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Peugeot Track

After looking for one of these for years I finally scored one on eBay. Has Columbus stickers on the frame though I'm not sure if it truly is columbus, pretty sure the fork is though. Im gonna do a full French build and go all Mavic with stem, bars, headset, starfish cranks and first gen Cosmic pro rims laced to Mack hubs. Ive got to do some more research and try to find out the history of Peugeots track frames. If anyone has any info on them please let me know.

Frame:
80s Peugeot Track/54cm

Fork/Headset:
Columbus track/?

Added by yarbroughdesign. Last updated over 4 years ago.

8 Comments

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

your build sounds fucking rad

Posted over 6 years ago

dosha

dosha says:

+1

Posted over 5 years ago

mankkis

mankkis says:

The GitaneUSA forums have quite alot of good info on french track frames. A number of sources say Peugeot never made any track frames in their own factory, they simply bought frames from brands like Gitane and Bertin and branded them Peugeot. Finding out the exact maker of the frame can be rather hard as the french were quite lazy with pantographing and also many framebuilders used the same lugs and tubing making it hard to tell them apart. Gitane used Columbus tubing in a few track frames from the early 80's, mainly Columbus TreTubi i.e. the main triangle is Columbus (usually Aelle if I'm not mistaken) and the 'stays are noname tubing. Vitus tubing and metric Reynolds are more common. Remember, paint and decals can lie ;)

Posted over 6 years ago

yarbroughdesign

yarbroughdesign says:

I I had read that Peugeot never made any track frames in house, they just outsourced. Thanks for the info though, I had been wondering who they had make them. This frame is Columbus tubed so I'm gonna say Gitane probably made it. But since Peugeot went to that length to have it made and brand it as their own then a Peugeot it shall remain.

Posted over 6 years ago

mankkis

mankkis says:

Yeah, I was also really into having a Peugeot track some years ago. Keep it the way it is! But remember; don't assume the frame is Columbus tubed just because it has Columbus decals!

Posted over 6 years ago

Nehorknereburu

Nehorknereburu says:

Everything mankkis just sayed is true. These lugs are very common on vintage track bikes. Some gitane got the same lugs (look there http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5266/560...).
Will stalk your build ;)

Posted over 6 years ago

_nico

_nico says:

That was quick! Was eyeing the frame on ebay too cause it's awesome (not thinking about buying it though). Sounds like it'll be a great built - exciting!

Posted over 6 years ago

yarbroughdesign

yarbroughdesign says:

Yeah I had to grab it, best one I've seen in a long time. Its different, thats what I love about it.

Posted over 6 years ago