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Old 08-08-07, 02:18 PM   #1
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I'm new to this and don't really know where to begin. I'm 44 years old and started riding my bicycle (after 28 years) for two reasons. First, the state doesn't want me to operate a motorized vehicle for a while and second, I was diagnosd with type 2 diabetes on May 5th. Since then, I have gone from 242 lbs to 212 lbs and want to upgrade from the old Schwinn Traveler III. I see a Peugeot UO8 12 speed and a Peugeot P8 10 speed on craigslist. Don't know why I want a Peugeot, or even IF I do. Murry, Schwinn, and Peugeot are the only three names I'm familar with. Can you help me please? I'm confident you can as I'm riding in the "biking for DUMMIES group."
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Old 08-08-07, 02:34 PM   #2
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Peugeots are pretty decent bikes. If they fit they'd be worthwhile bikes. I'd go for the 12 speed myself though.
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Is there a link to the P8? I rode one many many miles, many many years ago.
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Astro, I wouldn't know how to link it.
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1985 ALL ORIGINAL Peugeot P8

I am offering for sale this ALL ORIGINAL 1985 Peugeot P8. This bike has had very minimal use (having been in storage for the past eighteen years) and still sports the original tires. The bike is burgandy in color and has a 23"/57cm frame. I have the original bill of sale and owner's manual. You are encouraged to come take a test ride.
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Pugs (Peugeot) are definitely a nice bike. If you get it though, you'll have to post pics of it both here AND Classic and Vintage.
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Old 08-08-07, 03:09 PM   #7
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Astro, I wouldn't know how to link it.
Paste in the web address to the CraigsList page. That's all you have to do.
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By the way, that looks like a potentially very nice P8! Since it's been in storage a while, I'd think about a full tuneup if it hasn't already been done though. Perhaps some tires as well.....I rode my Schwinn on 20 year old mint looking "storage" tires and got a grand total of 25 miles out of them before they started coming apart on me.

I'd look at Continental Ultrasports if 27X1 1/4 or 27X1 1/8 or 27X1 and if you have older style straight wall rims, top inflation of 85-90 PSI and if hookwall, up to 105 PSI. Vittorio also makes a nice 27" tire.

If they are 700c, there are a LOT more tire options.
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here is pics of the other bike, an OU8. I really don't knkow one from another.
Peugeot UO8 12 speed. Frame is Reynolds 531. Bike has Campagnolo
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You want the UO8, it's a better bike.Snatch it up quickly!
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Yeah, that U08 is a NICE ride.
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1985 ALL ORIGINAL Peugeot P8

I am offering for sale this ALL ORIGINAL 1985 Peugeot P8. This bike has had very minimal use (having been in storage for the past eighteen years) and still sports the original tires. The bike is burgandy in color and has a 23"/57cm frame. I have the original bill of sale and owner's manual. You are encouraged to come take a test ride.
thank you for the memories. Mine was Black. I can remember staring at the crank going up big mountains like it was yesterday. Thank you very much.
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You know it's strange. I love my brifters will all their easy shifting, but the downtube shifters on a well preserved bike is really starting to grow on me. I saw a guy at my lbs a couple of days ago that had a early 70's Schwinn that was in pristine condition. Candy apple red with bright white lettering that was a piece of art. Might really have to start considering getting one for a project bike. God help me if the wife sees that comment.
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That UO8 looks painful!!! Holy Cow! It costs $250, but plan on getting a new stem and bars, at least.

If it is full campy, it's worth the money.
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1985 ALL ORIGINAL Peugeot P8

I am offering for sale this ALL ORIGINAL 1985 Peugeot P8. This bike has had very minimal use (having been in storage for the past eighteen years) and still sports the original tires. The bike is burgandy in color and has a 23"/57cm frame. I have the original bill of sale and owner's manual. You are encouraged to come take a test ride.
I had this bike in a smaller frame when I was a teenager. A growth spurt ended my relationship with it. It was a nice ride.
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I have the exact same P8! My frame is pretty scratched up, it's a 50cm, and it's been converted to a single speed. Here's a picture so that you can see the paintwork details:





I love this bike, but I agree with the other posters that the UO8 has a better frame. If I didn't have such an attachment to the look of the P8, I'd buy the UO8 in a heartbeat.

If you end up buying the P8, and if you're not interested in the owner's manual, I would really love to have it. Or even just borrow it.
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