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Confirming tires for an old U08

Old 01-06-16, 05:25 PM
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Thanks! The most beautiful bike I've seen in person is the De Rosa I saw while picking up and old Giodana from a local seller. My first time seeing Campy Delta brakes too and wow, what a beautiful total package.
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Your stem might be one of those stems that crack without warning.

It's also too high, which increases risk. I see the slot showing slightly, so please lower it for your own sake.
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Hmmm, so by this old post it looks like mine might have been replaced with a stronger 80s stem....

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...-ava-stem.html
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Originally Posted by jamesdak
Hmmm, so by this old post it looks like mine might have been replaced with a stronger 80s stem....

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...-ava-stem.html
I think you may be correct. The stem on my '72 is the same as this one:

VeloBase.com - Component: AVA (vertical bolt)

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Here's a pic of it. All I've done so far is clean it up a bit. Shifts well and the wheels are sorted out now. Need to swap out those very old tires and then maybe find a rack for it. I want to turn this into my errand runner.

Hi Great looking U08 - What derailleurs do you have? Thanks.
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Hi Great looking U08 - What derailleurs do you have? Thanks.
They were the original Simplex
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Love your bike and it is an inspiration for my $10 UO-8 project! I’ll be needing new tires soon too, so glad to read the responses here.
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Here's how it looked when I finished with it.



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Here's how it looked when I finished with it.



Truly excellent work.
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Beautiful bike and restoration. You don't see many UO-8 bikes in colors other than other than white and (sometimes) blue. Orange, red, yellow, green, and black are fairly rare, too.

One more late confirmation of the tire size. I sold those in a Peugeot dealership back then. The original size was indeed 27 x 1 1/4". In fact, that was almost certainly the only 27" tire size available. IIRC, it wasn't until the late '70's, if that early, that 27 x 1 1/8" tires started showing up, and 1 3/8" tires weren't around until the mid '80's at the earliest.
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Sharp looking UO 8. I have a UE 8 I need to get going one of these days.
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Very nice looking bike, you did a great job fixing it up - looking fresh with the unusual colour. I have one very similar, but with internal welds (1980 I think), mine has 700c tires and the clearance looks to support 32 or so, the ride is very smooth.
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