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Old 05-09-06, 07:09 PM   #1
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Hi from Texas- Looking for info about a recently purchased Peugeot

I know nothing about bikes, so when I bought this Peugeot from Goodwill I did so based solely on its aesthetic appeal and in hopes it can be made into a pretty sweet ride. First, though, I'd like to learn a little more about it.
Here's what I'm thinking of doing with it:
1. A nice simple restoration. I pounded out some dents in the rear fender, but I think I'd like to replace the fenders altogether. They're very flimsy and I'm not quite sure I trust myself to keep them in good shape. Anyone know where I can find the same style but a little sturdier?

2. On the other hand, why not take them off? There's not really much of a reason to keep them around from a functional standpoint, and I'd imagine the bike would look pretty sexy dressed down a little bit.
The chain is a little rusty, but otherwise everything seems tip top. I have yet to replace the tires and tubes (and raise the seat- it seems to be missing the clamp that holds the post in position) and take it for a spin, though.
How can I find out some more info about this beauty? I'm interested in knowing more about years of production, general consensus on build quality, and any recommendations anyone might have regarding it. I really appreciate the input.

Also, just parenthetically, I thought I'd include a picture of my Dad's old Sears & Roebuck. I think he put the handlebars on backwards (oi vey), but it's a lot of fun to ride and has proven itself to be a pretty solid steed.
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Old 05-10-06, 08:10 AM   #2
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hello and welcome. You would get a better response if you reposted this in the Classic and Vintage sub-forum.
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