of March 15, 2014 this website can no longer be updated and it will be decommissioned on September 15, 2014. A new and
improved website will be launched in the near future.
The address for the new website will
The addresses for the old website will be:
I inherited a 1972 AO-8 from my father who passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in 2005, and I restored his
bike for sentimental reasons. Initially, during my world-wide web research on the AO8, it became apparent
to me that information about Peugeots from this time period was scarce. The Peugeot AO-8 and its UO-8, UO-18,
UE-8 and UE-18 siblings were entry-level and low-end bicycles sold in the United States during the 1960s and
1970s, especially in the early 1970s during the peak of the bike-boom . These were commonly the first ten-speeds ridden
by baby boomers. As vintage bicycles, they do not garner the same respect as does their prestigious PX-10 cousin.
Also, opinions about them range from good to bad. Furthermore, it seems that there are a lot of these bicycles still
around, as well as some interest and curiosity about them, after they have been discovered in basements,
garages, sheds, attics and barns. Consequently, I decided to build a website focusing on the 'lowly' Peugeot
A- and U-series bicycles of the bike-boom era. This website also covers the 'lofty' PX10 and its siblings.
Donations for research to cure Lou Gehrig's Disease are
very much appreciated.
This website is a labor of love, and I have invested significant resources in its development. If you
enjoy and find it useful, please donate a few dollars to my fundraising effort to fight ALS.
All donations will go to the Blazeman Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit multi-sport organization dedicated to fighting
ALS. See below for details on the Foundation.
My daughter and I compete in triathlons for Team Blazeman in honor of Jon Blais, in memory of my father, to increase
awareness about ALS, and to raise money for biomedical research to find a cure to this brutal disease. See
us on the ALS Battlefield
Donate directly to the Blazeman Foundation through my ActiveGiving.com fundraising page.
If you would like donate using PayPal, please inquire and I will send to you my account name.
I will forward your payment to the Blazeman Foundation, and you will receive confirmation from the Foundation for
your tax deductible donation.
About the Blazeman Foundation
Simmons' Blazeman Fundraising Webpage.
Blazeman Foundation Information