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Old 08-29-12, 03:56 PM
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Daveyates your collection has been an inspiration. I miss your photos you had up on Flickr. I guess I will have to poach them from CVF. Thanks for sharing!

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Originally Posted by djkashuba
Daveyates your collection has been an inspiration. I miss your photos you had up on Flickr. I guess I will have to poach them from CVF. Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks!
I deleted my photos off of Flickr as i like to have a spring clean on there every so often.
This Sauvage was for sale for a long time with no takers and so i got bored and rebuilt it with different parts.
I much prefer the look of the bike with these black fenders as opposed to the Lefol ones.
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Originally Posted by martl
Peugeot, possibly Thevenets PX10:

By no means this is an PX10, martl, even less one of Thevenet's.
All PX10s have chromed forks and rear stays.

Besides, you ought to know by now that all genuine Thevenet- (and Simpson-) Peugeots are in my possession
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Not entire bikes but I figure these are interesting enough all the same for people to take a look at:


Two bikes made in and around Paris in the early 90s:


First up a Polchlopek with, I'm thinking, Oria Stella tubing.














And up second a Didier Louis in Reynolds 753 with some huge lugs.











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Mid 70's Motobecane Mirage

Still Under Construction



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Originally Posted by Tychom
Thanks, Tychom! Nice! I particularly like that Didier Louis, but ... those colors! ... those colors!
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I dunno, I just never latched on the the whole fade and/or splatter paint job thing...... I just can't see owning a bike painted that way, regardless of who made it...It's hard enough to live with Peugeot's not so good looking color banded frame graphics from the mid 80's. What went wrong with all those designers back then anyway??

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I'm risking another attack for being negative, but I agree. Maybe it was drugs, I don't know.
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Hey All... big french bike fan

My first Peug was a junker from the 60s, it got stolen ...I picked this up and changed a few things and it's now my spare bike for friends if they need:




'83? PSV , my main "racing" + long distance steed. All original now except for seat and campy record/ mavic E2 rims- see's ~400 miles a month and stays strong



Now my Motobecane Super Mirage. This is my "commuter"/ farmers market/ coffee machine. Love this thing, porteur bars and doggie basket:



A Motobecane I built for one of my best girlfriends to try to get her out riding:



And my own ladies Motobecane super mirage (porteur bars, guidonnet levers, lunch rack), she doesn't drive so this gets ridden all around los angeles:




Sitting behind me is a Motobecane super touring but it's a monstrous frame, anyone interested? 64+ big boy...
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'76 mb gr resto-mod


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Here is my one and only French bike. It is a 1988 Peugeot Triathlon.
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Originally Posted by Tychom

And up second a Didier Louis in Reynolds 753 with some huge lugs.



WOW !! if you ever want to sell the frame, i will take it .
mine is a bit older...
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I got this at an estate sale for $20 a few years back, pretty sure it's a 1977 Motobecane Super Mirage Mixte. I don't really know about bikes at all but love the look. Sorry for the crap pic

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Here is my 1984 Le Jeune.


Head set - ?
Handle bar - ITM
Stem - ITM
Seat post - JPR 3001 fluted
Brake lever - CLB Sulky
Brake arm set - CLB1 centerpull
Shift lever - Sachs Huret Luxe?
Crank arm set - Stronglight 99 bis triple version
Bottom bracket - ?
Front derailleur - Sachs Huret Rival ?
Rear derailleur - Sachs Huret Duopar Eco
Hubs - Maillard high flange front hub and low flange rear hub
Rims - Rigida alloy 27inch
Free wheel - ?
Saddle - San Marco something plastic..
pedals - Lyotard


I got it this weekend... it was so dirty and had a big dent on the top tube right next to the seat tube... but I started liking it while cleaning it up.

It's 50cm frame but has a quite long top tube of 56cm.... I dunno if I will end up liking 40~50mm ish stem... I was thinking of trying out shorter stems or even some swept-back handle bars like porteur bar or north road bar... opinions?


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Old 09-26-12, 02:05 AM
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Picked this up for very little yesterday - a local bike, Gillen were based somewhere in the 'burbs of Paris.




















Largely 1st gen Campy Chorus save for the Mavic cranks & BB, KKT pedals and retrofriction shifters.


Shame the fork is pretty rusty as the rest is in good nick but hopefully it will come up nicely. Worryingly there's one large patch of serious rust behind the brakes, would be sad to have to spurge on a replacement.


Other than that a quick clean, new cables and it ought to ride nicely (well, it already does). I just know I'm gonna have to get some 1st gen Chorus cranks now though seeing as the group is nigh on complete.


Gillen
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You're doing well, Tychom!
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Not mine....but worth sharing.



Moved on to a new home.
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Originally Posted by non-fixie
You're doing well, Tychom!
It ebbs and flows but yeah recently there's been some lovely stuff at prices it's hard to say no to, and they all fit in a nice gap - this Gillen I want to move over to my parents or in-laws place, good countryside with decent hills. Sadly as is the way with things the weather is utterly abysmal this week, so while I want to get out and put some more miles down on the Gillen the rain will barely let up for more than 10 minutes.


If all goes well then next weekend I'll pick up a fluo-pink MBK Mirage Pro, which doesn't sound like much but I'm super stoked. I had a Super Mirage that I still regret selling (a friend needed a bike and I figured I could do without one) and this ought to make a mean commuter. A very nice rider, rugged and hyper visible!

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Originally Posted by Tychom
If all goes well then next weekend I'll pick up a fluo-pink MBK Mirage Pro, which doesn't sound like much but I'm super stoked. I had a Super Mirage that I still regret selling (a friend needed a bike and I figured I could do without one) and this ought to make a mean commuter. A very nice rider, rugged and hyper visible!
If that's the bike I think it is, I'm looking forward to the pictures!

BTW, one reason I like the Gillen is the fastback seat cluster. They somehow make large frames look less awkward.
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Nice! Hochflansch is good.

But then again, I have a soft spot for silver French bikes from 1976: https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post13929551


Originally Posted by DanielWilde
Just found another project...

Motobecane Super Champion from 1976, apart from the rear wheel still with the factory setup:

- frame: Reynolds 531 (3 tubes)
- derailleur: Huret Challenger
- brakes: Dia-Compe Gran Compe
- crank: Nervar 631/633
- pedals: Sifem
- stem + bar: Pivo
- hubs: Normandy Sport Hochflansch

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Originally Posted by Chombi
I dunno, I just never latched on the the whole fade and/or splatter paint job thing...... I just can't see owning a bike painted that way, regardless of who made it...It's hard enough to live with Peugeot's not so good looking color banded frame graphics from the mid 80's. What went wrong with all those designers back then anyway??

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A fade done right is a pretty thing. Unfortunately a lot of them were not. The best fades I saw were the Mondias and a Guerciotti I saw in Italian flag colors. Never saw another like it.
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Originally Posted by non-fixie
Nice! Hochflansch is good.

But then again, I have a soft spot for silver French bikes from 1976: https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post13929551
Whoops! Switching between languages can be really tricky sometimes... Large flange sounds better, I think.

Nice Gitane and PR10 you have!
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Originally Posted by DanielWilde
Whoops! Switching between languages can be really tricky sometimes... Large flange sounds better, I think.

Nice Gitane and PR10 you have!
Don't worry! In fact, I'll add "Hochflansch" to my collection of Interesting International Bike Phrases. I already had "Sattelstütze" and "Umwerfer".
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Originally Posted by Andrew T
A Motobecane I built for one of my best girlfriends to try to get her out riding:...
Uh, most of us guys find it works best to have just one at a time.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
Uh, most of us guys find it works best to have just one at a time.
ain't nothin wrong with applying the old N +1 formula to girls as well as bikes.
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