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Old 09-05-22, 02:31 PM
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For Sale: 1957 Peugeot PL-50 Randonneur

Simply put I have too many bicycles, and the time has come to thin the herd. I enjoy riding and restoring them, and I'm out of room. I bought this bicycle off French eBay and I finished restoring it in March of 2021. It has a handful of miles on it since I finished the restoration riding the 1/2 mile from my house to the mailbox and back. When I got it the entire bike was coated in latex house paint, which was a mess to clean off. I had the frame, fork and rear rack powder coated in a tan color that matched the paint on the fork steerer. I sourced decals from Greg Softley in Oz, and I painted the head lugs and box lining myself. I replaced the rusty cottered crank with a Stronglight 49d with 45/32 chainrings. When I purchased the bicycle it had an early Simplex Presitge rear derailleur and I replaced it with the correct Simplex Grand Touring bell-crank style derailleur. The front "suicide" derailleur is original to the bike. The original hubs and rims were beyond repair and I built a new set of wheels around Normandy Competition hubs, Velo-Orange 650b rims, and Sapian spokes, and 42mm Panaracer Parimoto tires. I also replaced the steel bar and stem with aluminum stem and bars. The lights and generator operate as they should. Everything has been apart reassembled and properly adjusted with fresh grease, bearings, cables, tape, etc. The frame measures 57cm center to top with a 57cm top tube center to center. The weight as shown is 29 pounds. $750 plus "Ship Bikes" to the lower 48 only. Thanks for looking and reasonable offers considered.










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Old 09-05-22, 04:04 PM
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Dang that’s a cool bike! It has me muttering most of the French words I know, “baguette”, “Camembert”, “au revoir” , but not “merde”.


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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
Dang that’s a cool bike! It has me muttering most of the French words I know, “baguette”, “Camembert”, “au revoir” , but not “merde”.
Ha!. Mine are "ancien course", "ancien cadre", Gitane, Peugeot, Urago(which does not seem to work on US Ebay), Lejeune, Mercier, Alcyon, Motobecane, Automoto, Dilecta, Simplex, Huret, etc.
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That’s gorgeous, Andy. Glwts!
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If that's what you're selling, I'd like to see the bikes you're keeping. GLWS.
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Old 09-05-22, 08:57 PM
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Impressive restoration and a beautiful bike. Wish they were all my size.
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That’s an amazing restoration. Honestly did not know they did cantilever brake brazeons back then. Or is that an addition to get it to 650b?

Beautiful job.
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PL-50 Cantilever brakes

The Cantilever brakes and braze-ons are original to the bike. I don't know how far back cantilever brakes go, but my 1951 Helyett randonneur has them as well.
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Regarding cantilever brakes, here's an interesting article on the subject. They were introduced to the industry in 1929, receiving a patent the same year.
https://www.classiclightweights.co.u...esilion-story/
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I think that pulley cage tension spring is ingenious!
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Originally Posted by Andy Antipas View Post
The Cantilever brakes and braze-ons are original to the bike. I don't know how far back cantilever brakes go, but my 1951 Helyett randonneur has them as well.
Interesting and very cool. Everything just looks together on the bike. Well done.
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Can't believe this has not sold. Wish it were my size (or my Wife's size).

Did you post a rebuild thread on the regular C&V forum? If so you might want to give it a bump. If not, is it permissible to post one now?
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Old 09-11-22, 08:11 AM
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1957 Peugeot PL-50

I didn't do a build thread, but posted finished photos of the bike. Here are a few pics of what I started with. It looks better in these photos vs. what came out of the box from France. Also, some historic reference material.






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Andy, did you do the painting yourself?
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1957 Peugeot PL-50

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Andy, did you do the painting yourself?
The frame and most of the bits and pieces were painted with latex house paint. I had the frame powder coated matching the shade of tan on the steerer. Then I painted the box lining and head lugs by hand. I also masked off the fenders and painted the red lines.
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Originally Posted by Andy Antipas View Post
The frame and most of the bits and pieces were painted with latex house paint. I had the frame powder coated matching the shade of tan on the steerer. Then I painted the box lining and head lugs by hand. I also masked off the fenders and painted the red lines.
Latex house paint? Definitely less caustic for sure. Great job on the red/blue lines and the red headlugs really pop.

I love that beige. Might have to consider one of my bikes that need new skin for that.
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Beautiful!
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H**Y CRAP!

What a fantastic job on such a fine specimen, so cool, complete and simply awesome.

I would be inclined to put this on efbay France for $2500 and see what happened.

You could spend far more than the ask just finding some of parts on this that are usually gone, not functional or usable.

This is a great deal, especially with Aztec lugs.
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I came here to say this.

Originally Posted by merziac View Post
H**Y CRAP!

What a fantastic job on such a fine specimen, so cool, complete and simply awesome.

I would be inclined to put this on efbay France for $2500 and see what happened.

You could spend far more than the ask just finding some of parts on this that are usually gone, not functional or usable.

This is a great deal, especially with Aztec lugs.
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This is too tempting. It's my size and niche. I'm going to abstain for now, please someone buy this.
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This is too tempting. It's my size and niche. I'm going to abstain for now, please someone buy this.
No, no, you need to get to it, forthwith.
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
Latex house paint? Definitely less caustic for sure. Great job on the red/blue lines and the red headlugs really pop.

I love that beige. Might have to consider one of my bikes that need new skin for that.
I like it, also. I have recently been thinking "Killen Beige" would be a nice color for a bike, ice grey 6600 group, matte black everything else, skin or brown sidewall tires.
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Beautiful bike, GLWTS
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I cannot believe this has not sold. I'm torn on whether I am glad it is not my size, or sad.

There is an Alcyon over on Ebay.fr that I would like to give a similar treatment, but the seller won't ship and I am not sure if I could get it to turn out as well as this.
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Your Peugeot is glorious! GLWS and congratulations to whoever pulls the trigger on it. I am literally heartbroken that it's not my size. If only I could cut my legs down to fit the bike... Is that the wrong way to look at this?!?!?!?!
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