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How do I remove the rear fender, generator, and light from this Peugeot?

Old 06-12-09, 09:09 PM
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How do I remove the rear fender, generator, and light from this Peugeot?

Ok, I'm stumped. The rear light is bolted onto the fender and the fender is bolted to the frame. The generator is bolted to a mount on the seat stay. That's the easy part. Now the hard part: one wire appears to be soldered to the generator, goes through a hole in the fender and then is crimped into the fender. It exits at the front of the fender and then runs through the frame up to the headlight in the front. Another wire goes from the generator inside the fender, again is crimped inside the fender and runs back to the rear light. Short of cutting the wires, there does not appear to be any way of removing the generator because it is wired to the fender. And you can't remove the fendor because the wire comes out of the fender and goes into the frame. Has anyone seen a setup like this before?

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Old 06-12-09, 09:42 PM
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Has anyone seen a setup like this before?
Yes, and it is fixed with a pair of wire cutters.
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Old 06-12-09, 10:00 PM
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Been there...

I had a very similar bike in the man's version. The bike was in exceptional condition but I decided to take it apart and rebuild it for a young fellow who did not want all of the excessory items such as fenders and lights.

The wire must be cut sooner or later but it is the little crimpy things on the fender and, in my case, along the underside of the downtube and a couple of other tubing related areas. Now what to do? The wire was trapped in the crimps.

I gently pryed the crimpes against each other. Do not try to simply pry up or you risk pulling the ugly little critter right off of the frame set. When the piece has been uncrimped enough, slide the wire out. In my case, I cut the wire in several places to facilitate the task.

I did all of this carefully just in case the new owner ever wanted to put the bicycle back into original condition at some point in his/its future.

Good luck with your bike and I will gladly do all of this for you if you will give me the blue bike in the background. That would make my Gianni Motta day perfect.
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if you cut the wire, some heat shrink tubing will fix it. Although I've never seen a hardwired dyno, you could always disconnect the wire.
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Ok, I broke out the wire cutters. I'm keeping the lights and fenders on it so I'll just have to splice the wire back together. I was hoping there was some magic or at least a hidden coupler somewhere but I guess not. Thanks guys.
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Good luck with your bike and I will gladly do all of this for you if you will give me the blue bike in the background. That would make my Gianni Motta day perfect.
Hehe...not gonna happen. But the '66 in the garage that I'm building will be the Gianni Motta style "team" bike. Of course Gianni was actually riding a Colonago wearing Bottecchia decals but there were no doubt many (most of them in Italy I'm sure) who rode "Gianni's bike" that year. It'll be the same blue with blue bar tape, the old style decals (got an NOS set right here) and old style Record derailleur and 151bcd crank. Though again, Gianni was probably riding the latest Nuovo Record gear out of the Campagnolo R&D department in '66, I want to give it an older look to differenciate it from my '72 seen above in the more familiar boom period Bottecchia livery.
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I will gladly do all of this for you if you will give me the blue bike in the background.
Oftentimes, the stuff in the background of photos posted here is more interesting than the subject at hand.
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