Even at a good price it survived the weekend and I was able to pick it up during the week. Turns out this bike is not just a Peugeot but a made for the french market one that came to Seattle with a French family who is going back to France and didn't want to lug a 30 lb. Mixte with them.
I haven't nailed down the exact model or year but its similar to the "all weather" UE-18 style bike. Peugeot had different components for bikes in different markets. This bike has 700c wheels rather than 27 inch and presta value tubes rather than schrader for instance. Instead of center-pull brakes it has some entry level side pull brakes. And I guess instead of north road handlebars these are Le Rue Nord.
I really like that this bike came standard with fenders and a cool integrated rear rack painted to match the frame,
unfortunately the bike didn't come with a front lamp although based on the bracket holes in the front fender it had one originally. Another cool feature is the Peugeot branded bell which I understand are rare and expensive, I looked on ebay and one was for sale in the UK for $60, which is about what I paid for the entire bike.
The bike does have the standard 70s Peugeot drive-train, Simplex of course.
|downtube Derlin simplex shifters|
And now I really need to stop acquiring project bikes! although for this one I could probably do a "flip" if I really wanted to as its in nice shape to start. I would like to give it the full treatment, however, and with spring coming and perhaps the addition of a basket I think it will fetch a good price. On the other hand my daughter continues to sprout up and has outgrown her last bike and she likes the look of this one so maybe I will build it up for her.
Until next time ride, smile and repeat.