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ID This old Peugeot?

Old 12-27-20, 12:20 PM
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ID This old Peugeot?

Do we have a thread specifically for ID'ing old bikes? This kinda skirts the line between asking how much it's worth and CL finds.
Found this in my local facebook marketplace for $40 with the saddlebags. Old Peugeot . Not a ton of info to go by but I'm endlessly impressed by y'alls ability to ID a bike from the most vague of details. Any idea what era/year this is or model? Kinda on the lookout for a contender to convert to a fixie.Or is it even worth $40 assuming no major issues with the frame?


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Old 12-27-20, 12:24 PM
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This is a 1970s era Peugeot UO 8. It's a decent deal at $40 with the bags. Heck you may be able to sell the bags for what you paid for the bike.

This would be a relatively easy bike to convert to a single speed. The wheels have steel rims and the crank is cottered (plus its french threaded). You may not want to deal with the oddities of French bikes but if you are, this is a good bike and it can take a fairly fat tire.
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Old 12-27-20, 12:31 PM
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appears a model U08 from no earlier than 1972

1972 was first year for its NERVAR chrome steel chainguard and its M.M. Atom quick release skewers

the fact that the Lyotard model 36R pedals exhibit integral reflectors rather than bolt-on ones is another helpful dating aid

you may find date marking on the backside of the Simplex Prestige model rear derailleur and in a small diamond symbol on the Rigida SUPERCHROMIX wheel rims

another spot to check for a date is the end of the AVA steel handlebar





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Assuming it is still there, check the serial number plate riveted to the bottom of the bottom bracket shell. Peugeot serial numbers are notoriously inconsistent, but a 7-digit number should indicate 1970s production, with the lead digit being the last digit of the year of manufacture, hence my 1970 UO-8 with serial number starting in 0. Mine gets a lot of use as a beater and transportation machine, and with SunTour derailleurs, barcons, and aluminum cranks and rims, it is far more fun to ride than it deserves to be. (It's also red, like yours. )
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Old 12-27-20, 01:15 PM
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thanks all,
It was just posted 2 days ago. I haven't even contacted them yet but probably will tonight or tomorrow. I knew y'all would have the answers.
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inspection tip -

the front end of the frame appears to have been repainted

this could be due to the bicycle having been crashed and the frame straightened

it could also have a more innocent cause such as the owner habitually wrapping a lock chain around that area

you'll want to check it when you go for a look see

if frame has been crashed and straightened it would be safest to consider the machine as a parts donor rather than a cycle to be used

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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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inspection tip -

the front end of the frame appears to have been repainted

this could be due to the bicycle having been crashed and the frame straightened

it could also have a more innocent cause such as the owner habitually wrapping a lock chain around that area

you'll want to check it when you go for a look see

if frame has been crashed and straightened it would be safest to consider the machine as a parts donor rather than a cycle to be used

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good catch, thanks!
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Old 12-27-20, 02:52 PM
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...if that's the original stem, it appears to be dangerously overextended.
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Okay at $40 for someone like yourself who has a specific use for it. Would need to be free as a flipper candidate.
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the bags alone could be vended for $30-$40...

add a few bux mo' for the Pletscher and presto it's a gratis machine


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Old 12-28-20, 05:46 PM
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Would say buy it f your at all interested the bags and deluxe pesher rack are worth more than $40.
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I don't see where the front of the frame looks repainted? Its still got its original decals, even on the forks.
It may be a lesser AO-8, I don't see any pump pegs on the frame?
I also don't remember any in pink back in the day but its been a while. Nearly every Peugeot I remember seeing here was either White, Yellow, Orange or Blue.
I had a U0-8 in blue and an A0-8 in white back in the day, both were good bikes, especially for the price.
These days all of the older French bikes seem to bring some degree of collector value so long as their original and complete.
Around here, finding one with original chrome wheels is tough, every one I've run across lately has had badly rusted rims.
Peugeot paint was notoriously bad back then too, so the condition of that one is pretty common.
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