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Old 12-22-08, 02:33 PM   #1
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My First Build

Its a Peugeot, i believe around mid 80's. Stripped it, sanded it, and rattle-canned it red. Just used parts that i had laying around and built it up as my first project. Let me know what you guys like or dont like lol. ALso, i wanna sell it, what should i ask? Thanks

This is how it looked when i got it:


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Old 12-22-08, 02:34 PM   #2
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why is this it's own thread? You've already posted in the photo thread... :/
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Old 12-22-08, 03:14 PM   #3
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dude, the rear axle looks like it's just *barely* in the drop. that's a recipe for a catastrophic failure.

you should throw another link onto your chain, or a half-link, and fix that ASAP. doesn't look safe to ride as is.
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Old 12-22-08, 03:28 PM   #4
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bravo. def one of the better budget conversions i've seen, esp. for a first build.

1) catnap is right.
2) that thing begs for fenders. you should think about polished honjos...

ed: if you're selling it, assuming most parts are new, i'd expect $250, maybe $300 best case scenereo.

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Old 12-22-08, 03:38 PM   #5
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yea the rear wheel was just bolted up for the picture and nothing has been adjusted correctly yet.

I didnt think everyone would notice that so much haha

Yea i posted it for $200 so we'll see
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Old 12-22-08, 05:28 PM   #6
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Is it just me or do the wheels look like different sizes?

That crank is kinda neat looking, though.
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Old 12-22-08, 05:29 PM   #7
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And there's no way you just mocked it up, look at the chain tension.
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Old 12-22-08, 05:38 PM   #8
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I was thinking the same thing about chain tension. That **** looks tight.
Are the wheels different sizes? Looks like it.
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i think the wheels are the same, the front just has a 25 on it and looks like a 24 in the rear
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Extremely nice conversion. Looks pretty good for a budget. What type of crank and chainring is that? did you primer it and stuff before you painted it?
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The chain was from a previous bike and i havent added any links yet so in order to keep the wheel in the dropouts, i had to get the chain pretty tight. It was raining all morning and it had stopped so i wanted to snap some pictures while i had a chance.

The cranks and chainrings are Sakae's that i had from a Miyata Three-Ten

Yea i primered it and everything before painting it, although it didnt come out as well as i had planned, but oh well.
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Old 12-23-08, 12:01 AM   #12
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Hmm could you possibly show me some close ups of the paint or anything? I am extremely curious to see how well a rattle can job can actually turn out.
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Old 12-23-08, 12:31 AM   #13
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this isn't going to affect how much you sell it for, but including the wheelset, cranks, and everything else you replaced, how much you think you spent on it total?
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that looks rly gud
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this isn't going to affect how much you sell it for, but including the wheelset, cranks, and everything else you replaced, how much you think you spent on it total?
i had the wheelset, cranks, and pretty much everything else...

the only things i bought and replaced were the seatpost and headset. Including the bike and all the materials used for stripping and painting it, i probably spent around $90...
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How did the paint turn out close up? Any runs or anything? Have you had any chips or anything yet?
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no runs in the paint, but it does chip pretty easily. Its probably because i only did two coats of clear, but oh well
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