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 Post subject: Time for an update...
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:50 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Thanks all for the advice and thoughts - very helpful! I've decided to go with the consensus and clean the frame up rather than go for a respray. Here's what it looked like after being stored for ten years...

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I stripped it right down, used white spirit to get all the WD40 off. I then tried one of those fibreglass pens (for getting the rust out of stone chips on cars). Seemed to work reasonably well. I T-Cut'd the frame, then applied two coats of white 'Colour Match' polish from Halfords. Bit of Autosol cleaner on the chrome and it's turned out quite nicely.

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It's not perfect, but its certainly very presentable. I'm happy and it's not so perfect that i'll be afraid to ride it. To tidy it up a bit I might get a new Peugeot transfer reproduced for the chainstay (it's a bit tatty). Can anyone recommend someone good for this?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:55 pm 
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Looking good now has come up nicely :D

Gil m is normally the go to guy on here for transfers :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:03 pm 
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The parts for the rebuild are starting to accumulate. Believe it or not these are a set of brand new Michelin Hi Lite Super Comp HD's - seeing as this is the forum for skinny wheeled bikes I thought 20mm tyres should do the trick... I got these from CampyOldy (the proprietor and I go back a long way in the cycle trade!).

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And what about this. A brand new white Turbo saddle. Seems Selle Italia have started making these again. As such, don't spend £140 on an ebay one!

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I always fancied some of these - some stylish Modolo brake levers. These were the ones Mavic used with 'New Success' calipers in their groupsets of the vintage. These are also NOS from a friendly bloke in Hungary of all places.

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I'm still after a few odds and ends. I need a rear Q/R skewer for my Mavic 501 hub(s). I'm also on the lookout for a Mavic inch headset - the one I have is 1 1/8th (doh!). It seems likely that I'm going for some H+ Son 'MA40 - alike' rims (unless anyone has some better suggestion for a classic looking rim).

End of update!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:17 pm 
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Looking forward to seeing your Pug all up together.
I'm a fan of the decent Peugeots....

Pug Love..... ha!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:55 pm 
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Looks like it has scrubbed up well :) If it's not a cheeky question: where did the saddle come fron ?

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:38 pm 
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Ill keep my eyes on this, looks like its going to turn out wel...


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 Post subject: Turbo Saddle
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:02 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Not at all. I got it from Planet X cycles (http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/SAS ... rbo_saddle) for £39.99. I think they used to cost about that back in 1988!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:12 pm 
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Absolutely Brilliant as they do it in black as well :) Great find :)

All I have to do is get rid of all the viruses I have from opening a .zip file after getting an e-mail saying I had bought tickets from American Airlines...trashed the computer. spent hours on it today with Malwarebytes, superantispyware and the like :(

Surprised the PC hasn't crashed while typong LOL

If you get an e-mail from American Airlines just delete it !!

Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: 1988 Peugeot Aravis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:36 pm 
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What a tremendous article.
Gripped also because I have the less classic/lets be honest loud - red and white, but also, just to see how you enjoy it in the future.
Good luck, a nice dilemma.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:59 am 
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This is making me wish I hadn't sold my PY10 recently :(

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/3598/peugeot4t.jpg

Mine was fitted with Campagnolo. Sold for £180.


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