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Old 03-22-11, 08:02 PM
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Trying to restore 1972 Peugeot P8 E

I am trying to restore my Peugeot P8 E with all the original components it came with. The bike had the original fenders and seat when I got it, but unfortunately they were destroyed beyond repair. I know some of the components are not top of the line but I really want to make this bike look like it did in 1972. I did upgrade to Mafac Racer brakes with Kool Stop pads as well as a VO seatpost. I also had to replace a bent fork, but everything else is original. I have everything I need to make this bike work except for bolts I need for the (I think Nervar) crankset. What I am looking for is the accessories that came on this model like the fenders, pump, etc. I just have a few questions about some of the components.

The first thing I don't know is what is supposed to mount to the seat stays where this bracket is in the image below. I have seen it in pictures, but I'm still not sure. (I am pretty new to old bicycles, sorry.) Also I am trying to figure out what is the purpose of the clips that go all the way down the down tube. Thanks in advance for helping me identify these.

IMG_1311 by ANDREWFR, on Flickr

IMG_1308 by ANDREWFR, on Flickr

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Old 03-22-11, 08:10 PM
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Seat stay bracket is for a lighting generator. And the little clips under the downtube are for running wire to the front light. Could be tough to find fenders, racks, and lighting that was original to your bike, seeing as its 35-40 years old. Keep an eye on ebay. Also, might just be easier to find a complete bike and swap out parts. Good luck.
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Thanks! Yeah I know the fenders are going to be hard to find, but I saw them on ebay before. Unfortunately I didn't have the money at the time.
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This one is on ebay.https://cgi.ebay.com/Peugeot-UE8-Fend...item2a0f08a226
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Old 03-22-11, 08:29 PM
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Haha. I just saw that literally seconds after posting this thread. I just didn't want everyone to see it. I am currently the highest bidder, but I don't have the money to go too high.
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Originally Posted by :andrew View Post
Haha. I just saw that literally seconds after posting this thread. I just didn't want everyone to see it. I am currently the highest bidder, but I don't have the money to go too high.
The problem with this is, Now you will have 2 you need to restore. If your like me, there is no such thing as a "PARTS" bike. It's another project to find parts for once you have gotten what you need to make 1..
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Originally Posted by Spookeay Bird View Post
The problem with this is, Now you will have 2 you need to restore. If your like me, there is no such thing as a "PARTS" bike. It's another project to find parts for once you have gotten what you need to make 1..
Actually he is just using that photograph for reference. He is just selling the fenders, lights, generator, etc. But I do have that same problem. I currently have six bikes in my one bedroom apartment.
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I agree that parts bikes are tough to part with. I recently very reluctantly let go of a lugged mountain Peugeot frame.

I have a Dutch '84 Peugeot that shares the frame geometry (long chainstays, generator, fenders) with your bike. I picked it up for $20 at a church yard sale in 2003. From time to time a reasonably-priced Pug will show up on Craigslist, and sometimes it sports the fenders you need. Consider that you will spend much time and money hunting eBay for the rare parts you need, so a parts bike is your most economical approach.
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Originally Posted by :andrew View Post
I currently have six bikes in my one bedroom apartment.
Umm yea,, same problem here in a way. I have boats & Cars from the 50's & 60 all over the place. I call it my collection, others call it my junk yard.
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I have a spare set of those fenders with the original lights.
But shipping from france might be expensive!
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I have a spare set of those fenders with the original lights.
But shipping from france might be expensive!
Hmm...I might have to PM you on a later day.
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I have a few bikes, identical to the OP's, and even wrote an article about them in MY "TEN SPEEDS".

How about a really cool set of original bags for your bike??? Right color and all...
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That's a neat website. Thanks for putting a link to it.
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So Randy, for the sake of brevity, can you give us a list of the bikes you don't currently own or have had pass through your hands?...!
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