Join Date: Jul 2009
Bikes: 1986 Alan Record Carbonio, 1985 Vitus Plus Carbone 7, 1984 Peugeot PSV, 1972 Line Seeker, 1986(est.) Medici Aerodynamic (Project), 1985(est.) Peugeot PY10FC
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Great freshening up job on the Puegeot! With the proper maintenance, the bike will go for many more years nd miles on the road!
Just try to get rid of the "safety" brake lever extensions as soon as you can/afford to. Not really a good "habit" to aquire for your younger brother, as they give a false sense of braking effectiveness/convenience. They dissapeared from bikes after the mid 80's for very good reasons.
The down tube cable stops for the shifters can give him an option to maybe go with "brifters" in the future if he wants to (have not used brifters myself, but you might need to work in cable adjusters on to the stops, I'm not 100% sure if it's needed on all brifter systems or possible to add on with those stops), but you can also install down tube clamped on shifters too as I had done on my PH10 in the 80's with clamped on Simplex retrofrictions. IIRC, the cables cleared the small brazed-on stops easily when the shifters are clamped above it. Eventually moving away from the stem shifters will also be good for your brother eventually, as it will be easier for him to shift. Stem shifter might only work better on non-drop bar bikes.
BTW, your bike has pretty much an identical frame to what my year or two earlier model PH10S had. Could it be a PH10 too and not a P6??
It's a good, sturdy and very nice riding frame.
Hope your brother thoroughly enjoys the Peugeot!