Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:59 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:26 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:19 am
Posts: 1272
Location: Worthing, W.Sussex
...another bicycle. Am I mad?

This time it is something I have hankered after for a while. A veteran, proper old, classic bicycle.

It was sitting, unloved :cry: , outside of an antique shop on my way back from University last week, so I had a quick look. It was still there yesterday, in the pouring rain :facepalm: , so we had a chat, I made an offer, and bought it :lol:

I have been able to identify it, but I might need some help with things like advice on the original colour, and whether there is a register or owners group in the UK, dedicated to this marque.

I will start a build thread, though it will be a slow process, as I am still studying and don't have much time or money, and post better pics when it stops raining.

It does seem to be original, and all there. Always a good start.

Allow me to introduce to Retrobike, the 1926 Peugeot "Touriste Dame" (also designed for use by the clergy)

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 6:15 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 10:05 pm
Posts: 6318
Location: Aberdeen
Oh man! That's some serious retrobike addiction you have there! :lol:
Fortunately you're not alone :facepalm:

I've been researching an 80's Peugeot and found the link below to be useful, all the Peugeot catalogues and brochures by country...

http://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Brochure ... s%20UK.htm

And I joined the Facebook Group "Vintage Bicycles UK", lots of other cool vintage bikes and info on there... (there may be a vintage Peugeot bicycle group as well, I never looked!)....

https://www.facebook.com/groups/vintagebicyclesuk/


If you've not looked into vintage (as opposed to "Retro") bikes before *Edit* I see you have already! ....I think you'll like it, it's like a whole other world! (and another way to bankrupt yourself if you're that way inclined :shock: ).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:03 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:19 am
Posts: 1272
Location: Worthing, W.Sussex
Thanks, I know it's a different world, and it throws up different problems.

Today I found out that the front wheel needs truing. Don't know how this is going to go, as the spokes are soldered at their crossing point.

Also have to rebuild the head bearings. I just hope its only missing some balls. :roll:

Kind of looking forward to the challenges.

Dave


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:53 pm
Posts: 58
Location: UK
Nice interesting bike, its a slippery slope though with these vintage bicycles! I now have 5 pre-war bikes, where as just about 2 years ago I had none :facepalm:
I've also joined the Veteran Cycle club!

Here's my not quite latest aquistion, a 1938 Rudge Light Tourist


Attachments:
lt.JPG
lt.JPG [ 123.79 KiB | Viewed 476 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:33 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:19 am
Posts: 1272
Location: Worthing, W.Sussex
Nice. Do you get much from Vcc membership?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:12 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:53 pm
Posts: 58
Location: UK
I've not been to any of their events, but the dealings I have had with some of their 'marque specialists' & library have all been helpful.
You do get about 10 magazines from them a year, which have got some good articles in & also small adds.
Personally I've found its worth the £25 membership for the mags.

I Must try out some of their events!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:22 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:07 pm
Posts: 1391
Location: Cotswolds
The tied and soldered spokes will probaly not be affected by truing the wheel. More of a problem might be turning the spoke nipples. I used to grip the spoke as close to the spoke key as possible. Back in the 50s/60s I built and repaired 1000s of wheels.

Keith


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:35 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:45 pm
Posts: 335
Location: Maidstone, Kent
Imadeitmeself wrote:

I Must try out some of their events!


Well if you are in Bucks you could try the Reading Lightweight Ride tomorrow from Theale village hall. There is usually a good turnout of quality machines, and it's a great day out.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:49 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:45 pm
Posts: 335
Location: Maidstone, Kent
Martin Rattler wrote:
Reading


Is of course in Berkshire. Fortunately I will not be leading tomorrow's ride.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 2:22 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:19 am
Posts: 1272
Location: Worthing, W.Sussex
keithglos wrote:
The tied and soldered spokes will probaly not be affected by truing the wheel. More of a problem might be turning the spoke nipples. I used to grip the spoke as close to the spoke key as possible. Back in the 50s/60s I built and repaired 1000s of wheels.

Keith


I have been having a closer look today Keith. I think I am past trimming the runout as there is significant rim damage. :cry:

Image


Image

Nice detailed Peugeot ID on the rim though. Looks like I am going to need new rims, 26 x 1 3/8, 36 hole.

There is also a problem with the headset, so it looks like I may need a replacement steerer tube, French threaded.....Bugger :facepalm:

Does anyone know of any specialist French restorers or bike dealers in the UK?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BlueDevil63, onyerbike531 and 24 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group