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Can anyone identify this single speed Peugeot?

Old 05-15-24, 09:35 PM
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Can anyone identify this single speed Peugeot?



I am trying to find the model of this time capsule single speed Peugeot. It was built about 1964/65 (Komet Super hub is a 64) and sold new in Moosach (district of Munich Germany). I have looked at the European catalogues online and I cannot find one the same. There are some junior models listed that are very similar but no exact adult models with 26x1.5 rims. The bike came to me with the original French made Hutchinson 26x1.75 tires/tubes with Wood’s/Dunlop valves.

I figure it was probably brought back to Canada by military personnel stationed in Germany in the 60s.

If anyone has European Peugeot catalogues from 1965 I would appreciate getting more info/pictures for this model. Thanks.

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Bikeboompeugeot has a 1964 German catalog. They show a similar bike that is equipped with a 3-speed kick back hub. PLE 40.


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Does your bike have a rear coaster brake?
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Thanks for the 3 speed model info.
Yes, the brake arm is marked "Komet Super" single speed hub with coaster brake and front handbrake.
What puzzled me is the 26" size wheels on a European spec bike. There is no manufacturer info on the rims.
If it did not have a dealer name on it I would have thought it was sold through a military PX for export.




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I can't currently find it, but I ran across a model called PL-20 (or similar) that was a single speed with a coaster brake.
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interesting that frame exhibits wiring guides for a lighting system but does not have one

frame must have been employed for another model/sub-model which came with a lighting system

you might wish to also look for such a model as you go through the catalogue archives...


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There were remnants of a light system on the bike. It still had part of a broken tire generator/round light combo that looked like it was mangled in transit. The wiring had been removed but there is still a bulb in the rear light/reflector.
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"What puzzled me is the 26" size wheels on a European spec bike. There is no manufacturer info on the rims."

t'is fairly common to encounter cycles constructed for German market with english size wheels


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650b tires?
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Thanks for this info. I knew that later on some Euro mountain/cruiser bikes had English 26” wheels, but I did not know
they were common in the mid 60s.

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I got a chuckle because the rear axle is attached to the frame with wing nuts but the brake arm is attached with a nut that needs a wrench.
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