Bike-boom Peugeot

ALS Battlefield
The Bike Boom
The Bikes
1963 Flyers / Parts & Accessories Catalog - USA
1967 Parts & Accessories Catalog - USA
1970 Flyer- USA
1971 Flyer- USA
1973 Brochure - USA
1974 Brochure- USA
1977 Brochure - USA
1978 Catalog - USA
1979 Catalogs - USA
1980 Catalogs - USA
1981 Catalog - USA
1982 Brochure & Flyer - USA
1983 Catalog - USA
1984 Catalog - USA
1985 Brochure - USA
1986 Catalog - USA
1987 Brochure - USA
1988 Brochure - USA
1989 Brochure - USA
1990 Brochure - USA
2010 French-English Brochure
1952 Brochures - France
1953 Catalog - France
1954 Brochure - France
1955 Brochure - France
1957 Catalog - France
1958 Brochure - France
1959 Brochure - France
1963 Catalog - France
1964 Catalog - France
1965 Catalog - France
1966 Catalog - France
1967 Catalog - France
1968 Catalog - France
1971/72 Catalog - France
1972/73 Catalog - France
1974 Catalog - France
1975 Catalog - France
1976 Catalog - France
1977 Brochures - France
1978 Brochure - France
1979 Brochures - France
1980 Brochures - France
1983 Brochure - France
1985 Brochure - France
1986 Brochure - France
1987 Brochure - France
1989 Brochure - France
1970 Brochure - Canada
1983 Brochure - Canada
1973 Catalog - UK
1980 Catalog - UK
1988-1989 Catalog - Australia
1970s Catalogs - Japan
1972-1974 Owner's Manual
1976-1978 Owner's Manual
1982-1984 Owner's Manual
1987 Owner's Manual
Vintage Advertisements
AO-8 Gallery
UO-8 Gallery
UO-18 Gallery
UE-8 Gallery
UE-18 Gallery
PX10 Gallery
Helium Bicycles
Other Models
Serial Numbers & Dates
'UO8-Type' Frames, Decals & Badges
'PX10-Type' Frames, Decals and Badges
Tubing & Lugs
Lyotard Pedals
Saddles & Seatposts
What's It Worth?
Favorite Links
Restore & Refurbish
Contact Me


As 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 be:

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.

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This website was last updated 3 November 2011