This is a 1991 Peugeot Princeton in Red with White decals. It is a 23.5″ / 60 cm / Large (center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube) Internally Brazed Steel (Peugeot’s HLE Tubing) frame with a steel fork. The stand over height is 33.5″ directly in front of the saddle.
There are 18 speeds available through the three ring chrome crank with chrome crank arms and Union platform pedals and the Maillard 6 gear freewheel.
The rear derailleur is a Sach Huret Classic 2000 and the front is also a Sachs Huret. Shifting is through Handlebar Mounted Indexed Thumb Shifters.
Both wheels are double wall alloy rims laced to nutted Maillard alloy hubs. Both wheels have CST City 700x35c reflective sidewall tires with Presta valves.
Braking is handled by alloy Cantilever Brakes.
The large black vinyl saddle is mounted to a post that moves freely in the seat tube.
There are eyelets for front and rear fenders, bottle cage bosses are on the Downtube and the Seat Tube. There mounting points for a rear rack. The braze ons for the rear rack and the bosses for the bottle cages still have the factory plastic inserts which means that they have never been used. There is also a bracket for a bottle generator and internal routing for front light wiring through the down tube.
The bicycle rides, turns, stops and shifts through all of the gears and rings as it should.
This bicycle does not appear to have had much use. The upright riding position, the multitude of gears, the caliper brakes and the thick walled tires make this an awesome City Bike. The thick tires give you the ability to ignore pot holes and curbs and the tread design is equally at home on the street or a gravel trail. The wide range of gears means you’ll always have a gear for every occasion and the Cantilever Brakes provide very positive stopping power. Riding in an upright position makes it easy to see and be seen. Plus it’s a red Peugeot, so you’re going to look good riding it.
For less than the price of a generic Bike Shaped Object that anyone might buy online or from a store that sells bicycles in the Toy Department, you could be riding this vintage bicycle with quality components. The fact that it is still rolling down the road is a testament to how well it was built.
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