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 Post subject: My 'new' Peugeot
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:22 pm
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Location: Droitwich, Worcestershire
Hi

New to here after just acquiring a mid 70s Peugeot 5-speed.

Got it just this week and have done one ten mile run on it and a bit of pottering around town. I've been used to a modern GT hard tail MTB in recent years which has made me lazy having all those low range gears to play with so I definitely felt the difference in the gradients with only 5-speeds. Still it's very smooth and rolls straight and true, but got to get used to those 70s brakes. Like getting from a Ford F-150 pick-up into an Alfa Duetto Spider - and I know which one of those I'd prefer...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Me again

I've found some old French and US brochures which have something similar but can't make out the actual model so any help would be appreciated. It has the same spec as the one in this link apart from being a 5-speed - ie Simplex and Mafac gears and brakes.

[url]http://mysite.verizon.net/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=actual&linkpath=http://mysite.verizon.net/vzerndgo/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/Peugeot_1974_US_Catalog_Page_8_UO8_Retropeugeot.jpg&target=tlx_picozdp&title=UO 8

This was a nice find as well - I think it is the same as the bike pictured on page 8, but can't make out which model it is from the models listed at the end. If you are quiet you can actually hear Serge Gainsbourg and I'm working on the sideburns.


[/url]http://cyclespeugeot.com/Catalogs.html

Cheers, or should that be Salut![url][/url]


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:16 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:22 pm
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Location: Droitwich, Worcestershire
Me again

I've found some old French and US brochures which have something similar but can't make out the actual model so any help would be appreciated. It has the same spec as the one in this link apart from being a 5-speed - ie Simplex and Mafac gears and brakes.

[url]http://mysite.verizon.net/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=actual&linkpath=http://mysite.verizon.net/vzerndgo/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/Peugeot_1974_US_Catalog_Page_8_UO8_Retropeugeot.jpg&target=tlx_picozdp&title=UO 8

This was a nice find as well - I think it is the same as the bike pictured on page 8, but can't make out which model it is from the models listed at the end. If you are quiet you can actually hear Serge Gainsbourg and I'm working on the sideburns.


[/url]http://cyclespeugeot.com/Catalogs.html

Cheers, or should that be Salut![url][/url]


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:22 pm
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Location: Droitwich, Worcestershire
JimGT wrote:
Me again

I've found some old French and US brochures which have something similar but can't make out the actual model so any help would be appreciated. It has the same spec as the one in this link apart from being a 5-speed - ie Simplex and Mafac gears and brakes.

[url]http://mysite.verizon.net/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=actual&linkpath=http://mysite.verizon.net/vzerndgo/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/Peugeot_1974_US_Catalog_Page_8_UO8_Retropeugeot.jpg&target=tlx_picozdp&title=UO 8

This was a nice find as well - I think it is the same as the bike pictured on page 8, but can't make out which model it is from the models listed at the end. If you are quiet you can actually hear Serge Gainsbourg and I'm working on the sideburns.


[/url]http://cyclespeugeot.com/Catalogs.html

Cheers, or should that be Salut![url][/url]


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:22 pm
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Location: Droitwich, Worcestershire
http://cyclespeugeot.com/files/1974French.pdf

This was a nice find - I reckon my bike is the same as the one pictured on page 8, but can't match it to any of the models described at the back.

If you're quiet you can actually hear Serge Gainsbourg and I'm still working on the sideburns.

Salut.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:22 pm
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Location: Droitwich, Worcestershire
...and this was from a US brochure...

http://mysite.verizon.net/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=actual&linkpath=http://mysite.verizon.net/vzerndgo/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/Peugeot_1974_US_Catalog_Page_8_UO8_Retropeugeot.jpg&target=tlx_picozdp&title=UO%208

Is this what I've got I wonder?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:41 pm 
Retro Guru

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Location: Chez Vegas, Derbyshire
Nice. I do like old Pugs (I am biased as I've got one myself).

I thought it was only me that when I put my leg over a French bike I feel like I ought to light a Gitane and wear a beret.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Droitwich, Worcestershire
vivelesalpes wrote:
Nice. I do like old Pugs (I am biased as I've got one myself).

I thought it was only me that when I put my leg over a French bike I feel like I ought to light a Gitane and wear a beret.


Merci! Wondered where that second sentence of yours was going for a minute then! But I agree, now I know why I've suddenly started having pastis for breakfast


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:17 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:29 pm
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Location: United Kingdom
I have a soft spot for pugs also. I may be wrong but could it be a '72 G50C?

http://www.peugeotshow.com/images/1972_9.gif

There's loads of other catalogues on their site, have a look through.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Droitwich, Worcestershire
That certainly does look very similar - especaly the chain guard, which is exactly that shape and that is the first similar 5-speed I've seen as well.

Good find - thank you!


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