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Old 01-19-11, 02:17 PM   #1
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My 1970's Peugeot Mixte Singlespeed project

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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.
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Old 01-19-11, 02:21 PM   #2
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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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Thanks ctmullins by the way what does IGH mean?
Internal geared hub
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Old 01-19-11, 02:47 PM   #6
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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.
Haha!
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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.
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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.
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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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