http://retropeugeot.com/
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    Thanks, by the serial # info on that site, the bike appears to be a '72.

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    Yeah, the serial number indicates a '72.

    Also, the fact that it has fenders and a headlamp makes it a UE-8, instead UO-8 as stated above. UO-8s were "racing-style", and hence did not have any of those extra gadgets. The UE-8 was almost identical in terms of components and frame materials, but it had all those extra goodies.

    EDIT: Also, the Simplex rear derailleur is original, as are the Rigida rims and the Mafac Racer brakes. Sounds to me like it's pretty much all original. If you plan on riding it lots, you might want to invest in some alloy rims. Those Rigidas are steel, and they make braking in the rain completely non-existant.
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    I'd leave the lights and generator on it. Without them it's just another low end Peugeot.

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