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    Is a Peugeot a ggod bike to make a fixie out of?

    I am heading to pick up a Peugeot tommorrow and my plans are to make it into a fixed gear. Any comments on using that bike for a fixie? It looks to be in good shape and the owner now has ridden it before.
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    Some peugeots have froggy threading in the bb shell, which will make it difficult though not impossible to find replacement bb's---and often you will want to do a bb swap when dialing in chainline on a fixed conversion. OTOH some of them have regular english threading too and I'm not sure which you have. I have seen a higher end peugeot frame built in North America out of Reynolds (853?) that had all standard threading.
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    Check this site out. The owner is helpful and nice. http://www.geocities.com/randyjawa/P...fferences.html

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    Thanks eveyone. The one I am looking at is made in Canada. I am not sure what model or anything. I am picking it up for a 100 bucks. Does the price sound reasonable? I plan to ride this the way it is and then start tearing it apart to make it a fixed.
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    That's great, the Canadian made Peugeots have standard threading I think. US $100 might be a bit much unless the components are pretty nice, but it's no ripoff. Someone else can probably say more about this. The frame I saw went up on craigs for $60 cad, but that was a steal.

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    $100 for a bike that fits you and is ready to ride is a good deal.

    Enjoy it and post pics when you convert it.

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    Note to self: learn more about peugeots
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    See FGG
    Every other bike is a Peugeot. Not saying I like it...

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    I think it's some kind of law that every Puegeot not ridden as a geared bike for 10+ years has to be converted to a fixed gear.

    There are actually that many Pug conversions out there. Very popular.
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    Here's mine. Yes, the BB can be a PITA. I spent a while looking for cups with proper threading, and a spindle of the proper length, that would all play well together. The bike was free and I spent $200 on the conversion - it can definitely be done cheaper, but this bike had sentimental value to me. I converted from 27" wheels to 700c, not sure what size wheels your canadian spec Pug would have, so it may not be an issue. As an aside, I laced the wheels myself - my first wheelbuild and they are still true after 500 miles.









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    Quote Originally Posted by sac02


    Those lugs are sick.

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    I've had friends with Peugeots, and I'd say they're pretty ggod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manboy
    I've had friends with Peugeots, and I'd say they're pretty ggod.
    Peugeots made an incredible variety of bikes, from low end junkers to high-end race bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk
    Peugeots made an incredible variety of bikes, from low end junkers to high-end race bikes.
    Yeah, it pays to know what to look for with Peugeots. For one things, they all basically say "Champion du Monde" so don't read to much into that. Look for half chromed forks and stays. Any vestiges of the 531 sticker is of course a very good sign. Generally, half chromed stays and a diagonal 531 sticker means a PX-10. Painted stays and a horizontal 531 sticker usually means a step down to the PR-10 or PKN-10 (both still nice frames- I own a PKN-10 that has been built up as everything from a fixed gear to touring bike). Any lower than that and I wouldn't put to much money into the frame. The ubiquitous UO-8 actually rides ok, though.

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    i've been looking for a peugeot to build up as a touring frame for about a year now, but they seem to all get stripped down and converted to fixies or sold as frames for conversion, hence jacking up the price to well beyond what they're worth. not that there's anything wrong with that, but it sure is annoying for me.

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    I had a UO-8 that was my first conversion because the deraileurs sucked terribly, but the frame fit great. French BB gave some issues but solved after gaining some know-how. I also had a late 80s versailles that I kept geared. Basically comes down to fit as to whether or not it's a 'good' fixed project. If the cups on a french BB are in good condition, some new bearing and a new spindle are all it takes.

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    My first fixed is this conversion. Not sure what model it is (anyone know?), but I found the frame in the backyard of my current place covered in dead weeds and rusty. It's a perfect fit for me, so I cleaned it up, scavenged some wheels from my roomates, added stuff here and there. It rides nicely, but I haven't ridden any other fixed bike, so my experience is limited. I had a local shop put in a new bottom bracket. It hasn't given me any problems!

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    It's been about a couple of months since I've sold my Peugeot...they're great bikes but the BB was a ***** to work with. I miss it, but I don't regret letting it go. "Ride it like you stole it"
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