Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Need help--building an old peugeot
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09-17-09, 09:37 AM
Hey all. So I am new to building a bike and I have already gotten a lot of invaluable information from these forums. I figured it is time that I rely on your expertise to help me out. I am attempting to build a bike and wanted to build up an old peugeot. I found an old peugeot on craigs list for 70 bucks (see my blog for picture, its the one all the way at the bottom in blue http://jordisnewbike.blogspot.com/). I thought it was a good project bike, a little rusty but the lugging looked nice and I had heard Peugeots were good bikes. After doing some research, I think the bike is a 1973 A08 (I'm not sure so if anyone can help with that...). The bike is already seeming to be more trouble than its worth and if I am going to put a lot of work into a bike, I feel like I want it to be awesome. Is it worth building it up? I'm looking to build a relatively light, cool looking, vintage road bike or fixie. Should I scrap the frame and keep looking? Any and all advice would be helpful. Thanks!
Most guys will discourage Peugeots bc parts are really difficult to find/expensive.
They definitely look cool though. If you're looking for a conversion and it has it's essentials (bb, headset), you'd be ok.
09-17-09, 02:26 PM
I went through a similar experience with an old Motobecane pretty recently (my thread's probably on the second page actually). It was worth the effort and turned out to be less work than I thought. I only spent about $250 all told (so far) and now I have a nice bike to ride that I put together in my own garage.
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