Old 10-27-17, 08:42 AM
Bad example
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Oh lord.

My Old Peugeot No. 1, a mid-70s AO-8. Bottom of the line. I bought it to be my errand bike, but of course I needed to make a few changes for Seattle’s hills. So I bought a couple Velocity rims and spokes, and built new wheels using the original Normandy hubs. I bought a DuoPar on the bay, and put on an old Spécialités TA Triple crank that I had in my box of old bits. Added a Nuovo Record front derailleur and some Suntour Barcons, from the same box of bits, and it made a pretty decent shopping and errand bike . . . Indeed, more than decent. It became one of my favorite bikes to ride.

So fast forward to this Spring. I stripped the frame and took it to a local metal artist. He added modern braze-ons for fender and rack stays, bottle stops, and cable stops. I then took it to a powder coater. Add a dynamo hub and sparkly fenders, and The end result is fabulous.

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