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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:14 pm 
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Went to the dump on Sunday and found this Peugeot Dordogne 531 framed tourer - sans tyres but everything else present and in good condition. :shock:

Looks to be all original. I'm going to enjoy renovating this one. :D

Sadly a bit too big for me so I'll probably sell it in the spring to fund other bike stuff


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:19 pm 
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I had one of these! £10 from a charity shop in Blackpool.

Nice find (and ebay friendly!)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:48 pm 
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Bugger me again! I'm after a frame like this for a commuter; all the parts are stashed and ready.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:31 pm 
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very nice indeed , my pug 531 is great


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:50 pm 
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Can a 700c x 35 be rammed in the rear of those?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:22 pm 
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doubtful 700 x 23's on mine will measure gap and let you know


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:29 pm 
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Cheers!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:52 am 
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Nice find.

It really does amaze me what people will throw away, rather than drop off at the local charity shop.

Still, at least it got rescued in time.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:44 am 
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Woz wrote:
Can a 700c x 35 be rammed in the rear of those?


From hazy memory these are very narrow when trying to fit wider tyres in mine.

I also remember that only the frogleg style brake working 'properly' - other cantilevers were too wide - am happy to be corrected though. I sold mine on ebay in about 2004 for £250!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:32 pm 
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NeilM wrote:
Nice find.

It really does amaze me what people will throw away, rather than drop off at the local charity shop.

Still, at least it got rescued in time.


It's a sad indictment of modern society that people will chuck out something which needs probably no more than £100 spending on it, and with care will last another 30+ years, when you can't actually buy an adult's bike for £100

Something about knowing the price of everything, and the value of nothing. Oscar Wilde I think.


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