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Sixty Fiver 04-01-14 08:49 PM

My wife's Peugeot UE19... I swapped the double for a triple today.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...apug%20(1).JPG

gbcb 04-02-14 01:08 AM

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Originally Posted by GriddleCakes (Post 16629802)
In the early morning MUP traffic is light, and usually it's just me, the trees, ducks, moose, ravens, and occasional cyclist or runner; frequently I can forget that I'm riding through the middle of a city.
....
the quiet and peaceful feeling of riding a nearly empty trail through the woods, creek running beside me, ravens quorking overhead, or along the coastal trail, with the sound of the inlet waters lapping the beach at high tide.

You're killing me. I can route part of my ride along a creek that recently became capable of supporting life (hooray!), but it means contending with swarms of honking scooters and aggressive drivers trying to get around said scooters, and inhaling several lungfuls of construction dust along the way. One day I'd like to ride an MUP just to see what it feels like.

Giant Doofus 04-02-14 06:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 16633588)
My wife's Peugeot UE19... I swapped the double for a triple today.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...apug%20(1).JPG

Gorgeous.

Nutfarmer 04-02-14 08:38 AM

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My commuter (from the wrong side)

Sixty Fiver 04-02-14 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Giant Doofus (Post 16634313)
Gorgeous.

She is... and the bike isn't bad either.

:)

It was nice that this 105 framed Peugeot was B.S.A. and not French / Swiss threaded... it made the crank swap really straightforward and I have been meaning to do this for a while.

RALEIGH_COMP 04-03-14 08:15 AM

just got the fenders and kickstand! Two items that have been long overdue.
http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/v...pszfdpncnh.jpg

noglider 04-03-14 09:29 AM

That's a serious commuting machine, Raleigh Comp. I like the north road bars. Do you use both racks often?

PennyTheDog 04-03-14 09:54 AM

Wow!

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Originally Posted by sixty fiver (Post 16633588)
my wife's peugeot ue19... I swapped the double for a triple today.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...apug%20(1).jpg


RALEIGH_COMP 04-03-14 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16638266)
That's a serious commuting machine, Raleigh Comp. I like the north road bars. Do you use both racks often?

Yes and no. I use the rear a lot with my daughter, as it receives her kid seat. And when the rear is occupied by her, I keep whatever couple items I have up front. I would make much better use of them if I had a nice set of bags, but that is money to be spent later. I got a couple of plastic bins that I mount on them too, good for small store trips.

Sixty Fiver 04-03-14 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by PennyTheDog (Post 16638360)
Wow!

Thanks.

My wife wanted a lighter and faster bike and back in 2007 I found this Peugeot in bone stock condition, (which was okay), but she likes a very upright and laid back position so the stem and bars had to be changed, she only rides on Brooks saddles, and I upgraded the wheels to 700c with a dynohub and fitted a NOS Sachs 7 speed (index) system as she does not like friction shifting.

I also built the custom rack to accommodate her Carradice shopper which is a larger bag and this provides for better heel clearance.

She owned a Peugeot like this when she was younger and it was the same colour... I plan to strip it down in the fall and powdercoat it as the frame needs a refresh and she has asked that it becomes sage green.

I will also build a new rear rack and integrate that with the frame before it gets new powder.

I work for smoochies here... :D

noglider 04-03-14 10:24 AM

Sixty Fiver, I agree with Giant Doofus and the others. Your wife's bike is gorgeous. I hope she agrees!

bigbenaugust 04-03-14 10:42 AM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-H...403_081625.jpg

Fatter tires and camo bar tape. I rode through the Carolina North Forest on the way to work this morning to shake it down. :D

Sixty Fiver 04-03-14 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16638443)
Sixty Fiver, I agree with Giant Doofus and the others. Your wife's bike is gorgeous. I hope she agrees!

I do get a lot of smoochies.

:D

I am in the process of restoring a 1946 CCM roadster for her now... will be fitting that out with an SA 3 speed with a coaster brake.

Sixty Fiver 04-03-14 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust (Post 16638505)

Fatter tires and camo bar tape. I rode through the Carolina North Forest on the way to work this morning to shake it down. :D

Sweet... I am a sucker for orange bikes.

Sixty Fiver 04-03-14 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Nick The Beard (Post 16601893)

I just got a job at a bike shop closer to home and school so it looks like this will be part of my daily commute!

EDIT: I forgot to point out the Goal Zero solar charger up front. Top off my USB lights and cellphone while I cruise. I can adjust the angle by messing with the handlebar bag. It works great!

Sweet set up... I need to add a solar charger to my kit.

bigbenaugust 04-03-14 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 16638544)
Sweet... I am a sucker for orange bikes.

2 years and 5400mi later, there is almost no fading, either. Just the slightly-off-color orange Scotchlite and a little spray paint on the headtube to cover up all the paint I knocked off trying a carrier landing last week.

Sixty Fiver 04-03-14 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by tigrpal (Post 16583599)

I still think that the Breezer is still one of the best off the peg bikes there is for commuting... my wife's 2007 Breezer has been nothing but bulletproof and has proven itself as a really decent winter bicycle here.

It wore studded tyres all winter... these will stay on a little while longer as even though the roads are clear and the temps are finally coming around we haven't hit spring yet.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...terb%20(7).JPG

Our youngest daughter has been rocking my Raleigh 20... with the Marathon winter tyres she is fearless and next year she should be able to ride to school every day as the new school is closer and has a new bike path that runs from here to there.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...terb%20(1).JPG

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...terb%20(5).JPG

My BRC was out on loan for a while and came back this week... it is perfect for these slushier and wetter days.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...trun%20(6).JPG

himespau 04-03-14 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust (Post 16638582)
... to cover up all the paint I knocked off trying a carrier landing last week.

Youch. Stealth wire across a path?

bigbenaugust 04-03-14 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by himespau (Post 16638625)
Youch. Stealth wire across a path?

Non-stealth chain across the back driveway at the church. Shiny steel chain over gray asphalt on a cloudy morning at 0700... almost invisible even with 500 lumens of LED pointed at it. It hit my front brake cable first (at probably 10-12mph), then the head tube. My knee is still bothering me, but I have been riding all week.

Walter S 04-03-14 11:31 AM

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Here's my little sweetie. Surly Long Haul Disc Trucker. :love:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=372628

Mr IGH 04-03-14 11:34 AM

Old Frame with New Parts
 
I really like how the old Schwinn Super Sports and Sports Tourer frames handle and the heavy tubing works great for loaded rides. This is the third or fourth version of a SS/ST framed bike. I like the look of the exposed brass filet joints and I wanted to cover the three main tubes with something unique and old fashion.

I started with a 26” Schwinn Sports Tourer frame, Opaque Blue. I purchased the frame and fork from a local bike COOP for $40. It was dentless but well scratched and rusted, it rode no-hands straight and true. Perfect candidate for my Ultimate City Bike. I stripped the paint, primed the three main tubes and decoupaged on some old labels I had lying around. Then some UV-resistant varnish to protect the entire frame/fork.

http://images2.snapfish.com/23232323...5%3A3239ot1lsi

Cockpit with cellphone holder and extra blinky headlight for street riding. The brass bell matches the fillet lugs.

http://images2.snapfish.com/23232323...B4646239ot1lsi

Old school Weinman Tourist Levers help the look. Misfit FU bars, 70's era Sanshine forged .833 stem, stock headset and Ergon grips let me steer this beast. Homemade head badge makes some sort of statement?

http://images2.snapfish.com/23232323...59%3B239ot1lsi

Sturmey-Archer 90mm front drum/dyno makes power for the battery-free system and provides braking under any weather conditions. I have the original chrome fork but this one looked better. It's off a Super Sport, same fork without chrome.

http://images2.snapfish.com/23232323...9%3B6239ot1lsi

The new Phillips SafeRide 60 headlamp is the best generator powered headlamp I've ever used. It really lights up dark bike paths without any hot spots. I don't have to worry about charging batteries , just ride and enjoy. Worth every penny!

http://images2.snapfish.com/23232323...A7549239ot1lsi

In order to make a clean look, I removed all the excess braze-ons with a torch and file. Here’s the cables at the bottom bracket.

http://images2.snapfish.com/23232323...55432%3Anu0mrj

No cable housing back to the rear Nexus 8 hub. A set of Tiagra cranks was perfect for the euro bottom bracket. Shimano 324 pedals work with clipless or regular flat shoes. I even hacked off the derailleur hanger. Wheels use 700C Mavic 319 rims, DT 2.0 spokes and Panaracer 32mm tires with Kevlar liner.

http://images2.snapfish.com/23232323...%3B84239ot1lsi

No housing for the rear roller brake, this takes all the mush out of the action. I love the heavy-duty Schwinn brazed on kickstand!

http://images2.snapfish.com/23232323...B7%3C239ot1lsi

NOS Brooks B-72 bought new in ~1982, about time it got used! A Laprade post with dual rail adapter keeps everything in place. Original seat post clamp just looks right.

Here’s the Phillips LED taillight, it’s made to work with the headlight and has a standby function while standing still (when waiting at a traffic light). I have my smaller rack bag mounted, perfect for night rides to adult beverage dispensaries.

http://images2.snapfish.com/23232323...%3B83239ot1lsi

I bought the Topeak rack that allows panniers and the basket simultaneously.

http://images2.snapfish.com/23232323...64%3B239ot1lsi

Able to haul lots of groceries (or a pair of growlers)! SKS fenders keep me dry in any weather.

Thanks for looking in at my commuter.

Eric

Mr IGH 04-03-14 11:39 AM

Prep'ing the old frame for my commuter:
 
I stripped the paint with zipstrip, it takes several coats, the old Schwinn paint is really attached!
http://images2.snapfish.com/23232323...%3B88239ot1lsi

Lots of elbow grease to get it to this point:
http://images2.snapfish.com/23232323...B4987239ot1lsi

Then I soaked the stripped frame in oxcilic acid to remove all the rust.

http://images2.snapfish.com/23232323...5%3A8239ot1lsi

Taped off everything but the three main tubes and primed them so the labels would attached and stay put.

http://images2.snapfish.com/23232323...B4669239ot1lsi

I glued on all the labels with type II wood glue (water-resistant) and used UV resistant polyurethane varnish to clear coat the entire frame/fork.

Giant Doofus 04-03-14 01:44 PM

Thanks for the pics Mr IGH. Great bike!

no motor? 04-03-14 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust (Post 16638505)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-H...403_081625.jpg

Fatter tires and camo bar tape. I rode through the Carolina North Forest on the way to work this morning to shake it down. :D

Nice, I bet there's there's room on that rack for a kitty litter pannier.

bigbenaugust 04-03-14 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by no motor? (Post 16639629)
Nice, I bet there's there's room on that rack for a kitty litter pannier.

I have been on regular panniers since December or so... carrying all of the wardrobes for the wildly varying weather was a bit much for running one-sided.


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