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Old 05-29-17, 02:11 PM
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Rode my Peugeot Versailles into Saint Paul, ahead of the rainstorms today:















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Old 05-29-17, 03:37 PM
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DQR, nice pics. So, like, how come in your last pic the bike is a TOEGEUP instead of a PEUGEOT?
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Originally Posted by DQRider
Really excellent photos of a beautiful bike. Thanks!

Is there a link where we can see these in a larger format?
Sorry, they come from my Facebook's Instagram's album ..
But I'm planning to get fresh new photos soon to upload in hi-res
I'm just waiting for my new Veloflex Master Tyres (Red w. Gumwalls)!
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A rebuild in progress. Just waiting for a few parts to arrive.

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Heres my 95% running Uo8 with shimano 600

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Old 06-06-17, 11:12 AM
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I picked up this Grand Sport Deluxe frame awhile back, during my (seemingly neverending) search for a TdF in this size. My first scratch French build. I added a few upgrades.
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I restored my '84 Peugeot PH10LE recently. I bought it new in '85. I have a pic or two on my phone. If someone can tell me how to get the pics here I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Hooray!! I finally figured it out.
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Originally Posted by DQRider
Really excellent photos of a beautiful bike. Thanks!

Is there a link where we can see these in a larger format?
Ask, and you shall receive!
I finally got my new Veloflex tyres!
I apologize for the dirtyness of the components.. That's actually my daily commuter/training bike

There's my Flickr Album - Hi Resolution version!
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Originally Posted by capitancardoza
There we are, since my last post (#1868) I made some adjustments.. See the images attached!

1973 Mercier (model 300, probably).
New additions:
Brooks England B17 - Honey
Brooks England Leather bar tape - Honey
Panaracer Pasela 23c clinchers - White
100th Giro d'Italia vintage canteen(s)
Yellow wiring details
And a full cleaning for Shiny and Chromed effect
Gorgeous photos. Where were they taken? @DQRider I have to make it out to the Twin Cities again some time soon. I have a great time when we visit.

I made a tire change on my U08 a few weeks ago. The Paselas were not holding up on the rough urban roads so I put on Gatorskins for sanity's sake.
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Old 06-09-17, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by greg3rd48
Gorgeous photos. Where were they taken?
That's my little hometown in North-Western Italy - Cavaglią
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Old 06-09-17, 09:00 PM
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Great pics, great bikes!

Last September I rode my UO-8 up Cadillac Mt. in Acadia National Park.

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Originally Posted by jimmuller
Great pics, great bikes!

Last September I rode my UO-8 up Cadillac Mt. in Acadia National Park.

Is that an 86 BCD crank on there? Nice bike and ride.
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Old 06-10-17, 04:22 AM
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
Is that an 86 BCD crank on there? Nice bike and ride.
Thanks. The crank is a Sugino Maxy, 110BCD, an upgrade I did in the late 70's. I selected the Maxy because it was inexpensive but it turned out to be a good choice as it introduced me to 110's.
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About the only bikes I have with something larger than 110 BCD are my French bikes (122 BCD) and my half step. Most others have gone 110 with compact setups. I rarely ever use even a 52x13 (who needs a 52x11?!)
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A work in progress...

After donating my U08 "Velo de Ville" to my brother-in-law for his medically mandated fitness program, I was looking around for a project to replace it. This is what I've done so far with the PFN10 I bought for $30 several weeks ago:



When I bought it at a moving sale, this bike was in rough shape; it was ridden hard and put away with no thought given to preservation. Still, it has responded well to my cleaning and restoration efforts. Now she is almost ready to join my stable as an upgrade replacement for my U08.



She is by no means finished. But I've felt rather guilty burdening her with all this weight when she started life with that wonderful light Vitus 181 frame. Still, as you see her here, she weighs 28.8 lbs. and she carries it well. At 5'9" she is a bit tall for me. But her 60cm frame is the first one that I haven't wanted a setback seatpost for. Once I hoist myself up into the saddle, she feels perfect!

Anyway, I've got a couple of finishing touches planned for her, and then I will do a photo-shoot downtown where a proper Velo de Ville belongs.


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After donating my U08 "Velo de Ville" to my brother-in-law for his medically mandated fitness program, I was looking around for a project to replace it. This is what I've done so far with the PFN10 I bought for $30 several weeks ago:



When I bought it at a moving sale, this bike was in rough shape; it was ridden hard and put away with no thought given to preservation. Still, it has responded well to my cleaning and restoration efforts. Now she is almost ready to join my stable as an upgrade replacement for my U08.



She is by no means finished. But I've felt rather guilty burdening her with all this weight when she started life with that wonderful light Vitus 181 frame. Still, as you see her here, she weighs 28.8 lbs. and she carries it well. At 5'9" she is a bit tall for me. But her 60cm frame is the first one that I haven't wanted a setback seatpost for. Once I hoist myself up into the saddle, she feels perfect!

Anyway, I've got a couple of finishing touches planned for her, and then I will do a photo-shoot downtown where a proper Velo de Ville belongs.


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Today's French bike ride:

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An old Helium, manufactured by Peugeot. Berseau ("cradle") mixte frame, 650B white tires, 4-speed derailleur, wingnuts, nice chainguard. Pretty little bike that I'd have loved to keep but we had no use for it and no room. It was given to me and I gave it away. Photo of a photo below.
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Just getting started riding my 73 PX-10 again after the rebuild.

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Nice Mericer @capitancardoza!
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Originally Posted by capitancardoza
I finally got my new Veloflex tyres!
Yes, that's very tastefully upgraded to suit the color of the Mercier. Very nice.
I was curious where the photo was taken when I saw the buildings. Thank you for explaining.
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Peugeot Premiere, I bought this brand new in 1985 or 86 for the grand sum of £89.99. Rode it for a few years then it went into the garage, and somehow survived three house moves and a divorce before being dragged back out into daylight last year and refettled.
Now has a Chorus chainset, Look Arc pedals, Vuelta Typhoon wheelset, Shimano 9 speed gearing, and a newer saddle to replace the one the mice got at. Still has the original Weinmann brakes and levers, and bars, stem, and post.

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Nice Mericer @capitancardoza!
Thank you! I'm quite proud of my build
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Originally Posted by Peugeotlover
Yes, that's very tastefully upgraded to suit the color of the Mercier. Very nice.
I was curious where the photo was taken when I saw the buildings. Thank you for explaining.
Yeah! The red of the tyre makes good pair with the "redness" of the saddle
Also, if you think about it, Red and Blue like France.. Maybe something White next time I'm going to upgrade (it used to have White handlebar tape, but it looked ****)!
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