My Peugeot Teamline 1500 from 1997:
Head tube detail, showing the bonding seams (and Evans Wandsworth sticker):
Close-up of the top tube/seat tube junction, showing the mildly innovative recessed seat post binder bolt:
It's not too clear in the photos, but the main tubes are carbon weave visible through the topcoat, fading to metallic purple over the carbon lugs. Apparently the lugs aren't the pretty form of carbon, so they're wouldn't look so great next to the woven finish. Like quite a few mid-90s era bikes, this one suffered from being over-stickered. I've been tempted to get it resprayed white and fit a set of the original black-on-white peugeot race decals on it as a nod to its heritage
. I guess that'd be sacrilege on this forum
The fork's bonded aluminium too, completing the theme.
It was great to find this post
on retrobike with scans of the 1998 Teamline brochure. The paint jobs are new, but you can see the frame didn't change:
| right side
It's all pretty much original, other than the bar tape and rear rim and it still rides nicely today. It replaced another bonded road bike - a 1991 vintage Trek 1400 which looked like this one
. The bottom bracket on that was like a plate of wet spaghetti - I wasn't that big when I owned it, but when I was sprinting out of the saddle the side-to-side motion was alarming.
Sadly the Peugeot's going up for sale as my garage now contains one too many bikes, according to you-know-who. I can't quite bring myself to eBay it - the prospect of it going for £50 is too painful to bear. I'm chucking an ad up in Road For Sale
in case anyone's interested.