Peugeot UO8 Road Bike - White

peugeot uo8 road bike - white - side view
Steel frame, steel wheels, steel crank

From its chrome-tipped fork to its checkerboard Record du Monde seat tube graphics to its art-deco head tube lugs to its unassuming white paint, this Peugeot UO8 road bike was an instant classic when it was new, and still is today.



This white Peugeot UO8 needs all these parts and more.
Always check compatibility before ordering parts for your bicycle.
All bike repairs should be performed by a qualified bicycle mechanic.
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - angle view
Classic lines

Made in France, the Peugeot UO8 sports a full complement of French parts, including Huret shifters, Simplex derailleurs, Mafac brakes, Normandy hubs and Rigida Chrolux steel wheels. The non-original Avocet Touring WT saddle is, by comparison, totally out of place.

peugeot uo8 road bike - white - front end
Nice front end

This particular UO8 has seen some wear and some weather. It's rusty, the paint is grimy and discolored, the front derailleur is missing, and the tires are shot. But that's okay. Honest wear and patina are good things.

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Even if you turn the Peugeot UO8 into a single-speed, you still need new tires and stuff.
Always check compatibility before ordering parts for your bicycle.
All bike repairs should be performed by a qualified bicycle mechanic.
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - head tube
Peugeot head tube decal and art-deco lugs
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - mafac racer front brake
Alloy Mafac "Racer" front brake
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - right brake lever
Brake boots never last
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - ava alloy stem
AVA alloy stem


Notice that I didn't link to new paint? That's because a bike only has awesome patina once.
Always check compatibility before ordering parts for your bicycle.
All bike repairs should be performed by a qualified bicycle mechanic.
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - shifters
Huret downtube shifters, chrome fork cap
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - avocet saddle
Non-original Avocet Touring WT saddle
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - head tube lugs
Head tube lugs, brake guides, pump boss
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - seat tube decals
Legendary Record Du Monde seat tube graphics


Maybe when I'm 80, I'll have time to restore vintage Peugeot road bikes.
Always check compatibility before ordering parts for your bicycle.
All bike repairs should be performed by a qualified bicycle mechanic.
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - seat tube lug and cable guide
Tube Special Allege Peugeot = steel frame
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - fork graphics
Fork blade graphics, Mafac "Racer" side view
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - fork tips and front hub
(Rusty) chrome fork tips, Normandy front hub
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - normandy front hub
Close-up of Normandy alloy front hub


These are the basic necessities. I'd also recommend upright bars for comfortable city cruising.
Always check compatibility before ordering parts for your bicycle.
All bike repairs should be performed by a qualified bicycle mechanic.
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - front tire
France meets England: Raleigh Red Dot tire
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - front rim
Rigida Chrolux chrome steel rims
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - pedal
Pedal cages are cool
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - pedal underside
Rusty pedals are not


Or you can just flip the handlebars up trailer-park style and do wheelies with no shirt.
Always check compatibility before ordering parts for your bicycle.
All bike repairs should be performed by a qualified bicycle mechanic.
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - cranks
Rusty 3-bolt Peugeot sprockets, missing Simplex front derailleur
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - rear derailleur
Rusty pie plate and Simplex derailleur
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - rear brake
Rear Mafac Racer alloy centerpull brake
peugeot uo8 road bike - white - rear tire
You might not want to put high pressure in this tire