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Old 08-25-05, 03:41 PM
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New to the board...U08 Peugeot?

Hi all, first post on this board. I picked up a free Peugeot the other day. I dont know squat about bikes but from what Ive gathered on the internet so far, it looks like I have a U08 (not a px10 darn it)

Im just wondering if the bike is worth anything fixed up or no.

Pictures are low resolution sorry.

Here are some of the features:

Suntour VGT rear derailleur
Shimano front derailleur
Suntour shifters,
Weinmann front / rear brakes
Original? Ventolix air pump
I guess the crankset is a Stronglight 52 (a 52 is stamped on the sprocket)

the serial number (I guess thats what it is) is located on the bike frame near the rear hub. #402000

the stays are not half chrome and there's no Reynolds 531 decal so I guess its not a PX10. U08?

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Old 08-25-05, 07:48 PM
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Yes, it's a UO-8, circa 1972. The original gear would have been Simplex, but the SunTour is a big improvement. The original brakes were Mafac, which have nice calipers, but which also have rather long-reach handles. There is nothing wrong with the Weinmanns, although one could debate whether this change was an "upgrade."

The "52" on your chainring is the tooth count. The inner ring is probably a 40T. Your SunTour freewheel is not original, either, and appears to have a somewhat unusual tooth progression: 14-16-19-23-26, which I actually used on my Nishiki and my first Capo, when I ran a close-ratio 15-speed setup (50-47-44 / 14-16-19-23-26 and 49-46-43 / 14-16-19-23-26).
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I don't know much about the Avocet Touring W-II saddle, but I used to commute pretty comfortably on the slightly narrower men's version, on MY white 1974 UO-8, until I broke the bike's frame at the right chainstay.
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Please help! I just posted the above bike on EBAY, and due to the response here, I posted it as a vintage 1972 Peugeot, HOWEVER, the serial number 402000 is stamped on the left rear dropout and is 6 numbers.

please read following excerpt from https://www.classicrendezvous.com/Fra...10_history.htm

"Bikes built in the 1960's have the numbers stamped directly in the BB shell, and often have Nervex trademark and bottom bracket tube angle markings as well.There are six digits used on bikes from the 50's and 60's and seven digits used on bikes from the 70's."

So is this U-08 a 50's bike? a 60's bike? I've gotta find out so I can change the posting asap. thanks!


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Based on the decals and equipment, other than the obviously aftermarket SunTour derailleurs and shifts (of which I heartily approve, by the way), I stand by my original assessment: circa 1972 UO-8. The number on the left dropout may have been stamped by a shop or owner; is there evidence of there having been a small metal [serial number] plate riveted to the bottom bracket shell?
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Yes, there do seem to be 2 small holes on the bottom of the bracket shell. No obvious evidence that there was a metal plate there, but I guess a circa 50's or 60's frame wouldn't have those holes huh? ARRRGGGGG! Now Im all confused and I dont want to mislead people bidding on the bike.

Why would a bike shop stamp their own numbers into the frame? Isn't that the exact location of where the serial number appears for 50's 60's vintage peugeots?


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Trust me. I worked at a Peugeot shop in the early 1970s. I have owned two UO-8s from that period, one of which I just rode to work this morning. Your decal set and components scream "early 1970s" to me. Yes, it was very common for enlightened owners and bike shops to stamp their own numbers in the frame, and the left rear dropout was one of the best sites for this. Bike theft was rampant during the bike boom years, and people rightfully got paranoid about those stupid riveted-on serial number tags. (My current UO-8 has both the original tag and my wife's social security number, which I stamped into the right rear dropout when I custom-built the bike for her from the bare frame).
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Thanks John E !! for your time and input on this subject!

Appreciate it
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Well, the Peugeot U08 went for a measly $36, it will probably cost almost twice that to ship it (including the $30 dismantle and package fee)

https://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-60s-70s-...QQcmdZViewItem

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