I am interested in fixing up an older peugeot 'carbolight 103' and was wondering if anyone had any experience with upgrading components on these. I had three questions specifically:
1- I have heard a lot about weird french stems. This make on this one is Atax- can I switch this out with any old 1" quill stem?
2- This is a 23.4mm seat post- I can not find any nicer posts this size for sale so far. Can I at least change the ugly double hex bolt clamp part that attaches the seat for something a little nicer?
3- By my measurement the break reach is 65mm. This works fine with the standard old Weinenmann brake on there now- but all of the newer 'long reach' calipers I find say they fit 47-57mm. It seems unlikely to me that these common old Weinenmanns are 'extra long'- but I don't want to buy something that will end up being too short. Am I missing something?
Thanks in advance for any helpful input.