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09-25-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 41,011
Posted By chainercygnus

3 of my 5 bikes I currently have came from there....

3 of my 5 bikes I currently have came from there. I have been a member for years. Love that place and glad to see it's not unheard of on here.
Forum: Touring
09-20-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,564
Posted By chainercygnus

So I am looking for the tool to remove the...

So I am looking for the tool to remove the freewheel for this bike, and my LBS has one in their shop, but not for sale. Does anyone know where I could find the tool to buy that fits an old Peugeot...
09-20-17, 09:43 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,415
Posted By chainercygnus

I can't recommend this one enough myself. Riding...

I can't recommend this one enough myself. Riding disc brakes for the last 10 years and then suddenly switching to center pulls, I had the roughest time adjusting my brakes properly. Between a clamp...
Forum: Touring
09-19-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,564
Posted By chainercygnus

Out of curiosity, what would be considered "not a...

Out of curiosity, what would be considered "not a lot of weight" because all told I will probably only be carrying ~30 lbs between the two rear panniers and a handlebar bag/frame bag if I go that...
Forum: Touring
09-19-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,564
Posted By chainercygnus

I tried to find a picture of that, but failed. Do...

I tried to find a picture of that, but failed. Do you happen to know of any in existence that I could reference?
Forum: Touring
09-19-17, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,564
Posted By chainercygnus

Thanks Happy Feet, it's a fun bike for sure....

Thanks Happy Feet, it's a fun bike for sure. Budget-wise I am looking to DIY as much of it as I can, because I want to. And types of tours I envision, right now, just a few days in the mountains (I...
Forum: Touring
09-19-17, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,564
Posted By chainercygnus

Yeah I meant to say that I have spare brake...

Yeah I meant to say that I have spare brake levers to swap out so it will at most be new cabling and housing (mainly because I want to make it red).

And thanks for the tip on the rack. I didn't...
Forum: Touring
09-19-17, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,564
Posted By chainercygnus

Building a light tourer

So currently the bike I am planning on using for doing some Touring starting in the spring is this mid 70's Peugeot UO-8.

https://i.imgur.com/WaflqV2.jpg

I have switched it to 700x32 wheels...
09-18-17, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 779,019
Posted By chainercygnus

Here's a pair of Mid 70's Peugeot's. UO-8 and...

Here's a pair of Mid 70's Peugeot's. UO-8 and UO-18.

https://i.imgur.com/h89V3Bw.jpg
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By chainercygnus

Snipped the image to save reading space. As...

Snipped the image to save reading space.

As I am new to actually paying attention to things on bikes beyond basic maintenance (i.e. tubes replacement only due to such light use), when you say the...
09-18-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,415
Posted By chainercygnus

For what it's worth, those "disposable food...

For what it's worth, those "disposable food containers" can be found even cheaper at Cash & Carry if you have one locally. We use them for meal prep at my house, and you can get a package of 50 +...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By chainercygnus

Thanks juvela! I will check on those tonight. I'm...

Thanks juvela! I will check on those tonight. I'm not sure what is and isn't original, as this was an As-Is special for $10 so history is entirely unknown.



Thanks jj1091! Where would be a good...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By chainercygnus

Need help confirming rough age of this Peugeot Mixte

So I picked up this Mixte that appears to be an early 70's UO-8 from the little research I have had time to do. No serial number on the bottom, and it has an old California Bicycle License on the...
09-18-17, 11:28 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 39,468
Posted By chainercygnus

So I passed 100 km last Tuesday from my rough...

So I passed 100 km last Tuesday from my rough calculations. At that point I hit the following total.


Bike: $0.00
Bar Tape: $8.80
Tubes: $16.00
Tires: $25.60
Seat: $0.00 swap out from...
09-14-17, 08:15 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 41,011
Posted By chainercygnus

Went in to work on my Peugeot last night and...

Went in to work on my Peugeot last night and found this:

https://i.imgur.com/zDh0UPt.jpg

Note this on the handlebars:

https://i.imgur.com/dGkJj2S.jpg
09-13-17, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 3,114,087
Posted By chainercygnus

Picked up a mate for my Peugeot UO8 ...

Picked up a mate for my Peugeot UO8

https://i.imgur.com/wNWPrw9.jpg

This will hopefully end up as my girlfriends commuting bike once I fix her up. Local co-op charged me $10 less member...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,986
Posted By chainercygnus

Oh yeah, the thing oozes character, especially...

Oh yeah, the thing oozes character, especially with the custom hand painted details. Definitely one of the coolest bikes I've got or ever had in my garage.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,986
Posted By chainercygnus

Definitely been repainted, PO stated as much when...

Definitely been repainted, PO stated as much when we bought it. And the front rack is a little rusty, but not badly (might clean it up) but it probably won't be sold, as this is my GF's cruiser....
09-11-17, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24,014
Views: 2,830,498
Posted By chainercygnus

Is there a good (preferably single location)...

Is there a good (preferably single location) resource dealing primarily with restoring old English 3-Speed, spelling out any idiosyncrasies they might have so that I can go into restoring mine a...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,986
Posted By chainercygnus

Schwinn Cruiser Identification Assistance

So this thing probably isn't worth anything, and I am more curious about what it is, just so I know what it is. PO was a sign painter and did the detailing by hand, which is pretty awesome really....
09-09-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 41,011
Posted By chainercygnus

Got a few interesting potentials at the Boise...

Got a few interesting potentials at the Boise Bicycle Project. I have some photos here (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzH1HIFzuSUSamdYbjhSRGhIQjA). I am digging the first model year stumpjumper...
09-08-17, 08:07 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 41,011
Posted By chainercygnus

I'll be visiting my local bike co-op later today....

I'll be visiting my local bike co-op later today. I'll get pictures of anything that looks fun.
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By chainercygnus

That doesn't look too much worse than my recent...

That doesn't look too much worse than my recent Peugeot acquisition, for close to the same price. I'd nab it.
Replies: 9
Views: 2,977
Posted By chainercygnus

Thanks for the information, kinda cool to know...

Thanks for the information, kinda cool to know the potential history of the bike. I don't think the 3 is a partial 8, primarily because this was a loaner bike at my work for 4 years and came from our...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,977
Posted By chainercygnus

T-Mar, the serial appears to be F3116268. I have...

T-Mar, the serial appears to be F3116268. I have a picture here (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzH1HIFzuSUSQUhqSFQ4Q245VGc)as well.
09-06-17, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,459
Posted By chainercygnus

https://i.imgur.com/oiZk9J9.jpg...

https://i.imgur.com/oiZk9J9.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/e5I7zkR.jpg)

First jaunt on her, approximately 3 miles along the Boise Greenbelt, just to get a basic feel. Note the natural instagram filter...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,977
Posted By chainercygnus

I assume that means it's probably not even worth...

I assume that means it's probably not even worth putting tubes in and trying to sell?



I will see if I can grab that for you tonight when I get home from work.
Replies: 9
Views: 2,977
Posted By chainercygnus

Sekai Identification Assistance

When I got my Peugeot the other day, I ended up with 2 other bikes, a Schwinn Link and this Sekai.

https://i.imgur.com/cmHrk5O.jpg

I know nothing about the brand (never heard of it before...
09-05-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 39,468
Posted By chainercygnus

If you are using Windows, you should be able to...

If you are using Windows, you should be able to right-click on the picture in its folder and have the option to rotate. Then you can upload as usual.
09-05-17, 06:25 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 39,468
Posted By chainercygnus

Is it too late to get in on this party? If...

Is it too late to get in on this party?

If not, here's my entry:

https://i.imgur.com/j3xipkJ.jpg

1974-76 Peugeot UO8 obtained for $0 from work dumping some bikes.
...
09-05-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2,406
Views: 785,322
Posted By chainercygnus

Pic from 2016's Tour de Fat in Boise. Riding my...

Pic from 2016's Tour de Fat in Boise. Riding my 1970 Robin Hood.

https://scontent-iad3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13658796_1758729711005484_189286339_n.jpg
09-05-17, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 779,019
Posted By chainercygnus

This is my (approximately) 1974-1976 Peugeot UO8 ...

This is my (approximately) 1974-1976 Peugeot UO8


How she looked when I brought her home:
http://i.imgur.com/j3xipkJ.jpg

How she looks after a quick bit of changes to make her rideable:...
09-05-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 42,344
Posted By chainercygnus

Now I'm going to be keeping my eyes out for one...

Now I'm going to be keeping my eyes out for one of those...that is pretty.

I swear this is one of the best threads out there.
09-05-17, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 132,006
Posted By chainercygnus

Boise, ID here. Nice to meet you all!

Boise, ID here. Nice to meet you all!
09-05-17, 07:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,709
Posted By chainercygnus

I use my cellphone right now (iPhone 6) but plan...

I use my cellphone right now (iPhone 6) but plan on getting a small Point n Shoot of some sort for getting slightly better shots if I can find one, especially when I get more adventurous on my rides...
Forum: Introductions
09-05-17, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By chainercygnus

Thanks for the welcomes everyone, glad to be...

Thanks for the welcomes everyone, glad to be here. Already gleaned a bunch of good information about my Peugeot since I joined, hopefully I can eventually return the favor to the forum and contribute...
09-02-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 42,344
Posted By chainercygnus

This is from my 1970 Robin Hood.

This is from my 1970 Robin Hood.
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By chainercygnus

Thank you all for the information. Nice to know I...

Thank you all for the information. Nice to know I found a potentially fun bike. And I have to agree with Aubergine's perspective, this bike looks like it could be a fun showcase bike for my slowly...
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By chainercygnus

Thank you folks! Nice to know what I've got. Now...

Thank you folks! Nice to know what I've got. Now to get it running again...
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By chainercygnus

And yes, I know it's small pictures. I can't post...

And yes, I know it's small pictures. I can't post image links until I hit 10 posts and the max image size is understandable small.
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By chainercygnus

Peugeot Identification Assistance

So I picked up this Peugeot super cheap from a local bicycle co-op and know nothing about it, but would love to know more about it. Any chance anyone would be able to help me out with identifying it?...
Forum: Introductions
09-01-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By chainercygnus

Hello from Boise

Hi there! My name is Bryce. I've been riding bicycles since kindergarten in some capacity and in the last decade or so have been moving more towards using them as my primary conveyance.

I...
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