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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:14 pm 
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I seem to remember if it was metallic/pearlescent paint it was nicer/more expensive than one in a flat colour, sorry thats it :D


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:53 am 
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Just a quick note about Peugeot frames. Some of them have a 24mm seat post and they are virtually impossible to find nowadays. I know you're looking for a complete bike but just in case you were tempted by a project bear that in mind.

Also, I have recently been riding a 501 framed bike for work and I was surprised at how nice a ride it turned out to be. All my other road bikes are 531 but I would say the 501 definitely held its own against them. Just doesn't have that cool factor about it.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:56 am 
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NeilM wrote:
Reynolds 501 is a straight gauge tube, it was used in mtb's like Dawes and Raleigh, as well as road bikes and is pretty base model stuff.


500 was the plain gauge stuff, 501 is butted although both are seamed tubing; 525 - still offered by Reynolds today as the chromoly alternative to 531 - is the seamless & butted equivalent and there was at least one 90s Peugeot model (whose name escapes me, think it had an all-gloss black paint job) that used it.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:03 pm 
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Here's my Peugeot Perthus 351 in purple and white, now uses Dura ace 7400, I have owned it since the early 90s bought it as a frame and up graded it over the years, Its nice to ride and fits into the "decent" category very well.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:01 am 
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Thanks for the replies, think I defo need to take the plunge soon and will check out the size of new bikes first. The Pugs I remember are this sort of style (decals, colours etc) so I'll be looking in this direction. :D

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Retro-80s-Peu ... 229wt_1014


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:48 pm 
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At 6ft2 you should be looking at the size 58cm - 62cm centre to top sizes.

In terms of groupsets for the late 80's / early 90's period, you can't go wrong with Shimano 600 6400 tricolour or Shimano 105 1050. Really nice stuff and quite cheap on ebay. You'll pay more of a premium for Campy stuff of the period.

Peugeot also used Vitus steel tubing in the 80's.

Some Pugs on bay at the moment:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-1985- ... 1e790a24de

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Peugeot-Road- ... 257cfcd244

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Peuge ... 20d18ff35e

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vintage-PEUGE ... 27d2025373

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Peuge ... 2c6e159d5a

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CADRE-FOURCHE ... 35c68159ee


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:46 pm 
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Here is 80's Peugeot Marseille i'm fixing up for a friend's wife. Not fancy but the colors sure look great, or maybe i'm just taken with the lion....

Anyway it's a pretty decent bike, especially for the price. Canadian made, HLT tube joining technology (still not sure about that), 27" wheels, Dia Compe brakes and Suntour derailleurs, Maillard hubs, ect. The stem is only on for a glamour shot.

I would certainly call this bike decent.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:23 pm 
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I can't claim to know a huge amount about Peugeots but I have a Late 80's Motobecane. Lots of French entry level bikes of that era had Malliard Helicomatic hubs. They are easy enough to remove but a bugger to find spares for. Avoid the Helicomatic hubs if you can.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:24 pm 
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I had a Peugeot Equipe through the 80's. Nothing fancy but it took me absolutely everywhere - school, college, work & a couple of touring holidays. I'd maybe even still have it if a car hadn't rear-ended me at some traffic lights in Manchester city centre in '93... It was the first bike I really loved.


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