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Old 11-02-22, 07:20 PM
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Old 11-03-22, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by gesta View Post
Thank you, this is my fave bike at the moment! Modifications are my handiwork and I think "why" can be best answered with "why not"?

Longer version of "why not" - I like the aesthetics of vintage bikes combined with some modern aspects, and for some reason, I just have a soft spot for Peugeot bikes. This bike was laying around as a frame when I bought a small brazing torch, things just gradually escalated from there. Blank canvas etc... Building new would most certainly yield better results, but I did not have the skills when I started with this bike ~2 years ago. Left rear triangle is braced for longevity, IS mount for brake. Original fork was also modded with IS disc brake mount, but it's now assigned to garage shelf ornament as that head tube was replaced with fresh cut from Columbus Zona. Brakes are cable actuated hydros (2-piston Zoom Xtech), 140mm rear disc and 160mm in front.

I'm probably speaking gibberish to you, but video is subtitled in english for your convenience.
This right here is why I still check the gravel forum here a few times a week, because eventually something really cool is posted!
Love the creativity and reason for doing the project.

I took a frame building class a few years ago and built a Zona tubed road frame, have brazed some things to an 80s Schwinn Premis in order to put 2x11 components on, painted a handful of bikes, and currently have a mid-90s Cannondale CAAD3 road frame in the stand that I needed some minor fixing and was repainted. The decals I used are from the same company as yours and I also used a carbon fork as a replacement. Point is, I totally understand the reason for choosing to go this route- tinkering and the problem solving is also a hobby for you!
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Old 11-09-22, 04:26 AM
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Girlfriend wanted to avail of the "bike to work" scheme (a tax incentive from the govt to encourage bike commuting), and she got a 2022 Cinelli Zydeco.

2022 Cinelli Zydeco

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Old 11-11-22, 06:37 PM
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First ride today on this new (to me) beast. So much fun!

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Old 11-12-22, 10:15 PM
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First ride today on this new (to me) beast. So much fun!
BEAR? Got a link to the brand?
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Old 11-13-22, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
BEAR? Got a link to the brand?
Unfortunately, no. Bear was a short-lived house brand for retailer Mikeís Bikes. Not many were sold, and the info is limited. The frame is Taiwanese-built carbon, and this has a 2x11 Ultegra build. Iím very happy with the bike, and the price I paid for it.
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Old 11-13-22, 04:52 PM
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here's another 1x9 drop-bar conversion, this one based on an old steel Nishiki hybrid:






before:


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Old 11-13-22, 05:56 PM
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2022 Kona Rove LTD

My first 650b bike. So far I love it, and the GRX 810 2x shifts like a dream.













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Old 11-23-22, 06:48 AM
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My 26r hardtail conversion.

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Old 11-24-22, 06:04 PM
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Not fancy but it fits my needs. It was $75 on Facebook Marketplace with a four-bike Thule rack thrown in.
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Old 11-28-22, 05:17 AM
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Nice 26er conversion jaseyjase ! What is the original bike?

I cannot post pictures yet but I am the lucky owner of a '21 titanium Chiru Vagus! It is really a great bike
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Old 11-28-22, 10:58 PM
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Nice 26er conversion jaseyjase ! What is the original bike?
cheers mate!

original bike wasnt anything too flash, but i wanted a steel frame and this popped up locally. Geometry worked, but needed some adapters to run the flat mount callipers.

https://www.bikeroar.com/products/ce...-stainless-red
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Old 12-04-22, 07:00 PM
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First shake down

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Old 12-11-22, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by gesta View Post
Great bikes in here!


Peugeot ex-PX50L.
NICE! That's one of the most interesting bikes I've seen in a long time! Love to see a resto/mod with modern components....the addition of a rear disc brake and new head tube is unusual - and a big carbon disc fork combined with a 1975 frame...FUN!

You should post that pic on the Classic and Vintage page - it'll drive the purists INSANE!

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Old 12-17-22, 07:44 PM
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I'll add my Ventum GS1 in Deep Ocean colourway

Ventum GS1, size S
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Old 12-19-22, 02:55 AM
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NICE! That's one of the most interesting bikes I've seen in a long time! Love to see a resto/mod with modern components...

You should post that pic on the Classic and Vintage page - it'll drive the purists INSANE!
As someone who frequents both forums, I respectfully disagree! The guys over there would be fascinated by the build and want more details.

What really winds them up is when someone takes a nice steel frame and hacks/Dremels off the brazed-on bits to make a s***** singlespeed. They even have a verb for it: itís called Ďdrewingí a frame.

anyway, back to this conversion: I did something similar with a blue Peugeot touring frame, nowhere near as nice as our friendís effort from Finland, but I was pleased with the result and it rode really well.


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Old 12-23-22, 04:52 AM
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blue Peugeot touring frame, nowhere near as nice as our friendís effort
I disagree, thatís really Nice bike. 😄


Px-50L in the snow

I guess C/V ppl would be more appreciative than not, as this is indeed a bit more than the basic ss mutilation of a vintage bike. Since the last photo, I found a reasonably priced french threaded hollowtech 2 bb, so now itís sporting a modern Race Face crankset too. I also managed to fit those 54-584 studded tires with some SKS plastic mudguards for winter randonneuring shenigans. Cannot really tell from that picture, but winter wheelset is built around bikeís original Rigida steel rims just for kicks. Thereís some toe overlap especially with the clipless pedals, but for the intended usage, Iím good.

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Originally Posted by jaseyjase View Post
First shake down

Take that narrow track in the distance next time you're out there. Just watch out for the bull ants if putting foot down!
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Old 12-25-22, 09:36 AM
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So I did a little 5 mile around the block ride to try out my Christmas present (Garmin Explore 2), and the new Centaur group I got a deal on. I like everything but the crankset.
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Old 12-25-22, 01:57 PM
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Nice! Is that a weight weenie saddle on a steel bike?

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So I did a little 5 mile around the block ride to try out my Christmas present ...
Mine is still in a box. Sigh.
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir View Post
Nice! Is that a weight weenie saddle on a steel bike?



Mine is still in a box. Sigh.
Itís getting one piece carbon bars and carbon wheels. Those wheels will be going on my Bruce Gordon.

Believe it or not that saddle isnít uncomfortable
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Old 12-26-22, 07:13 AM
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[QUOTE=Germany_chris;22748809...
Believe it or not that saddle isnít uncomfortable[/QUOTE]

why would it be 'uncomfortable' ? and whatz not to like about the crankset ? tooth range? slow shift?
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A few updates to my Bear since I bought it...
- Whisky Spano carbon handlebar
- Omni Racer stem
- Omni Racer carbon seat post
- Shimano XT 160mm front disc
- Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H (rear) and M (front) tires, 700 x 40
- A few gold blingy bits
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Old 12-28-22, 11:52 AM
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why would it be 'uncomfortable' ? and whatz not to like about the crankset ? tooth range? slow shift?
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Itís a straight carbon saddle with no padding but the shape makes it work if youíre in padded bibs/tights/shorts.

The crank works great but it just looks wrong on this bike
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