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1972 Orange Peugeot 61cm Single Speed

Bike tags: Single speed | Orange Peugeot 61cm circa 1971 - 1973 Single Speed
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Peugeot 61cm

Original stem and some very heavy flat bars

Completely original headset and fork

Unknown variety completely relaced and rebuilt (700c)

Same as front

Original French threaded cups with a Japanese square taper spindle; cranks are Sakae SX 170's

Saddle came from my 1990 Cannondale mountain bike (Avocet Racing)

Cool white chain and orange pedals to match the frame

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Everything was rebuilt, and I went the cheap route. While the wheels aren't fancy, I did relace and rebuild them (the rear wheel I hand to bend the rim with my hands to get it true). I knocked all the braze-on's off the frame, then polished the frame as best I could to keep the original decals. Most parts were picked up at either Community Bikes in Santa Rosa or the Bike Church in Davis. I also had the joy of crashing this bike (I've since learned to keep the chain tight as you will notice a loose chain in the pictures). The bottom bracket is actually pretty solid, as I salvaged the original French cups and lock ring, but threw in a square taper spindle and the Sakae cranks (this took a long time to figure out, but worked great). The seat post was another tricky adventure. I ended up going with a 1 inch post, but had to use a 1 inch drill bit to knock the weld seam inside the seat tube smooth. I ride this bike with quite a bit of pride. :)

People who friended this bike payne, dcmatt, CONDENADO, owlboogie, pedicel, Philby, stillthere, cannonhugodale


I used to have a peugeot very similar to this one and always wondered what it'd look like as a single speed. How'd you dial in the chain?

Re: Sweet

Thanks for the comment. Since I completely rebuilt the wheel, I just had a stack of different spacers when I was rebuilding the hub. So, step one was the crank setup, and step two was rebuilding the hub for proper chain line.

That's funny

I volunteer at community bikes regularly. Best place ever to get stuff cheap imho

Community Bikes

GREAT place. Love it. Cole was the guy who hooked me up. I hope to have more time to get down there and do some volunteer work myself.

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