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Old 04-17-09, 04:26 PM
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Peugeot in my Yard

I got home from work (took the Super Course today ) and found this little gem in my driveway.

My buddy had been talking about bringing it over to get it cleaned up for a while now and I guess he decided today was the day.

I'm thinking its a tourer because of the extra brazeons on the fork. The brakes are nice, Mafac Racer, Mafac Levers..Drivetrain is Simplex, Plastic RD and Plastic Clamp on the FD. Simplex friction shifters. The Stem is really crazy looking to me is that standard issue or is this something different?

The main tubes are definitely CrMo or similar. Its nearly as light as my Super Course
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Old 04-17-09, 04:29 PM
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gratuitous pic of my Super Course 'cause it was sittin there lookin pretty.
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Old 04-17-09, 05:21 PM
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The Peugeot has a long way to go before it looks as pretty as the Super Course!

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The tubes are Carbolite 103.
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Old 04-17-09, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post
The tubes are Carbolite 103.
I think that one pre-dates Carbolite 103. My guess would be it's 1974 UO8 and probably uses the ubiquitous "Tube Special Allege Peugeot" tubing. Of course they might be the same thing, who knows?

At any rate they are quite light compared to some other bikes of the period. I would call that a touring model per se. More like sport touring. Peugeot did make some more touring oriented models based on that frame but they had fenders, racks, lights, and such.
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Originally Posted by Kommisar89 View Post
I think that one pre-dates Carbolite 103. My guess would be it's 1974 UO8 and probably uses the ubiquitous "Tube Special Allege Peugeot" tubing. Of course they might be the same thing, who knows?
There is a sticker that says exactly that on the seat tube just below the top tube. Its definitely comparable in weight to my super course.
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It looks a lot like my bike, almost as rusty as too, the condition of the paint looks better than mine though. nice bike, definitely worthy of a clean up. Is the stem an AVA? it'll need replacing if it is.

Lovely looking Super Course.
Hopefully your friends pug, and my pug will look that nice one day.
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Originally Posted by Kommisar89 View Post
I think that one pre-dates Carbolite 103. My guess would be it's 1974 UO8 and probably uses the ubiquitous "Tube Special Allege Peugeot" tubing. Of course they might be the same thing, who knows?

At any rate they are quite light compared to some other bikes of the period. I would call that a touring model per se. More like sport touring. Peugeot did make some more touring oriented models based on that frame but they had fenders, racks, lights, and such.
Same thing. It's the HLE tubing that came later.

I was truely shocked to learn that my Carbolite 103 '74 PA10 weighs less than my Reynolds 531 '74 PX10.



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Looks like the mate to my '75 Record Du Monde mixte. Same color, decals, components, etc, except mine has a head badge instead of a decal there. That's definitely worth restoring.

milky, what's wrong with AVA stems? Mine looks very similar, except it has a peugeot emplem in the cutout.

dirtdrop, those are some fine looking peugeots - love the brooks on vintage bikes.

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The stem is made by ATAX

yeah great lookin Bikes Dirtdrop

is there a good resource for Pugeot Catalogs?

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yep: https://retropeugeot.com/

Looks alot like a '74 UO-8, just like Kommisar said.

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Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post
Same thing. It's the HLE tubing that came later.

I was truely shocked to learn that my Carbolite 103 '74 PA10 weighs less than my Reynolds 531 '74 PX10.
You know it really isn't bad stuff. It wasn't "gaspipe".
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I was truely shocked to learn that my Carbolite 103 '74 PA10 weighs less than my Reynolds 531 '74 PX10.
I'm sure that chromed triple crankset adds at least an extra pound.

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Originally Posted by sunburst View Post
milky, what's wrong with AVA stems? Mine looks very similar, except it has a peugeot emblem in the cutout.
Here's a thread talking about AVA stems [clickly], some are apparently prone to failure, which ones I do not know, and whether rumors of the death stem have been greatly exaggerated, I also don't know, But it's up to you to decide! Better safe than sorry I say.

Sheldon brown also mentions the death stem here under the Handlebars/Stem heading.

Good to hear the stem is ATAX, good luck with the restore!
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The UO-8 guess is might be right, or if as you say it has extra braze-ons, it may be a UE-8, the touring-oriented version of the UO-8.
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
I'm sure that chromed triple crankset adds at least an extra pound.

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I think it's the aluminum spoke nipples on the white one.
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Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post
I think it's the aluminum spoke nipples on the white one.
Let's not go through that again.

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