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    Help! What is my bike?

    I'm quite new to this game, and have decided to build up my first fixie. Praying to the Gods at ebay, I eventually picked up an old peugeot, but have no real idea about it's history. Was initially thinking it could be a PX-10, but it has internalised brake cabling. Anyhow, if there any bods on here who could possibly enlighten me as to what I've bought, that'd be great!

    Specs as follows:
    serial # Y704 37143
    frame material = peugeot carbolite +
    weisman brakes
    10 speed, 52/42 chainrings, sachs huret rear mech, shimano 105 front shifter
    odd sized seat post that is too small for my old 27.2mm
    I think it has new wheels, but they're 32 spoked, front hub = 'quando', rear hub = exage hbrm-50

    That's all folks

    Cheers for looking

    Nathan

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    Pictures?

    Hi Nathan, welcome to both Bike Forums & Classic & Vintage!

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    Definitely not any kind of **10 with a Carbolite frame. It is most likely some sort of *08.
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    Thank East Hill, not been here long, but it seems like a friendly place to be!

    Just taken the one picture, as I'm in the process of stipping down the components, so not sure how useful it'll be. In addition to the original description, I've found out that even though it had a Shimano shifter, the rear cassette actually fits my campag lockring tool...
    http://images23.fotki.com/v804/fileh...3/CIMG0379.jpg

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    Hmmm...I'm getting a 404 message from the link...

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    let me try again, does this work http://public.fotki.com/nuyorkie/ ?

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    ok, in a new development (which is probably old news to the rest of you, but i've only ever had non-vintage bikes before), I've found out that neither a campag or shimano lockring tools fit on the rear cassette, as both are too big. What other groupsets did these old peugeots come with - given the 105 on the front mech, I was assuming the back had been changed accordingly.

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    One of their lower-end gaspipe machines of the '80s, but still far better then their '70s stuff. They're not bad frames though - good fixie bait.

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    That won't have a cassette, it will have a freewheel. Cassettes are a more recent development. there are about a half dozen different freewheel tools. I can't guess which one yours would have.

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    You need to read the name on the rear freewheel (suntour, shimano, Sachs, Maillard, whatever) and get the tool that fits that brand. Or have the local bike shop take it off for you, should not charge much to do that. Interesting bike, don't believe I have ever seen Peugeot with internal cable routing before. Interesting color too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evwxxx
    Interesting color too!
    I can never trust my work monitor, but I'm at home now, and I agree--that's a nice colour.

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    Park makes an assortment of freewheel removal tools. If you click on each one in the following link, it will tell you what make of freewheel the tool is for.

    http://www.parktool.com/products/category.asp?cat=4

    Or, you can have your LBS do it - it could very well be stuck, and tough to remove.

    Why do you want to remove the freewheel though?

    Edit: just read your post - you say the wheels are "new" - how new? Maybe it is some kind of older cassette or something. Pics would help. How many cogs does it have?

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    Ok, I've added a couple of photos of the wheel to the album, so if you'd take a look i'd be most grateful! http://public.fotki.com/nuyorkie/

    It's a 10 speed (5 back cogs, but it does look like a cassette to me!). If you can see from the pictures, the cog reads "REGINA EXTRA - BX MADE IN ITALY"
    Not really sure about the wheels - the guy I bought it off just listed them as 'new'

    Cudak888 think's its a 1980s lower-end model, any advances on that? I was looking at a link (that I'd found on these forums while doing a search - during which I found out quite how many annoying people like me had bought unknown peugeot frames!) that was to a Dutch site full of scanned in catalogues. But I couldn't see anything with internalised cabling

    Any chance this could have been done post-manufacture? or is it just an obscure bike that wasn't really produced much in Europe, giving me little to no hope of identifying it?

    As for why I want to take out the freewheel - to make a fixie!

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    It's a freewheel, and a nice one (Italian). Looks to be in good shape. It is an older freewheel (I'd guess early 80's at the newest, after that Regina made mostly 6-speed freewheels), but it could have been screwed onto a newer wheel with a freehub. You need a Regina freewheel removal tool. Park makes them. Your LBS will have one if they do repairs on older bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuyorkie

    As for why I want to take out the freewheel - to make a fixie!
    I knew that was why you wanted to take it off. Ehh. Why not keep it geared for a while. Gears are fun.

    Whatever the case, good luck with the project - fixies are fun too, just not my cup of tea (anymore).

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    haha, thanks! gears are fun, but I'm trying to build up the strength in my legs, so I thought I'd set up a fixed for some summer TTs and winter commuting. It's just too tempting to change down sometimes you know?!

    Anyway, this'll be my first fixed gear, so you never know, we might like the same tea after all!

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