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Old 07-13-09, 06:22 AM
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Peugot Bikes

Hello all,

I recently was given an older peugot bicycle. I do not have any other identifying marks on the bike but it has the shifters near where the handle bar pivots.

Can anyone give me a good place to start to learn more about this bike and what I can do to get it back into great condition (including minor maintenance)? I am new to riding but would really like to clean this one up, it rides nice now, but want to really give it a good look over and do the typical maintenance before I take it out anywhere far.

Thank you!
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Originally Posted by BrewLeg View Post
Hello all,

I recently was given an older peugot bicycle. I do not have any other identifying marks on the bike but it has the shifters near where the handle bar pivots.

Can anyone give me a good place to start to learn more about this bike and what I can do to get it back into great condition (including minor maintenance)? I am new to riding but would really like to clean this one up, it rides nice now, but want to really give it a good look over and do the typical maintenance before I take it out anywhere far.

Thank you!
Minor maintenance is basically the same on all bikes, its not brand specific at all. Go to the Park Tool site, they give endless details on maintenance. Also surf the mechanics section of this forum.

On Peugeot, there are probably two or more postings a day on Peugeots, its a very popular brand in the vintage world. Do a search of this forum for Peugeot, sort by relevance, and you will have your choice of hundreds of discussions, if not more.

Be sure to spell Peugeot correctly, or you may not find much.
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Old 07-13-09, 07:27 AM
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Brewleg, welcome to C&V!

Please post a picture of your bike.

My guess is it is a UO-8. They made millions of them
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Old 07-13-09, 07:46 AM
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Will do, thanks!
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Old 07-13-09, 07:47 AM
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Welcome. Sheldon Brown's (rip) website is also a good source of info https://sheldonbrown.com/velos.html
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Old 07-13-09, 08:03 AM
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Great site as mentioned by wrk101 https://www.parktool.com/repair/index.asp

If you're interested in repairing bikes and maintaining your own I suggest picking up Zinn's bike repair guide as well. I love that thing and I find it a little easier to have it right next to you when working.

www.cyclespeugeot.com is one of my main resources of info when it comes to Peugeots.
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Old 07-13-09, 08:08 AM
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Shifters on the handlebar stem would rule out a PA-10 or higher model and suggest a ca. 1974 UO-8 (quick release high-flange hubs and half-chrome forks) or AO-8 (wingnutted low-flange hubs and painted fork). These are surprisingly decent bikes.
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Here is another site with good Peugeot information:

www.bikeboompeugeot.com
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