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Old 08-23-21, 02:06 PM
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Peugeot fixed gear racing bike

I have acquired a Peugeot fixed gear racing bike. It was my great uncles and it may be from the 1930ís. Iím wondering if there is anywhere that has info on bikes from this era.

just posted an album of pictures of the bike in the gallery.

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Old 08-23-21, 02:37 PM
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Peugeot catalogues covering this era and more ; Brochures - France
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Welcome! We can't wait to see pix of this one.
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Impatiently awaiting photos.
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I have acquired a Peugeot fixed gear racing bike. It was my great uncles and it may be from the 1930ís. Iím wondering if there is anywhere that has info on bikes from this era.
Is it a track bike? As a new member, you can't post pictures or links in discussion threads yet (need 10 posts first), but if you click the "Gallery" button toward the top of the screen, you can upload pictures of the bike.
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Old 08-24-21, 10:32 AM
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Pix, somehow. Now. We want to see this bike.
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I think it may be a road racing bike. Pictures posted in an album in the gallery. It didnít have a saddle so I added a brooks saddle and the wheels are new. I have the original wheels.
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Old 08-29-21, 06:47 PM
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Pics of Peugeot racing bike

So, there are pictures up of my Peugeot fixed gear - thoughts??
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Old 08-29-21, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Pjmbiker View Post
So, there are pictures up of my Peugeot fixed gear - thoughts??
I think you are correct, looks like it originally would have had more gears and got turned into a 1 speed/fixed gear? sort of path racer.

This a great find/get, 531, pretty old, relatively good shape, etc.

More, better pics plz.
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Old 08-29-21, 08:03 PM
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Maybe show pics of all the original bits not on this build?
Doesn't look to have track ends.
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Yeah, not a track bike. Looks like someone took a road bike and did a fixie conversion along the way.
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Fixed gear conversion

I do remember this bike in the mid 1960ís and it was a fixed gear then. Would someone have converted it before then???
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I do remember this bike in the mid 1960ís and it was a fixed gear then. Would someone have converted it before then???
It might have been converted a long time ago, but the current wheels look somewhat modern (maybe 1990s?) and using a rear brake only seems like something younger people do rather than, say, a track rider.
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With that geometry it might make a good touring bike.
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I would check to see if there is lateral play at the chainring to chain. My hunch road ring, wider track chain.

50ís I bet, might look at tontonvelo forums
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The tontonvelo and the Go-Go guys, for sure, will know. Reynolds 531 hit the market in '35, but I don't know when Peugeot began using it. I would love to see nice detailed pix of the head lugs and dropouts and any other interesting details. It used to be a common thing for people to strip down bikes to fixed-gear setups for training purposes, and this might well have been someone's older, replaced road bike repurposed this way.
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Looks newer than 30's.......50's, maybe?
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Yep. Newer than 1930's.

Needs period correct parts, and that includes a derailleur!

Too nice of a frame (assuming no damage) to have cobbled "fixie" stuff on it. Give that bike a chance.

Love the front fork rake. I bet you could throw those things as hard as you could, and they would come back to you.
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Originally Posted by Pjmbiker View Post
I do remember this bike in the mid 1960ís and it was a fixed gear then. Would someone have converted it before then???
Sure, hipsters have been around longer than we think.

Like I said, looks like some sort of a path racer to me.
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Yeah, current wheels are new - I put those on 10 years ago. I ride it and the original wheels seemed a bit risky. It is a good touring bike. I will get more detailed pics posted.
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Yeah, current wheels are new - I put those on 10 years ago. I ride it and the original wheels seemed a bit risky. It is a good touring bike. I will get more detailed pics posted.
Do you still have the originals? Pictures of those, and specifically any brand markings on the rims or hubs, help with the dating. That and more pics of the bike itself! Head tube side view, seat cluster, bottom bracket shell, fork crown and front and rear drop outs.
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