Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Show your French bikes!

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Show your French bikes!

Old 08-29-13, 07:54 AM
  #1151  
What??? Only 2 wheels?
 
jimmuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston-ish, MA
Posts: 13,451

Bikes: 72 Peugeot UO-8, 82 Peugeot TH8, 87 Bianchi Brava, 76? Masi Grand Criterium, 74 Motobecane Champion Team, 86 & 77 Gazelle champion mondial, 81? Grandis, 82? Tommasini, 83 Peugeot PF10

Mentioned: 189 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1222 Post(s)
Liked 641 Times in 232 Posts
Originally Posted by Pompiere
Peugeot TH8 tandem.
Very nice. Take care of the headset, they are quite scarce. Hint, I've read that the ST races and crown race can be replaced with the old 1 1/8" mtb standard, but the threaded components are 28mm and much like hens' teeth. Or is it hen's teeth? I haven't tried that swap yet myself.

We've done nearly 4000 miles on ours in the last 2 1/2 years.

__________________
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
jimmuller
jimmuller is offline  
Old 08-29-13, 10:15 AM
  #1152  
Senior Member
 
rootboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wherever
Posts: 16,755
Mentioned: 92 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 555 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 132 Times in 78 Posts
Originally Posted by papik
And a remarkably beautiful another friend's LA PERLE during the exhibition for "cent ans de Tour de France"


Super, Papik. Thanks for the pics.
rootboy is offline  
Old 08-29-13, 02:43 PM
  #1153  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: south of France
Posts: 404

Bikes: MBK mirage,PEUGEOT PSN10,PEUGEOT competition 7000,LA PERLE course, PEUGEOT pulse,L.AIMAR course

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by northbend
Lovely, Papik. Simply wonderful
Thanks !....and these LA PERLE are always running......( the little climb of yesterday....Papik is on the left)



papik is offline  
Old 08-29-13, 02:53 PM
  #1154  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: south of France
Posts: 404

Bikes: MBK mirage,PEUGEOT PSN10,PEUGEOT competition 7000,LA PERLE course, PEUGEOT pulse,L.AIMAR course

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 4 Posts
A new pict of my recent purchase, the PEUGEOT PSN10/E with news tyres (MICHELIN "Dynamic classic" and the original front wheel with "NORMANDY" hubs

papik is offline  
Old 09-06-13, 01:30 PM
  #1155  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 428

Bikes: 2003 Lemond Zurich; 1987 Schwinn Tempo; 1968 PX10; 1978 PX10LE, Peugeot Course; A-D Vent Noir

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Here are pics of my red and blue pugs The red one is a PX10LE ('77/'78), and the blue is from '72/73.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
IMG_0127 (800x600).jpg (88.6 KB, 189 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_0133 (800x600).jpg (97.0 KB, 186 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_0130 (600x800).jpg (88.7 KB, 178 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_0134 (600x800).jpg (92.9 KB, 170 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_0131 (600x800).jpg (90.9 KB, 171 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_0135 (600x800).jpg (79.3 KB, 168 views)

Last edited by neurocop; 09-06-13 at 01:34 PM.
neurocop is offline  
Old 09-06-13, 11:33 PM
  #1156  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 65

Bikes: 76 Motobecane Grand Touring

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My humble contribution:


bike1 by hellararar, on Flickr
Hellarar is offline  
Old 09-09-13, 10:01 AM
  #1157  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 21

Bikes: 1993 Trek 5500, 1983 Peugeot PSV-10, 1984 Torpado Super Strada, 1994 Giant ATX 890, 2015 Scott Scale 740, 1982 Peugeot PH10S, 2023 Bombtrack Hook Ext

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 31 Times in 5 Posts
Just finished bringing my '83 Peugeot PSV-10 back to life:

coldroadsteel is offline  
Old 09-28-13, 12:30 PM
  #1158  
Senior Member
 
gbalke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West of St. Louis
Posts: 864

Bikes: (3) 1970's Raleigh Sports, (1) 1968 Robin Hood 3 speed, 1974 Raleigh Grand Prix, 1976 Raleigh Grand Prix, 1969 Peugeot UO-18, 1971 Peugeot UO-08, 1980 Giant road bike, 1954 Humber, 1940ish Hercules Popular, 1963 Dunelt, 2007 Trek 3700 mountain bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
I bought a couple of French bicycles yesterday from a seller who found them in a sealed storage locker. From I'm told, they had been in storage for about 30 years.

First is a 1973 Peugeot UO-18. The decals and paint are close to perfect. Over all the Peugeot is in extremely good condition. The original Simplex derailleurs have been replaced at some point with Suntour models, though the Simplex shifters remain. Tires appear to be in very good shape. The only flaw I see is a broken right hand nylon brake lever. Of course cables and housing will need to be replaced.
A little TLC and this bike should be on the road. Additional Peugeot photos can be found here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stl914/...7635981538294/



The second is an early 70's Gitane Grand Sport De Luxe. I can't pin down the date exactly, but through catalog scans, I figure it was made between 1970 and 1973. The bike's Criterium Violet was first offered in 1970. The foil type decals were last offered in 1973. It looks to be completely original, but not as nice as the Peugeot. It retains the original Simplex drive train, Normany hubs with wing nuts in front and Mafac racer center pull brakes and levers. The Mafac half hoods are dry and brittle.. It is missing the pedals and the chain guard. Tires are rotted. All in all, not bad for $10. Additional photos of the Gitane can be found here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stl914/...7635982223846/

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
A Drive Side View.jpg (98.4 KB, 166 views)
File Type: jpg
Decal on Fork.jpg (106.5 KB, 160 views)
File Type: jpg
Decal on Seat Tube.jpg (100.0 KB, 158 views)
File Type: jpg
Mafac Racer Brakes.jpg (97.6 KB, 158 views)
File Type: jpg
A Drive Side View.jpg (108.3 KB, 172 views)
File Type: jpg
Crankset and FD.jpg (106.9 KB, 166 views)
File Type: jpg
Simplex Prestige RD .jpg (101.7 KB, 165 views)
File Type: jpg
Normandy Front Hub.jpg (104.0 KB, 156 views)
File Type: jpg
Mafac Racer Front Caliper RH.jpg (100.8 KB, 159 views)
gbalke is offline  
Old 10-09-13, 08:36 AM
  #1159  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: south of France
Posts: 404

Bikes: MBK mirage,PEUGEOT PSN10,PEUGEOT competition 7000,LA PERLE course, PEUGEOT pulse,L.AIMAR course

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 4 Posts
My old (late 60s) PAYAN , a bicycle built in Marseilles



papik is offline  
Old 10-09-13, 08:37 AM
  #1160  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: south of France
Posts: 404

Bikes: MBK mirage,PEUGEOT PSN10,PEUGEOT competition 7000,LA PERLE course, PEUGEOT pulse,L.AIMAR course

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 4 Posts
An other picture of the PAYAN

papik is offline  
Old 10-09-13, 08:47 AM
  #1161  
Senior Member
 
shoota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Stillwater, OK
Posts: 8,123
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1869 Post(s)
Liked 686 Times in 465 Posts
Originally Posted by Hellarar
My humble contribution:


bike1 by hellararar, on Flickr
VERY classy, well done.
__________________
2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO 2
2019 Salsa Warbird
shoota is offline  
Old 10-09-13, 08:52 AM
  #1162  
Senior Member
 
rootboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wherever
Posts: 16,755
Mentioned: 92 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 555 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 132 Times in 78 Posts
Yes. That's a beauty.
rootboy is offline  
Old 10-09-13, 09:17 AM
  #1163  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 65

Bikes: 76 Motobecane Grand Touring

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks guys. Had a bad crash and destroyed the original handlebars, sadly, so she's due for new bars and bar tape. I'm thinking Nitto B-115s maybe?
Hellarar is offline  
Old 10-09-13, 09:24 AM
  #1164  
Senior Member
 
rootboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wherever
Posts: 16,755
Mentioned: 92 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 555 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 132 Times in 78 Posts
rootboy is offline  
Old 10-13-13, 02:06 PM
  #1165  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sweden
Posts: 23

Bikes: https://velospace.org/user/69475

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
First testdrive Motobecane Profil 2
mille is offline  
Old 10-24-13, 07:25 PM
  #1166  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 50
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SMC Cycles EQUIPE

Picked this up yesterday. Preparing to restore.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
DSC_0382.jpg (103.1 KB, 97 views)
File Type: jpg
DSC_0375.jpg (82.3 KB, 88 views)
File Type: jpg
DSC_0372.jpg (97.0 KB, 91 views)
File Type: jpg
DSC_0381.jpg (92.5 KB, 86 views)
File Type: jpg
DSC_0380.jpg (99.3 KB, 89 views)
File Type: jpg
DSC_0377.jpg (94.3 KB, 86 views)
File Type: jpg
DSC_0371.jpg (98.8 KB, 83 views)
File Type: jpg
DSC_0370.jpg (91.1 KB, 83 views)
pontius is offline  
Old 10-24-13, 08:36 PM
  #1167  
If I own it, I ride it
 
CV-6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cardinal Country
Posts: 5,592

Bikes: Lejeune(14), Raleigh, Raysport, Jan De Reus, Gazelle, Masi, B. Carré(4), Springfield, Motobecane(2), Greg Lemond, Andre Bertin, Schwinn Paramount

Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 591 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 649 Times in 306 Posts
Originally Posted by pontius
Picked this up yesterday. Preparing to restore.
Looks to me all it needs is some TLC.
__________________
Please do not "like" my posts. This isn't Facebook.

Lynn Travers

Photos

CV-6 is offline  
Old 10-24-13, 08:36 PM
  #1168  
If I own it, I ride it
 
CV-6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cardinal Country
Posts: 5,592

Bikes: Lejeune(14), Raleigh, Raysport, Jan De Reus, Gazelle, Masi, B. Carré(4), Springfield, Motobecane(2), Greg Lemond, Andre Bertin, Schwinn Paramount

Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 591 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 649 Times in 306 Posts
Originally Posted by rootboy
Gee. I wonder what that could be?
__________________
Please do not "like" my posts. This isn't Facebook.

Lynn Travers

Photos

CV-6 is offline  
Old 10-24-13, 09:25 PM
  #1169  
Senior Member
 
Chombi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 11,138

Bikes: 1986 Alan Record Carbonio, 1985 Vitus Plus Carbone 7, 1984 Peugeot PSV, 1972 Line Seeker, 1986(est.) Medici Aerodynamic (Project), 1985(est.) Peugeot PY10FC

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 150 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 34 Times in 27 Posts
Originally Posted by mille
First testdrive Motobecane Profil 2
Kewhl Moto there!
My younger brother had one back in the early 80's and it sure turned heads everywhere we rode.....
Only thing was, he found the ride on it quite jarring as it was so stiff on the vertical plane because of the Aero tube profile of the frame and the ultra short rear triangle. We also found the Shimano Adamas group on it very hard to keep adjusted right.........still could have been a keeper for him, but he was forced to trade it in for an even nicer Gitane Criterium.......
Chombi is offline  
Old 10-25-13, 08:20 PM
  #1170  
Friendship is Magic
 
3alarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 22,784

Bikes: old ones

Mentioned: 304 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26079 Post(s)
Liked 9,996 Times in 6,944 Posts
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
Raleigh and Motobecane 001.jpg (102.2 KB, 186 views)
File Type: jpg
Raleigh and Motobecane 002.jpg (98.6 KB, 174 views)
File Type: jpg
Raleigh and Motobecane 003.jpg (94.3 KB, 169 views)
File Type: jpg
Raleigh and Motobecane 004.jpg (92.4 KB, 166 views)
File Type: jpg
Raleigh and Motobecane 006.jpg (84.3 KB, 166 views)
File Type: jpg
Raleigh and Motobecane 007.jpg (80.9 KB, 164 views)
File Type: jpg
Raleigh and Motobecane 008.jpg (97.2 KB, 164 views)
__________________
3alarmer is online now  
Old 10-25-13, 08:49 PM
  #1171  
Senior Member
 
djkashuba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Monte Rio CA
Posts: 1,127

Bikes: Motobecane Le Champion, Raleigh International, Bertin, Raleigh DL-1 1980, Colnago Super,Follis, Bianchi Competizione, Brompton M6L, Black Mountain Monstercros

Mentioned: 48 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 125 Post(s)
Liked 817 Times in 148 Posts
Mike how is the Allvit working for you?

-D

Originally Posted by 3alarmer
djkashuba is offline  
Old 10-25-13, 11:04 PM
  #1172  
Friendship is Magic
 
3alarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 22,784

Bikes: old ones

Mentioned: 304 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26079 Post(s)
Liked 9,996 Times in 6,944 Posts
Originally Posted by djkashuba
Mike how is the Allvit working for you?

-D
......works fine. Not as nice as the originals, but it's what I had at the time and
something approaching the original Jubilee will show up eventually.

In the meantime, it seems to be a nice, solid, decent performer.

There's a yellow Motobecane Grand Record I just got running, too,
but I don't have pictures yet.....for some reason this has been the year
of Motobecane in my size around here.
__________________
3alarmer is online now  
Old 11-04-13, 12:38 PM
  #1173  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 3

Bikes: Motobecane Grand Jubile, MTShasta Serengetti, Trek 400, Specialized Sirrus, Bianchi via Nirone, Mariushi Roadace 404

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My Pride and Joy

This is a '74 Motobecane Grand Jubile. Found it in the graveyard of a local bike shop. Since taking this picture, I've put the original suede seat back on and replaced the missing bolt in the chainring. Still looking for authentic cable guides. By far my sweetest riding C & V bike.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
motobecane grand jubile v5.jpg (97.6 KB, 182 views)
pakman007 is offline  
Old 11-04-13, 01:07 PM
  #1174  
Senior Member
 
gbalke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West of St. Louis
Posts: 864

Bikes: (3) 1970's Raleigh Sports, (1) 1968 Robin Hood 3 speed, 1974 Raleigh Grand Prix, 1976 Raleigh Grand Prix, 1969 Peugeot UO-18, 1971 Peugeot UO-08, 1980 Giant road bike, 1954 Humber, 1940ish Hercules Popular, 1963 Dunelt, 2007 Trek 3700 mountain bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by pakman007
This is a '74 Motobecane Grand Jubile. Found it in the graveyard of a local bike shop. Since taking this picture, I've put the original suede seat back on and replaced the missing bolt in the chainring. Still looking for authentic cable guides. By far my sweetest riding C & V bike.
The cable guides are pretty elusive. I was finally able to score what I needed for my "77 Moto on e-Bay a couple of months ago. Paid more than I would have liked, but I did need them.
gbalke is offline  
Old 11-04-13, 02:01 PM
  #1175  
Old fart
 
JohnDThompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Appleton WI
Posts: 24,875

Bikes: Several, mostly not name brands.

Mentioned: 153 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3546 Post(s)
Liked 3,289 Times in 1,882 Posts
Originally Posted by pakman007
Still looking for authentic cable guides.
Originally Posted by gbalke
The cable guides are pretty elusive.
Particularly in metric diameter. Often, Zeus guides are found in metric.
JohnDThompson is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.