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Old 05-10-14, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by mr. peugeot
Here are mine:
Gorgeous Versailles. I used to have this one 'till I sold it to a taller friend.

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Originally Posted by VintageGitane
Yesterday I photographed my 'new' rebuilt 1980 Gitane Trophée. All parts are from Ebay. The frame came from France (69 euro). I 'collected' a complete and all original Shimano DURA ACE EX DD group. Stem and steering handle are Cinelli, seat is a (new) Rolls and the rims are black MAVIC GEL 280's.


My Gitane track bike of similar vintage.


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Old 05-12-14, 05:50 AM
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Peugeot Pro-10

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Very nice, Andy!
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Canti'd up LeJeune:



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here's some recent builds / restorations I've done:

Peugeot UO-8





Sporting 650B randonneur


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Old 05-31-14, 01:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Goosecheck
Thank jimmuller, I'm feeling' it!
Finished a few more add-ons: bottles, bell, swiss army ammo panniers, nabbed a NOS simplex rear derailleur from ebay. Rode to work today, 46 mi round trip. I love this bike.
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I modernized my 1985 Peugeot PH501 with some help from the Rolling Cowboy bike shop in LA.

More photos here: Peugeot Bike Restoration - Imgur

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Old 06-01-14, 06:11 AM
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Don't fret rootboy, those ought'a clean up just fine.
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My 1981 Peugeot UO-10
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Old 06-20-14, 09:40 PM
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While we're doing French bikes... I posted the Peugeot a few pages back, but I don't remember if I posted the other two here.



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Bicycle Mechanic consistently misrouts his brake cables in front of the bars. I guess that's okay because he's Bicycle Mechanic.
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Bicycle Mechanic consistently misrouts his brake cables in front of the bars. I guess that's okay because he's Bicycle Mechanic.
You worry too much.

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Originally Posted by Catnap
here's some recent builds / restorations I've done:

Very nice... the 650B rando is quite the gem.
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not the best picture, but here's a Peugeot Iseran that I restored this past weekend. Hopefully I can get better pics after work tonight.

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Sorry if this is a bit long, but I had a couple weeks between spring term and summer term so I worked on restoring my fathers college bicycle. 1984 Motobecane City-Becane, this bike spent about 24 years outside covered in a foot of leaves so it has come a long way.

How it all started, rear triangle was rusted pretty badly and not many original parts.



All stripped down, frame brazing was not to the highest standard.

Paint was a pretty close match to the original Sand paint.

Three coats of etching primer later, let the wet sanding begin!
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Many base coats later

Wire wheeled and painted seatpost clamp.

Taking the wheels apart in order to polish the rims, replace the spokes, and sand, polish, and clear coat the hubs.


Decals on, six coats of clear later.




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Stradguy, that's a great save. The final result should be tremendous.

Love the double fork crown too.
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Amazing work stradguy! Did you do the paint yourself?
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Did all the work myself, always have wanted to paint a bike so I finally took a shot at it. Ended up getting the decals from Velocals, they wouldn't respond to any of my emails regarding getting some City-Becane decals made up.
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What, me worry?
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