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70ís Peugeot Menís Road Green 62cm+. Bigger is better

Old 02-12-19, 09:18 PM
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70ís Peugeot Menís Road Green 62cm+. Bigger is better

Hey everyone out there Iím on a quest for a 70ís Peugeot Road bike. It has to be the green one for sure and I need largest frame I can get. 6í6Ē so smaller bikes wonít work for me. Hopefully in pretty good shape but Iím not opposed to a project as long as the frame is not rusty. My dad had one that I rode as a teenager and I really want one now. Thanks so much and happy cycling.

Not sure about models and geometry but I like the chrome tipped model. Aloha
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Where are you? I have a blue one that could fit your build.

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Originally Posted by SteelyMan View Post
Hey everyone out there Iím on a quest for a 70ís Peugeot Road bike. It has to be the green one for sure and I need largest frame I can get. 6í6Ē so smaller bikes wonít work for me. Hopefully in pretty good shape but Iím not opposed to a project as long as the frame is not rusty. My dad had one that I rode as a teenager and I really want one now. Thanks so much and happy cycling.

Not sure about models and geometry but I like the chrome tipped model. Aloha
I saw one at the bike coop last night. It is only open on Monday nights. I can look for you on Monday. It definitely is the biggest size. I am not sure of the color. It's a UO-8.
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Where are you? I have a blue one that could fit your build.
Im in Hawaii
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I saw one at the bike coop last night. It is only open on Monday nights. I can look for you on Monday. It definitely is the biggest size. I am not sure of the color. It's a UO-8.
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Im in Hawaii
If you're on Oahu I can help set you up. Unless of course you plan to buy a large frame and have it shipped here, which is doable but costly.
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If you're on Oahu I can help set you up. Unless of course you plan to buy a large frame and have it shipped here, which is doable but costly.
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If you can make it to Cycle Manoa (behind the university) on a Wed or Sun evening, there are helpful bike folks including myself that can help you figure it out. Larger frames aren't really in demand around here, so there may be something in the donation room already -- not a UO-8 necessarily but something that works.

Alternatively if you want to source the frame yourself (here on BF or the evilBay), you can get assistance rebuilding it at CM.
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(...) I need largest frame I can get. 6’6” so smaller bikes won’t work for me. (...)
Standard frames went up to 64 cm. I'd look for one of those, as the next smaller size was 60cm.

EDIT: I just checked and it seems some models did come in 62cm. But given your size I'd hold out for 64 anyway.
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I'm sure that you can find something over there, and looking at what I have it's older than what your pop had.

Its pretty big here's a a couple of shots of my large frame Peugeot.




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There's a tall UO-8 on eBay. Seller claims 65cm:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F143131032817

There are also a number of 62 and 63cm PX-10 bikes and frames.
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Hi SteelyMan & welcome ! I'm on a similar search on the other side of the US, for a campus green tall frame Schwinn Varsity or Continental. I'm frugal so I'm probably not willing to pay a lot in shipping for a entry level bike but if anyone sees one close to NC I'd appreciate a heads up. I'd like to have a UO-8 as well - It'd be neat to have a collection of bike boom classics. I was lucky to come across a '73 Raleigh Gran Prix on craigslist in Raleigh for just $50. I'm working on it now, here's some pics:

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Originally Posted by SteelyMan View Post
Hey everyone out there I’m on a quest for a 70’s Peugeot Road bike. It has to be the green one for sure and I need largest frame I can get. 6’6” so smaller bikes won’t work for me. Hopefully in pretty good shape but I’m not opposed to a project as long as the frame is not rusty. My dad had one that I rode as a teenager and I really want one now. Thanks so much and happy cycling.

Not sure about models and geometry but I like the chrome tipped model. Aloha
Did you want chrome (front) fork tips, or chrome (rear) stays, as well? Through most of the 1970s only the top-end PX-10 had the latter, but everything from the ubiquitous UO-8 to the PA-10 (UO-8 with tight gearing, integral derailleur hanger, and tubular tires) to the PR-10/PKN-10 (butted Reynolds 531 main triangle) had half-chrome forks and a painted rear triangle. (The AO-8 was a stripped down UO-8 without the chrome or high-flange quick release hubs, and with sprint (half) tape on the bars.) Green was a common AO-8/UO-8 color, much less common in the P-series bikes, so I am guessing your father had a UO-8.

Side note: my father was born on Kauai and moved with the family to Alewa Heights, Honolulu at age 10, just in time for the Pearl Harbor attack just over 2 years later. Although he permanently became a mainlander at age 18 when he went to university, he got credit for bringing the "aloha spirit" with him wherever he lived. An aerospace engineer and son of the chief engineer on the McBryde sugar plantation, he taught me to use tools properly and to enjoy building and repairing mechanical and electrical things, which led me eventually here on Bike Forums.
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Did you want chrome (front) fork tips, or chrome (rear) stays, as well? Through most of the 1970s only the top-end PX-10 had the latter, but everything from the ubiquitous UO-8 to the PA-10 (UO-8 with tight gearing, integral derailleur hanger, and tubular tires) to the PR-10/PKN-10 (butted Reynolds 531 main triangle) had half-chrome forks and a painted rear triangle. (The AO-8 was a stripped down UO-8 without the chrome or high-flange quick release hubs, and with sprint (half) tape on the bars.) Green was a common AO-8/UO-8 color, much less common in the P-series bikes, so I am guessing your father had a UO-8.

Side note: my father was born on Kauai and moved with the family to Alewa Heights, Honolulu at age 10, just in time for the Pearl Harbor attack just over 2 years later. Although he permanently became a mainlander at age 18 when he went to university, he got credit for bringing the "aloha spirit" with him wherever he lived. An aerospace engineer and son of the chief engineer on the McBryde sugar plantation, he taught me to use tools properly and to enjoy building and repairing mechanical and electrical things, which led me eventually here on Bike Forums.
Having been in Hawaii during the Pearl Harbor attack must have been a harrowing experience and quite a story to tell indeed. I was working in Waipahu with my dad one day while they were filming the Ben Affleck Pearl Harbor movie unbeknownst to us. One afternoon we heard massive explosions and turned to look only to see huge flames, smoke and the results of said explosions billowing up towards the sky above Pearl Harbor. Scared us both and we were quite unnerved having not known about the filming of the movie till later. We thought for sure a horrible accident had taken place. The real event....I couldnít begin to imagine.

The PX-10 would be terrific but I would be happy with a UO-8. Thx for all the info...a lot more models than I was aware of I will try and research a little. I didnít appreciate that bike as a teenager but have nothing but fond memories now. I could kick myself for not keeping hold of that bike but I didnt realize it was such a cool bike until a few years back. My dad no longer rode it anymore by the time I started riding it and surely I could have kept it. Hindsight! That green sure was a sight to behold and she wore it well. Thx again.
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Hi SteelyMan. I am another fan of the old ę cadre allege Ľ Peugeots, and have an AO-8 from that era. With aluminum rims it has an excellent ride. I bought mine with the intent of using it as a beater and errand bike, but it won me over quickly. You are making an excellent choice!
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How's this? It's a 72 U08 that's too big for me. I'll be letting it go this spring after I install the brakes. I'd be happy to hand deliver it to Hawaii if you'll fly me out there. 😃
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Aloha, I thought to check back in on this thread to see if there were any interesting developments. What came of you Ďletting it go this springí?


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How's this? It's a 72 U08 that's too big for me. I'll be letting it go this spring after I install the brakes. I'd be happy to hand deliver it to Hawaii if you'll fly me out there. 😃

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Hi SteelyMan & welcome ! I'm on a similar search on the other side of the US, for a campus green tall frame Schwinn Varsity or Continental. I'm frugal so I'm probably not willing to pay a lot in shipping for a entry level bike but if anyone sees one close to NC I'd appreciate a heads up. I'd like to have a UO-8 as well - It'd be neat to have a collection of bike boom classics. I was lucky to come across a '73 Raleigh Gran Prix on craigslist in Raleigh for just $50. I'm working on it now, here's some pics:

Good Luck !


Kind of funny this thread came back just as I got the Grand Prix above on the road Monday. I would have worked on it sooner but the electroforged Schwinn I mentioned I wanted came my way about 2 weeks after getting the Raleigh, although chestnut not campus green I've grown to love it. Electro-forged Schwinn Continental at just 39 lbs. !!


I move at a snails pace anyway, I've got a green Fuji S 10-S I acquired in 2014 still waiting on me, although in Feb of last year I got motivated and painted the rusted out, too far gone chrome socks & components black. Just curing the paint for better adhesion

I do like green bikes !

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Aloha, I thought to check back in on this thread to see if there were any interesting developments. What came of you Ďletting it go this springí?
I sold it last summer, sorry.
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