VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:My old UE-8 Puegeot posted by: Roy on 2/12/2006 at 1:53:23 PM
I rebuilt my old Puegeot touring bike last fall. It's an UE-8, candy apple red with chrome forks, early 80s, original decals. My bro-in-law had it as a beach bike for awhile but I got it back. Most people lighten their bikes, went the other way....

33 pounds! Still, looks neat with new chrome fenders, bell, lighting, big industrial looking French made rack on the back. Much time polishing and buffing and finding French parts. Has those neat high flanged Normandy hubs, Nervar crankset but with one new Stronglight 42 chain ring (still a bit bent after that railroad track crash in 1985 in Sachenhausen), Shimano front derailluer after the old Simplex gave up (It also suffered). It had the cottered cranks and ten speed, but all that went away in 84' as I rebuilt it the first time. May not be worth much to anyone else but I treasure it.

Fun ride but a real work-out on hills. Just love the way it handles. Mebbe this spring that rear wheel will get a new alloy rim and stailnless steel spokes...French of course. The new Specialized....800 bucks and it just was not as nice. Gave that to other bro-in-law as a permanent loaner.

It's parked in the livingroom. This does not live out outside.

Anyone else with the same story? An old bike, not worth a lot but great sentimental value?
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:My old UE-8 Puegeot posted by JB on 2/13/2006 at 1:11:41 AM
Dont't feel strange..I have a Vitus French equiped bike in the livingroom, and an Astra I'm restoring with Moto parts in the bedroom!..Wife and teen kids think it's over the edge...have a barn full of others that have to weather the elements. I tell the family I could have a more expensive mid-life deal going..just waiting for +50 degrees to start pedaling and smiling with the real steel. I think most all the participants on this web share a primal feeling for classic touring rides of the 60-80's...Style and speed were the hallmark of those halcyon days. You're in good company
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   in praise of old steel posted by John E on 2/13/2006 at 3:23:11 PM
I have fallen in love again with Viennese bicycles.

I recently refitted "Rosenkavalier," my red 1959 Capo Modell Campagnolo, with early 1990s Campag. Chorus cranks and sealed BB and late 1980s Campag. derailleurs. With my trusty 1972 Brooks Pro saddle and a 2-year-old CyclArt paint job, it looks great (see BikeForums.net / classic & vintage / Capomania) and rides well enough to have recovered its place as my favorite ride. My 1981 Bianchi's tight geometry makes it stiffer and faster on sprints and climbs, but it is twitchy, particularly in a crosswind. Also, for general transportation on real roads with potholes and other surface hazards, I prefer 28mm tires, versus the 23s on the Bianchi.

"Edelweiss," my recently-acquired white 1960 Capo, is still completely disassembled, as I go through and polish and clean everything. I think it will be great to have one nearly 100% original Capo and one updated/restored Capo.

My general-purpose, theft-resistant, transportation beater bike remains my 1970 Peugeot UO-8, with its highly reliable 1970s-1980s SunTour/Sugino powertrain.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:My old UE-8 Puegeot posted by Bryant on 2/15/2006 at 11:20:43 AM
What is it about those old Peugeots. I fixed up a Peugeot Mixte for my wife for errands around the neighborhood. Has the coaster bars with a slight drop to them. Put barcons, a rear rack and her Baggins bag on the back. Just got the Brooks B-72 to finish it off. She loves it. I love the look of it.
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   My old UE-8 Puegeot posted by John E on 2/15/2006 at 2:59:35 PM
"What is it about those old Peugeots?"

The proportions just LOOK right. The graphics are tasteful and look smashing with the popular French racing white paint job. The frame geometries tend to be practical for John and Jane Q. Public.

I cannot think of a better transportation beater than an old Peugeot UO-8/UO-18/UE-8/etc. with Japanese running gear, alloy cranks and rims, and KoolStop brake pads.
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   RE:My old UE-8 Puegeot posted by Kurt K. on 2/18/2006 at 2:09:18 AM
Couldn't help myself:

"What is it about those old Peugeots?"

Don't know. Perhaps it's the allure of a bike that is incompatible with anything else on the market.

-Kurt
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   My old UE-8 Puegeot posted by John E on 2/21/2006 at 4:25:47 PM
"Perhaps it's the allure of a bike that is incompatible with anything else on the market."

True, Kurt, but at least the French bikes built for the European market were the only purely metric bikes available. :) We have ended up, in a presumably metric world, with ISO-specified 1-3/8" x 24TPI bottom brackets, 7/8" or 1" handlebar stems, 9/16" x 20TPI pedal threads, etc. Go figure ...
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AGE / VALUE:Anyone ever heard of a Scheuer "President" little girls Bicycle posted by: kilroy75633 on 2/11/2006 at 7:16:15 PM
I work at a garbage transfer station.Some kids were cleaning out their uncles house (he passed away).They had this little girls bicycle and bunch of other junk to throw away.I got the bike..Its a "President" bicycle it says "President" on the chain guard and on the tank.On the head badge it says design by SCHEUER.The two tone seat has a big "S" on it.It looks like a cruiser, but everything is small even the seat.It has 20" tires.The paint is faded.The bike is great except on the front chrome fender.It looks like something mounted on it.The rear reflector is still on the back.Does anyone know any info on this bike.It looks old because it has a tank on it, and the chain guard is big and elaborate with a chrome rack in the back over the fender.Any help would be appreciated.Because I can't find out anything on it.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:Anyone ever heard of a Scheuer posted by Dick in FL on 2/12/2006 at 2:16:44 AM
Here's a link to a Scheuer President for sale. Maybe it's you trolling?

Do you run across many discarded bicycles at a transfer station?
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Anyone ever heard of a Scheuer posted by Dick in FL on 2/12/2006 at 2:19:58 AM
Ah yes ... the link.

http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:LvE6FmW-EA0J:www.icollections.net/Collectibles/Transportation/_24.shtml+%22scheuer+bicycle%22&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=3

You may have to use cut-and-paste to reassemble this url.

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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Anyone ever heard of a Scheuer posted by kilroy75633 on 2/12/2006 at 4:41:31 PM
I run across a lot of bikes.Some I fix up and give to kids in neighborhood some I ride awhile and throw away.I ride an old schwinn cruiser to work (2 miles) that has a sears "bikebug" motor on it.I had to replace the rims and do some work on motor, but someone threw it away.I find a LOT of old parts.Most of the time the rims have rusted on the old bikes from sitting on ground so they throw whole thing away.Last week found a sears bike that has a little tire on front with a slick in back and stick shift.I think they call it a Screamer.It was hanging in the guys garage when he moved there. 2 spoke were broke and one of the shift knobs thats all.
You would be surprised how much old bicycle history is in landfills today.
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Anyone ever heard of a Scheuer posted by Dick in FL on 2/14/2006 at 6:17:58 AM
Sheldon Brown says the average mileage on bikes reaching landfills is 1500 miles. I can believe it. Just this morning I ran across at least a dozen being dumped at a condominium complex. They were in a special enclosed area that adjoins the dumpster and is provided for large items like washing machines that will be picked up only monthly. I took the best stuff from a World Sport and am returning tomorrow with my bicycle trailer for more. (All tires holding air, only one frozen chain.)
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   throwaway attention-deficit society posted by John E on 2/17/2006 at 3:51:31 PM
Thanks for the post, Dick in FL, and thanks for performing the rescue operation. We have a very sick society, in more ways than one.

I was buying parts for my 2001 VW Passat when one of the salesmen "invited" me to look at the redesigned 2006 model. When I mentioned that I was unhappy about leaky cam seals at 4 years and leaky vacuum hoses at 4.5 years, he told me most of his customers lease a car for 3 or 4 trouble-free years, then get a new one. I told him I keep my cars an average of 15 years, bought my parts, and walked out.
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AGE / VALUE: brake wear posted by: jason on 2/11/2006 at 6:22:44 AM
I have a Puch with wiennman centerpulls and both front and back are wearing away the right hand pad incredibley fast, the wheel dish seems good, the tension spring seems even and they both make even contact with the rim. in ten miles the pads just about disapeared, , I live in some mean hills but come on. they were new and fairly cheap pads, but ive used them before on other bikes. any ideas on why and what to do? Im at a loss, probably something really simple I can't see. thanks, jason
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: brake wear posted by Joe on 2/12/2006 at 1:05:05 AM
Does one side have a rough spot on the rim?
A bad weld joint on the rim?
Caliper pivot stiff, binding slightly?
Loose spokes causing the rim to dish or shift while braking?
Misaligned wheel/rear frame?
Combination of any of the above?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: brake wear posted by jason on 2/13/2006 at 5:19:23 AM
thanks joe, I think that the caliper pivots are just worn out, they seem to let the whole assembly rock around to much, and the guide post that fits in the groove pops out on hard braking, so the right side gets most of the pressure. this bike has some serious miles on it.
I have some diacomp center pulls laying about, and I may replace with them.
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VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:late 70s DAWES posted by: Rich on 2/9/2006 at 6:45:32 PM
Anyone know what models DAWES made in their touring bikes of the late 70s.
I had one with 531 main tubes, sun tour equipped weinman rims, but damned if I can remember what model it was.
I know it wasn't the Galaxy.
The bike was stolen in the mid 80s and all but forgotten untill someone brought up the DAWES brand at a recent swap meet.
I e-mailed the DAWES site but got nada in response.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:late 70s DAWES posted by JONathan on 2/10/2006 at 1:23:06 AM
I have one "REALMRIDER" from the '70's. Has Weinmann "Vainqueur" cp brakes, cottered Nervar crankset, Simplex derailers avec white plastic downtube shifters. Half-chrome forks...I have a decent photo workup if you want some pics. Closeups of all details. It was nicely crafted, despite the bikeboom pedigree, and the ride is excellent. I can't compare the "Galaxy" to it as yet. Need to finish the restoration of the "G". The "RR" may have been 531, but no stickers to say it was the tubing that was used. I think it was a notch below the Galaxy, so possibly it was regular tubing, nothing special. Craftmanship was superb just as on the Galaxy.
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   RE:RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:late 70s DAWES posted by Dick in FL on 2/10/2006 at 6:33:08 AM
We must form a Dawes Society. Mine is a 23" framed woman's 10-speed with Simplex and Weinmann sidepulls. It is the largest woman's bicycle I have ever seen. And the tubing is massive. The lower down tube is larger than the upper and equal in diameter to the seat tube. (Big diameter chain and seat stays as well.) A decal on the downtube has 3 stars and says Supertube. Other details: fenders which my brother cannibalized before presenting the bike to me, reversed brake controls (no extension levers); downtube shifters, cotterless cranks, alloy wheels, Presta valves. The model name is Shadow. A bike like this will allow a guy to keep on pedaling for a few more years before submitting to a hip replacement. As is normal around here, the bike is practically mint. (Much loved or much hated?)
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:late 70s DAWES posted by steve on 12/29/2006 at 6:33:18 AM
can any one tell me please is supetube a 531 i have a red fireball the brakes stamped 84 . and a warwick in dark green with also supertube on it with 531 forks and do they hold any value thanks
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   RE:RE:RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:late 70s DAWES posted by spanner48 on 5/8/2007 at 6:21:23 AM
I have a 1952 Dawes 'Sports', also decalled *** Supertube. Seattube diameter is the standard 1 1/8'' (28.6mm in new money). Seatpost diameter is 26.4mm - indicating a tubing wall thickness of 1.1mm. So probably it is plain gauge (or possibly single-butted) chrome-molybdenum. Roughly equivalent to Reynolds 500.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:late 70s DAWES posted by Sam on 7/9/2007 at 12:50:32 AM
Hi, I have a 1975 Dawes Super Galaxy which I think I bought off spanner48 above (same Ebay name!). Milremo rims, weinmann brakes, Sun tour shifters mounted on stem, Sun tour shifters, 23" Reynolds 531 Frame with Nervex investment cast lugs! Just wanna thanks to Giles (maybe the guy above) for the bike, by the way the Brooks B5N died this week, went out on it and the front leather portion ripped off! EEEK. But I'll be gettin a new one.
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   RE:RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: late 70s DAWES posted by Lisa on 7/28/2007 at 9:55:13 AM
I have my Dad's 1968 Dawes Realm Rider. I turned it into a fixed gear and I ride it all over Los Angeles. It is the best bike ever, a perfect fit, super comfy, and beautiful.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:late 70s DAWES posted by Rich on 8/6/2007 at 5:56:26 AM
Well,more than a year later I now know my Dawes was the Echelon series and the colour was Atlantic Blue (only colour for that model)
Now I'm on a serious hunt to find one 55/56cm-211/2" (brochure lists 19 1/2 21 1/2 23 1/2 25)in vgc to showroom condition
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:late 70s DAWES posted by stu on 8/24/2007 at 7:49:42 AM
Good morning!
New to the group as I just found a nice old Dawes at a yard sale last weekend and trying to discover the vintage. It has some nice features such as headtube oilers with Cloisonne headbage, Alatet headset, Simplex suicide shifter on front and a 4 speed cluster/fixed hub (Normandy font and rear)with a very vintage Simplex Juy shifter(like a Tour de France?)with the stop having a spoke holder on the chainstay, Baylis Wiley BB with a nice lockring feature, etc. The frame is deep blue, with a white headtube and white on the seat tube. Any ideas what it could be? I can pot a pic if you want to see it.Thanks!
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:early 70s DAWES posted by Scott on 6/18/2008 at 5:29:34 PM
The one thing I'de like just about most in the world these days would be a 1971 Dawes "10-speed", around 56cm/22 1/2". I had an opportunity to pick one up on ebay some years back, but I let the chance slip, and have never seen another like it since. Anybody got one of these out in the garage?
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:late 70s DAWES posted by steve on 7/29/2008 at 2:03:58 PM
I had a 10 speed Dawes " Dapper" when i was a kid and it was as fast as hell, Killed all my mates bikes by 3rd gear.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:late 70s DAWES posted by Chris Cummings on 8/2/2008 at 6:22:30 PM
I recently aquired back my Dawes Galaxy my parents purchased for me around 1973. My parents had sold it to a friend when he went to college. He moved back and GAVE it back to me. How cool is that? The one thing I loved about the bike was the beautiful etching on the handlebars. People always commented on it. I was 14 and very lucky to have a bike like that. The bike is in pretty good shape. I have considered restoring it. Just don't know where to start. But a least all the pieces are there intact.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:late 70s DAWES posted by John on 8/13/2008 at 3:13:41 AM
I have a couple of 70/80's vintage Dawes bikes, & when I spoke to Dawes back in 1984 they said that all the Reynolds 531 frames they made then with a brazed on fitting for rear centre pull brake were Galaxy frames, though sometimes marketed under other names. My first had simplex shifters, & Nervar chainset, Weinmann brakes, and according to Dawes was sold under the "Double Five Special" lable, a friend of mine also had a Double Five, which was just Hi-Ten framed, but had the old plastic Simplex rear changer (until it got so worn we had to replace it)
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:���late 70s DAWES posted by julien on 9/2/2008 at 8:30:38 AM
HELP HELP !
Hi all this interesting.
I have a DAWES that looks like the GALAXY, but is called
"Warwick" anyone knows about it?

Has 531 reynolds,Weinmann brakes but Shimano 600 series all the way 10 speed.
THANKS
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:���late 70s DAWES posted by julien on 9/2/2008 at 8:31:56 AM
HELP HELP !
Hi all this interesting.
I have a DAWES that looks like the GALAXY, but is called
"Warwick" anyone knows about it?

Has 531 reynolds,Weinmann brakes but Shimano 600 series all the way 10 speed.
THANKS
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:late 70s DAWES posted by Paul on 10/7/2008 at 7:01:32 AM
Hi,

I am trying to locate an early Dawes Galaxy for personal use,I always wanted one in the 1970s but was not lucky enough to be able to afford one.

Condition does not have to be top knotch it is to be used and scars are to be expected!

Any help gratefully received.

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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:late 70s DAWES posted by Paul on 10/7/2008 at 7:02:08 AM
Hi,

I am trying to locate an early Dawes Galaxy for personal use,I always wanted one in the 1970s but was not lucky enough to be able to afford one.

Condition does not have to be top knotch it is to be used and scars are to be expected!

Any help gratefully received.

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VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:Eddy Merckx posted by: Maurice on 2/8/2006 at 2:40:20 AM
Can anyone elaborate on the Merckx Columbus BRAIN steel frames? Is it a heavier gauge steel designed for the heavier rider? How does it compare to the MXLeader frames -speaking of '90's time period - Thanks, Maurice
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