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Early 1970's Peugeot P8?

Old 10-28-15, 05:47 PM
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Early 1970's Peugeot P8?

Hello all -

I'm hoping for some help identifying the below Peugeot. I'm fairly certain it's not a UO-8 or any variation of it due to the fork not being half chromed. My best guess is that it is an early 70's P8 E (or P8 HE?) based on what I can see from catalogs, but please correct me if I'm wrong. I've asked the seller if he can supply any other pictures for identification help, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

It appears to have 700c wheels, is this something that would have come standard on this bike? Or would that have been a later addition? And am I right in assuming these would still be steel rims rather than an alloy?

Thanks for all the help!

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Maybe a PX 8? Early to mid 1970s. The wheels are sewups, I think, and not original.The bike originally had lights and fenders. You can tell from the little folded over wire guides along the bottom of the down tube and the brazed on generator bracket.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Doesn't look like a model imported to the US. Cottered crank and painted fork, yet pump peg on the top tube. Still looks very basic to me.
I was thinking that as well, I've been browsing international catalogs but haven't been able to actually nail down a model. It's definitely one of the basic models, but I think it could clean up into a nice commuter. The Hi-ten thread has inspired me.
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It could be a UE-8,minus a few bits & pieces.
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