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1972 Peugeot UO-8

Bike tags: Road bike | peugeot | uo-8 | Touring
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1972 Peugeot UO-8 touring frame

Nitto "specialized" french stem 11cm, Nitto Noodle 48cm


Weinmann LP18/ Quando

Weinmann LP18/ Quando


Brooks B-17


Shimano MegaRange 13-34t

Purchased Feb 2008. SKS fenders. original pletscher rack and frame pump. smoooth ride.

People who friended this bike latron, Chainwheel, chai wallah, sixspeed, philfart, IdahoKid, van, Isaac images, the fumingator, LesE, festusIV


What is meant by original Pletcher rack and frame pump? I wasn't aware that UO-8's came with Pletcher racks. The new UO-8 that I had in the 70's I'm positive never had a Pletcher rack; I only remember it having a Mafac tool kit and a "#1 pump" frame pump. (I think the dealer added aluminum fenders to it also and possibly aluminum rims.)

The 1976 UO-8 I have now never had a Pletcher style rack on it either because there's no scratches on the seat stays where such a rack would have been installed. In fact the pump pegs have all their paint, too, indicating a pump was never installed on this bike that I can see.

As much as I like my UO-8 because of the nice blue paint job and neat graphics, and because it brings back fond memories of my younger years, these really were lousy bikes. They had a low quality frame with antiquated geometry only good possibly for touring, and about every part on them left a lot to be desired. It's hard to find one nowadays that hasn't had something changed on it, or hasn't been turned into a completely different type of bike.


Very nice preservation/restoration. I am hunting for auo8. It was my first 10 speed.

so nice!

has such a nice look. how are those sks fenders?


It as it is. Lovely.



don't change a thing

Lovely as is.

Well-preserved machine!

Well-preserved machine! I've got the same f&f in yellow but the project is hindered (until winter anyway) by the previous owner having removed half of the cranks and giving up.

night tiger

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