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What model is this 70s Peugeot?

Old 10-14-15, 12:30 AM
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What model is this 70s Peugeot?

Bought this bicycle a couple of months ago and have been frantically trying to identify it ever since. I believe it's mid-late seventies. I don't have too much experience with bicycles, but I can see it has had quite a few parts replaced. That said I can't help but notice the names Mafac and Simplex in a couple of places, so it's nice to see it still has a few original pieces.

I've looked in the usual spots for a serial number but could not locate one anywhere.

Any help would be much appreciated.





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Old 10-14-15, 01:18 AM
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Probably started life as an A-08.
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Old 10-14-15, 01:48 AM
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so often, vintage bikes are rather shy. they don't go out in natural light, tending to cower in darkened corners. and they never show their drive-sides, especially when people want to know more about them.

i can't blame them though. i was shy at that age too.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Probably started life as an A-08.
With no Aztec lugs? Does this bike predate them?
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Old 10-14-15, 05:17 AM
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Its a great one :-) All PUGS are Beautiful.

Sorry could not be more constructive but reminiscing about my lost loves.

Looks neat and tidy but era - a little before my interest, 70's into the 80's without better pics.
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In particular, how are the cable housing stops and pump peg attached to the frame tubes?

UO8's before 103 tubing appeared were spot-welded, not brazed.

I think that brazing would be suggestive of a higher-lever tubeset, though I see no decal to support this.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
With no Aztec lugs? Does this bike predate them?
Certainly not.
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Here is the site I see folks citing the most, and it helped me identify my UO-8 when I was just starting and had no idea:

Model ID

And make sure you look at the "catalogs" link to get a sense of what components and such came standard:

Catalogs
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Looks like it might be something along the lines of a PX-40 or "Gents Tourer" PE-41. You can find examples in the French & UK catalogs on the link noobinsf posted above. You'll be looking in the mid-to-late 1970s, judging by the decals on the bike. It would really help to see details of the drive side to be more certain, like derailleurs, crankset, and such.

I don't think it's one of the ubiquitious UO- or AO- models since it doesn't have the "Aztec" style head tube lugs.
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Originally Posted by eschlwc View Post
so often, vintage bikes are rather shy. they don't go out in natural light, tending to cower in darkened corners. and they never show their drive-sides, especially when people want to know more about them.

i can't blame them though. i was shy at that age too.
Convinced him to come out for the day. Hope these photos help

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Originally Posted by SkyDog75 View Post
Looks like it might be something along the lines of a PX-40 or "Gents Tourer" PE-41. You can find examples in the French & UK catalogs on the link noobinsf posted above.
This is about where I was at, I thought I had it pinpointed to a PE-41 (sorry, should have mentioned earlier), but could not be sure as some catalogues are missing. I have been unable to find an exact match. Also, there is an (unsurprising) lack of Australian catalogues, though not sure if that makes too much difference as I doubt the range would be particularly different.
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Old 10-15-15, 03:34 AM
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good job on the pics.

have you seen this site? Model ID

looks like you have the type iii seat tube decals. with your headbadge, i'll guess 1976. if you know which components are original, you can look for two-digit date codes on them, and then check the vintage trek website to determine the earliest the original build would have been assembled.

it kinda looks like the uo10 from the '77 catalog:



i didn't see the '76 catalog where i pulled that, here: Catalogs

things to look for when determining model: cottered/cotterless crankset, decals, headbadge, paint scheme, rear derailleur hanger type, etc.
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Construction and paint looks very much like the UO- bikes. Actually more like the AO- versions of those bikes since it doesn't have chrome 'socks' on the fork. This bike has stamped dropouts like those, but the AO- and UO- bikes had "Aztec" lugs on the head tube. Looking at pics online via Google image search, it seems the PX-40 and PE-41 may have also had Aztec lugs.

Some of the original components have been changed out, which may ultimately make ID impossible. (Along with lack of documentation for Australia-bound models.) The frame and fork appear original, and probably the headset, shifters, and brake calipers. The rear derailleur, freewheel, and wheels aren't. But beyond that, who knows?

If you've got a caliper handy, measuring the seatpost diameter might yield another clue. And is there a shim to fit the seatpost to the seat tube? If the seatpost is original, AO- and UO- bikes would normally have had a shim and a skinny post.
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