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Peugeot speculation thread...another crusty old Frenchie

Old 12-19-11, 04:54 PM
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Peugeot speculation thread...another crusty old Frenchie

So I'm looking on the local CL for some parts to replace
on a Gitane TDF Pro project that came up here from Oakland
(I will post photos when appropriate.)

And up pops this with some of the parts I'm looking for, but
sadly updated by its new owner with things like pedals and wheels
(OK the wheels I can use on something else.)

I invite speculation. Seems to me to be a butted tubing main
and the fork also seems pretty good. Rear triangle is possibly
straight gauge something. Has one of those aluminum tag ID
numbers riveted to the BB. Fork is set at about 95mm, but the
rear drops are a standard 120 mm. Still has the remains of
the bike store sticker in Menlo Park (near Stanford) where iit
was first sold. Crank and headset seem standard low or mid
level for the age, and is equipped with the AVA stem everyone
loves so much.

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Old 12-19-11, 06:23 PM
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It's a '74 PA10 and it's gas pipe. The tubing is not butted. It's the same tubing as used on the low end models, as is the fork. The crank with Simplex adapters and rings is worth a few bucks.

Here's one that has been upgraded with PX10 parts:


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If it's the same tubing and similar geometry to the early '70s UO-8, you have the makings of a nice rider. Check out the straightness of the fork carefully. I have two that are bent in two different ways.
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Thanks for the replies. PA-10 looks right. If I may ask, Mr. Bois,
you seem to have thought enough of your own to considerably
upgrade it. While I don't really have access to an unlimited
store of higher end french components, I may make this relatively
functional as something I can actually lock up around town without
overwhelming anxiety about theft.

I'm guessing that it's a little more aggressive than the longer
geometry Peugeots, but still pretty comfortable in comparison
to the newer tighter stuff ? Also, the seat tube clamp is hosed
by some yahoo trying to tighten it up on too small a post.
The standard seat tube diameter for this bike is ?, if you
don't mind.........otherwise, I'll find it somewhere.

I know in the 70's I had at least three low end Peugeots.
I have to say I do not recall them seeming in the same
class as this frame.....but it was a long time ago, and
they had steel wheels and these same biodegradable
derailleurs, so i may recall incorrectly.
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I believe that the seat tube should be 25.5mm, not sure if the year is correct...
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
Thanks for the replies. PA-10 looks right. If I may ask, Mr. Bois,
you seem to have thought enough of your own to considerably
upgrade it.
I built that one for my daughter, but she prefers her mountain bike with indexed shifting. I had most of the parts on hand. We ride the same size and I ride it sometimes. It's a decent ride and fairly light. It's on tubulars as original, but the hubs are Campy Record. It's set up for riding dirt roads, with lowered gearing, interrupter levers and cyclocross tires.
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