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Old 04-24-14, 02:40 AM   #3026
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after this snap I cut the steerer tube with one washer left.
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Old 04-24-14, 08:12 AM   #3027
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after this snap I cut the steerer tube with one washer left.
Why do you bey a new frame every two weeks?
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Old 04-24-14, 10:37 AM   #3030
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I found I didn't really like the previous frame that much so I resold that with full price. so that's it.
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Old 04-24-14, 02:41 PM   #3031
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The old timers here will remember her... my beloved Brigitte lives again.





I built her in 2007 and in 2010 I had a horrific crash which bent her original fork sideways but did not do any other damage... I got up this morning with a replacement fork in hand and after cannibalizing my AO8 rebuilt her.

The 53:18 gearing is a little steep and I need a slightly longer stem but the old girl still goes like a rocket.

She is a UJ10 which differs from most Peugeots in that the bottom bracket is brazed and not lugged and there is very little chainstay drop... this gives her a lot of bottom bracket clearance and we've never struck a pedal.

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The old timers here will remember her... my beloved Brigitte lives again.The 53:18 gearing is a little steep and I need a slightly longer stem but the old girl still goes like a rocket..
Holy smokes! That's way more than I could push.
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Holy smokes! That's way more than I could push.
It is 79 gear inches on those 27 inch wheels... will be picking up a 20 tooth cog for the flip and the day to day 72 gear inches.
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It's roughly equivalent to my gear I think, at 50:17
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It's roughly equivalent to my gear I think, at 50:17
Do you guys live in an area where hills only go DOWN?
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It's roughly equivalent to my gear I think, at 50:17
It is a few gear inches higher due to the larger wheel size... assuming you are rolling on 700c wheels with a 25mm tyre.

It takes a little more grunt to get going but under nice conditions this is a rideable gear.
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Do you guys live in an area where hills only go DOWN?
I have ridden this gear in and out of our river valley which has some 12% grades... have bent some chainwheels in the process too.

When I add the 20 tooth cog it will be a more manageable 72 gear inches but all I had in the shop was a 17 and 18 tooth cog... I have a few 20's but those are 1/8 (and in use) and my chain is 3/32 and want to keep it that way.
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It is 79 gear inches on those 27 inch wheels... will be picking up a 20 tooth cog for the flip and the day to day 72 gear inches.
i thought with 27"s it would be more like 86".... pretty intense. i had 81" for a while, but i geared down to 69.
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i thought with 27"s it would be more like 86".... pretty intense. i had 81" for a while, but i geared down to 69.

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It is a few gear inches higher due to the larger wheel size... assuming you are rolling on 700c wheels with a 25mm tyre.

It takes a little more grunt to get going but under nice conditions this is a rideable gear.
yeah I am riding 700c - vaguely recall them being 23mm. I have a 16t cog on the flip side for the days I am feeling like punishing myself. Funny how one tooth can make such a difference
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Old 04-25-14, 01:43 PM   #3043
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Swapped those too short and too narrow bars...



Fitted some orphan Superbe levers...

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Old 04-26-14, 04:17 PM   #3045
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This Winter?
Are you from Australia?
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Just finished her. All I need is a front brake, which, by the way, I'm having a bit of trouble with. I've been to a few lbs, and I've had trouble finding a brake whose brake shoes don't hit the fork. Offhand, could someone point me in the direction of a brake that works on a Leader i805TR fork?
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Old 04-26-14, 09:47 PM   #3048
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This Winter?
Are you from Australia?
Wisconsin, we had snow here till last week. This was built over the winter and Ive bareley even ridden it yet.
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Where is that? FW maybe ?
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Where is that? FW maybe ?
Bear run park in grapevine.
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