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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:42 pm 
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Pauliepie wrote:

On my 50`s Beetle I ran a bigger engine & disc brakes to keep up with modern traffic, the difference with the bike is all the upgrades are on show!



Did you keep the 6v battery :D ?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:38 am 
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lastpubrunner wrote:
Pauliepie wrote:

On my 50`s Beetle I ran a bigger engine & disc brakes to keep up with modern traffic, the difference with the bike is all the upgrades are on show!



Did you keep the 6v battery :D ?


No! It took too long to start on cold days!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:43 am 
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Kerplunk wrote:
I've got a couple of Peugeot Athenas built up with modern Shimano. The first one was a 40th birthday pressie to myself, the original paint and chrome was too far gone to save so it got a respray.
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Really liked how it rode so when another one turned up on here in really good condition I couldn't help myself. Birthday bike is now for summer/best and this is for winter/daily.
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The one thing I would say is that modern Shimano chainsets/rings look very chunky on skinny steel frames. You can see in the second photo that I've changed the chainrings to Stronglight ones that I think help them look a bit slimmer.


Lovely bikes I must say.

I also upgrade my 25 year old bike simply because I would not get such a comfortable ride unless I spent a ton of money on a Ti frame or CF frame. Not keen on CF frames and Ti being a bit too expensive the decision was easy.

Steal frames give a very comfortable ride...... so go for it, I don't think you will regret it.


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