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1963 Peugeot AO 8

Found this one very badly faded but was able to blend in some fresh paint and brighten up what was left of the original finish.

Frame:
Peugeot Tube Special

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Durax steel

Pedals:
Lyotard steel

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Atom 5 speed freewheel

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Rear is a Simplex 532, the first of the Delrin plastic derailleurs. It's a real clunker but it works as well (or badly) as it did 50 years ago.

Handlebars/Stem:
AVA

Saddle/Seatpost:
ADGA leather seat

Brakes:
MAFAC Dural Forge

Added by TomA. Last updated over 2 years ago.

3 Comments

greg3rd48

greg3rd48 says:

You have the most beautiful collection of French C&V this side of the Atlantic.

Posted about 6 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

great save. finish looks great,nice job saving the original. LOL- Simplex plastic,yep remember them well. Horrid kit.

Posted about 6 years ago

TomA

TomA says:

Thanks, I'm glad you like it. It breaks my heart to see so many of these treasures left outside to rot in the weather. I'm working on another 1963 that was left under a tree for the last 10 years. The steel bolt ons are shot but I think I can salvage the aluminum components and the steel frame. It's nice to know someone still appreciates these old dinosaurs.

Posted about 6 years ago