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Old 01-02-10, 03:03 PM
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60's Terrot Dijon

Also no longer in my possession.
I would never have let that go.
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Old 01-02-10, 03:16 PM
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A few Motobecanes:

1973 Le Champion


1982 Grand Record


1983 Grand Touring
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1993 Gitane Mach 310 TT bike:





1995 Peugeot Competition 500, with a carbon fork and 9-speed STI. Apologies to those who have seen these bikes before.

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Old 01-02-10, 03:43 PM
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My girlfriend's custom SS '72ish Peugeot PX10:



As above, apologies to those that have seen it many times before.
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Wow - what a looker .... love the bar tape! I have a 70's orange Liberia with what looks like the same sad Ideale saddle.
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Old 01-02-10, 05:48 PM
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The '62 UO-8 I restored a while back.

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Old 01-02-10, 05:56 PM
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This is one of the best threads ever... these bikes are gorgeous.
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Originally Posted by Barchettaman View Post
1993 Gitane Mach 310 TT bike:





1995 Peugeot Competition 500, with a carbon fork and 9-speed STI. Apologies to those who have seen these bikes before.

I just love that Mach 310 every time I see it!
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My 84 Peugeot PSV10. (Well, it used to be mine. I hope whoever has it now is enjoying it. )





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1985 Gitane Professional



1979 Motobecane Mirage

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Old 01-02-10, 06:50 PM
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Dad's '72 Motobecane LeChampion. 531, Campy. He bought it new. He willed it to my sister so I wouldn't bump him off.


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Originally Posted by Antipodes View Post
My girlfriend's custom SS '72ish Peugeot PX10:



As above, apologies to those that have seen it many times before.
Have you got a closeup of those copper-leafed lugs? I'm really tempted to try it on some Capella lugs with gold.
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Old 01-02-10, 08:24 PM
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Well, here's a preview of my "Tout French" winter project bike at 95% done, my 85 Vitus Plus Carbone 7:





The bike is to be all French except for the Turbo perforated saddle and the ITM "Vitus" engraved stem that came with the bike.
I still need to build up my NOS Mavic hubs and GEL280 rims for a new wheelset for this bike. I have it on my Mavic 330GL wheelset for now for this pic. I already have a silver SL Pro Sedis chain ready for the bike but I'm still wating for a BB lockring that a seller left out in his delivery to me. I can't get the bike on the road till I get that one last part......Arrrgghh!!
BTW, I just scored on that Vitus waterbottle in the bike's WB cage this afternoon from my LBS! Can't believe it when I pulled it out of the bottom of their waterbottle bin and it's the only one in the big pile of bottles they had.......bought a lotto ticket on my way home!.....
And here's one that might be familiar to some already, my period modded up 84 Peugeot PSV:


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Well, since you asked.....

Early 70s Lejeune Pista



Not mine, but I am the designated mechanic. Peugept UE-18. This is a really cool bike.



My trusty Lejeune Pro, ca 1972



NOS 1972 Lejeune Champ du Monde



ca 1975 Motobecane Champion Team



ca 1969 Lejeune Champ du Monde. Currently a winter project. It's new look will be stunning.



ca 1971 Gitane Super Corsa...sold



My interpretation of a PX-10. Now in a new home.

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1974 px10

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1974 px10
Are you sure that's a '74? it looks like the "inoxydable" sticker was placed high on the seat tube to leave room for the Reynolds 531 sticker and they were moved to the downtube in '74.
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Are you sure that's a '74? it looks like the "inoxydable" sticker was placed high on the seat tube to leave room for the Reynolds 531 sticker and they were moved to the downtube in '74.
Also, isn't the stem different?
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Just let me wipe away a little drool here... such a gorgeous bike.
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Are you sure that's a '74? it looks like the "inoxydable" sticker was placed high on the seat tube to leave room for the Reynolds 531 sticker and they were moved to the downtube in '74.
Also, isn't the stem different?
Thanks guys,

I could be a year or so off. I purchased it new in 1976, and always thought it was a 74. What year do you place it at? The seatpost and stem were changed out as well as replacing the derailleurs with Simplex Super LJ. I needed a shorter stem-- long legs short torso (25" or about 64cm frame). The original Simplex seatpost broke after about 5 years of use. The wheels in the picture are some clinchers I built for training. I still have the sewup wheels that are in excellent condition.
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Old 01-03-10, 08:01 AM
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1957 PLX8 Grande... "Edith".

So many beautiful bikes, but this is still my wallpaper.
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Old 01-03-10, 01:07 PM
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To prevent killing the internet I will only post the four bikes in my apartment right now.


I may follow Barchettaman's approach to the rear wheel on this 1990 Gitane Time Trial


1988 Peugeot PX-SB (now has original white sante hoods)


1989 Peugeot Carbon Pro (It has Mavic wheels now and a French Saddle)


1968 Peugeot UO-18, now has racks for grocery getting.

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Old 01-03-10, 01:46 PM
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This thread is making me regret selling my '86 Pug PSN10 this summer. I still have a '68 PX8 in the barn...waiting on the same tail light to motivate putting it back together.
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Old 01-03-10, 02:55 PM
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This is one of the best threads ever... these bikes are gorgeous.
Thanks 65r, sound like an invitation to add one of mine.....

 
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put the original mavic team issue 700's back on the next ride.
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