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Old 10-08-16, 01:17 PM
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The Motobecane Mirage Sport cerca 1984.

This bike has seen some very heavy weather, my winter rider. The rubber Hutchinson imitation leather I've covered further with cotton-bar tape. Planet Bike yellow fenders. Triple crank, rack on normally when I ride it.



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Originally Posted by rustystrings61
It occurs to me I haven't shown this one here yet - 1975 Motobecane Grand Touring, largely stock except for the Nitto Technomic stem and standard Weinmann brake levers replacing the stock Dia-Compe with extensions. I acquired this one cheaply for the C&V Clunker 100 Challenge, never dreaming I would find myself enjoying a 1020-framed bike this much. Weinmann 610 centerpulls, Shimano Tourney cranks on a Tange loose bb bottom bracket, SunTour V-GT Luxe and Compe V derailleurs with ratchet shifters, Selle Italia GP saddle gone grey, and shockingly smooth-running Normandy Sport hubs. It rides very nicely, thank you!

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That's nice, people talk so much about the frame material; perhaps the right fit is as important, that goes without saying but I do imagine it is a fine ride. Those Grand Tourings do come up now and then.
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Peugeot PX 8 1969 or 1970

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Old 10-09-16, 12:01 PM
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@svoperokram: Thanks Marko; beautiful machine.

Slovenia has a lot of mountains, do you ride it up those?
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Originally Posted by greg3rd48
Much appreciated! This is a '74 U08 but the only original parts to that bike are the frame, fork and headset. I have alloy fenders that I want to add but there is not enough clearance in the rear. I may swap out the 27 1/4 wheelset for 700c with 28mm tires to see if there is enough clearance then. I hope so. That would be the finishing touch in my eyes.
@mr9iron Very nice retro roadie build. I love the paint colors.
thank you, working, on another one over the winter..
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Originally Posted by CuttersRidge
@svoperokram: Thanks Marko; beautiful machine.

Slovenia has a lot of mountains, do you ride it up those?
Yes lots of ups and downs in Slovenia.
But my routes are rather flat.
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Follis - evolving project. Replaced the Stronglight 93 crank with a TA Tevano - looks a whole lot less busy than the 93 which almost sent me cross eyed just looking at the drillium. This crank comes in just a tad lighter. Bike is 21.5 Lbs. All I want to find now is a 26.8 JP Routens seatpost and a CLB Professional brake set.
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My Peugeot Prestige PY 10 CP from 1979.
I am quite happy with my french beauty but on the long run I am looking for Mafac brake levers, Spidel brakes, Spidel pedals and the original Ideale 2002 saddle.
So if someone of you will sell some of these parts, please let me know.

More pictures here: Peugeot PY10 CP 1979 - Prestige Peugeot - Pedal Room
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Originally Posted by DQRider
Originally intended as a sort of Path Racer, I have found that I like my old Gitane for longer rides as well. So I've bought her a couple of presents: a V.O. handlebar bag on a nice Soma front rack, and a Banjo Brothers saddlebag (closest match I find within my budget). That alone might have been worthy of a photo in here, but then we went riding in the fog downriver at Hastings, Minnesota.

I think this is the best photograph I've taken all year:

Great photo of that beauty.
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A blast in the gravel with the '72 Le Champion. Gorgeous Oct. weather 80+ degrees day and with upper 70's evening, color change. Out very late last night. Plan again tonight but with the big lights for the trails.

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QUOTE=crank_addict;19131369]A blast in the gravel with the '72 Le Champion. Gorgeous Oct. weather 80+ degrees day and with upper 70's evening, color change. Out very late last night. Plan again tonight but with the big lights for the trails.

[IMG]DSC_1151 by carrera247, on Flickr[/IMG]

O la la !

Nice and love that black/red colorway!
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Originally Posted by Pogliaghi
Follis - evolving project. Replaced the Stronglight 93 crank with a TA Tevano - looks a whole lot less busy than the 93 which almost sent me cross eyed just looking at the drillium. This crank comes in just a tad lighter. Bike is 21.5 Lbs. All I want to find now is a 26.8 JP Routens seatpost and a CLB Professional brake set.
What a beauty.
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Prestige Peugeot PY10 CP from 1979.
I am already very happy with this french beauty. On the long term i am planning to replace the Weinmann Carrera 400 brakes with Spidel brakes and Mafac levers. Spidel Pedals and the original Ideale 2002 saddle would be perfect too.
So if you want to sell some of these required parts, please let me know.
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Welcome to the forums Muckgyver and thanks for the pictures.
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A lot of Peugeot goodness going on here! Lions on fork crown, chrome panto seatstays, 531, drillium =
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@muckgyver I love those Peugeots!
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Peugeots are pretty much like the French versions of Raleighs...... the give that warm heart feeling to their owners/riders, but with just a bit more attitude......French attitude....and idiosyncracies??
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1991 PEUGEOT " Tourmalet"
CRMO lugless frame, 21 speed, CLB omega "R" brakes, triple crankset STRONGLIGHT 85, SHIMANO SIS derailleurs

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I rescued a Stella Arctic today. I guess these were sold through Arctic Cat dealers. Here's how it looks after cleaning off the bird poop and barn funk.





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I rescued a Stella Arctic today. I guess these were sold through Arctic Cat dealers. Here's how it looks after cleaning off the bird poop and barn funk.




Wow, who knew? That is the second bike I've seen tonight that I had no idea existed. Arctic Cat... seriously?

What a beauty, though!
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Wow, who knew? That is the second bike I've seen tonight that I had no idea existed. Arctic Cat... seriously?

What a beauty, though!
Some of the Arctics are actually quite nice with Columbus tubing and Campagnolo parts.

Bike TLC and Ministrations: Dan's 1970's Arctic by Stella
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My favourite EUGEOT "competition 7000" all Columbus "brain" steel frame, campagnolo derailleurs , 27 speed,Campagnolo/ambrosio wheels,with this bicycle, I have climb without problem: the Mt Ventoux, The col du Lautaret, the Col du Galibier ,The col de la faucille, la barillette (switzerland),and this summer, the col de Menté, The col d'Aspin and the col du Tourmalet...
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