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1971 Peugeot Conversion

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64.5cm Peugeot U08

Soma Pursuit Bars wrapped in Hemp Twine and Shellac'ed with a stem from a Gary Fisher Mtn Bike

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Alex 450

Alex 450 Flip/Flop Fix/Free

Sugino AT with french cups intact but added a new spindle

Brooks B17 with Galvanized pipe from the hardware store (wrapped in hemp twine) since the darn French Tube size is weird

Shimano 600 Pedals, plain old chain

46/18 (used to have the stock 52 and I miss that)

I ride this about 100 - 150 miles a week. I'm doing the Aids Lifecycle ride in 6 months and will ride this from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This bike is a blast!

People who friended this bike J Juicy, Eric Shantz, CONDENADO, arithmetik, fixiefiend09, DylanFromWestPhilly

550 miles with a jury-rigged seatpost?

I don't know; that doesn't inspire confidence. Kalloy makes cheapie seat posts in almost every size, both with saddle clamps and the old tube-style seat post (you put a saddle clamp on the smaller upper end). eBikeStop carries the clamp ones for about fifteen bucks, and the tube ones for about six, with the saddle clamps for three-something.

According to Sheldon's seatpost database, it's most likely to be 26.2, 26.4 or 26.6. When you took it into the LBS, did they stick a sizing rod down the seat tube?

nice looking bike. brakeless

nice looking bike. brakeless with weaker foot retention like that looks kinda scetch though.

nice ride!

I see you're a fellow fan of the huge lugged frames!! I have that same wheelset on another one I'm currently building.

thanks.

thanks man. i agree with you about sheldon's page, it was pretty discouraging for me. even the bike shop i went to was convinced they didn't have a BB that would work. but when we took it apart, just happened to have english threads. i would have kept the cups like you said but they were just about shot.

i like your bike too, i need a brooks saddle next like yours!



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