The cold weather makes for serious riding down time. To the basement parts bin for major bike rehab was the order of the day. I have had a modified Peugeot PX-10 that I have been riding for a few years and I have loved it. When I started to think how I could improve it I rattled around in the parts box and came up with the following: T.A. Cyclotourist Crankset in 165mm length with the Cyclocross Chain Guard with the 43 tooth front chain ring that is used to prevent derailment. This is not something that is normally seen in street usage but I think kind of looks "Pimp". The other mod was the installation of a Phil Fixed/Fixed rear hub Mounted to Mavic Open Pro rims and 16/19 Rear cogs. This gives a combination of 73/61 gear inches. There is even enough room in the hborizontal drop to go out to 20 or 21 tooth cog but I think that is unnecessary.The other thing I added was a Shimano front brake and Campy lever. I know, who need one? But like I said, I was trying to use up some leftover parts and kill some time. I think that it might come in handy sometime and I have other bikes that don't run any brakes if I want to tempt fate. Anyway It was a great way to waste an afternoon and change the look and feel of the bike. Now if the weather would just lighten up and allow some riding time I can stop thiis madness.
The attached J-pegs show the mods.