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    That's Sir Philip of France. :)

    That's Sir Philip of France. :)
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    Beautiful! The bike is a really comfortable ride,...

    Beautiful! The bike is a really comfortable ride, as I'm sure you know. :thumb:
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    I'd like to post my latest finished project here...

    I'd like to post my latest finished project here among all these other great French bikes. I tried to keep it as close as possible to original....
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    Thanks! I think it was a cupholder.

    Thanks! I think it was a cupholder.
  6. I'm particularly proud of the paint job. Yes,...

    I'm particularly proud of the paint job. Yes, it's rattle can paint. :eek: I used two cans Rustoleum high performance aluminum enamel, a flat finish paint ($6.95- Lowes) as a base coat, then let...
  7. I like the restoration process and the riding the...

    I like the restoration process and the riding the most. Not really a flipper. But from what little experience I have as a flipper, it's really a skill all it's own when done correctly. I do play the...
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    LOL. The saddle was in my parts stash. :)

    LOL. The saddle was in my parts stash. :)
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    Thanks, guys!

    Thanks, guys!
  10. Finished today!

    I finished the bike today and went for a short ride. Rides real nice!

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    Before: ...

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  12. It could be done relatively inexpensively if you...

    It could be done relatively inexpensively if you could find a donor bike.
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    The bike in the foreground is a JC Higgins. See...

    The bike in the foreground is a JC Higgins. See the continuous line on the lower fender stays and the chainguard?
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    I used grade 25 US made balls on my last restore-...

    I used grade 25 US made balls on my last restore- the feel wasn't absolutely perfect. It was Stronglight and Normandy stuff.. Honest to God, I've never worked on absolutely perfect bearings, even...
  15. It's a bit too big for you. Lots of nice French...

    It's a bit too big for you. Lots of nice French parts, though.
  16. How tall are you?

    How tall are you?
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    Very nice! Where do bikes like that hide for all...

    Very nice! Where do bikes like that hide for all those years? Wow!
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    That's exactly it! You can hear it with a...

    That's exactly it! You can hear it with a tailwind. :thumb:
  19. Is the gross vehicle weight limit being exceeded?

    Is a 195 pound rider too much for a late '80's 531P frame? In other words,should I sell the frame and build up a bike with a bit thicker tubing? I'm not getting any younger or thinner, I'm thinking.
  20. A worn out chain will cause shifting issues,...

    A worn out chain will cause shifting issues, maybe that's all that's needed.
  21. Is the OP a young guy? You have good taste in...

    Is the OP a young guy? You have good taste in bikes. :thumb: Is this a trend?
  22. Damn. The paint is gone, it needs a respray. Not...

    Damn. The paint is gone, it needs a respray. Not a big deal, and decals are available, as are the other rebuild parts. Tell you what, if you're losing sleep over it, I'll give you $100 bucks for...
  23. Nice score. That old Peugeot would restore nicely!

    Nice score. That old Peugeot would restore nicely!
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    I've just been out in the garage tearing apart...

    I've just been out in the garage tearing apart the rear brake on my '77 Peugeot project. Need to buff the springs out and polish the aluminum. The chrome bolts are OK, but the shoe clamp covers are...
  25. Thanks! It's a base coat of flat aluminum enamel...

    Thanks! It's a base coat of flat aluminum enamel and a top coat of clear lacquer.
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