55.5cm Peugeot PL40 c.1954 Vintage Touring Bike

Peugeot are one of the few bicycle manufacturers that need little introducton. Maybe due to their rich history in non-bicycle related prodcution, be it mammoth car production, inventing the salt & pepper grinder or their humble beginnings as flour millers. The Peugeot family have always been one of industry, and it was an age ago, back in the 1880s when they began producing bicycles.

With that timeline in mind, acquiring a Peugeot bike from the mid fifites may seem somewhat insignificant, but 65 years is a long, loooong time for a bike to last, especially in comparison to today's standards. Not only is it still here, it's here in true time-warp fashion, sporting almost all the parts it originally came with. The paintwork is still original, and considering its age is in good shape still, testament to the hardiness of the paint back then.

We've uploaded a scan of the 1954 catalogue courtesy of bikeboompeugeot.com to check out the original spec, we'd like to thank Bike Boom Peugeot for such an amazing resource of catalogues, making the job of deciphering models & age of classic Peugeot bikes possible :)

As with all our bikes, it's been fully stripped, inspected & professionally polished & re-built. The frame is straight & true without any dents or dings - please inspect the photos for cosmetic condition as we photograph the bikes so you can see the exact condition of the bike before purchasing.


Seat Tube: 55.5cm
Top Tube: 57cm
Head Tube: 134mm
Standover: 79.5 cm
Weight: 15.28 kg
Frame No: 377 009 (Rear L/H Dropout)
Country: French
Era: 1950s


Brakes: Follis Bebolux
Brake Levers: Follis Bebolux
Crankset: Cottered Steel - 46 Tooth - 170mm
Shifting: L.J. Simplex Single
Rear Derailleur: Simplex Rigidex 35
Front Derailleur: N/A
Freewheel: Cyclo - 3 Speed 1/8" - 16-20
Chain: Sedis - 1/8"
Pedals: Lyotard Model 25A
Bottom Bracket: Cottered Steel
Hubs: Exceltoo Low Flange Chromed Steel
Rims: Rigida Deco Chrome 650B
Tyres: Deli Tyre 26 x 1 1/2 x 1 5/8" (650B)
Headset: Steel 1" Threaded
Handlebars: Steel Moustache Type - Chrome Plated
Stem: DFV 1" Quill - 60mm Extension
Bar Grip: Black Grips
Saddle: Original Peugeot Sprung Saddle
Seatpost: Steel - 22.0mm