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Old 11-09-09, 06:13 PM   #1
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1977+'s Peugeot Road Bike for work?? Help!

here is a pic 1977's Peugeot Road ! I think is a UO-8??

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...b/SANY0221.jpg
27" wheels. 60cm frame hes asking 140'


I will change out any Plastic simplex Fd". WIth Metal FD"

Not looking for speed or I dont mind how fast the turns are. Just want a smooth ride to get to work.

Any one ever rode one and can tell me more or have any input to share?
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Old 11-09-09, 06:17 PM   #2
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UO8....for $150 it better be schweeeeeeet.
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Old 11-09-09, 08:45 PM   #3
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It's a cool old bike. You already know that it's a tall frame. It's full but fair price. You're going to do a little work, that's good, seems easy and not costly. You can get an old SunTour or something for cheap, I suppose that would do.
Since you brought it up and asked; you ought to make sure that crank spins smooth.
Odd threading, not such a simple or cheap fix with them. Otherwise' bike seems fine.
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Depending where you live, you could do a lot better.

If this UO8 had some upgrades (better crankset, alloy rims, better derailleur), then it would be worth it.

As a commuter, I would avoid a french threaded bike. You are better off with something with common, standard components. Rigid frame MTBs make great, cheap, commuters IMHO.

I have two UO8s right now by the way and had a third one earlier this year.
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Depending where you live, you could do a lot better.

If this UO8 had some upgrades (better crankset, alloy rims, better derailleur), then it would be worth it.
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As a commuter, I would avoid a french threaded bike. You are better off with something with common, standard components.
I have happily commuted on a UO-8 for several years, and did so on another one for four years, until the frame broke. French-standard components are a slight problem, but not insurmountable.
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Old 11-09-09, 11:56 PM   #6
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Looks good to me - nuff sed !
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In some parts of the US, you can get these low-end 70's Peugeots for anywhere from $20 to free.

You can read my extensive comments about my UO8 (free on CL) here:

http://backroom.hardsdisk.net/uo8.html

The ride is probably right in line with what you're looking for but the price is really wrong in my opinion.
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Your link to "My Bikes" is quite good borgagain. I'd come across the Ross section recently on a search so you're out there Mister. I've yet to study the entire site.
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Your link to "My Bikes" is quite good borgagain. I'd come across the Ross section recently on a search so you're out there Mister. I've yet to study the entire site.
Thanks for the kind words and you're not the first to tell me I'm a little "out there".
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