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PEUGEOT SPORT - INTRO

FINDING THE SPORT

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RIDING THE SPORT

 

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RIDING THE PEUGEOT "SPORT"

 

Though I have no proof I believe that all Peugeots in the "Sport's" model line were based on the same frame and fork set.  True, some of the more sophisticated models had frame improvements in the way of chrome plating but to me that is just about it.  They were all made of Carbolite 103 tubing.  They all had pressed steel drop-outs.  All bore the same head badge.  The art was all but identical, the only difference being the model name attached to the top tube.  The lugs appear to be identical.  The Sport's bottom bracket is a perfect match for the Super Sport's, and the "Trophy's".  The head sets were the same.  And it, finally it would appear that frame set geometry is pretty much the same also.

The point is, from the entry lever Club to the top of the model line Trophy, the frames were the same.  This would have to suggest that the rides are very similar, if not identical.  The only thing that distinguishes one model from the other is the component selection.  And to me, the Peugeot "Sport" rode just as nicely as my Peugeot Trophy that I owned at the same time.

In fact, I actually took the Sport and my Trophy out on the same day just to compare rides.  If there was a difference in ride, it was not to be felt in the seat of my pants.  The Sport and the Trophy felt much the same.  And this is not intended to scorn the more sophisticated bicycle.  On the contrary.  This comparison added credibility to the lesser model.  The Sport rode just fine.

The bicycle was easy to pedal.  Stopped just about as good as most similar or even better bicycles.  And shifting was a pleasure.  To me, the Sport and the Trophy were equals but dressed up differently.

The Peugeot Sport is a very pretty bicycle and that in itself must add to the bicycle's ride appeal.  Of the three color options, black, red and silver, the black Peugeot Sport with it distinctive art work is indeed easy to view.  I did not spend a great deal of time riding this nice old road bike and I didn't have to.  Once I was assured that its frame set was structurally and geometrically sound, the rest was a story that I have been lucky enough to read many times.

If you get a chance to pick up one of these older Peugeots, do so.  They are relatively inexpensive at the time of this writing and certainly worthy of taking out for a spin on a quiet secondary highway.  Or commuting around town, for that matter.

 

 

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