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Old 05-19-10, 08:48 AM
Sixty Fiver
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She's too pretty for the daily grind...

1957 PLX8 Grande Tourisme

Wanted a similar bike that was a little better suited for the aforementioned grind... built up a 74ish UO8 with a bunch of parts I had kicking round the shop and have since installed a rear rack and my second 40 tooth chain ring and am just waiting for a matching Huret rod shifter. Wanted a retro drive train and the only concession to that was the Shimano HG 6 speed as it really improves the shifting which is light and quick.

Wheels are Maillard hubs laced to Rigida 27 inch blue labels (dw / eyeletted), fenders and rack (not shown here) came from a UE8, shifter is Huret mated to a 60's Huret Svelto, crank is a Peugeot branded Sakae with Sakae rings, stem is Nitto, bar is Sakae, saddle is an Ideale Professional, brakes are Mafac, levers are Dia Compe.

Bike curbs out in the mid twenties and is very comfortable, fast, climbs really well, and eats up the bad roads... she's the perfect beater bike.

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