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Old 08-15-09, 04:09 PM   #1
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Restoring a Peugeot Carbone Fiber?



So I just found this bike. It seems like a quality bike worth restoring. From what I can tell it's a Peugeot PY10FC with handmade mavic wheels and campy record 10spd. I'm thinking about changing the following.

New tires (continentals maybe)
New saddle (airone maybe)
New rubber around the brakes
New wrap

Any other suggestions?
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Old 08-15-09, 04:18 PM   #2
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Hello great looking bike. you may want to search the forum for more info on these. I seem to remember they were recalled or something. anyway on a glued bike that old you need to keep a close eye on the joints. watch for black stuff showing up after a ride and look the head tube over real good. I saw a few Vitus bikes with cracks there.

I would definitly try and find yellow or orange tape, cable housings and seat or cover. are the tires tubolars?
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Old 08-15-09, 04:57 PM   #3
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Uhmm... you can also further "Frenchyfie" that Peugeot with a full period Mavic SSC gruppo to complete the picture, although the French stuff would not be as rugged as the already fine NR record components that I see on the bike.
If you're going to use the bike daily the NR gruppo is better, but if you're going for a classic restoration, the Mavic SSC gruppo will be nicer yet. I also had an NR RD on my 84 PSV, and I couldn't say enough on how well the derailleur functioned and held up. JMOs
Fantastic find BTW, I wish i could find myself a good (affordable) PY10FC too one day!

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Old 08-15-09, 05:04 PM   #4
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The carbon model was NEVER recalled, the recall model was the '87 aluminu8m bonded Comete/Galaxie.

If definitly worth restoring, your looking at:

Brake lever rubber (hoods): $50-60 plus shipping for NOS Campy.
Bar tape: $10-20
Seat: $10-100
Tires-clinchers: $30/ea. for some nice Michelins
Tires-tubulars: $40/ea. for a nice basic tire
Cables: $30 for nice set with lined housing and stainless steel inner wires.
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Thanks for the help. I think the previous owner had been riding it steady for the first 20 years, then stowed it. I don't expect it to fall apart, but does this particular model really have that history?
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Nice bike. If that were my bike I would keep the saddle vintage! Uless you are looking for the weight savings, you're not necessarily going to find more comfort in a modern saddle.

An arione would look so wrong on that bike.
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Thank you Miamijim. I knew there was a recall against some kind of "glued and screwed" Peugeot but not being an expert I somewhat quantify my statement with an 'I think' however I would still suggest a perioding close look at the BB joints
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Hi

Thanks for the input again. I took it to Velo Sports in Berkeley today. They said really everything looks good on it, cables too. The tires are Vittoria tubular tires which they recommended I ride until they go flat then convert them to the way we do it these days. I'm going to keep the saddle. I'm definitely going to replace the rubber on the hoods, get new grip and clipless pedeals. Since I plan on riding this bike around, I think I'll stick with the campy instead of finding the mavic gruppo.

Oh, it weighs in a 19.75lbs. It's really refreshing to ride coming from a modern alu crit bike.
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Hello great looking bike. you may want to search the forum for more info on these. I seem to remember they were recalled or something. anyway on a glued bike that old you need to keep a close eye on the joints. watch for black stuff showing up after a ride and look the head tube over real good. I saw a few Vitus bikes with cracks there.

I would definitly try and find yellow or orange tape, cable housings and seat or cover. are the tires tubolars?
I think that this is a vitus carbone, rebadged. Looks very similar, anyway. They had no particular history of failure, although any glued bike of that vintage may in fact fail. Tube joints are not usually a face-planter if they fail, and the bike will feel weird long before total failure. It is a nice rider, and I'll vote that you keep the tubulars on it.
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