Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Minnesota, Saint Paul, East Side; Dayton's Bluff
Bikes: What... all of them?!?
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Okay yíall, here is my dilemma. Iíve been looking to build a nice lightweight (lightweight by vintage standards) geared bike for my wife. Iíve had this old Peugeot UO-8 clone sitting around for years. I wanted to use this, but the hole for the rear brake is drilled at the wrong angle, it actually goes perpendicular to the tire. So I thought of using an old internal brake Shimano Nexus hub I had laying around. But with drop bars, a thumb shifter just wonít work for her. So now Iím back to square one; STI or bar end shifters on an old lightweight frame. The problem is, I donít have any other lightweight frames. Then I got to thinking, this old French bike would make a great fixie. SoÖ
If any of you have a lightweight of little value (around 55-57 cm seat tube) that youíve been thinking of converting, would you be willing to make a trade? If you are, Iíll even throw in the wheel set for this bike Ė they claim to be 28 inch, but they are smaller than the old rod brake sized wheels, I think it was just the result of confusion when people were switching to metric (also, one of the wing nuts on wheels is broken).