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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:10 pm 
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so would shimano 105 cables be ok?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=14120


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:05 pm 
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Patrick_S wrote:
A trip to a local bike shop proved extremely fruitful when the owner GAVE (not sold!) me an old Peugeot road bike.


Backing up the other posts - there is a reason he GAVE you this bike. It's only got scrap value. Sorry.

You'll spend more making it into something half rideable than you'd spend buying a second hand bike that isn't a death trap.


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1981 issue decals '103 tubing' frame - still poular en fleabay.


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hmmm
Well I've sorted the brakes out now
On disassembly it has been established there is no structural damage to the frame, just the fork is bent where the crown meets the steerer. A cheap fork replacement may then mean its perfectly rideable, as everything else seems alright.


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Shimano 105 cables will probably be the wrong length. I say that as the routing on the older bikes is not the same as more modern ones. Take your old ones including the outers to your LBS (local bike shop) and they should be able to match them.


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yea i'll do that then to avoid the hassle of ordering the wrong ones. Cheers for the help


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twiddler wrote:
Shimano 105 cables will probably be the wrong length. I say that as the routing on the older bikes is not the same as more modern ones. Take your old ones including the outers to your LBS (local bike shop) and they should be able to match them.


I thought thats what cable cutters are for?


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Dirt Disciple

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The bike now has functioning brakes :)

However, the fork is still bent. Any ideas as to how I would go about replacing the fork? Fitting it isnt a problem, its just obtaining one the right size.

I know I was warned earlier that the amount I would have to spend on getting this bike to a rideable standard could exceed how much I could have got a better complete bike for, but so far all I've had to spend is 7 quid for a set of brake cables.

So anyway, help with obtaining a new fork would be much appreciated :)


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you might strugglr to get a fork for this bike .
used to be a different thread on old french frames , and BB too .


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cchris2lou wrote:
you might strugglr to get a fork for this bike .
used to be a different thread on old french frames , and BB too .


Which is one reason why I advised caution.


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