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    Senior Member Splashdown's Avatar
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    Peugeot Guessing Game!

    To the winner go the spoils!

    Well, ok. I have no spoils. Mayhaps the braggin rights would be enough?

    I have in my possession a Peugeot. I have no idea the year, but after some research I think its a AO8. Problem is, it doesnt fit with any of the catalogues out there (I have checked a few websites). I know the bike only had one owner (my grandfather) and he is the kind of guy to just run with the stock components that came on a frame.

    The bike has Weinmann centre pull brakes, and simplex front and rear derailleurs. It does sport downtube shifters, which I cannot find record of an AO8 ever having (most were supposed to have stem shifters).

    So I ask you this.... Am I right? Is this an AO8? Is it possibly something else? Anyone want to even guess a year range?

    Ill attach a picture, and I hope it helps.

    To all that can help, understand that it is appreciated.
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    Vello Kombi, baby Poguemahone's Avatar
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    75 to 78, by the decals, though I would like some better pictures. Might be a bit later, it's hard to make out any details.

    Cottered or cotterless crank?
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    A bit later due to the checkerboard seat tube decal.
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    Senior Member Splashdown's Avatar
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    Sorry guys, I know those pics are kinda bad. Ill try and take some close up tonight.
    She does sport cotterless cranks.

    thanks for all the help!
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    Senior Member Splashdown's Avatar
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    Ok, as promised.

    A few closeups, that I hope will help identify this bike.

    Thanks again to all those that assist!
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    Your Peugeot is definitely no earlier than late '70s. The AO8 was a stripped down UO8- no chrome on the fork, and if I remember right, cheesier pedals & handlebars. I don't think many were brought over to the US, and I don't recall seeing any made later than maybe 1972. As for what you do have, I cannot help.

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    Thanks, aixaix

    My grandfather did remove the drop handlebars for a pair of cheap riser handlebars due to back problems. To my understanding, the AO8 does have non-chromed forks, which this bike has, but the pedals look solid... the bike is located in Canada, not the US. Is there a possibility that the AO8 had a greater following in the great white north?
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    Non-French Canadian model. I have no Canadian info. Call it an A08.
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    Does the aluminum crankset make it an AO9? I think lugged carbolite is a late 1970s thing.

    Be careful with the bottom bracket, which may be French (1970s French production), Swiss (1980s French production) or ISO (Canadian).
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