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The Old Lion

A little back story: I am the second owner of this bike. The first was a Naval Officer who purchased the bike while he was stationed in France in 1971. He brought it back to the US and his son inherited it and sold it to me through craigslist. Probably keeping this one classic as I work on other projects. This is the first bike I have purchased myself.

Frame:
1971 PEUGEOT MODEL UE-8 // 54 cm

Fork/Headset:
PEUGEOT Chrome fork tips and head

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Nervar // french threading

Pedals:
Lyotard

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Atom

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Simplex Prestige 537

Handlebars/Stem:
Maes // AVA

Saddle/Seatpost:
Idéale 80

Brakes:
Mafac Racer

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Rigida // Normandy // Michelin

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Unknown replacement

More Info:
Update: Removed back carrier and replaced vandalized (bent) back wheel. Purchased minus the chrome fenders and lights, etc. Photos are from the ad.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Minor Changes

Current Stage Info:

I removed the rat trap back carrier and got the rear wheel replaced. It was vandalized and kicked in.

Added by Beater_X. Last updated over 9 years ago.

3 Comments

raleighgranprix

raleighgranprix says:

Very nice!

Posted almost 8 years ago

LeeBolton

LeeBolton says:

Great bike I've had one of theses nice

Posted over 9 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

Nice old Pug,rare to find 'em so stock-esp. now in the age of hippster fixie butchers. Keeping it stock is a wise choice. Enjoy

Posted almost 10 years ago