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I just bought a Peugeot from southern France. I guess it from 1975-1980. Can anyone help me identify it? Are there any scans from the original catalog available online?

White Peugeot ca 1975BadgeSeat post

  • Great pics, that bike is a beauty! – CardMechanic Jun 16 '17 at 14:34
  • It's clearly a bike from that era, and the components look to be original. The rear pump peg is a curiosity, as I don't find any images online with that feature. And I don't see a front peg -- did it get broken off? Anyway, that may help narrow in a bit more on the specific model -- possibly a more serious touring model. – Daniel R Hicks Jun 18 '17 at 20:11
  • Thanks! I have really been searching and I cannot find any matching quite right. There is a pump peg on the top tube just below the bars. – Ola Jun 22 '17 at 9:57
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It seems to be a mid-1970s Peugeot UO8 (@mark in the comments note it may be a same-period AO8) to my eyes, essentially the male version of the 1975 mixte UO18 that I own. All of the components are identical to what I have including the MAFAC brakes and the decals. A google image search confirms:

Peugeot UO8

A good reference website for the UO8/AO8:

http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Feature_Bicycles/Feature_Bicycles_France/Peugeot_UO8%20_BlueDump/PEUGEOT_UO8_DUMP_1_Start.htm

Peugeot UO8

Note that if that's the original AVA stem, you should immediately replace it. Google "AVA Peugeot Death Stem" if you want to know why (basically, it has a tendency to er... snap ... while riding).

  • Thanks! It could be an uo8 but from what I see all forks have a chrome part at the end. Mine is white. Or could that differ? – Ola Jun 22 '17 at 9:52
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    the A08 had painted forks, the U08 were chrome. – mark Feb 22 '18 at 22:02
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There are some Peugeot catalogues (mostly in English, some French) from around that era at the Veteran cycle club online library (note they're not in order, but the '76, '78 and '79 catalogues are there).

Other sites include Cycles Rétro-Peugeot (various languages but I didn't see any English, decent resolution and coverage) and BikeBoomPeugeot (French, low resolution).

Your date range seems very reasonable; it's not quite right for a '76--'78 Amateur Champion (decals on forks and downtube don't match) but there's a lot that's similar. You'll have to be careful of non-original components - obviously the bar tape is modern and it's bound to have got through a few drivetrain components in that time.

  • Thanks! I have been looking but I cannot find any that matches totally. Strange? – Ola Jun 22 '17 at 9:58
  • I wonder if there were colour options or paint jobs that aren't listed, combined with parts being replaced. – Chris H Jun 22 '17 at 13:26
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    Exactly. Maybe even the fork has been replaced... – Ola Jun 22 '17 at 13:38

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