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Old 05-04-07, 07:58 PM   #1
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Peugeot Trauma

Hello all --- thanks for this forum.
I just bought a 1980-something Peugeot road bike with 27" wheels. I was all excited,
cause my first bike in high school was a Peugeot. I miss it... My roommate, a bike
enthusiast/obsessive, saw it with me and said i HAD to get it. I did, for $200.
And it rides beautifully... until it got a flat tire.

The seller neglected to point out (and I certainly wouldn't have noticed) the tubeless
tires. Now, I have NO idea how to deal with tubeless tires. And, according to a couple of
local bikeshops, they're more trouble than they're worth. Had I known... I wouldn't have bought
the bike.

Here's the deal: is it WORTH actually replacing the wheels/tires on this? It will be expensive , I'm
sure... but I can't afford to have a bike with tubeless tires, either. Apparently.

I'm interested in whether I got a good deal, as well. After the fact.
It's a black frame w/orange Peugeot lion on it.

The serial #: Y4047501
There's a sticker by the rear wheel with: PH11 USNM60X

Any help? Suggestions? Anybody wanna bike a bike???

KJ
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Old 05-04-07, 09:11 PM   #2
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You probably have a decent bike and should move over to conventional tires if you don't care the tubeless variety. You can spend a lot for a tire but you don't have to. Get some affordable 27 inch tires and tubes (not 700c) at Wal-Mart of equivalent. Your local bike shop probably has them as well. Here's a thread for some additional help.

VERY VERY VERY stupid question......

P.S. We generally demand pictures of any new bike, but since your new around here, we'll just let you off with a warning, pardner

Welcome to Bike Forums and good luck with your tire. Enjoy your Peugeot! I really like those - some are real classics.
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Since you will have to buy new wheels to take the clincher tires, you should check to see if your brake pads can be moved 5mm lower to match the 700c rims. Provided you are not a clydesdale new wheels will not be very expensive and you will have got yourself a great handling bike at a bargain price.
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Thanks for the tips....

I"m taking the bike into a local bike cooperative today... they're renowned for
service and expertise and affordability.

I still don't know what a 700c wheel is... I'm a total newbie to this bike maintenance thing.
Will post photos with the new wheels. Promise.

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700(c) is a wheel size. It's the modern size for road bike wheels. Older bikes had 27-inch wheels. They look almost the same but a 700(c) wheel will require that you move the brake pads lower because the wheel diameter is smaller. If you put a 700(c) wheel on a bike that has breaks set up for 27-inch wheels, you will end up using the side of your tire as a braking surface (that' bad). Just make sure the brake pads hits the rim when you squeeze the lever and you'll be fine.
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All is well... the Peugeot is in good hands. Ordinary Bikes of Tucson AZ has it for a couple of
weeks. This all gets sooooooooooo complicated, doesn't it? They had the wheels in stock, then they
didn't.... I'm confident they'll hook me up with 700c clinchers, puncture resistant tires and all... it's just
gonna take two weeks and two hundred dollars. Not a bad deal...

I'll post pics when I get it pimped.
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