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tubular tire replacement

No, as offered by @NoCo, is the correct answer. This merely offers some additional information. When you're talking about "normal tires," you mean clincher tires with tubes. These will ...
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How to improve/restore vintage Peugeot bike, or is it even worth it?

If you are planning to ride the bike, replace the handlebar stem
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How to improve/restore vintage Peugeot bike, or is it even worth it?

This is often called "the slippery slope of knock-on upgrades" which can get expensive quickly. There are two simple and relatively cheap upgrades to try. Replace the brake pad inserts with modern ...
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Replacing vintage bike tyres

No, that person was confused and you have it right. A new 700x25 tire will fit the same as what you have. Often 40 year old wheels will need new rim strips while you're at it.
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Should there be grease in my steel frame's tubes?

Some mechanic might have put a liberal amount of grease in the BB shell and also in the head-tube prior to assembly. Then copiously greased the seat-post as well. Grease has a tendency to migrate, ...
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How to improve/restore vintage Peugeot bike, or is it even worth it?

If you just want a reliable, more comfortable, more efficient and safer bike - just buy a new one. Upgrading older bikes (or even new bikes) requires and investment in time and money: learning about ...
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tubular tire replacement

No. Tubular rims only work with tubular tires which must be glued or taped on. (added "taped" to be more complete)
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French thread BB

You're stuck with square taper bottom brackets. But there are plenty of good square taper cranksets still on the market (new and used). You have a few options though: Velo Orange sells a french ...
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Identify this late 1980s Peugeot

This looks awfully close to your bike, the 1987 Iseran, USA model: I'm pretty sure the yellow-orange-red "rainbow" markings put your bike in the 1986-1987 time frame. The Iseran does have ...
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Identify this late 1980s Peugeot

You will probably struggle to get a perfect ID on this bike unless you get a response from someone who used to sell them. I have tried to identify Peugeots in the past and there's only so far you can ...
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Can anyone give me some information on this Peugeot frame I bought this weekend?

I have a peugeot frame of a similar age and have found it to be more bother than its worth. There was a period when peugeot made an effort to make all of their compenent dimensions round metric ...
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Identify this late 1980s Peugeot

This is really an extension of the answer from @AndrewHenle - I just extended his detective work. I believe the bike is a 1988 'Monaco' I found a paint scheme that matched the OP's bike on the 1988 '...
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Old Peugeot brakes not working in rain

Three initial things to do are: Clean the rims, make sure they are free of anything that is acting as a lubricant. YOu may also consider carefully roughening them slightly with a fine grit sandpaper ...
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French thread BB

Can't be done, sorry. A French BB shell is about 0.2 mm larger than ISO, so there's no way to make an ISO BB stay put in there. Forget about press-fit; those are typically several mm larger. Even ...
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French thread BB

I have managed to convert the bottom bracket to work with three piece cranks on my early 1970s UO-8. It originally had cottered cranks. All I had to do was find a square taper bottom bracket spindle ...
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Identify this late 1980s Peugeot

Following on to Andy P - agreeing that it's a Monaco but the German version. It looks like a 1988 P 8/X Monaco. Peugeot's touring bike offered in Germany. The parts (Center pull Weinmann 750s and ...
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tubular tire replacement

I've been down the tubular route on an old 80's road bike I picked up. As already said, the rims are not compatible - tubular rims are curved in the cross section, with no bead; whereas hooked rims (...
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Replacing/Upgrading brakes on ‘80s Peugeot road bike

You can mount recessed style brakes on your 80's frame by drilling out the hole through which the brake bolt goes on the backside of your forks such that the recessed style bolt fits through the hole. ...
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What model Peugeot is this?

Yes the wheel should fit assuming you have a 'normal' road bike fork installed. I've built maybe a 200 bikes and never had the front wheel spacing be an issue (only axle diameter was an issue when ...
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Mafac Racer Brake Replacement

I have a 1975 Peugeot UO18 that I turned into a commuter. I replaced the wheels with 700c contemporaries. The UO18 is the mixte version of your UO8 road bike, so almost all the components are almost ...
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How to hold brake

Looks like the problem is that both the main levers and secondary levers are too far away from the bar, so on the tops, hoods or drop you cannot reach them. If the levers have a reach adjustment, you ...
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70's Peugeot to Fixed Gear Conversion

Yes, you can use 120mm hub. In my opinion the frame is well within tolerance for 70s steel bike. If the difference bothers you, you can add an 1mm spacer to each side between cone and locknut.
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French thread BB

What ever you do under no circumstances re-tap a bottom bracket from French to English. Sugino makes reasonably priced 165 cranks I'm using them now and I have over 10,000 miles on them. They should ...
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Upgrade Peugeot 5-speed to indexed flat bar shifters

If the goal is to make it easy and work well, for sure get a modern freewheel, like a Shimano 6-speed hyperglide one. Hyperglide style ramping is the glue that holds indexed shifting together. Even if ...
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Peugeot Performance 30 Information

From searching through the catalogs it looks like the Performance 30 is from 1999 (scroll the page not quite to the bottom)
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Fixed cup bottom bracket removal

A large vice can be used to clamp the cup and the frame should provide enough leverage, especially since you've almost completely disassembled the bike. Use some penetrating oil from the inside of the ...
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Upgrade Peugeot 5-speed to indexed flat bar shifters

Are the shifters mounted on the stem? Those were a terrible 70's design. A 5 speed bike is almost certainly a freewheel and is not going to have the right tooth profile to work well with indexed ...
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Should I rather treats single spots to conserve the original paint or go for a repaint with a restoration project?

Answering your numbered questions first: Will the rusty/blank spots be a functional problem down the line? A: Bare steel will rust. It needs to be covered in some way to prevent corrosion. Will ...
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Please help me identify this bicycle (Peugot)

It looks a lot like this 1976 UE-8, except for the front rack.
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Measuring chainline without cranks?

As far as I can remember, when looking for a crankset, for each chainring a number in millimetres is given by what the chainline will be affected. E.g. - for Sturmey-Archer FCT single chainring series ...
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