Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NorCal - bay area
Bikes: giant, trek, peugeots, friday
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Originally Posted by tdot-miele
very nice... i love the look of the older road bikes converted! I can't wait to finish my 80's lugged-miele...
what gear ratio are you running there? GI??
It is the wheelset from bicyclewheelwhare.com. With tax and shipping I think it was $165. They're not much for answering emails, but they shipped them the next day, I had them in no time, they arrived safe, and the wheels turn smoothly. Besides the wheels, all I had to buy were the risers, and a LBS sold them to me for $5 used. I had everything else. I still want to get some GR-9 pedals with mini chrome clips, when Ben's gets this back in stock. And my son wants the brake off, but for now, it stays.
For gearing, the wheels came with a 15T cog and lockring, which I decided to use, even though my son is running 14/42 on his other fixie. And that's the stock small 42T chainring from the Peugot.
As far as these old frames - I got lucky with this one. I've looked and looked on cl and rarely find anything. Before I knew what a fixie was I sold three complete bikes with great frames: a Fuji Touring IV that I wasn't riding, a Raleigh that was too big, and the best was an old English Falcon with a dodgy headset, for the unheard of prices of: $150, $45 & $35. I've been kicking myself quite hard, ever since I started looking for frames to convert.
I like this Peugot in some ways, better than the much more expensive Bianchi and Faggin I converted. I think it better captures that lean/clean stripped-down aesthetic that makes fixies so appealing.
Last edited by sunburst; 11-16-08 at 02:01 AM.