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Old 12-10-18, 03:29 PM
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Am I the only one who can't see this?
I added the photo. It's on there, I can see it. Perhaps refresh the site?

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Old 12-10-18, 03:38 PM
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I added the photo. It's on there, I can see it. Perhaps refresh the site?

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That's very odd. Still can't see it. Maybe it's blocked by my work computer. I'll check it again when I get home.



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I can see the Peugeot.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I can see the Peugeot.

It's gotta be the firewall or something here. I'll check my PC at home, later tonight.



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Originally Posted by aceves View Post
I added the photo. It's on there, I can see it. Perhaps refresh the site?

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So I'm at home now, and I still can't see the photo(s) on this thread.

However, I went over to "Show Your French Bikes", and finally saw the image.

aceves - That is one of the coolest U08 builds I've ever seen!

I never even considered turning one into a path racer, but yours turned out perfectly, with just enough of that French flair.

Magnifique!


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Just finished my 1972 Peugeot UO-8 Path Racer. Formerly in green, but now dressed in black.

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Great job! Very cool path racer, indeed! I will do one for my own in the future.
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Originally Posted by DQRider View Post
So I'm at home now, and I still can't see the photo(s) on this thread.

However, I went over to "Show Your French Bikes", and finally saw the image.

aceves - That is one of the coolest U08 builds I've ever seen!

I never even considered turning one into a path racer, but yours turned out perfectly, with just enough of that French flair.

Magnifique!


Hi DQRider,

Thank you for your comments! Truly appreciate all the positive reviews.

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Hi DQRider,

Thank you for your comments! Truly appreciate all the positive reviews.

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You're welcome. But this photo business is still bugging me. Can you share what photo-hosting service or other method you use for posting your pics?


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Old 12-11-18, 01:32 PM
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You're welcome. But this photo business is still bugging me. Can you share what photo-hosting service or other method you use for posting your pics?

I posted the pic directly from my phone to this thread. I did the same on the "French bikes" thread. Not sure about the photo-hosting service - I used BF's own downloading method.

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My Viscount S3X conversion:

I love the setup, especially the fixed gear(s)
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Old 12-13-18, 06:11 PM
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Just in time for December, picked up this frame here in the FS area earlier this month. Had to wait on a Campagnolo derailleur cable router clamp from ebay for about a week and a half (I SWEAR I had one kicking around the parts bin at least a year ago), but finally got it put together last night. Already had one 1974 Raleigh bike with a sloping fork crown (Super Tourer), but had to have another, apparently. On the fence about looking into frame mods to better support the 650B thing. I kinda like the patina as is.



Also picked up a NOS Huret Challenger derailleur for the Huret dropout. Missing the plastic cover, but overall looks really nice. We'll see how she shifts as soon as we get some decent weather.


Bought a new Sunrace 7 speed freewheel (love the silver compared to Shimanos black cogs), but was burnt again. I have had really bad luck with Sunrace freewheels feeling really grindy when freewheeling. Anyone else notice this or is it just me?
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I have had really bad luck with Sunrace freewheels feeling really grindy when freewheeling. Anyone else notice this or is it just me?
I was doing some wrenching with @Wildwood during the summer and he had a couple of those FWs waiting for builds. I turned them both in-hand and, wow, they felt like they were full of sand!

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CL bargain in the office. Makes a good NYC beater. (Post 11 my first attachment!)

Heavy but nice ride.

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Old 12-14-18, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by bear_a_bug View Post
Just in time for December, picked up this frame here in the FS area earlier this month.
What a beauty. I've been looking for a Comp in exactly that size! Love how you have it set up, too. Congratulations!
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I got this mostly-black Centurion last week (and posted a thread about it). This pic is from the day of purchase, and I've not changed anything on it yet, but the frame has quite a bit of rust, so I'm on the verge of a strip and powder coat. I'm leaning in favor of all-black, in part because it's considerably less expensive than replicating the black and silver scheme.

What I'm not sure of yet is whether to ask for matte, satin, or gloss. Any thoughts? I welcome opinions on this!



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This is my 1977 Sekai 2500 Grand Tour, which I've owned since new. I've added a few bits over the years. The original Suntour Cyclone derailleurs still work perfectly.

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This is my 1977 Sekai 2500 Grand Tour, which I've owned since new. I've added a few bits over the years. The original Suntour Cyclone derailleurs still work perfectly.


Might be my favorite bike in this thread. Elegant, classy, and it looks the business. Even more impressive that you’ve kept, and preserved it since new!
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Originally Posted by corn on the cog View Post
I got this mostly-black Centurion last week (and posted a thread about it). This pic is from the day of purchase, and I've not changed anything on it yet, but the frame has quite a bit of rust, so I'm on the verge of a strip and powder coat. I'm leaning in favor of all-black, in part because it's considerably less expensive than replicating the black and silver scheme.

What I'm not sure of yet is whether to ask for matte, satin, or gloss. Any thoughts? I welcome opinions on this!


I am old fashioned and think bicycles should be shiny, so I would go that route. At least to my eyes, PC looks slightly less shiny than paint anyway.
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Might be my favorite bike in this thread. Elegant, classy, and it looks the business. Even more impressive that you’ve kept, and preserved it since new!
Thank you!
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Old 12-15-18, 09:33 AM
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Been a while with none, but this year I added 2 black bikes. 1987 Sirrus and 1991 Montare Don
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Just finished my 1972 Peugeot UO-8 Path Racer. Formerly in green, but now dressed in black.

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So many beautiful bikes in this thread, but I keep coming back to this beauty. Just awesome. Might be the best of the bunch.

Has anyone else noticed how many very old bikes are in this thread? I guess black was THE color BITD.
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