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Old 01-06-14, 04:25 PM
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Peugeot valentigney-doubs cycles

Why is Peugeot not selling bicycles any more?
They won more TDF than any other.
I have to go through a dealer to get one in the states.
I have 3 old Peugeots' px10-canyon express and crazy horse and they ride like a dream.
What happened ?
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Are you sure they won more TdF than Gitane?
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Old 01-06-14, 04:46 PM
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I think Peugeot doesn't own the rights to sell Peugeot-branded bikes in the US anymore. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peugeot_%28bicycles%29
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Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
Are you sure they won more TdF than Gitane?
Uhmmm....... Not sure if this is 100% accurate, but according to this Wiki entry,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...cation_winners
......it's something like 8 to 10 wins in favor of Team Peugeot.....
None-the-less, 10 TDF wins is quite a feat for any team.
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I'll type up cliff notes tomorrow....
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Well the first thing to understand is Peugeot was back in the the day a major French International corporation and still is that produced cars of all level's, bicycles of all levels from cheap kids tricycles up to some very nice high end racers. They at varios points had factories in Canadia, Brazil, Argentina, Africa/not shure country are what they are now, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Taiwan, Austailia and Japan. At there peak in the mid seventies they actually produced more bikes Schwinn at one point. There best selling model the UO-8 is second only to the Schwinn Varsity sport the best selling bike of all time both beating the half million mark in sales.
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Old 01-07-14, 06:53 AM
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Peugeot PSA = the big International Company in France

1882-1992
Peugeot PSA manufactures bikes in France and other locations around the world and distributed bikes in these countries. Peugeot PSA had license agreements with other countries for manufacture and distribution. A good example is Canada, Procycle (or whatever it was called back then) manufactured bikes in Canada and sold them under the Peugeot name in Canada. Beginning in the 80's some of these bikes made it into the U.S dealer network.

Mid to late 80's.
French economy in shambles. Bicycle division is losing hoards of money. Peugeot PSA tells bicycle division they must be self sufficient or they're done

1992-ish. Peugeot PSA brass drop the axe. Bicycle division is done. All assets including the physical buildings and factories are sold to what would become Cycleurope. At the this point is important to know that although the factories were sold outright the name was still owned by Peugeot PSA. A licensing agreement allowed Cycleurope to use the name 'Peugeot'.

1998-ish. Festina drug addict dopers lead Peugeot PSA to drop the hammer on International cycling. Too much of a black eye for a major International company. I'd imagine the bosses at Peugeot PSA called the Cycleurope bosses and said something like, "you tarnished our name, get ready to pay the price.

At the same time Cycleurope owned Bianchi and this is when you begin to see Bianchi's in the Tours. I think Cycleurope simple switched brands...Bianchi in favor of Peugeot.

2000's. This is where it gets a little fuzzy for me. in 2001? Peugeot PSA lets the licensing agreement with Procycle in Canada expire, no Peugeots are available in North America for the fist time since the 60's...possible the 50's. This was probably bitter sweet for the old I worked at. Ted's Bicycle shop in Endicott N.Y. was the longest continuous Peugeot dealer in North America, Ted began selling Peugeot's out of his basement in '68? and sold them continuously through 2002?. I worked there from '84-'96.

2001. September 2001 Peugeot PSA tells Cycleurope they're done. Peugeot branded bike are no longer available in for sale in France for the 2002 model year. Bike are only available for export out of France until the end of 2004 when the licensing deal finally expires.

2010 Peugeot PSA signs a new licensing agreement with Cycleurope...Production of Peugeots begin again. Peugeot bikes will be designed and built in Cycleurope’s Romilly sur Seine, France facility.

An oddball note to this all this is that agreement is written in way that allows Peugeot PSA to sell bikes in France at it car dealerships but doesn't allow Peugeot PSA to open stand alone bike dealerships until the end of 2014.

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Gitane has 11 TdF wins.
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I sold Peugeot's for about 15 years and always did very well with them. Maybe it was the Spring of 1992 that I got a phone call from them saying, Boom, we are closing up shop for good. Very sad and it came out of nowhere. After that I remember seeing some Canadian Peugeots around, but that was it. Same exact situation happened with Panasonic-one day a call that they were pulling out of the USA market.
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I sold Peugeot's for about 15 years and always did very well with them. Maybe it was the Spring of 1992 that I got a phone call from them saying, Boom, we are closing up shop for good. Very sad and it came out of nowhere. After that I remember seeing some Canadian Peugeots around, but that was it. Same exact situation happened with Panasonic-one day a call that they were pulling out of the USA market.
And Miyata... It was unfortunate we didnt get to have the French made bikes.
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