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Old 04-23-10, 02:31 PM   #1
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New Hipster needs a SS

Now that I have New Chrome shoes, I need a SS.

What would it take in the way of $$ to make this a SS. I have the complete bike - the saddle?



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Start here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ed-Start-Here!

and here: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html

and especially here: http://sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html
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That's the Peugeot frame I've always wanted...
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nice frame....

well i guess you have the frame, fork, headset, stem, brake, and handlebars....

now you need a wheelset, seatpost, saddle, freewheel......
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nice frame....

well i guess you have the frame, fork, headset, stem, brake, and handlebars....

now you need a wheelset, seatpost, saddle, freewheel......
I have the wheels
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maybe a new chainring....i dunno the teeth on those two
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maybe a new chainring....i dunno the teeth on those two
I'd suspect that they are 52-42.
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That is one of my favorite Peugeot frames. It's a good conversion frame.
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Take a look at this if you appreciates Peugeot frames.
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Take a look at this if you appreciates Peugeot frames.
I've hit that site before when IDing some frames. Having the manuals and catalogs is super useful. Good stuff!
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I've hit that site before when IDing some frames. Having the manuals and catalogs is super useful. Good stuff!
I love Peugeot frames.
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I love Peugeot frames.
The black version of the one posted by the OP is my unicorn.

I've been seeking it out in my size for years... I'll just never get it ;_;
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ahh thats a nice frame

go with it.

I am more than happy with my pug conversion<3
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Took me a grand total of $18 to put on a SS freewheel when I 1st did mine.
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The black version of the one posted by the OP is my unicorn.
My girlfriend has the black version.
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Don't forget to budget for a chrome bag and thick-framed glasses.
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BTW....are these frames hard to come by? i specifically really like the LOOKS of it, and hear good things about it....and since i saw one for my first time a week ago (i know im a newb) ive seen a number in a few different forums.

are people finding these on craigslist? ebay? are they expensive? what year is it? specific model?
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BTW....are these frames hard to come by? i specifically really like the LOOKS of it, and hear good things about it....and since i saw one for my first time a week ago (i know im a newb) ive seen a number in a few different forums.

are people finding these on craigslist? ebay? are they expensive? what year is it? specific model?
Seem to be an 83. I got the complete bike free from a guy in my neighborhood.
Had a mechanic check everything and it is all in good shape. (the saddle was ripped)
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I'm doing a SS conversion on a road bike right now, actually.

You can thread a SS freewheel onto the rear wheel that (I presume) currently has a mulitspeed freewheel on it. Only problem you might run into is chainline.

Geared wheels are dished so that there's extra room to fit all those gears, so you're going to need to run the chain from the inner chainring in order to achieve a more or less straight chain line. Of course, some guys on here have told me that up to 7mm of crookedness is okay for SS.

And when you do take off that extra chainring, you are going to need SS chainring bolts or spacers to compensate for a loss of thickness.
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I'm doing a SS conversion on a road bike right now, actually.

You can thread a SS freewheel onto the rear wheel that (I presume) currently has a mulitspeed freewheel on it. Only problem you might run into is chainline.

Geared wheels are dished so that there's extra room to fit all those gears, so you're going to need to run the chain from the inner chainring in order to achieve a more or less straight chain line. Of course, some guys on here have told me that up to 7mm of crookedness is okay for SS.

And when you do take off that extra chainring, you are going to need SS chainring bolts or spacers to compensate for a loss of thickness.
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BTW....are these frames hard to come by? i specifically really like the LOOKS of it, and hear good things about it....and since i saw one for my first time a week ago (i know im a newb) ive seen a number in a few different forums.

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should be plenty of peugeots in various build qualities. Top of the line was the PX-10, which had chromed dropouts. Many cheaper models also floating around. There are some issues to work out if the bike isn't complete, but they're quite good once you get it all together.
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