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Old 08-03-12, 02:11 PM
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what to upgrade my group with a proper vintage group

I have a 1987 peugeot tourmalet. I want to upgrade to a full high end matching group from that time period. Suggesting and places to buy would be appreciated.
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Old 08-03-12, 04:15 PM
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Don't know if you've seen this before but if you haven't it's a good place to start: http://cyclespeugeot.com/images/1987..._Tourmalet.jpg
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Don't know if you've seen this before but if you haven't it's a good place to start: http://cyclespeugeot.com/images/1987..._Tourmalet.jpg
this is cool, thanks. the bike I have is all original, but from my research these are lower end components. What I am looking for is to upgrade to what high end Peugeots of late 80's would have.
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The Tourmalet was not quite a mid level model bike as it only had a high tensile steel tubed frame so I would still consider it as a lower model bike. But it certainly made for a good "beginner" sport bike and perfect for modding up as the demands of the rider goes up with experience. I think you can mod up that bike with something up to a Suntour Cyclone Mark II or Shiman0 600 group and it would still be worth it as the bike is ceratinly not junk and will ride very nicely (just don't expect ultra-race handling from it), but I won't go any higher model than that. Anything better should be hung on a higher model frame to get the most out of everything. Problem with trying to get a Cyclone or 600 group together these days though is that the prices on those have greatly gone up in the past five years.There are models of the Cyclone that are not as sought after like the "Cyclone 2000". Not as nicely finished IMO, and maybe not as light, but it should perform just as well as the MkII. . Shimano must have a "lower" (Light Action?) equivalent too, but I'm not as familiar with the brand as I am with Suntour.
Suntour "Blue Line" derailleurs are also well regarded, but I'm not sure if that is below or above the Cyclone model line......I suspect it's below and you might consider those too.

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well, check out the scans on that site and look at the high end models.
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Index or friction? I would side with Chombi and say Cyclone.
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Put something on it that you can ride. It's not quite a collectors bike, so no need to be 100% on anything.

You like the bike. That's a given because you care enough to post this question, so put a group that you can ride and enjoy.
Something you won't worry about if it gets a rock chip, or scrape in it. Just something functional and work horse like.

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What I am looking for is to upgrade to what high end Peugeots of late 80's would have.
These are from 1985





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thanks everyone here is a pic of her. Im thinking of a nice Shimano 600 group
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You would do well with a 600 group on there. It performs fantastic ! Quite a nice French bike there, very nicely decked out. I liked the cork additions for the handlebars ! Oh, an the Brooks as well !

What wheelset is it riding on ? Rigida SX-100's ?

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I sold a 1984 PH10L last week for mid $200s, which was bought to refurbish and flip. Same frame as yours, stock components with more French content, but it had Wolber Super Champion rims, a better rim than the stock Rigida alloys.

It rode nicely, like a higher class U-08, but was not exceptional and no where near as light or as balanced as a 1984 Peugeot PGN 10 that I have, even with ancient tires on it.

As stated by others above, vintage parts acquired piecemeal can add up fast cost wise. IMHO, you'd be better off looking for a good deal on an upgraded bike from the PH10L, like the PGN 10, Raleigh Super Course or Competition, Trek 520 or similar vintage Motobecane. If you can find a frame built of Reynolds 501 or 531, Columbus, Vitus double butted tube sets, you will have a great steel frame from which to build upon.

It takes time, a lot of reading and a bit O'luck, but there are deals out there on high performing vintage bikes. I've bought a Reynolds 501 and two 531 whole bikes for between $60-$120 in the last 60 days, some with amazing components.

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That Mavic group is so flippin' sexy.
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