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Let's see those old bikes you have /n/. 1967 Raleigh Sports 3 speed.
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>>904547

>Sturmey-Archer

Damn limeys.
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>>904593
>poor
>only has new bikes

what
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>>904587
SA is tried and true senpai. Easy to work on with lots of replacement part on the eBays. Also I am Americunt
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>>904607
I understand about the floor space. The collection has started to overflow into the gf's parents garage. If you do have the floor space someday you should get a nice project going.
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>>904547
fixed this bike up for my grandpa , just gotta find the weird tires at the lbs
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>>904709
What brand is the bike? Looks good. I like the blue.
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>>904601
Some of the old bikes could fetch ridiculous price
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I bought this 1987 Dahon Classic from a guy who originally bought it to carry with him in his RV for pootling around camp sites, etc. Here's the thing - he had never even taken it out of the box. It had sat in a small storage space in the RV for thirty years... In other words, it's brand new.
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>>904709
what's the tire size?
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>>904780
I kind of have a folding bike obsession. I have never ridden Dahon. How is it?
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OP here- here's my 1968 Schwinn Run-a-bout.
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I need to get a pic of mine, but my dad gave me his from the 70's. Still in mint condition. Has almost 1000 miles on it
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>>904547
The Superbe came with the Sturmey AB dyna-hub and the fork had a built-in lock mechanism.
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>>904923
top of the line sweet bike. I rode one of these i bought at a flea-market in the east village. Carried that sucker up 3 flights of stairs everyday for two years. Loved it.
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>>904923
>dat hand pump
>dat front disc break
Mmmm that bike is beautiful.
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>>904911
What brand is that? The old bmx bikes look mean as hell. Especially with mag wheels.
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Posted it before but here's my 1972 schwinn fastback. Restored with all year correct parts. Only had the frame and forks and built it from there.
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>>905009
For some reason I REALLY want to see drop bars on one of these.
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>>905012
They did the "ramshorn" fastback in 1967. That was the only year they made them.
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>>905015
oh my
>getting those bars through a schwinn quill stem
Just kill me now.
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>>905018
Haha I never thought about that
>only made one year due to mass suicides of factory workers who laid in the bars>>905018
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>>905015
>drops that are also risers
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>>904547
I really miss my 1963 Raleigh 3 speed. even though the frame flexed in corners like a son of a bitch. I gave it up when the Strumey Archer exploded going up a hill, After finding that no one would repair them, I took it apart and found chunks of broken gears and oil soaked metal everywhere.
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>>905081
Dang dude. I don't know how long ago that was but they are pretty easy to repair thanks to Google/YouTube. I think it's bull shit LBS don't work on older hubs. They have panic attacks when you say "2 speed kickback hub."
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>>905081
Yeah, it's just hard work scrubbing decades worth of mud and oil mixture out from the mechanism. 90% the problems are simpy from the shifter being full of gunk.

Change the bearings if balls wont stay in retainers any more, sand treads with extra fine paper, change brake pads, if they are all smooth, relube -> good for another decade.

>>905090
Obviously, their fix is the chage the internals for 50% price of a new hub and call it a day.
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>>905001
>dat front disc break
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>>905113
Had a DBS Kombi butterfly folding bike that had one and it honestly did just as good as caliper breaks. I don't know why they get such a bad rep.
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>>905001
>>dat front disc break
it's a hub generator for the light
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>>905133

That's a drum brake.

They suck.
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>>905133
do you still have this bike?
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>>905015
Wald used to make a couple different kinds of rams-horn bars. I used to look at them and wonder "...WTF are those things for???"
For some odd reason they listed them in their catalog for a loooonnng time--like 10 or 15 years--but dealers always said they never had any to ship.
It wasn't until the last couple years that Wald finally took them out of the catalog.
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>>905141
My b senpai. Looked like a disc break
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>>905148
I sold it. Bought it for my girlfriend but she never took it for a ride. Kind of regret it. It broke apart instead of folded. Kind of regret selling it.
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>>905179
yeah. I could see fitting that bike with a 451mm wheelset, capreo 9 speed hub, a really nice vintage suntour bb, sugino maxy 50t crankset, nitto moustache bars, and maybe even glass bead blast the frame and go for a clear lacquer finish. I'm willing to bet there is some brass brazing under that 50 year old layer of enamel...
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>>905197
I've got a Raleigh twenty I want to do mods to. Might take some of this into consideration.
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>>905004
yamaha
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Still working on it.
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>>905210
Good luck. Here's what a friend of mine did with his old raleigh 16.
fucking rad. fills me with envy.
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>>905226
Clean af.
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>>905225
Are this the steel rod breaks?
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>>905226
What back hub did he put on it?
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my main ride until christmas

1975(?) Fuji Special Tourer 10-speed. It actually has a label from the previous owner, who apparently belonged to a local country club back in the day. I'd like to talk to him (or next of kin) about it if possible, I like those historical connections in items.
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>>905234
Those steel rods look intact to me.
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>>905236
It's a wheelset from a Brompton folding bike. The 16 originally came with a 305mm wheelset and shit-tier balloon tires and big-ass fenders. The Brompton's 349mm wheels fit it perfectly. The rear hub is Sturmey Archer 3 speed.

I've been toying with the idea of having a bike fabricated that's pretty much the raleigh 16 with the addition of a top tube. pic related- my photoshoppery.
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>>905225
What's the name on that saddle? I don't recognize those springy rails. Also, very nice job cleaning your components.

>>905245
Don't forget to come back with pics! And I agree, it's definitely fun knowing the history of old bikes.


Here's my fancy old bike - a somewhat mysterious Sannow Eminenza. The frame is custom/semi-custom from a shop in Tokyo, probably made of Tange tubing, probably from the late 70's. It came to me setup as a touring bike, but I put it back together as a road bike with a mix of old parts I like: Record hubs and crank, Retrofriction shifters, Superbe Pro derailers and brakes, Dura Ace pedals. Ride quality is more magic carpet than bike.
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>>905234
No, they're just center pull brakes, but I guess I could see how you could gather that.
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Finland's gift to cycling, presented as a folding bike as for /n/.
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>>905234
Nah; looks like it has regular center-pull calipers.
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>>905289
Needs an engine, tuff tuff
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one of the first Dutch recumbents
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>>905009
Same year as mine

also have a '62 continental i've posted a few times before, the gold one in pic related. also finally got my friends 65ish varsity back together.
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>>905314
I fall in love!
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>>905314
I fully approve of this, so long as all the shit steel components have been replaced with modern, lightweight aluminum equivalents.
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>>905314
Very nice. Get some more pictures up of them if you can. Love the coppertone
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my 60's Gitane Track Standard. I bought it up as a frame, fork, bb, and headset. I built the bike up with spare parts I had around. Fun.
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>>905428
let's try that again. different photo. Sorry quality is so awful.
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>>905428
>>905430
I give up.
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>>905430
>>905428
>>905314

HOW HARD IS IT TO TAKE A BIKE PICTURE HOLY SHIT
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>>905432
this is why you are a failure in life
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>>905435
>valves willy nilly
>crank not parallel to ground
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>>905435
your pic is shite too.
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>>905435
Horrible cable routing.
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I've had this old Franche Compte for a long time, if anyone is in the Indianapolis area I'd give it to you. Too big for me, needs work tho
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>>905463
kek
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>>905090
The catastrophic failures I saw were a result of the sun pinion cracking then destroying the planetary gears. Usually something much simpler, like the axle key getting so worn that it can't move the clutch, or the clutch getting to worn to properly engage the planetary cage.

Most of the time the hub was fine and just the lockring on the indicator needed to be re-adjusted because the tension on the gear shift cable had changed.

The only parts that weren't robust were the tiny pawl springs. if you weren't careful they would "explode" out when you pull the mechanism out from the shell. Those springs were near impossible to find on a shop floor.

oh, de memories.

these days, FML if I have to repair a broken STI lever. QBP and SBS try to order small parts but they're always back order.
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What do you guys think of my 'old' bike?

It's mine and it is in great condition but I don't know a whole lot about it. So if someone could tell me a little more about it that would be great. Thanks a lot!


Sorry for the ugly saddlebag by the way.
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>>905591
What number model is it?
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>>905473
Can I have the front half as well?
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>>905591
don't really know about it, but Columbus steel and Shimano 600 group, she's looking pretty legit to me.

love the color. love the chrome. love the script-written trim and the tiny french tricolour. looking clean, looking classy.

tape the bars white, tho. or get a black saddle, but all-white goes with the lettering better. then get a white bottle cage. yep.
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>>905435
It was what I had on hand
I'm not going to bother trying to take a good picture of my bike when it's dark out and raining
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>>905359
have not, but that's what I'm doing to the next one I build
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>>905662
I can't find the model number anywhere on the frame.
If you know where it should be please tell me. On the frame it says Mercier, made in France (as you can probably see on the picture) and Paris-Roubaix. Also has a Columbus Tretubi sticker on the frame. Shimano 600 group & Mavic wheels. That is as much as I know.
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>>905714
Cool that you like it and thanks for the information.
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>>904780
i have exact same dahon ... mine has a rear rack ... the saddle weighs over 3 lbs btw
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Here's my 1973 Schwinn Speedster. This is the one that started my addiction to older bikes. This beast weighs about 50lbs.
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>>905851
Yes, it's heavy. I've often thought about modernizing the bike and replacing all the heavy and shit-tier components with "litepro" stuff. If I could get my hands on the rare stainless steel version, then maybe it would be worth the additional expenditure. Pic related: Some dude's stainless steel dahon classic with upgrade parts. Pretty sick.
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>>904780
>>906096
>>905851
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>>906148
What's the deal with that headset?
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>>906148
Liking that green brooks saddle.
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>>905714
>tape the bars white, tho. or get a black saddle, but all-white goes with the lettering better. then get a white bottle cage. yep.

tacky and disgusting
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>>906277
everything else is white. those bars look dumb in black. a black saddle would ameliorate the situation, but the trim is still white and the group is silver, not black. white is objectively the best option.
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>>906148
You guys might like this. This is like the ultimate upgrade for this particular bike model.
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>>906282
This bike is fabricated in stainless steel. The wheels are 349mm double wall rims replacing the 305mm kiddie wheels on the original. The rear hub is a sram dualdrive. For those who aren't familiar, it's an internal 3 speed hub combined with an 8 or 9 speed cassette for a total of 24-27 gears. It's a great touring hub because it gives an ultra wide spread of gearing options - no hill you can't climb; no down hill you can't bomb.
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>>906284
35 years old and in pristine condition. An advantage of stainless.
The bottom bracket was old school bmx type and required a modification in order to take a modern sealed bearing bb. Fortunately, an upgrade kit is commercially produced and easily obtainable.
The brakes have been upgraded to stronglight dual pivot calipers.
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>>906282
>that handlebar
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>>906282

Why not just switch to drop bars at this point
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>>906302
For what purpose? The current setup offers two hand positions on the bullhorns and hoods. A third position offered by drop bars would never be used on this bike that's set up for urban commuting and touring.
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le sauvage....
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>>906400
Oh my, I didn't know I wanted one until now.
I really want one.
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>>906403
you and me both, m8. It's a beauty.
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>>906302
>Why not make the headtube even flexier?
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>>904911
didn't these yamaha's come with a full seat?
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>>904911 this would be correct seat
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>>907299
why dad's was a different model. If I recall correctly, it has two fat springs and wasnt a full seat. Ill have to get pics when i get to his place
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>>906282
>>906284
>>906286
I never thought i would consider killing for a bike...but i might just have to reconsider. That thing is a real beaut
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>>905175
brake
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Gonna pick this up this weekend. Anyone have expirence with Peugeot?
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>>907814
Looks like Peugeot's most basic, but extremely popular model, the UO-8, of late 60's vintage. I hope you're at least 6'2", it's a big frame.
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1973 Schwinn LeTour III, which is actually a Panasonic frame with Shimano group.
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>>907814
maintenance nightmare, heavier than fuck
Would not recomment

rebuilt this one during the summer.
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>>905133
wow this is the first time a folding bike ever looked cool to me
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>>905225
I certainly hope you aren't going to ride it with the saddle adjusted that way
Downtubes > stem shifters

Looks good though!
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>>905261
good looking bike, badly lit pic
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>>905591
gorgeous
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>>907890
How is it compared to a Chicago built frame?
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>>908068
Most of the Chicago-built frames were built heavy as fuck (ggl: electro-forged); the Jp frames are generally p. good.
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Just picked this up 1974 schwinn le tour for $30. My first road bike. Beuno?
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>>905055
so you can be not aero or a little less not aero.
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>>909087
Forgot pic. Jap built, all original "light weight" it's my first touring bike
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>>909087
>>909120
Wow, looks to be in mint condition. Neat.

But really, a Le Tour isn't anything special, the frames were nice relative to other bikes being sold in the US in the 70's, but the components are mediocre. Give the condition I would resell it as an antique, or to someone who would want to hang it as a decorative piece - it's a very pretty old bike and you could sell it for at least 10x what you paid for it, then use those funds to buy a bike that would ride much nicer and have better braking, shifting, wheels, etc.
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>>909087
That's how much I paid for my first roadie, 81 Schwinn traveler. It was probably stolen. Bought it out of the back of a guy's pickup.
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>>909120
P. good for $30. Junk the steel rims/hubs (if applicable) immediately, then incrementally upgrade other components to modern standard as budget allows.
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>>909263
Other than campagnolo what are some other good period correct upgrades I could do?
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>>909982
First priority should be wheels with aluminum rims, you'll get much better braking and save a good deal of weight at the same time.

After that, the only change I'd make would be to change the shifters to barcons or dt shifters, stem shifters are really awkward to reach if you're riding with road bike posture (as opposed to sitting bolt upright).
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>>909992
I have a pair of alloy arayas laying around that are decent. Thinking about putting Nitto moustache bars on it so I'd be riding a bit more upright.
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My 1972 Raleigh twenty. Half way done restoring it. Just needs a shine.
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>>907814
>Anyone have expirence with Peugeot?
It's common to find UO-8s with bent forks. Feel along the back of the fork blades. The tubing is seamed and the tubing will often crease right at the seam.

In the mid-1970s the UO-8 came with Rigida steel rims with a bumpy/notched chrome braking surface. Under ideal circumstances the brakes would buzz. When wet they would hardly work at all. It's rare to see these original rims.

If the bike has the original parts you'll also have cottered cranks and Simplex plastic derailleurs and an Atom french-threaded freewheel.
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