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Old 11-24-13, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Daveyates
Custom made Columbus tubed curly wurly ex race bike Frenchy.

Dave. I never thought I'd say this but, you finally posted a pic of a bike I don't like.
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Originally Posted by rootboy
Dave. I never thought I'd say this but, you finally posted a pic of a bike I don't like.
The bent seat tube is indeed an "acquired taste" item for most C&Vers..... but that uber kewhl number tag hanger kinda helps take some attention away from it.....
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Old 11-24-13, 12:36 PM
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Just picked this up. It's in for repair.

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A 1972 Gitane Super Corsa that I picked up for my teenage son to ride. Sadly, he prefers thrashing around on his mountain bike so I may end up setting this up for myself. Can't feel too sorry about that!
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Originally Posted by rootboy
Dave. I never thought I'd say this but, you finally posted a pic of a bike I don't like.
Seriously!? This bike is beyond cool
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Old 11-24-13, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Daveyates
Custom made Columbus tubed curly wurly ex race bike Frenchy.
What is the wheel base?
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Originally Posted by CV-6
What is the wheel base?
Axle to axle 96cm.
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Old 11-24-13, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael Angelo
Just picked this up. It's in for repair.

Yeah, that looks very French! Okay, what is it?
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Originally Posted by Daveyates
Seriously!? This bike is beyond cool
Well…one out of twenty three aint bad.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
Yeah, that looks very French! Okay, what is it?
Dat's one of them pale green PooJoes. PX niner two forty. I love that color combo. Especially because of the orange graphics next to that green.
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Originally Posted by Daveyates
Axle to axle 96cm.
It would appear to me with the rear wheel "sucked in" more that it would have been shorter. I can achieve that wheelbase on some of my "regular" bikes.
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Maybe the purpose of the "S" bent seat tube is also to allow for a longer top tube on a short wheelbase bike??
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
Yeah, that looks very French! Okay, what is it?
Peugeot Course. In very neglected condition. Does have cool components, I'm trying to convince the owner to upgrade the brakeset. I have access to a spidel side pull brakeset. Has english bb and french threaded steertube. It's all apart now, just got back from the frame builders, had to align everything. Used a henry james frame aligning machine.
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Originally Posted by Michael Angelo
Just picked this up. It's in for repair.

I love that mint colour Peugeot used... makes for a striking looking bike.
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Looks like his little, leather hub polisher has been neglected. Those are cool bikes.
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Originally Posted by rootboy
Looks like his little, leather hub polisher has been neglected. Those are cool bikes.
It turned to dust and little bits when I tried to remove it.
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I did say it was a mess, here it is at the frame builders. All aligned now.









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Originally Posted by rootboy
Well…one out of twenty three aint bad.
Well i hope this one makes up for it.

Mystery frame builder.
French 700c 1950s Cyclosportif.
Running with the very rare Mephisto A Bloc rims.


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Originally Posted by Michael Angelo
I did say it was a mess, here it is at the frame builders. All aligned now.

Wouldn't that be a fun little toy!
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Originally Posted by Daveyates
Well i hope this one makes up for it.

Mystery frame builder.
French 700c 1950s Cyclosportif.
Running with the very rare Mephisto A Bloc rims.

Yup! That'll do it. Jeeze. Another French beauty. Thx.
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Garage fresh for when I have the time-

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Garage fresh for when I have the time-
Nice GJ, Zach. .. All the nice doodads too - SL Crank, Silca, TA cage, Ideale saddle, Jubile derailleur.
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Wow. Nice indeed!
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Mini-finders for Peogeot UO-8?

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Please pardon a dumb question from a newbie...

I like the idea of putting shortie mudguards on my 1973 Peugeot UO-8.

Where could I find a pair that would properly fit my bike?

What bike were these originally on (and what years), and what are they called?

Thanks!

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