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Old 12-20-06, 01:51 PM   #1
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Peugeot Fun Star!

Yesterday I picked up an older (mid 80's, judging by the grey/pink color scheme) rigid mtb.

It is a Peugeot Fun Star. Made in France. CroMo frame. Diablo hubs. 24 tpi BB threads. Cantilever brakes. Not lugged, but I would guess brazed; is that even possible?

What is this thing? Anyone ever heard of it?

And, bonus question: on the tube that connects the Headtube with the BB (can't remember the name of this tube. must be getting old) there is a small hole on the underside of each end. Each hole as a white plastic grommet insert with an open inside diameter of about 1mm. My first thought was a strange routing for a cable, but it really does not look like it. Seems like they would have be angled to make that work, and these are drilled perpendicularly to the tube.

I have cross-posted this in classic/vintage.

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Old 12-21-06, 11:19 AM   #2
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drain holes?
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Old 12-21-06, 03:55 PM   #3
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I have one...well, I now have a snapped frame in the garage. I got mine new in '88. I took the pics I had online down so I can't post anything. The last version I had of mine was a singlespeed with a front disc brake but I snapped a chainstay while climbing and I haven't bothered to do anything with it.
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Fun Star, what a great name.
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Yeah, it is a silly name. And silly paint job to match.

I set this up as a fixed gear (42x20), 165 crankarms, and some junky wheels I had sitting around. It is pretty fun. I have been running fixed on the road for a while and wanted to try this. $15 later, I have a cool new way to hammer around the woods.

Anyone else doing this?
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Old 12-21-06, 10:59 PM   #6
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Make it a pimp-mo-bike.

I promise you you'll get more butt then a toilet at a truck stop.

Peugeot makes bikes? This comes as a suprise to me, I only though Peugeot made cars. Maybe I'm just stupid.
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The French don't make great cars(compared to the top asian, american and german), so I can only speculate on their "peugeot" bikes I love their french fries, though
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Peugeot had been making bikes for a long time (since the late 1800's) and they made some very high quality bikes. But I wouldn't group the 'Fun Star' in with the good, old road bikes they made.
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