✓ Original vintage frame - built in the 1980s
✓ Super lightweight for the era - only 2.4 kg!
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Thoroughly checked over & photographed in detail
✓ Worldwide shipping
Peugeot are perhaps the best known mass producers of bicycles and have a long and illustrious history. Cycles Peugeot began producing Penny Farthings in 1886, quickly moving with the technological advancements of the day and becoming one of the world's largest and most successful bike builders through the post war period and bike boom years. With an astonishing 500 models of bike available in the 1970s Peugeot were ubiquitous in Europe and North America, sales were aided by ongoing success with the factory professional team which won an unprecedented 10 Tour de France titles. The company strived to use French built parts on all of its bikes for many years, and there are many brilliant examples of their bikes fully decked out with parts from Stronglight, Simplex and Mavic.
The Puymorens was Peugeot's top of the range steel framed race bike and was used by the pro team in continental classic races. Built from Reynolds 531 'Professionnel' with their neat quill seatpost, the Puymorens was a lightweight race bike designed to go fast.
This mid 80s Puymorens has been refurbished by Argos at some point and carries Argos branding instead of the original Peugeot team logos. We assume that at the same time it was repainted the frame was converted to internal brake cable routing as this model was not available with this specification and there is a faint trace of where the original top tube cable stops would have lived. It is nicely finished in a typical Peugeot grey with chromed dropouts and drive side chainstay and some period brand decals.
If you're taking part in L'Eroica or a similar vintage event, this frame is of the correct age, so you won't be disqualified for being a rule breaker!
The frame's been carefully checked by one of our mechanics to confirm the alignment's correct and there's no damage to the threads. If there are any minor issues worth noting we will do so in the overview section below. Please take a good look at the detailed photos so you can see the cosmetic condition of the frame before you buy.
FrenchFrame Material -
Reynolds 531 ProfessionalWeight -
2.375 kgStock Code -
Size Guide* - Large (Approx 34 1/2" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 58.5 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 57.5 cm
Head Tube - 174 mm
Chainstay Length - 41.5 cm
*This is just a guide, not a guarantee the frame will fit as every rider is different. If you're unsure of your size we'd always recommend trying out a bike with similar frame dimensions first.
Rear Spacing -
126 mmSeatpost Diameter -
26.4 mmWheel Size -
700c/28"Brake Fixing -
Recessed Allen KeyBrake Drop -
46 mmBottom Bracket Thread -
English/British/ISO ThreadShifter Fittings -
Downtube Braze-OnHeadtube Internal Diameter -
▼SHIPPING, TAXES & RETURNS
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We accept returns, please notify us within 14 days and ensure the item arrives back with us no later than 30 days after the order was received.
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