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Old 08-13-09, 02:09 PM   #1
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Being given a 79Peugeot U09

I currently have a 80 Schwinn Speedster that i've turned into a Single Speed campus bike. a Mint 81 Raleigh Capri that is seriously in near showroom condition that I have neglected riding much lately due to it needing a tad longer seat post for comfortable riding.

And now I have a friend that doesnt want the bike going to waste its just too short for his 6'4 self haha.



i sorta am wondering which direction to take the build. i know i want either bullhorns or mustache bars. but after that i'm not entirely sure.
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Old 08-13-09, 02:27 PM   #2
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I'm not sure, but if you have any other friends who are just giving bikes away, send them my direction...
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Old 08-13-09, 03:50 PM   #3
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Are you going to turn in into a single speed delivery bike? Is that why you want the mustache or bullhorn bars. Where are you going to ride it an what types of rides will they be. I think that should dictate what you do with it. If you just want a project and don't really care about how it will be ridden that is another question altogether.
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Old 08-14-09, 12:00 AM   #4
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probably be leaning towards touring/road riding.

i know i wont be keeping the drops, i hate drops, my back feels like it needs replaced after riding using drop bars
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Old 08-14-09, 04:15 AM   #5
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There is nothing wrong with that bike that a little TLC won't take care of. Go through everything, re-grease the BB and hubs and adjust the shifters. I've been seeing lots of people riding older bikes lately which is great considering our throw-away culture. I'm fixing up an old Raliegh into a fixed gear bike myself, Sometimes working on a bike is almost as fun as riding them. Like said by previous poster, if any you run across anymore people giving away bikes like this Peugeot, pass them unto us.
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Restore it..

Oh, please bring it back to it's original condition...Or as much as possible.

If this is any consolation or incentive, there's a large retro market out there. I'd be happy to turn you on to somebody who might be interested, although he's looking for one of the first carbon Peugeots.
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