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    My 1970's Peugeot Mixte Singlespeed project

    Hi,
    I bought a Peugeot mixte and wanted to restore it and sell it. We'll basically a very good clean and new cables etc. But i have decided against that now and have decided to make a Singlespeed conversion as i think this clean look will suit this frame.
    I stripped the bike to nut and bolts and have been slowly cleaning and putting back together. I have cleaned and put new grease in the bottom bracket and headset. Installed a vintage 18 tooth singlespeed cog onto the Normandy hubs. The bike has Philippe porteur bars and stem and a nice petite luggage rack on the front brake. I think it is coming along nicely but it is far from finished. I am looking around for a Vintage tan leather seat and would like leather bar grips as well.

    Here is a photo of it so far. Let me know what you think.
    Thanks

    20110119-P1020153.jpg

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    I think it's fantastic! I would love to build something very similar, perhaps with an IGH.

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    Thanks ctmullins by the way what does IGH mean?

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    Looking good,

    Nice looking cranks,love the color and really like the curves on those brake levers.

    Lose the pump,it really clashes with the couch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveyates View Post
    Thanks ctmullins by the way what does IGH mean?
    Internal geared hub

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael k View Post
    Looking good,

    Nice looking cranks,love the color and really like the curves on those brake levers.

    Lose the pump,it really clashes with the couch.
    Haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael k View Post
    Internal geared hub
    Ok thanks! I'm thinking of doing the same with an old Peugeot PX8 that i have.

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    The cranks are Stronglight TS.

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    nice! did you need to use any spacers or anything to get the chainline right? Or, did you just unthread the fw cluster and tread on a single speed freewheel?

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    Well i exchanged the cluster for a singlespeed cog and the chainline is way off.
    I have removed the axle and bearings to clean and will be re-greasing them. Then I'll swap the spacers to the opposite sides to bring the hub over. Then I'll re-dish the wheel to centre it.

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    Very nice. Just can't beat the lines of a mixte for simple elegance.
    Copy of P1150902.jpg

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    Nearly finished!

    Just have to fit both new tyres and handlebar grips now.




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    nice! she's a beauty
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    Tres belle, vraiment!

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    Love it. I'm a huge fan of the cheapo/low-level Peug's of the 70's, and I've never seen a gold-finished model stateside. That finish must have been only a European-production feature.

    Really beautiful bike. I would ride that.

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    nice. I cleaned up a pretty white UE-18 mixte for my sister one weekend, such a pretty bike. I'm still looking for those awesome flat yet swept back handlebars for my fixie, does anyone knows what they are called?

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    They look similar to Vo's Porteur handlebars.

    http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...andlebars.html

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    I've seen the gold color here in the US, so it's not completely rare.

    I have one of these mixte frames with the same crank, sitting around. If anyone is interested, send me an email.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Well the bike is all finshed now and ready for sale.
    I have advertised it for 150 Euros.
    I hope it sells soon as i want to get and restore a randonneuse next!


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    It looks like the chain needs a half link.

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    Thanks Michael! unfortunately ordering from VO to Europe seems like a pain in the derrière, I'm still trying to figure out how much shipping, handling and taxes I have to pay to get it shipped to the land of tulips, windmills and good old chronic.

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    nice bike! I like the color

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    Well it sold for the asking price to the first person to view it.
    On to the next bike!

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    Since it sold that well, it means you could have gotten more. I sell multi-gear bikes like that, with no rack and no fenders, and I never get less than $225 (165€) when it's a mixte frame. Women like them, and they're very good looking. You did an excellent job.
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