My Peugeot
CYCLES PEUGEOT
'My Peugeot' is for Peugeot owners to tell their Peugeot story.  Send me an E-mail about your 'Peugeot story' along with a few
reasonably sized pictures and I'll post it up.  Tell me when you first bought it, why you did, what it means to you and how its
ridden.  Be sure to include the model!!!  A reasonable length paragraph along with pictures can be sent to
jim@cyclespeugeot.com  Thanks and enjoy!!!!
Europe and shipped to Quebec unpainted.  They were then painted and decaled PX10LE for a short period of time and
currently have what I and it was said by LeTourneau that the batch were team issues.  It had a made in Canada sticker on the
chainstay (which has think is a team Peugeot frame from about 1988-1989.  It was from the shop of the late Heinz Linke
(Madison cycle) in been removed).  It is black with splash decals.  I had a fork made by Joe Bringheli in Cleveland from
downtube of the bike starting with the the numeral 9.  (A strange complete the build.  Serial numbers are stamped under the
downtube of the bike starting with the the numeral 9.  (A strange place to serialize it in my view.)

I thought you would be interested in hearing about, what I think is, a very rare frame.  It is a beautifully made frame and
handles as well as it looks.
Your cycles Peugeot webpage is pretty interesting and surprisingly complete. Is it a new page?

I don't expect to write for the MyPeugeot page (this story is not yet ready, maybe later). But, my story may be, at least, a little interesting.

I lived in Binghamton, NY from 1974 to 1976. Sometime in '75 or '76 a friend advised me that he had seen a pretty good looking 10 speed at a second
hand store on Clinton Street.
(Oh yes, the Clinton Street run. Did you ever do it?) We went down to look at it. I knew nothing about 10 speeds then, but, fortunately, he had one. He said
that the bike, a Peugeot, was a pretty good one and the only thing wrong with it that we saw was that it had a bent frame. It was dirty and a little used
looking, but, obviously, somebody had driven into something. The front wheel wasn't bent, as I remember, but the top and down tubes both were bent at
the lugs. He said that if I didn't buy it, he would. So I bought it, I think, for $35, maybe $50.

I took it home and over the next week or so took it completely apart; both to learn about it and to clean and lube it. I don't remember specifically how, but
we straightened the tubes as best as possible. If you're interested I'll send you photos (right now it's a little dusty, having just came up from winter storage -
is it July already??? - in my basement) showing how the bottoms of the tubes are still bulged and the tops have the paint missing, from being stretched in
the collision. I've ridden it for almost 35 years since.

Anyway, reading that you were originally from Endicott, I realized that my Peugeot most likely came from the very shop where you worked. But, of course,
much earlier than when you worked there. Just thought that was interesting.

Thanks to your site, I'm now relatively sure that it's a UO8 from 1974.

Chris L.
This is the last I ever saw of my Peugeot U-08.  It was in Venice in May of 1978.  From there, I hopped on a train for
Calais and put it in the baggage car, but it never made it to Calais.  6 months later,  I got a note from SNCF, the
French national train service, saying that I should claim it in Boulogne, and I had an importer/exporter spend another
6 months trying to get it back before they told me to let it go.  I personally think that the French didnt want to let the
bike leave France because I had installed a SunTour gruppo on it and they couldn't stand to give the bike back to
such a blasphemer.

I bought it new from the Marina Del Rey Bike Shop in Venice, CA.  It was a great bike, royal purple, It was my vehicle
when I was a car-free pioneer in L.A.  I rode it touring, I even used it to transport guided-missile components
between locations of Hughes Aircraft.  I upgraded just about everything but the frame.  It is missed.
THE STORY: I TRADED MY OLD RALEIGH FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO THE FRIENDS CHURCH BIKE COLLECTION FOR THE PEUGEOT.YEAH I
USED TO DO THE PAPER ROUTE, CARRY MY BOOKS TO SCHOOL- NO BACKPACKS-THE GUYS AT THE COLLECTION SAID MY BIKE WILL BE
A TACO BIKE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY-HOW COOL-WISH I COULD BE THE FLY ON THE WALL.
I've gotten into road biking this summer, and after owning a couple heavier bikes, I stumbled upon this very nice 1988 (?) Peugeot Bordeaux.  I know very little about it, and can't
seem to find a similar Bordeaux in any of the catalogs I've looked at online.  My bike has Shimano SIS index shifters on the downtube, Shimano "Light Action" derailleurs,  
Dia-Compe side pull brakes, Rigida aluminum rims, Nervar cranks, and Mallard hubs.  I didn't find a serial number on it, but the rear hub was made in the 48th week of 1987, and
the front hub was made in the 11th week of 1989, if I'm reading the numbers correctly.  This leads me to believe it's an '89, but the '89s didn't have the rainbow decals like mine.  
Coincidentally, my bike appears to be an exact match to the bike listed under "Rainbow Decals" in your website's "Model ID" section.

The bike appeared to be original when I bought it.  I removed the foam grips, and plan to replace them with grip tape.  I replaced the shredded tires with Panaracer Paselas, and
removed the front derailleur because it's completely flat where I live.  I have no use for the small front sprocket.  

I love the bike.  It only weighs 24lbs and rides very well, although I must admit I've never been on one of the fancy expensive carbon fiber bikes, so I don't have much to compare it
to.  If you would like to post pictures of my bike on your site, feel free.  I can send you more if you wish.  I know I don't have a really high-end sought after bike.  I was just hoping you
could give me a little information on it, if you know anything about the Bordeaux.

Thanks,
Jake