70's Peugeot fix-wheeled road frame

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70's Peugeot fix-wheeled road frame

Postby kukamunga » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:25 pm

Picked this up from a church fete earlier this year:-
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I think it's a UO-8 or PE-8, late 70's road frame, converted to a 'fixed-wheeler'. Components:-
Rigida (France) CHROLUX ** 'Chromage Superiore' 27" x 1 1/4" HP rims; ATOM hubs w/ Huvet 'Luxe' wingnuts; MAFAC "Racer" brakes; SR 'Silstar' alloy crankset. The seat is interesting. See separate thread.
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by BNA » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:20 pm

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Postby ukalipt » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:20 pm

wow.

i have almost the same frame but in green, currently running fixed as well.
i think it is a PE-8. lynn has one which looks pretty much the same.

did you do the conversion job, or was it that way when your brought it?

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Postby kukamunga » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:59 am

Bought exactly as you see it, minus messy bar tape, gel seat cover, and chrome 'ringa-ringa' bell!! Couldn't find out any history about it. Think it may have been a 'deceased estate' or such-like. I'd say someone has converted their roadbike to track race many years ago, retired, then stuck a bell and seatcover on it later to got to church on Sundays on!
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Postby Kid_Carbine » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:50 am

Simply be aware that many Peugeots were fully imported FDM's [French Domestic Models] with French diameter tubing & French threads, none of which is interchangeable with the English standard size or threading that was widely used here.
At least a locally sourced rear derailleur should bolt up OK [I think] along with the down tube friction shifters but check the seat tube for diameter as it could be a different diameter & if so, a locally sourced one would not clamp on.

Buying French sized & threaded components on eBay is not hard as it is quite common, [in Europe] but is a little inconvenient.

None the less, it will build into a very nice exotic road bike.
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Postby kukamunga » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:24 am

Kid_Carbine wrote:.....check the seat tube for diameter as it could be a different diameter.....

Yep, 28.1mm. Nothing a few layers of soft-drink-can can't fix! :wink: Anyway, I think it may be staying a single-speed. Did sell a PE-8 last year with Simplex derailleurs, and it was then converted to a SS. Might be able to source back those parts if needed.
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Postby ukalipt » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:26 am

oh yes the french.
28 seat post size
double right handed threads on BB which are thin walled [ needing a 70mm shimano spindle marked "5" to replace the cottered spindle or the very nice phil woods replacement]
22mm stem - just purchased a 22mm 3ttt
22mm headset - [got that one covered]
25mm bars
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Postby kukamunga » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:34 am

Now.... why didn't everyone follow the French lead and go METRIC ??? :?
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Postby ukalipt » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:46 pm

yeh good point. but no one wants to follow the french
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Postby Kid_Carbine » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:25 pm

kukamunga wrote:Now.... why didn't everyone follow the French lead and go METRIC ??? :?

Because the British Imperial system was just fine.
An inch was divided in two, then again & again into equal portions untill we got down to 64ths of an inch. Even as a schoolboy I had no problem with this but apparently Napolion decided that the French were too stupid to count past 10 because that's all the fingers they had, & naturally, the Australian government of the day presumed that we were as stupid as the French & inflicted metrication on us as well.

Talk about Government mandated dumbing down.

They took another French trait, homosexuality, & made it legal. What's next, will they make it compulsory?
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Postby kukamunga » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:50 pm

Hey Kid. How many fingers you got? And toes.....? Bonjour! :wink:

Homosexuality? I thought that was the ****** :roll:

(EDIT: Hmmm, racial vilification laws :?)

Maresi! :P
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Postby CTA » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:01 pm

All of my Peugeot UO-8's and UE-8's take a 25.6mm or 25.8mm seatpost(seatpin). Cheap and easy to find, about $25 for new alloy seatpost
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Postby Kid_Carbine » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:53 pm

kukamunga wrote:Hey Kid. How many fingers you got? And toes.....? Bonjour! :wink:

Homosexuality? I thought that was the ****** :roll:

(EDIT: Hmmm, racial vilification laws :?)

Maresi! :P

Sorry mate, I didn't think it would be you that rose to the bait like a hungry trout.
Most know by now that I like to generate a little "robust debate" as our former & somewhat disgraced Prime Minister called it, so I throw out a little bait now & then to see what happens.
I had actually expected someone else to come in.
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Postby kukamunga » Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:52 pm

Use grub worms next time, please! :wink:
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Postby kukamunga » Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:51 pm

This Peugeot has now found a new home in Sydney :roll: where it will have other Peugeots to keep it company. Bonjour! :wink:
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