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Bikes: Motobecane De Gribaldy early 80's or late 70's ; 60's Peugeot not yet identified
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Originally Posted by oldbobcat
I'm leaning toward calling it a PL-22. The frame and equipment closely resemble a UE-8 (the UO-8 equipped for touring), except for the cantilever brakes. The hubs, with circular cutouts in the flanges, appear very pre-1970s. But your frame and most of the equipment on it are at the UO-8 level. Key details are the stamped, not forged, dropouts, the non-integrated derailleur hanger on the right rear dropout, cottered crankset, and the industrial-looking lugwork. The pedals, with CPSC-mandated reflectors, appear to be non-serviceable units from the mid- to late-'70s. As Peugeot's share of bike boom sales declined, so did the component level.
Hi oldbobcat! I can see you know a lot about these old Peugeot :-) It's from 60's for sure. Can't be younger than 1968.
You're right with the pedals, I found it on a late 70's Motobecane because the original ones broke! So I had to replace it.
The wheels are 650B, they are the original ones. And so is the crankset, so for me it's not a PL-22 (mine is 8 speed whereas the PL-22 is 3 speed).
I have a problem with the cranks these days (I think I ride it too much for a so old bike...), the little part which blocks the crank on the axle broke as I was tightening it. I don't know where to find a replacement part... I tried with a screw but it dosn't work.
I can't help much but I think the 'INOXYDABLE' sticker means it is a PX series bike. I think your guess of 64-67 is pretty close. Are there any mounts for a chainguard? It looks like some of the components have been changed over the years but no surprise there - the bike is almost 50 years old. I know the fenders, brakes and lights were all different in the 50's but I'm not sure what year the changes occurred.
In any event, it is a fine looking bike!
Hi Iowegian. Yes there was a chainguard, but it was bent too much so my father took it away mybe 20 years ago.
You're right, some components like derailleurs, pedals, saddle, shift levels have been changed over the year.
Thanks everyone for your kind answers.
I think I'll call it a 66-67 PX-50, a lot of "clues" go in this sense.
Next "identifying" session will be a late 70's or early 80's motobecane :-)