I assembled a whole bunch of 172's; the original wheels were Normandy or
equivalent high flange hubs laced to Mavic Sport tubular rims. Colors were
white with black lugs, light blue with dark blue, and a kind of cafe au lait
with dark brown lugs--actually very attractive bikes and quicker handling
than PX10's or other similar French cheap race bikes of the time. Jim
Holly, what can you add?
> Anyone know what size the original wheels were on the early 70's Follis
> 172's? For those not familiar, the 172 was a 531 DB main tube,
> French-equipped model, much like the Peugeot PR-10 or other French "club
> racer" models. I have a circa 1973 one with numerous little paint scratches
> and chips, but original decals, probably too good to repaint, but no
> showpiece, that I intend to use as a commuter. It came with 27" clinchers,
> the front, maybe original, on a Normandy Sport hub, the back, obviously
> nonoriginal, on a Japanese hub. I've fitted it with SKS mudguards and Conti
> 27 - 1 1/4 tires (actually 30 mm wide), but with these, rear wheel removal
> is very difficult, usually involving removing the QR skewer so the rear axle
> can clear the dropout and RD. I'm wondering if maybe this model originally
> came with 700C sewups, and though 27" works OK with narrow tires and no
> mudguards, wasn't really designed with 27" wheels in mind. Anyone ever buy
> one new or with what were certainly original wheels? I'm thinking I might
> be better off to fit 700C clinchers for commuting, to ease changing rear
> tires (inevitably in a driving rain). This suggests a broader question
> about late 60's/ early 70's French bikes in general. At that time, 700C
> clinchers were unknown in the US, and European and British lightweights were
> sold here with either 700C sewups or 27" clinchers, but I'm not at all sure
> the French bikes were ever designed for 27" wheels. They may rather have
> been designed for 700C wheels, and simply took advantage of the ample frame
> clearance of that era to slap on 27" wheels for the US market. Anyone know
> what wheels the Peugeot UO-8's sold in France in the early 70's had? Were
> 700C clinchers already in use there? I would think the UO-8 was too low-end
> for sewups, and that the 650B's used on French pure touring bikes and
> tandems were too small. Of course the UO-8 I bought in Cleveland in 1972
> (my first lightweight) had 27" wheels for the US market.
> Jerry Moos
> Houston, TX
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