Sunday, November 11, 2012

Harvest Decoration, Admiring a Peugeot

I was glad to see a cyclist decorating a basket for the upcoming holiday. I manage to place greens in window boxes and carve pumpkins with our children, but somehow never think about adorning the bike. I confess to also giving a thumbs-up as the bike is obviously set up for commuting: upright bars, panniers, and fenders. Happy riding to whoever you are...

I admire Peugeots, especially ones from the 70s and 80s. There's something about those stripes, the lion head badge, and down tube or stem shifters that speak old style and functional—just like me. Or, maybe it's just that it's French. There is a plethora of these models around Burlington and I haven't figured out why..though I've recently acquired my brother's late 80s Peugeot, similar vintage, but unfortunately without the stripes. It's in great shape, just like the one picture above.

1 comment:

  1. When I was a kid growing up in suburban Melbourne in the 70s, a Peugeot was the bike to have. They seemed to flood the place .$99 for a 10 speed U010 and $120 for the slightly more upmarket PX10.Wish I had waited a little longer and saved for the Px10. Now I just patiently check e bay every day and hope my luck changes.They are as rare as hen's teeth.




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