Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:21 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:30 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:31 pm
Posts: 2492
Location: ManchestOr
That is a beauty, love the grip tape. Yeah I should ask myself as even 'cheap builds' end up expensive compared.

I'm going for SS though so gonna invest in some nice custom wheels (gonna be a learning curve finding spokes and 2nd ever wheel build), wheels hold their value in the fleet and when liquidised so should be OK, almost found a seat post too. Build thread soon, promise, cheers. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:06 pm 
Onnnne Huuuunnnndrreeed and Eigggghhhhty

Joined: Sun May 16, 2010 8:50 pm
Posts: 180
Location: North Yorkshire
There's some cheap Gran Compe hubs knocking round ebay at the minute if that's your bag - I've been comtemplating taking the wheel building plunge myself, but I've got to finish Esther's Cinder Cone first...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:34 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:28 pm
Posts: 922
Location: Almeria, Spain
I have a 24mm seatpost doing nothing, say £10 plus postage if you decide to go ahead.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:21 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:11 pm
Posts: 1847
Location: wellingborough
just finished doing same on a peugoet premier as well , i would show some pics but cant get it loaded


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: My new bike
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:49 am 
Newbie

Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:41 am
Posts: 5
I got one too today.

Looked through tons of catalogs to find it. I think its an 86 or 87. Anyone know how to read the date from the number?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:50 am 
Newbie

Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:41 am
Posts: 5
I need to post 2 times to post images. 2nd post...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:53 am 
Newbie

Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:41 am
Posts: 5
Here it is... Can anyone tell me about it? Other than that it is adjusted for a midget gorilla? Will get around to that tomorrow... The brake cable goes through the frame, i thought that was pretty cool.


Attachments:
File comment: My newest bike
66201_120750597982487_100001426424325_124392_789495_n[1].jpg
66201_120750597982487_100001426424325_124392_789495_n[1].jpg [ 123.84 KiB | Viewed 1521 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:05 am 
Newbie

Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:41 am
Posts: 5
And sorry for the 4th post in ten minutes...

Here are the catalogs if you are interested...

Page 12 of the 1988 you will find a newer version of the Premiere than mine
http://cyclespeugeot.com/PDFs/1988UK.pdf

1986 American catalog has my paint job on the cover, but no 86 UK catalogs to be found on the internet...
http://mysite.verizon.net/vzerndgo/id63.html

And this site is pretty informative:
http://cyclespeugeot.com/ModelID.html


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:24 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:31 pm
Posts: 2492
Location: ManchestOr
Hey alenehan1, Nice selection of informative first posts (thats not sarcasm BTW!) Looks like a nice unspoilt bike, welcome along, as you can tell I know very little about mine other than they were cool in the 80's I'm guessing mine is pre 1988 but I dunno, My roadie bikes stopped with my 5 speed secondhand machine in 1987/8 or so.

Ninety, cheers for that I have been eyeing up those hubs for months waiting for the right pay day, but balls to it, I ordered em on monday and they came yesterday direct from on one. I'll be looking for decent rims, scene traditional chromies would be good or maybe aeros but might just go for reliable modern Mavics, It will be buying spokes where I will get out of my depth a tad. cheers again, build thread will come

Shedobits cheers, what type is it, a micro adjust or steel chrome old type with clamp on top? how long is it? latter I expect. I could be interested though I was hoping to find summat at a jumble or something, and got out bid on ebay on a cheap micro adjust, thanks for the offer I'll have a measure and let you know.

Cheers,

I'll try remember to take some current pics tonight and start that build thread!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:14 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:07 pm
Posts: 1324
Location: Cotswolds
Great 1988 catalogue, it should be noted the "carbolite" bikes are well down the list. I suspect this was a misleading name invented for the US bike boom market. Should be carboheavy.
Collectable and/or saleable has never meant quality.
One thing the French mass bike builders could do is design them rideable.
Fixed wheel conversion of road bikes I just don't understand. How do you get round corners with a 10.5 inch bottom bracket? It was normal in the 1950's for fixed wheel bikes to have an 11 inch bracket.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: cromoman, Little Al, mpatts and 36 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