"My experience with a white '77 Peugeot PRN10/E.
I bought the bike new in Melbourne way back (I moved north a long time ago) - in a long gone little bike shop in Camberwell rd, primarily so i could get to work, a long peddle from Hawthorn…"
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank John Gould of Pista Cycles, South Yarra. My 1980 Gitane is now back on the road, better than ever. And to that other big cycle shop in Melbourne CBD, who having stripped the bottom bracket, then handed…"
"Hi Greg, We restore lots of bikes from the 50's to 80's and when faced with French bottom brackets - well, they just don't make them anymore. We have made up a few ourselves (sealed cartridge type) and they work pretty well, and…"
"I just joined Melbourne Cyclist and read Jack's message. I am the flatmate he talked about whilst we lived in London. Jack owned his Peugeot and I owned a gorgeous Eddy Merckx. When I left London in 1980 I gave my bike to a mate. When I arrived…"
"I restored a Peugeot last year and solved the bottom bracket problem by buying a Phil Wood bb and specifying French cups which they supply. Admittedly the bb and cups cost more than the frame from ebay but makes for a very smooth ride. Also you are…"
"French Bottom Brackets?
I work on mainly 70's bikes and have done a number of French ones including Peugeot, Gitane, Motobecane and Vitus. The problem sometimes is the French threads on the forks - for the headset- and the bottom bracket. Both…"
"Thanks for the warning. Will be gentle.
Here's a bit of trivia, I spoke to a guy who was on a Peugeot folder today and he said that in France in teh 60s-70s they were given away with luxury cars (presumably peugoet) - how about that?"
"I'm on a 89 Pug Ventoux, yellow/black with splashes of colour; great bike, the geometry felt great when I first got on it, I've changed some of the running gear but it still has the original derailluers & cranks. I run a mobile bicycle…"