thought i'd put up a thread of my vintage peugeot perthus pro. a bit of history about the bike, it was bought by the first owner in the mid 80's down in exeter, at some point he had dismantled it and sold it on to the 2nd owner who never got round to building it up, so sold it on to my friend about 15 years ago. then he got married so never got round to building up either and just sat in his garage. so about 2 months ago he gave it to me saying, if i was going to use it i could have it, as just knowing it was being used would make him happy
its pretty much completely origional, all shimano 600 groupset apart from the hubs which are NOS 105's, even came in the box! rims are mavic cx18's, not the origionals but still tubulars. these are currently at a mechanic being built up.
so far ive givin it a damn good clean, replaced the inner and outer cables all round, new bar tape and replaced the brake hoods (ive tried to keep everything origional, and managed to find some NOS white hoods on german ebay and only for £11- result) also replaced the chain as it was all rusty even though it had very little use.
so as it stands, all it needs is the wheels and it'll be all finished. all apart from the origional style christophe white leather pedal straps, ive got a nylon set on order, but would really like the leathers, after searching i found plenty out in america for $5-10 but shipping is a joke! would appreciate any help in sourcing some of these. this is the only pic i have of it at the moment, sorry for the crap quality, its a pants iphone camera
any comments welcome