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Old 03-12-16, 12:30 AM
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Peugeot project

What are everyone's thoughts on a Peugeot project bike for $80 (not sure on year or model would guess 1980's). Looks ready to ride with a tune up. Long term plan would be paint and upgrade to modern components. Any thoughts/opinion is appreciated.
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Old 03-12-16, 12:33 AM
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This is it.

Peugeot Road bike PROJECT
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Old 03-12-16, 01:26 AM
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That's an early-to-mid 1970s Peugeot UO-8. It was Peugeot's entry-level bike at the time. I have one and like it for riding around town -- it's a comfortable ride, but it's heavy and it's not a sporty bike. It's not a candidate for modernization since you're not going to find modern parts that'll fit this frame's obsolete French sizing & threading.
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Old 03-12-16, 01:42 AM
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Old 03-12-16, 08:08 AM
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The UO-8 is a classic. With some modifications it can be a great bike. I put alloy wheels, Brooks saddle, and wider handlebars on mine and it really transformed the ride. There are tons of vintage parts on ebay to "upgrade" your vintage ride. This is the bike that got me back into group rides. Sold it on, wish I still had it.

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Old 03-12-16, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by SkyDog75 View Post
That's an early-to-mid 1970s Peugeot UO-8. It was Peugeot's entry-level bike at the time. I have one and like it for riding around town -- it's a comfortable ride, but it's heavy and it's not a sporty bike. It's not a candidate for modernization since you're not going to find modern parts that'll fit this frame's obsolete French sizing & threading.
Not quite. French parts are available but they may not be cost effective. Velo Orange has some; so does IRD. Harris cyclery often has some as well.
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Old 03-12-16, 08:17 AM
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That is a terrific bike at $80 even if it is missing its headbadge. The ride is smooth. You can improve the ride dramatically with alloy wheels; I'd look around for a decent pair from Craigslist or a local bike co-op. That bike can take really fat tires as well. I used to ride mine with 700 x 40c tires. It was built around 27 inch wheels but the brakes can handle 700c tires.

It is a real classic and in great shape. I've been looking like forever for one locally with no luck or at least not at a price I'd be willing to pay. $80 is about right for the bike. Grab it.
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Old 03-12-16, 03:07 PM
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Not quite. French parts are available but they may not be cost effective. Velo Orange has some; so does IRD. Harris cyclery often has some as well.
Oh, I'm aware that there are French parts available -- I've got a 1972 UO-8 myself -- but he said he wanted to upgrade to modern components. You're not going to find something like French-threaded outboard bottom brackets for Hollowtech II cranks. Putting a 7+speed indexed shifting system on a bike with no integral derailleur hanger isn't ideal. He'd need to invest in a new wheelset, not only to get rid of the heavy, poor-braking steel ones, but to get to a freehub to run a modern cassette. UO-8's aren't bad bikes, but there are lots of reasons they're not ideal for a modernization project.

And just for the heck of it, here's mine:
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Old 03-13-16, 06:01 PM
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Keep looking, you CAN do better!
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Old 03-13-16, 07:38 PM
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I say do it, I did!!
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Old 03-14-16, 09:41 PM
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+1 get it up and running! I finally got my 1984 PH10L back up and running. I bought it new in '84 but hadn't ridden it in a LONG time as you can see by the picture I took last year:



I took it apart this winter and sanded off all the rust. Then polished up the bare metal then clear coated everything. Ended up having to replace the BB so got it re-threaded (darn frenchies) and a fresh, sealed BB put in. New cables and new wheels needed too. Here it is prior to new saddle and pedals:



After sanding off the rust, I noticed the welds are brass(?) brazed? So if all goes well this season, I plan to strip off all the paint, polish, clear coat, then put on a new set of original style decals for a unique look. Here it is as it sits today, waiting for good weather with new saddle and SPD pedals. Good luck!

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Old 03-15-16, 11:41 AM
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Skoony check this out!

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Old 03-15-16, 02:59 PM
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I'd buy it too, OP. Cool bike for not a lot of bones. I'd probably not bother with alloy wheel upgrades though unless the current set was trashed/unfixable. I think I'd prefer to ride it as it came from the factory.
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Thats a neat finish. Nice to see someone else with the same line of thinking. Keep us posted on your project.
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Old 03-18-16, 07:03 PM
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I'm still working on my Peugeot PX10 and my U08 is one pretty ride that I finished last summer.
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