More pictures of the recently acquired 1905 or 6 Peugeot Model A. A basic cycle but light and stylish, I like it rather a lot. It is rusty but certainly not beyond repair or in fact in any way unsound, just a few spokes missing. It looks like perhaps the original colour was a dark green, though it is hard to tell. No brakes are fitted but it seems from the original catalogue spec that they never were - quite scary as it is not fixed wheel.
It's always hard to know when to repaint and restore, I tend to shy away from re-finishing. I quite like rusty two wheelers and for me as long as it works properly a characterful patina is most welcome. That and the fact that I am not much good at painting and a full restoration costs a lot more. Hence this Peugeot shall have the loose rust removed, be preserved with a coat of Renaissance Wax and made rideable. I shall try to find a sympathetic cable operated front brake to give me some stopping capability. Hmmmm.... the bicycle projects are stacking up.
|Peugeot Model A side view. A beautifully simple|
cycle but not basic in construction.
|Distinctive Peugeot chainset.|
|The saddle is an 'Excelsior'. The style looks right|
and it is perhaps the original saddle. It will stay.
|Frame number looks like 176906. Anyone out there|
have any knowledge on Peugeot frame numbers?
|The head bearings are a lovely detail. They are very|
much are in the style of modern integrated headsets.
|Near side view of the Peugeot.|
|I picked up this lovely bell with the|
Peugeot Lion recently. Probably a fair
bit more recent than the cycle is,
never-the-less lovely and compliments
|Steerer tube showing the lugless|
construction and stylish fork crown.