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Old 12-05-17, 01:43 PM   #26
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Reassembly tip -

When mounting/remounting saddle lubricate threads on saddle clip bolt so that the nuts can be well cinched down. With the unstepped pillar employed the clip can otherwise slip down and the saddle top can be damaged by the pillar's upper end. Every shop mechanic has seen any number of machines exhibiting this condition.

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So...

A08 U08 are mostly exclusively U.S. model designations used by Peugeot when they began importing in '74. There is an earlier Canadian catalog out there with the same designations. Bikes prior to this period would carry Peugeot France model designations.

The bike in question would be a P8 variant. If it had an 'Inoxydable' decal it'd be a PX8 variant.
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So...

A08 U08 are mostly exclusively U.S. model designations used by Peugeot when they began importing in '74. There is an earlier Canadian catalog out there with the same designations. Bikes prior to this period would carry Peugeot France model designations.

The bike in question would be a P8 variant. If it had an 'Inoxydable' decal it'd be a PX8 variant.
Miamijim, model U08 and A08 Peugeots were sold in the U.S. during the 1960s.
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Miamijim, model U08 and A08 Peugeots were sold in the U.S. during the 1960s.
Documentation? Before posting I perused my catalog stash and couldn't find any reference to UO UE AO or AE in the 60's.
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Documentation? Before posting I perused my catalog stash and couldn't find any reference to UO UE AO or AE in the 60's.
Here is a link Flyers USA
and another
http://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Artic...963%20Pg96.jpg

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Regarding 1960's U.S. market Peugeot A08 and U08 models. In 1965 purchase me first new "tenspeed", a white model U08 from Harding's Westwood cyclery in Westwood, California.

Joselyn's was a small neighbourhood "mom & pop" bike shop in the early 1960's which certainly would not have had the resources to do their own direct importation. The bicycle had to come through a distributor.

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Old 12-08-17, 07:45 PM   #32
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I put the derailleur cables on yesterday and thought I could cheat by using 5 mm cable covers with the vinal cut off the ends instead of the stepped ferrules as I only had 3 of the little buggers. It doesn't work. The tension on the cable compresses the cover and the spiral cable gets pulled through the attachment point.

I am going in to the shop tomorrow to see if we have any stepped ferrules. if not I am going to use a clamp on cable guide . That will eliminate the need for the one for the front derailleur and probably for the rear as well. then I can use the ones I have for the brake cables. I am also going to look through the bins for a couple in line cam type quick releases. that will make dismounting the wheels a lot easier. Almost done.
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It's odd that the ubiquitous white color isn't listed as one of the choices for U0-8 in the 1964 flyer... huh.
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It's odd that the ubiquitous white color isn't listed as one of the choices for U0-8 in the 1964 flyer... huh.
Yes, the very early U08s are not how people would expect them to look.
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Well I finished the 62 Peugeot and It is a beauty. I love the Burgundy color on the frame. I am going to order some tan Bar tape for it as soon as I do my x mas shopping on Amazon. I took pics and did a short test ride to make sure everything worked. Found that the handle bar clamp couldn't tighten quite enough so made a shim from an aluminum can and now all is o/k.

I will be putting it in the Storage container at the bike Exchange till we sell it. Some one is going to get a beautiful bike . It would be a natural for Eroica. All up as shown the bike weighs exactly 29 lbs.

Here are the pics.

Looking at the close up of the handle bar can anyone identify the logo. It is either a w or an m.
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The handlebar looks like Motobecane to me.
Also, I noticed the headbadge has a reverse Peugeot lion, I have only seen a few of these examples.
Bike looks nice!
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Looks great!
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Beautiful job capnjonny, thanks for sharing it!

Might be appropriate to glue in this newly posted example here, dated by its seller as 1963.





https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/...418767918.html

Have a computer snag at my end which prevents posting other images from the listing. Perhaps another reader may wish to add them in...

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