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  1. Need Suggestions to upgrade/lighten my 1984 Peugeot MTB

    I have a vintage 1984 Peugeot Canyon Express that is in mint condition.
    It rides like a dream and I used it as my commuter but I have another bike that is doing that job now.

    It has the Bull...
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    I am currently unemployed. 30 yrs in the...

    I am currently unemployed. 30 yrs in the Aerospace Engineering....laid off staring over. I have a car but commute by bike
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    Peugeot valentigney-doubs cycles

    Why is Peugeot not selling bicycles any more?
    They won more TDF than any other.
    I have to go through a dealer to get one in the states.
    I have 3 old Peugeots' px10-canyon express and crazy horse...
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    Both movies are lame but for a classic watch the...

    Both movies are lame but for a classic watch the bicycle theif on u=tube classic, when ones life depends on the bicycle:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhtf3yPORxk
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    Riding in frozen ruts are tough and arduous at...

    Riding in frozen ruts are tough and arduous at best.
    Studded snow tires are great but it all comes down to balance.
    Heavy feet and light hands.
    There is no formula and a lot of great tips from...
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    biked about 10k miles this year in temps from...

    biked about 10k miles this year in temps from 100+ humidity to a low of of -35 with wind chill factor in the dakotas'
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    I agree, there is no hard and fast rules as you...

    I agree, there is no hard and fast rules as you have to adjust to the weather, conditions, etc.
    Here in North Dakota it can be sometimes crazy out there and you have to adapt to the ever changing...
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    Invest in some good studded tires, as there may...

    Invest in some good studded tires, as there may be some ice under the snow (cheaper than a visit to the ER).
    Balance is the key heavy pedals, light hands and keep your center of gravity over the...
  9. I ride a single speed coaster brake mtb with full...

    I ride a single speed coaster brake mtb with full fenders and studded snow tires.
    Before each winter I do a complete over haul of the wheel bearings, bottom bracket and head set.
    I wax the frame...
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    I was riding in -30f (wind chill included)...

    I was riding in -30f (wind chill included) 30-40mph wind gusts, it was kind of brutal.

    This is what I wore:
    1. wool socks, leather boots treated with sno-seal
    2. poly long johns, khakis and...
  11. They look nice and may work, but personally I am...

    They look nice and may work, but personally I am not giving up my carbide studded tires.
    You never know when there will be ice.
    I was riding last week 6 inches snow, 50+ degrees with no ice in...
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    My winter gear is 95% close to the OP's list. I...

    My winter gear is 95% close to the OP's list.
    I do need a safety vest though...
    Thanks for posting as it is a great guide for those who want to start winter commuting.
    I get all the stuff at wall...
  13. I put my carbide studded tires on in November and...

    I put my carbide studded tires on in November and leave them on until April.
    The carbide studs are very durable and even if the roads look clear and no ice is in sight there is that sneaky
    black...
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    Bollocks.... Didn't the French Peugeot win...

    Bollocks....

    Didn't the French Peugeot win more TDF than any other bike.
    French fries, french kissing, Rene Herse, Alex Singer....Catherine Deneuve


    If you don’t know too many female...
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    A front studded tire is more important than the...

    A front studded tire is more important than the rear, but spend the $ and get both as it makes a huge difference.
    Spend the $ and buy carbide studded tires, trust me on this...

    Riding in the...
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    All this silly talk about brakes, they just slow...

    All this silly talk about brakes, they just slow you down and add unnecessary weight.
    I just say take 'em off...lol
  17. I ride an old heavy mountain bike to commute and...

    I ride an old heavy mountain bike to commute and also use it in the winter with studded tires.
    Yes indeed it is a lot of work, but when I ride my 20# road bike it does feel like being shot out
    of a...
  18. Wow thanks guys, any helpful info out there...

    Wow thanks guys, any helpful info out there unless it is just a bike that no one wants???
  19. Yes, there is only so much you can do. A CCTV or...

    Yes, there is only so much you can do.
    A CCTV or oven my CCW and my IPSC Grand Master background will not help.
    I am not going to shoot some body over a bike..
    I am just looking for a reasonable...
  20. Yes here we go again, another locking up your commuter bike thread...

    Kevlar on as I expect a lot of slack for starting this but here goes:

    * The only perfect lock is the human eye, which is what I do with my high end bikes, as they never leave my sight.

    * I...
  21. Thread: Winter Footwear

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    I use clips and straps set loose in the winter....

    I use clips and straps set loose in the winter. You can laugh but I use UGG insulated boots with wool socks.
    I have rode in -40 F with windchill and my feet were never cold.
    I have a nice pair of...
  22. Thread: Winter Movie

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    Winter cycling is brutal, not for the faint of...

    Winter cycling is brutal, not for the faint of heart.
    It is an amazing workout and visiting the Black Hills of Sodak is was quite and adventure...

    How hard core are you?
  23. Yeah, Lopes is the real deal much like Ned...

    Yeah, Lopes is the real deal much like Ned Overend.
    Just wanted to have a discussion about how great this book is.
    Hope this website is not turning into glock talk where everyone wants to talk...
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    I always run a rear blinking light night and day,...

    I always run a rear blinking light night and day, blackburn and a cygolite front along with a small serfas front blinking.
    It makes a huge difference in the way cars give me plenty of space
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    Faux aerobars on a bull moose handle bar

    I have a vintage Peugeot bike with original bull moose bars.
    http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/hb4.htm.

    I placed some nashbar stronghold stronghold bar ends 6" from the center as faux pas aero...
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