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Help Identifying Vintage Peugeot AE-08 Single Speed?

Old 11-20-11, 10:06 PM
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Help Identifying Vintage Peugeot AE-08 Single Speed?

Just bought this one off Ebay but still cant pin down the correct model from looking at all the older catalogs online. Its a 54cm single speed with rigida rims and wingnuts.

Looking at all the catalogs I didnt even see any single speed bikes listed on them

The black lugs were used in the mid 60's then it looks like they reappeared in the mid 70's. THe seat says 70's to me but I dont think its original for some reason.

I remember seeing another thread on here and the bike looked similar but not exact.
Any one see one of these before?
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Old 11-20-11, 10:30 PM
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Cool bike almost sure it is a late 60's French model not exported for the most part out side of Southern Europe no clue as to value or exact model though. None road bike Peugeots are rare enough in the US that most of use here a pretty clueless yet Peugeot sold similar single speeds in France probably into the six figures or more so hopefully someone here will know something.
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Old 11-20-11, 10:50 PM
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Yes Im getting it shipped here from Europe so I guess your right on it being never exported here. I never seen a model like this in such a nice looking blue. I just had to snag it
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Old 11-21-11, 01:01 AM
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Well the deluxe candy blue or red paint was offered on most better bikes during this time but it cost $30-40 more back then which was big chunk of money. I know my mom paid $30 more for the candy blue on my first BMX in the early 80's.
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The downtube decal points to the bike being a 74-76 model... looks like a French PX40 that may have had it's 5 speed changed to a single speed.

https://cyclespeugeot.com/files/1975French.pdf

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Old 11-21-11, 01:55 AM
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Well the deluxe candy blue or red paint was offered on most better bikes during this time but it cost $30-40 more back then which was big chunk of money. I know my mom paid $30 more for the candy blue on my first BMX in the early 80's.
Peugeot and other french makers really set themselves apart from their British competitors by using some very flashy colours that did not add a premium to the bicycle's price.
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Old 11-21-11, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
The downtube decal points to the bike being a 74-76 model... looks like a French PX40 that may have had it's 5 speed changed to a single speed.

https://cyclespeugeot.com/files/1975French.pdf
Thanks yes it does look like a PX40 except the chain guard there is in chrome.

The rims are still rigida as well on the back so it makes me think why would they go through the trouble of relacing a wheel just to have it as a single speed bike.

On all the catalogs the first model of bike listed is always a "Routiere" H22 Which basicly means Road bike, but at the same time what we call road bikes maybe not mean that the bike has a drop bar, maybe it just means a basic model that is single speed, I dont know. None of the road bikes with the drop bars are described as "Rouitere" in the Catalog so it just makes me wonder what "Routiere" actually is describing
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Old 11-21-11, 08:01 AM
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Looks like an early 1970s, French market PL22, but be aware that model designations can vary depending on the intended market.

Peugeot would configure the same basic bicycle with different gearing and accessory options (i.e. single speed coaster brake, single speed freewheel with caliper brakes, 3 speed, 5 speed). It can get confusing. So when looking at catalogues you need to look at the pictures for a basic match, then read the desciptions to determine the applicable options and model number.

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Old 11-21-11, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Looks like an early 1970s, French market PL22, but be aware that model designations can vary depending on the intended market.

Peugeot would configure the same basic bicycle with different gearing and accessory options (i.e. single speed coaster brake, single speed freewheel with caliper brakes, 3 speed, 5 speed). It can get confusing. So when looking at catalogues you need to look at the pictures for a basic match, then read the desciptions to determine the applicable options and model number.
It does get difficult when you have to deal with French specs and catalogues... thought it was a PL22 until I saw the 1975 catalogue and the OP's bike was a near match to the PX40 save for the drive... wonder if there is some chrome or an alloy chain guard under that paint ?
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Old 12-26-11, 08:13 PM
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Ok I finally got this thing and it looks like it used to have some more freewheel components on it. I took it in to the bike shop and some guy at the shop said it was a single speed and that peugeot would use the same frame that has built in cable guides going down the down tube and the rear fork and some sort of single shifter base and then build a single speed off of it.

Seems so backwards, but i guess this what they mean when quality standards were disregarded in the seventies.....or there really was a freewheel on it and the derailer was taken off. The rear hub is really loose as well so it just makes me think more its missing some freewheel sprockets......I can't figure it out what do you guys think?....
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Old 12-26-11, 08:19 PM
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Is the looseness of the rear hub a bearing issue or does the freewheel have an inordinate amount of play ?

The shifter boss on the top tube is indicative of this bike being built for multiple gears and not as a single speed.
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Old 12-26-11, 08:20 PM
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+1 Looks like it started life as a multi-speed bike. What does the other side of the top tube look like adjacent to the shifter boss? Could be some scratches or marks from a clamp on lever.
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Yes it could be a bearing issue sixty.. i just noticed cap is loose on the other side of where the sprockets are and you can see the ball bearings in there....not a good thing i would assume..

Heres a pic of the side adjacent to the shifter boss.. yes it looks a little scratched up maybe from a clamp on.. thanks.... its getting more clearer now
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Simplex used a really odd (at least to me) clamping system for the Peugeot shift levers. The clamp had a cut out for the braze-on, then wrapped around the frame tube.
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The OP's bike looks just like one that I am working on at the moment. After some research, I believe what I have to be an early seventies Peugeot PE41 roadster.

The one I am working on is a five speed and the one the OP has would have also been a five speed if fitted with that chain guard. My Peugeot also has the chain guard also, but not mounted, at the moment. Here are a couple of pictures.

Notice, in one pictures, how one of the crank arms is bent into the rear fender. Bicycle was shipped very poorly, laying on its side, along with 164 other bicycles, and all of them were strapped down with 6" wide nylon straps.



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Yes yours is very similar to mine, could you tell me what type of derailler and shifter you have mounted on there it could help me when i try and restore mine to its original condition... Does the shifter have a clamp that attaches to the top tube as well?

I found another pic on this site and i'll just repost it here it was described as a PL40
heres the thread.

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...t=peugeot+pl40
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i have one same bike but i cant identify the model...how i can find it?
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Originally Posted by stylios_k View Post
i have one same bike but i cant identify the model...how i can find it?
Start by reading through this thread
Then get your post count up to 10 and you'll be able to post some pictures. Normally I'd say start a separate thread for it but if it's the same or similar bike it could be useful to the OP.
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