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Operation "Death Trap" Completed (a mixte)

Old 10-14-07, 12:58 PM
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Operation "Death Trap" Completed (a mixte)

You may remember the Peugeot Iseran Mixte frame I bought during the heat of the summer.



I have built up as a singlespeed for my wife.







Gallery HERE

Mavic Open Sports with Formula hubs, Dia Compe centerpull brakes, Kalloy stem, Nitto North Road bars, Shimano brake levers, Brooks B-17S, Acorn saddlebag, Sugino RD Cranks, Sugino BB, SRAM chain, Raleigh repro grips from Harris. Bell from eBay.

I tried really hard to get the rear brake mounted on the flange that's in-line with the top tubes but it just wasn't long enough. To get the saddle on the seatpost, I bought a $10 saddle from Wally World and used its seatpost clamp. LBS didn't have one lying around. Original fork had a slight bulge on the steerer tube so it was tossed and replaced with one from Pyramid.

Paint is Krylon Watermelon. Decals from the Internet, headbadge from One Gear Clothing.com
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When I read this title, I expected to see a fixed-gear with severely-tight front V brakes being put out as a bait bike prank...

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Outstanding!
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Looks great! The chrome fork looks very nice with the pink, too. Where did you get the saddle bag?
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The saddlebag came from eBay. ronzorini is the seller but he doesn't have anything listed at the moment.

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Thanks. I didn't find much info when I did a Google search.
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ronzorini is a member of bike forums (atleast used to be), you can find him on here.

Very nice bike bbattle. it musta took some courage to strip that good looking old paint off.
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I'm totaly digging the decals, man. Very, very groovy.
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She's just gorgeous.
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Hi, amazing bike. I just bought my first mixte (Peugeot) not 3 hours ago and I'm on fire. I've been polishing chrome all night.

Can you tell me about your tires and also how did you get your brakes so shiny? Mine are a similar style but very dull. And are the rims 700c?

Your bike is amazing.

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Chris this thread is pushing 2 years old....

I can answer about the brakes though. -Take them apart (1 at a time)
-Clean the parts with dish soap and a soft toothbrush
-Polish the clean aluminum parts with mothers aluminum polish using a cotton rag
-Toss any rusty steel parts in a cup of straight vinegar for a few hours to remove the rust.
Put it all back together, compare to the other caliper if you need to.

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The tires are Michelin Transworld City 700c. Wheels are Mavic Open Sport rims with Formula hubs, DT Swiss spokes.
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I found this thread in a mixte thread, did not look at the date but his bike is still amazing! :-) Thanks very much for your tips, I'll be picking up the aluminum polish today!

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Mr_Christopher - I heard you picked up a mixte. Progress photos is a must!
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Mr_Christopher - I heard you picked up a mixte. Progress photos is a must!
Yes and we have a mutual acquaintance now! Had you ever seen it? It's a sweet early 70s Peugeot. I'll be posting the photos and details and questions soon!

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Originally Posted by Mr_Christopher
I found this thread in a mixte thread, did not look at the date but his bike is still amazing! :-) Thanks very much for your tips, I'll be picking up the aluminum polish today!

Chris
I wasn't meaning to come off as a bully about the old thread if I did, rereading it made me think I did . Aluminum polish is sweet stuff. I use Mothers, I have heard good things about simichrome too.

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Nice build, I bet she loves it!
I'm getting a set of Mavic Open Pros very soon, would the polish and a drill based buffer pad do a nice job on the rim? (not the braking surface)
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Nice build, I bet she loves it!
I'm getting a set of Mavic Open Pros very soon, would the polish and a drill based buffer pad do a nice job on the rim? (not the braking surface)
I am not familiar with the open pros but I assume they are annodized aluminum (the google pic looked like it at least). Annodized aluminum won't polish up like a mirror unless you strip the annodizing first. You can use EZ-off oven cleaner to do that, search the forums for the specifics.
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help resurrect an old thread for a bit...don't mind if i do.

I was wondering about the pink finish. Is it a DIY project or did you get some auto paint sprayed by a shop?
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