[CR]1970's Peugot Bicycle w/fenders & rack -WHAT MODEL ???

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Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 12:16:00 -0400
From: "Martin Walsh" <mowalsh@verizon.net>
To: "CR List" <ClassicRendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]1970's Peugot Bicycle w/fenders & rack -WHAT MODEL ???

Dear CR List Members, I just aquired a 1970's vintage,red, Peugot 10 speed, with alloy fenders and a steel rear rack.It was originally purchased on a U.S. Army base in Germany (base exchange or post exchange). It has 700C, steel, Rigida rims,with bolt on axels. Simplex black plastic "delrin" rear derailler,Simplex front derailleur, and black,plastic Simplex down tube shift levers. Altenberger "SYNCHRON" sidepull brakes and a braze on for the front generator and a front fender mounted light.Steel made in Germany pedals (maybe not original) .All factory original except the "Schwinn" tires and in really good condition. I couldn't pass it up! I know it is nothing special,but it is SO 1970'S BIKE BOOM! It would be a comparable model to a GITANE HOSTELER, except this Peugot only has a steel rear rack, otherwise a very similar bicycle to the "HOSTELER". It seems to me that Gitane and Peugot sold many of the comparable road racing models on the low end of the scale but very few with racks and fenders. The Peugot I have is most likely one step up from the entry level European models like the GITANE GRAN PRIX OR THE PEUGOT U0-8,but still on the low end of things. I have not seen many of these early 1970's bicycles with fenders back in the early 1970's or now. Does any one know the model NAME OR NUMBER OF the low end Peugot that I have from the early 1970's. I did a GOOGLE search and somehow ended up on JAMIE SWAN'S great WEBSITE: http://www.centerportcycles.com (mapped) but no answer there, just a great website with lots of good information and photos! I wrote our resident FRANCOPHILE - Jerry Moos but no answer ( I hope Jerry is all right) Great job JAMIE SWAN!!! I wrote our resident FRANCOPHILE - Jerry Moos but no answer ( I hope Jerry is all right). Anyways nothing urgent, let me know if there is a website with old Peugot catalogs or if someone remembers the model name or number that would be great.THANKS! I guess I could always call it a poor man's "RANDONNEUR". Yours truly, Marty Walsh in Vienna,Virginia, USA