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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I just received this ex SEFB - Peugeot pro team 531 pro frameset from a Belgian seller which seems to have belonged to Bernard Chesneau ? . SEFB were a Belgian pro team from the mid 80`s to the early 90`s I think. As some may know, Bernard Chesneau rode the 1987 TDF for ANC and then returned to SEFB for 1988 before retiring as a pro. The frame is 56cm and was originally Mavic SSC equipped. Sadly the seller stripped the bike and had already sold the SSC kit by the time I bought the frame but I have a picture of the items removed from the bike which will help me in building it back up. The BB shell has been chamfered as is required with the Mavic SSC bottom brackets ( 610 ? ) of the period. I havent started to clean it up yet, it`s got lots of battle scars but I will be keeping it as original as I can. I even managed to get a team shirt !. The seller says he still has the original wheels so I will be trying to buy them if they are decent. At first glance it looks similar to a Perthus pro which was sold in the Uk in this colour scheme in 1988 but note the number hanger and the lack of a pump peg and the fact its 531pro not 753. The weight is approx 2.59 kg frame and forks. It will be a slow build as Mavic SSC of the period doesn`t come up for sale too often. I know SEFB were not a particularly headline making team and Bernard Chesneau is not Laurent Fignon but still an interesting piece if cycling history worth saving :-)


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Wow, what a terrific project! Made more so by the bike's history. I still miss my Perthus Pro ( sadly had to go to fund my PY10-FC) it was terrific to ride. Very much looking forward to seeing this built up. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:20 pm 
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You may have already seen it but page 2 of this thread markyp selling a Pug with SSC groupset. May be worth buying bike if still avaiable and selling on the frame.

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=374385


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:32 pm 
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Great looking bike and project.

I have several Peugeots, including 2 531 Pros, really like these bikes (one was my son's uni bike: he believed kerbs and steps were there to be gone up and down so he broke or bent most parts of it apart from the frame and fork which seemed to be bomb proof). Yours will look fantastic when built up with Mavic (mine using Shimano or Campag). Am looking to build up a recently acquired Peugeot 708, unused ex-team bike (the thread's lower down), using Sachs New Success, a completely new groupset to me. Coincidentally, received an e-mail today from a seller in France giving me a tracking number of what looks like a hardly used New Success groupset, so fingers crossed. Will still be looking for a suitable 27.2 seatpost, but I'm hoping the building can begin soon and will post some photos when something to show.

Good luck.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:30 pm 
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Hawmaw wrote:
You may have already seen it but page 2 of this thread markyp selling a Pug with SSC groupset. May be worth buying bike if still avaiable and selling on the frame.

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=374385


Hi Thanks for the info, I think it was a rather nice vitus 979 that he had , I suspect he would want big bucks for it and I cant really afford to buy another complete bike at the moment as tempting as it is :-(


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