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Peugeot

Postby amattinson » Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:32 am

I have a mid 1980s Peugeot which has been superceeded in the garage. It would need to be resprayed etc to look good again, but I have been riding it on 40-50km rides recently with no drama so it is still in good functioning order.
My question is, is this considered a vintage bike ??
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Postby cludence » Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:07 pm

Hi, Can't say I know exactly when they decide a bike becomes a 'vintage' bike. I know people collect bikes from the 80's including Peugeots so I dont know what you would technically call it. Collectible,Retro, Vintage?? I have a boy's Peugoet Road bike here that I am guessing is early 80's and they are cute. Definetly bikes worth riding if they still have life left in them. You'll have to post a pic for us to see it.

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Postby europa » Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:46 pm

It's a vintage bike. Love her and use her and before you know it, she'll be so old not even the grumps will be able to complain that she's too young :D

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Re: Peugeot

Postby uMP2k » Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:08 pm

amattinson wrote:I have a mid 1980s Peugeot which has been superceeded in the garage. It would need to be resprayed etc to look good again, but I have been riding it on 40-50km rides recently with no drama so it is still in good functioning order.
My question is, is this considered a vintage bike ??


I have a mid 80s Repco Nishiki (took me forever to confirm that!) which I would consider retro - except for the fact that it has been so extensively repainted and re-equiped that I am not really sure where it fits!
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Postby LuckyPierre » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:53 pm

The guys at the Canberra Bicycle Museum don't consider bikes from the 1980's to be 'vintage' - but for a few of us on the forum, they're our pets! And, very much the target bikes of the 'Retro' forum. :)
Is yours a commuter, tourer or racer?
Put up a picture under the 'sticky' "Let's see what you've got"
edited to add
Dave at the Museum called 1980's bikes 'vintage light', but I don't know how far his tongue was in his cheek at the time. He said that a sensible cut-off point to use between them and 'contemporary' bikes was the introduction of STI / Ergo levers, although one of the other guys there said that it was sacrilege to call anything with indexed shifting any kind of 'vintage'! :?
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Postby cludence » Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:23 pm

I love the retro bikes. I fixed up a morrison the other week which I believe was a cheapie 80's NZ made road bike. Nothing flash but in great condition and will make a great commuter. Picked up last week thanks to someone being lazy and throwing it, a repco superlight so that will be my next toy to play with.

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Postby LuckyPierre » Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:45 pm

There's are fair few Superlites among us! Peter (531db) has more than one, buzzard's pretty into them and Peter (that's me this time) has got one too. We even thought mikesbytes' 'beast' might be one for awhile!
Pictures (preferably as a response to the 'sticky') please -especially when you've got them back into riding condition.
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Postby cludence » Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:33 pm

Posted my superlite in the 'sticky'. Still got to get mine ready before I go riding it.

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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:06 pm

The beast is a bit too much retro at the moment

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