Check back with us for updates as we gather data on this most outrageously French of all bicycles! The more we learn about these bicycles, the less willing we are to make hard and fast statements about them.
Sources include numerous collectors on the Internet-BOB and Cycles de Oro classic lightweights newslists, as well as numerous purveyors of vintage bicycles including Dale Brown of cycles de ORO, Jim Cunningham of Cycl Art, and Mike Kone of Bicycle Classics.
Under the aegis of Cycleurope, Peugeots are still built in Romilly, France These bicycles are not exported to the United States.
There were many would-be cyclists who purchased more machine than they really could handle, leading to many of these machines being relegated to the garage for a quarter century.
Many more of them were modified for touring with replacement wheels or rims and wider-range cog and derailleurs.
The Arc-en-Ciel (rainbow) stripes of a World Champion appears on Peugeot downtubes shortly after Simpson's 1965 World Road Championship victory, and they remained there for many years. By 1990, Peugeot had sold the North American rights to market bicycles under the their name to the Canadian firm of Pro Cycle, formerly known as CCM.
Formed in 1977, Pro Cycle had manufactured some Peugeots as early as 1978.
This site is devoted to Peugeot's classic lugged and brazed performance bicycles.