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Old 03-14-13, 05:15 PM
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Oh, but that is so nice. Love those details too. The lettering is fantastic. The paint, funky and cool.
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Needs a good cleaning up,
and a thorough going over.
A 1988 Peugeot Versailles,
in the proper size.
Nervar cranks,
but the rest is Shimano Light Action,
with SLR brakes

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Originally Posted by Daveyates
Early 1970's Bernard Carre

Just beautiful.
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When I first rebuilt my 56cm Pro, the plan was to use Mafac gold brakes. However the use of the gold headset and a short steerer tube kind of put the kibosh on it. Sold the brakes. Wish I had not. A set of very nice gold brakes presented themselves recently, so I snatched them up. This time I hoped to take a millimeter or two off the headtube to make things work. No go as it would have cut into the curve of the lug and my LBS recommended against it. So I stepped out of the C&V box so to speak and used a stem mounted hanger. Not period correct, but it does not look too bad and works well. At the same time, I mounted a NOS Spidel 105bis that I have been holding onto for years. I have found the Selle Italia saddles to my liking, so I snagged a red one and mounted it. A set of Challenge Stradas completed the changes. Rides nice. Looking forward to a longer ride. Click the photo for more pics.


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Originally Posted by CV-6
When I first rebuilt my 56cm Pro, the plan was to use Mafac gold brakes. However the use of the gold headset and a short steerer tube kind of put the kibosh on it. Sold the brakes. Wish I had not. A set of very nice gold brakes presented themselves recently, so I snatched them up. This time I hoped to take a millimeter or two off the headtube to make things work. No go as it would have cut into the curve of the lug and my LBS recommended against it. So I stepped out of the C&V box so to speak and used a stem mounted hanger. Not period correct, but it does not look too bad and works well. At the same time, I mounted a NOS Spidel 105bis that I have been holding onto for years. I have found the Selle Italia saddles to my liking, so I snagged a red one and mounted it. A set of Challenge Stradas completed the changes. Rides nice. Looking forward to a longer ride. Click the photo for more pics.


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Absolutely gorgeous! An eleven for sure!
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That's a pretty cool bike, Lynn. Congrats!
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My 1976 Motobecane Marage Mixte is up and running
im very pleased with the white color scheme
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Originally Posted by bibliobob
That's a pretty cool bike, Lynn. Congrats!
Thanks. That same location is under 15 inches of snow now.
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my only french bike 1995 Peugeot Prestige in 708 Classic
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its been in here before, another can't hurt.

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Originally Posted by Gravity Aided

<SNIP>

Needs a good cleaning up,
and a thorough going over.
A 1988 Peugeot Versailles,
in the proper size.
Nervar cranks,
but the rest is Shimano Light Action,
with SLR brakes
Interesting colors - usually you see the orange scheme.
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Old 04-01-13, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by papik
A picture of my 1971 MBK "mirage" with all CRMO frame
An other picture of it, near BORMES LES MIMOSAS (French azur coast)...excuse me for the datation, it is a 1994 's model not 1971.....
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Originally Posted by CV-6
When I first rebuilt my 56cm Pro, the plan was to use Mafac gold brakes. However the use of the gold headset and a short steerer tube kind of put the kibosh on it. Sold the brakes. Wish I had not. A set of very nice gold brakes presented themselves recently, so I snatched them up. This time I hoped to take a millimeter or two off the headtube to make things work. No go as it would have cut into the curve of the lug and my LBS recommended against it. So I stepped out of the C&V box so to speak and used a stem mounted hanger. Not period correct, but it does not look too bad and works well. At the same time, I mounted a NOS Spidel 105bis that I have been holding onto for years. I have found the Selle Italia saddles to my liking, so I snagged a red one and mounted it. A set of Challenge Stradas completed the changes. Rides nice. Looking forward to a longer ride. Click the photo for more pics.


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My recently built up Jeunet.

Paint is in great shape too.

Grifo tires for a plush ride
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Nice looking Jeunet, BC. (I like the French patriotic brake housing. Nice touch.)
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PS- I'd recommend a new set of Paselas - It will roll even smoother!
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Nice touch on the cables.
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Meet my new ride, Nadia Comaneci. A 1972 Peugeot UO8. Got her yesterday and I'm stoked
Both everyday and joy ride bicycle. It has all the original parts except the derailleur.

That scratch in the top tube is the only damage the paint job has, but didn't hide it since I wanted to take a drive side picture.

If you want more pictures of the details let me know.
I'm very happy with her

Any suggestions of fixes, changes or things I could do to her? Thinking about changing the saddle and handebar tape to leather.

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Hello, luisbg, that bike looks great as it is. If you really must spend money on her, buy her a nice well-worn Brooks or Ideale saddle. That will improve the looks if not the ride (especially the longer ones). I wouldn't bother with leather bar tape; it would look out of place IMO. Maybe some tan wall tires if you want it to look period correct. Enjoy!

Edit: have a look at randyjawa's blue UO8 for some inspiration.
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A 1985 Peugeot PX (The last of the V8's!), the bike I always wanted when I started racing as a Junior. I found this one being used as a piece of wall art, it still had the original Wolber tires with all of the tread. Alas, it is way too small for me, but it makes me happy just having it around.

Maybe I'll find one in my size someday. At least my wife can ride this one from time to time.
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Hello, luisbg, that bike looks great as it is. If you really must spend money on her, buy her a nice well-worn Brooks or Ideale saddle. That will improve the looks if not the ride (especially the longer ones). I wouldn't bother with leather bar tape; it would look out of place IMO. Maybe some tan wall tires if you want it to look period correct. Enjoy!

Edit: have a look at randyjawa's blue UO8 for some inspiration.
Thanks for the advice. I agree with you that the bike doesn't really need any changes. Just cleaning and making it run great
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Guess I'll post mine. It's a 1982 PH12. It's been repainted twice apparently, as the underlayer that's poking through the poorly prepped flat black is is a greenish blue, and this bike only came in silver. It was apparently a special edition for the 100th anniversary of Peugeot, has a pretty cool badge on the front for it.. Has a thinner downtube and seat tube, the shift cables run through the bike, and the brake cables are supposed to put have been zip tied on the outside. None of the components are original, but are in incredible shape, as is the bike.
It's my first road bike Using it to get a feel before I lay down some serious money to build a nice Torelli. I've pulled the hubs and transmission apart to give all the components a good cleaning. I do love this bike. Plan for when I get a new job is to have it blasted and powdercoated a medium gray, and find a dark red seat and dark red tape.

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Originally Posted by Chuckk
I've just about got my rocket-ship carbon-fiber ~2004 Look ready to ride and weighed it.
Looks like it's just a little heavier than my 1984 Vitus 979!
I need one of those Vitus 979s. I hefted one just the other day and I couldn't believe how light it was!
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Sorry to bring it up, but every time I look at this picture on the way to the bottom of the thread it looks like the top tube is bowed upward. Right about where the left shifter is pointing at. It could be the way the picture was taken, but it looks curved to me. You might check it.
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Originally Posted by non-fixie
Great, papik, you're bringing lots of nice new bikes to the forum. Thanks for sharing them! I have a soft spot for bikes like this Aimar. It seems to have been part of a wave of "tre tubi" offerings from French manufacturers during the mid-seventies, like the Peugeot PR10 and the Gitane Racing Team (if that's the correct model name - please correct me if I'm wrong!). They provided most of the pleasures of a top-end model at little more than half the price. They were (and still are!) great value.
Exact, these bikes are very pleasants to ride and excellents for climb , the weight of this one is under 10 kgs , that is 1,9 kgs less than my modern PEUGEOT "pulse" with aluminium (alloy) frame ......
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