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Vintage Peugeot Urban Cruiser

Old 09-11-22, 10:56 AM
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Vintage Peugeot Urban Cruiser

I picked this bike up late June of this year.

After looking at the various Peugeot bike catalogs I have determined it is most likely a 60cm 1978 UO10 in the Astral Blue color.
I could be wrong but the original parts matched up pretty spot on with the catalog.

I completely stripped down the frame and fork and then rebuilt it into what I label as a quick riding urban cruiser.

I mostly used various parts I had on hand in my parts bins.

The original bottom bracket and headset were cleaned , greased and reinstalled because of the whole French thing plus they work fine.

That stem is a Nitto dirt drop knock off I found on the Amazon site.

I spent about 40 to 45 minutes sanding the stem shaft down from 22.2 to 22mm to accommodate the French thing.

The handlebar is a Sunlite North Road which I like and have on several bikes.

This bike came with 27" wheels but I have converted it to 650b.

Those are the smooth tread Panaracer Gravel King tires in a 650b x42.

My go to brake calipers for 650b are the Tektro 559's but they would not reach on this one.

I did go with a different Tektro but these are ultra long reach beach cruiser type brakes.

I think they look a bit too bulbous at the arch but they fit and stop the bike well enough I think.

This bike is a blast to ride.
I think the frame is most likely straight gauge tubing of some sort, perhaps even hi-tensile but dang it rides nice.

I've appreciated the aesthetics of these early Peugeot's for quite a while with the cool graphics, colors and decals.

They may not be the best constructed of French bikes but they knew how to add some 'style'.

I did not use any high zoot parts.
The rear derailer is a Shimano Exage.
I forget what the front is.
The crank is one I piece mealed from the parts bin adding the 3 rings I had left that would fit to just get the thing going.

I like how it came together , how it rides, the look, the patina and I just 'dig it' as they used to say.

I may add a few nicer bits here and there later on.

I do have a tan saddle coming my way soon.

That seatpost is a 24mm if I'm remembering correctly and I hope to find a nicer one soon.

Of all the bikes that have passed my way and there have been a lot, I think this is the only 24mm seatpost I've come across.

Well, enough of the verbiage and now for some pics from this morning's ride on which I caught the full moon next to Jupiter as well the sunrise and low 70 degree temps.

Plus a good friend joined me for my 2nd lap around White Rock Lake in Dallas, TX.
All in all one of those special early morning rides!

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Before starting my early morning ride I snapped this picture of the full moon on it's descent. The bright object near it is Jupiter.



A mix of pictures of the sunrise.
I need to make more of an effort to get up early more often to enjoy the simply magnificence of the sunrise.


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Gee, you had me at "vintage"... scrolled for several minutes just to reach the end...😆😆😆 But SERIOUSLY, awesome build, a real keeper for sure. The new saddle (and some nicer thumbies) will make the angels sing.
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I am really enjoying this thread so far. It makes me think I've missed a trick by not documenting my builds better. Thanks for the nudge, there, Coop'!
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Originally Posted by cooperryder View Post
I picked this bike up late June of this year.

After looking at the various Peugeot bike catalogs I have determined it is most likely a 60cm 1978 UO10 in the Astral Blue color.
I could be wrong but the original parts matched up pretty spot on with the catalog.

I completely stripped down the frame and fork and then rebuilt it into what I label as a quick riding urban cruiser.

I mostly used various parts I had on hand in my parts bins.

The original bottom bracket and headset were cleaned , greased and reinstalled because of the whole French thing plus they work fine.

That stem is a Nitto dirt drop knock off I found on the Amazon site.

I spent about 40 to 45 minutes sanding the stem shaft down from 22.2 to 22mm to accommodate the French thing.

The handlebar is a Sunlite North Road which I like and have on several bikes.

This bike came with 27" wheels but I have converted it to 650b.

Those are the smooth tread Panaracer Gravel King tires in a 650b x42.

My go to brake calipers for 650b are the Tektro 559's but they would not reach on this one.

I did go with a different Tektro but these are ultra long reach beach cruiser type brakes.

I think they look a bit too bulbous at the arch but they fit and stop the bike well enough I think.

This bike is a blast to ride.
I think the frame is most likely straight gauge tubing of some sort, perhaps even hi-tensile but dang it rides nice.

I've appreciated the aesthetics of these early Peugeot's for quite a while with the cool graphics, colors and decals.

They may not be the best constructed of French bikes but they knew how to add some 'style'.

I did not use any high zoot parts.
The rear derailer is a Shimano Exage.
I forget what the front is.
The crank is one I piece mealed from the parts bin adding the 3 rings I had left that would fit to just get the thing going.

I like how it came together , how it rides, the look, the patina and I just 'dig it' as they used to say.

I may add a few nicer bits here and there later on.

I do have a tan saddle coming my way soon.

That seatpost is a 24mm if I'm remembering correctly and I hope to find a nicer one soon.

Of all the bikes that have passed my way and there have been a lot, I think this is the only 24mm seatpost I've come across.

Well, enough of the verbiage and now for some pics from this morning's ride on which I caught the full moon next to Jupiter as well the sunrise and low 70 degree temps.

Plus a good friend joined me for my 2nd lap around White Rock Lake in Dallas, TX.
All in all one of those special early morning rides!
Two things:

1) To me, this bike is begging for hammered aluminum fenders.

2) Have you ever tried mounting the touring handlebar upside-down?
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Excellent looking bike and those budget dual pivot tektros rock. I've used the the 800 and 900 series on some really long reach stuff. You have a great looking ride there.
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