Thursday, August 5, 2010

Peugeot Rebuild

1974-76 Peugeot Road Bike (ah a good year no doubt) with ugly as hell bars and shifters.

Beautiful French built rear rack and MAFAC Racer brakes, best stopping power at the time and still pretty darned good.

The paint is in decent condition but that stem and bar combo are gone, can anyone bastardize a bicycle more than this?

The fenders are French and very sexy with dual pinstripes and flared tails front and back. There is a light mount on the front and has a gen light with a broken lens cover on the rear. Good luck finding one of those?!

I received this bike last week and have been contemplating whether to part with it or build it up for a legit commuter. The frame and components (excluding a heavily worn Simplex rear derailleur) are in good shape. The whole shifter/bar and brake setup will go and be switched out for a new bar with bar end shifters and nice brake levers as yet to be determined. I have a feeling that I will be spending a few $ at Bike Bike in the coming month.

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