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Old 04-08-16, 04:47 PM
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First Steel in 20 years

Some time ago I got a steel 531 Peugeot PR 10 maybe. Not sure but then I got a matching fork from a PX or PY 10 and thought about building it into a coffee shop bike. Then as often happens at our age, or my age, I went into the hospital. When I got out it would be a while before I got back on the bike and it looked like the build would have to wait. Well to my surprise a few of my friends dug into their parks boxes and donated them to the cause. I am now the proud owner of a perfect coffee shop bike to go with my 75 Peugeot Jersey and cycling cap.







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Old 04-08-16, 05:17 PM
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Likin' the Peugot on the wheels.
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Old 04-08-16, 05:25 PM
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Looks like fun.
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post
Likin' the Peugot on the wheels.
+1

It's the details that make the difference.
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Old 04-08-16, 05:45 PM
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That's a beautiful bike. Glad you are feeling better. With those rims, you might even win some 1000m sprints at the track!

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Old 04-08-16, 05:52 PM
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That's a beautiful bike. Glad you are feeling better. With those rims, you might even win some 1000m sprints at track!
The had part was finding the French bottom bracket and headset. The rest was not that bad. The special touches were the wheels and the stronglight cranks.
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The had part was finding the French bottom bracket and headset. The rest was not that bad. The special touches were the wheels and the stronglight cranks.
What model/vintage is that Stronglight crank? I don't think I've ever seen one like that. It's pretty elegant.
Is that stem an Atax? With strong wheels like that, you won't have to true them till the year 2000!
I route my cables on the Grubb the same way (good call).
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It is a Stronglight TS crankset 3arm. Early 70s I believe. The brake set is Mafac Racer, Atax stem. Wenmenn levers.
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Beautiful bike. Pretty tall gearing, it will be a quick trip to the coffee shop.
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post
Likin' the Peugot on the wheels.
Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
+1

It's the details that make the difference.
First thing that I noticed too.
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Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
Beautiful bike. Pretty tall gearing, it will be a quick trip to the coffee shop.
Oh yes, it is tall at 53x18. Have to order a 20 I think. But till I get one to try the 18 works for flat Friday rides. It is right in the sweet spot for 20 to 22 mph drafting. No planning on climbing with it.
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very nice build and the red cable housing really sets it off against the white, very pretty. Love the wheels too.
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Old 04-09-16, 09:39 AM
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Your seat post diameter will tell you whether it is a PR-/PKN-10 (26.4 or 26.6mm) or a PA-10 (thicker tubes, smaller seatpost diameter).

My 1980 PKN-10 was arguably the best all-rounder I have ever owned, and it would still be mine, instead of my elder son's, if I were his height. I like my gears way too much to consider single speed, but everything else on your build looks great to me. That is a cool looking crank.

I don't know about the rest of you guys, but 3-bolt and 5-bolt crank spiders just look right to me. I find modern 4-bolt spiders hideous.
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Your seat post diameter will tell you whether it is a PR-/PKN-10 (26.4 or 26.6mm) or a PA-10 (thicker tubes, smaller seatpost diameter).

My 1980 PKN-10 was arguably the best all-rounder I have ever owned, and it would still be mine, instead of my elder son's, if I were his height. I like my gears way too much to consider single speed, but everything else on your build looks great to me. That is a cool looking crank.

I don't know about the rest of you guys, but 3-bolt and 5-bolt crank spiders just look right to me. I find modern 4-bolt spiders hideous.
My original plan was to buy an old steel frame and build a fixed gear. I came across the frame and to find a fork that matched the paint pattern of the frame was a bonus. I do like the looks of the cranks as well. I built a Tarmac from the frame up and if I am going to do any climbing that is my choice. I tried several cranks on it as well and ended up with Turn Cranks and Praxis Chain Rings.

Then I ran across a 91 Klein that was equipped with Dura Ace 7400 front to rear. It was geared way to tall with a 53x39 and a 12x23 on the back. Couldn't climb with it at all so first I tried a bigger cassette. I ended up turning it into a century bike and switched to SRAM to get more gears and because I have short fingers and it had a shorter throw. But I simply couldn't discard the beautiful DURA Ace cranks. I now drag it out for long flat group rides.


I stuck with a Hard Tail for my MTB but havent been in the dirt since my surgery. The Peugeot fits in nicely with the group. I am thinking I need a CX bike next however.
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Nice bike. Good friends.
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Don't be spilling any java on the bike, it's a beauty and a nice story. Enjoy!
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Nice collection there, the Peugeot holds it's own against those 'stylin red' bikes.
Wonderful to have helpful bicycle enthusiast friends - I can vouch for that!

I'm riding a Selle SMP saddle on a newer bike and think I like it best for longer rides. Is that a Selle Anatomica on the Pug?

edit: given the title, someone has to say it = Steel is Real
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gorgeous but you can probably snip a couple inches of your brake cables, huh?
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