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Old 01-23-09, 05:16 PM   #1
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Peugeot Fixie

I just picked this up "as is" I know there are more than a few of you that own such bikes and Im wondering what you guys think of it I plan on either bringing it back to life as a geared bike (not a complete restore, just getting it back on the road) or just SSing it. Your opinions will help me to decide. (Title was supposed to be "Peugeot Mixte")








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Either thats a UO-19 or someone replaced some parts.
76-78ish
I wouldnt spent too much on it. Definitely have some fun though.
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Either thats a UO-19 or someone replaced some parts.
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I wouldnt spent too much on it. Definitely have some fun though.
Searched the interweb for a UO-19, nothing, all the UO-18 I can stand, but no UO-19's?
Can you tell me what parts you think were replaced?
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What purpose do you want it to serve? In my part of the world it is hilly and I personally don't like SS or fixed mixtes because I think they look sleepy and are much better suited to city bikeism. I'd make it a single ring up front and put a chain guard on it, put upright bars on it with a thumb shifter for a 5 or 6 block in the back and slap some fenders and a big basket or porteur rack on it. But everyone likes different things.

This is essentially what I think every mixte should be turned into (but it need a big basket on the front)
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The crankset doesn't look replaced, so if it's original then it is a mixte model of the UO-9, which had cotterless cranks.
the UO-8 was the basic model road bicycle at the period and it's mixte cohort was the UO-18
The UO-9 was a slight step up but still had the stem mounted shifters and safety levers on the brakes.
I had seen in catalogs that it was available as a mixte UO-19 I just havent seen one myself yet.
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I've got to disagree with cyclotoine. I think Mixte fixies look kind of cool. This is actually a single speed. I've never liked any mixte with drop bars, but that's just me.

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I've got to disagree with cyclotoine. I think Mixte fixies look kind of cool. This is actually a single speed. I've never liked any mixte with drop bars, but that's just me.

Looks great DD... It's just too hilly here for a SS with upright bars because you are getting out of the saddle alot to hammer it up the hills...well at least I'd rather not have to do that. I think if I lived in a flat city I would rock an SS upright city bike.
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The crankset doesn't look replaced, so if it's original then it is a mixte model of the UO-9, which had cotterless cranks.
the UO-8 was the basic model road bicycle at the period and it's mixte cohort was the UO-18
The UO-9 was a slight step up but still had the stem mounted shifters and safety levers on the brakes.
I had seen in catalogs that it was available as a mixte UO-19 I just havent seen one myself yet.


So wouldnt that make it rare? Not worth a lot, but rare? If so Id like to get her back in shape as Id hate to SS a decent rare bike, if not SS it is! (I live in Philly, not to many hills)
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I had seen in catalogs that it was available as a mixte UO-19 I just havent seen one myself yet.
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Looks great DD... It's just too hilly here for a SS with upright bars because you are getting out of the saddle alot to hammer it up the hills...well at least I'd rather not have to do that. I think if I lived in a flat city I would rock an SS upright city bike.
It's too hilly here, too. I ended up selling that frame and building my wife something more practical.

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Since it is nearly complete and since I really like gears, I would essentially restore it. I would probably lose the suicide brake handles and spoke protector, replace the pedals with road quills with clips and straps, replace the stem shifters with barcons, and replace the 5-speed freewheel with an ultra-6 Shimano or Sugino, assuming it had ISO threads there, rather than French. With racks, mudguards, and lights, it would make a rather nice commuter or general transportation bike, fully capable of mix[te]ing business with fun.
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It's too hilly here, too. I ended up selling that frame and building my wife something more practical.





Thats a seriously good lookin bike, Dirt Drop.



...but I strenuously disagree with SS'ing it. Life is so much more easier with a geared bike whether its hilly or not. As to the OP, I think you have a pretty cool bike you can fix up. I wish I could find a bike like that to fix up (repaint, restore) for my wife, and get her off that Sherman Tank 'Ross' bike she's got now.

I would clean it up real good, keeping it geared with the stem shifters intact. New cables, tires, chain and whatever else it needs. Switch out the bars for some North Roads style bars, and maybe change out the brake levers for some Shimano BL-550's or something similar. (I did this on my wife's bike and it was great.)

Clean up the chrome with oxalic acid or something and wax it real good, polish all the aluminum, and you'll have a very sweet bike.



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Nice mixte.
Put a Nexus 7 or 8 speed IG hub on it. Gives you gears and looks pretty clean also.
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I agree that mixtes should have commuter bars or the similar; not drop bars. My wife's Peugeot

If you have lots of hills, then I second the IGH option. Can't beat the simplicity of a singlespeed, though.
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Where would you ride it? If just ridden in the city, a fixie would be awesome. If you need to get around some more hill like area, I'd say revive the gears.

Though, if you sanded it up, and put a few coats of pink on it, you would be the center of attention with it
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Where would you ride it? If just ridden in the city, a fixie would be awesome. If you need to get around some more hill like area, I'd say revive the gears.

Though, if you sanded it up, and put a few coats of pink on it, you would be the center of attention with it
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It's too hilly here, too. I ended up selling that frame and building my wife something more practical.

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It was just for ity ridding but I just got two more bikes that are in better shape (need less work) than the mixte so Im going to go ahead and let it go to someone that will love her
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It was just for city riding but I just got two more bikes that are in better shape (need less work) than the mixte so Im going to go ahead and let it go to someone that will love her
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perfect for a singlespeed, I'd say.
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It's too hilly here, too. I ended up selling that frame and building my wife something more practical.

Dang similar in many regards to my girlfriend's.. shimano 600 arabesque cranks and a newer shimano derailleur (I actually put a short cage deore DX on heres after the photos)... I can't get here to part with here steel stem and bar combo, I want to go alluminum and have a nice long neck SR stem I polished... but alas she just loves those narrow steel cruiser bars from an old BRC cruiser that was rusting in the forest on here dad's farm.

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