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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 06-24-12, 08:41 AM   #1
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Making a SS shopping list

Got this 72-74 Peugeot a few weeks ago, either for a friend who is interested, or an around town bar bike for me. We will see. Posted in the C&V forum to confirm it was not a valuable bike, (aren't all old white Peugeot's a PX-10?), and I got my $75 worth of SS potential out of the deal. Bike has barely 100 miles on it, pics below. Steel crank&rings, steel BB, steel stem, steel cogs, steel seatpost and steel handlebars puts it to 32lbs with rack and kickstand. My target is under 25lbs with keeping the original wheels, which I think look cool. Budget is $300 plus, not opposed to buying used and polishing myself, but this list represents the look I think I want for it. My friend will either buy it for my costs or not, I don't really care.

I am having a problem with the Mafac brake levers, they have that extra tourist bar for the flats on the drop bar - is there a replacement bolt that will allow me to take that off or am I going to have to fiddle with some washers to get rid of those? Also, since I have not taken anything apart yet, do you know if the rear cog unscrews to reveal an ordinary thread size, allowing me to get the Shimano-compatible Excess freewheel?
Thanks for looking!

Ird Defiant Track 1/8" 165 Silver Cranks

Grand Cru Bottom Bracket, French Thread VELO-ORANGE

Nitto Dirt Drop MT-10 26.0 , Rivendell 100mm extension, 22.2mm quill; 26mm clamp

Nitto Moustache Bar RM-016 26.0 clamp - Rivendell

Kalloy 25.4 x 350mm Silver Seatpost (ST1554) (unless VO steps up with something?)

Excess 22 tooth Freewheels FW123

SRAM PC 7X Bicycle Chain

And some Brooks / or clone seat

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