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 Post subject: bargain
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:12 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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looks like someone got a great bargain! nice bike!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:47 pm 
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Just a shame to see them ride past me around two weeks later, wheels, bars, brakes and gears replaced, and the thing turned into a luminous hipster fixie monster!


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 Post subject: build progress
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:27 pm 
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Gradually been assembling the bits and pieces for the rebuild. It's turning into a bit of a Ron Kitchen special, with Tange Falcon headset and Tange sealed bearing bottom bracket, combined with Modolo brakes. Anyway, the transmission is in place more or less...

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I am cheating a bit with the crankset. Rather than an ultra rare Mavic it's actually a somewhat cheaper Ofmega. If a genuine Mavic one crops up at the right price i'll probably replace it. Likewise, I might cheat with the brakes. They are Modolos of the same sort Mavic used to use. I wire-wooled the Modolo sticker off them and I might put a Mavic one on instead: sacrilage!

Anyway, most of the components are now fitted and I must say the bike is incredibly light, even compared to modern stuff. Quite surprised really. Hope it'll take my weight!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:21 pm 
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What great looking bikes they are, I love that mavic rear deraileur 8)


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 Post subject: frame
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:49 am 
rBoTM Winner
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shawnb wrote:
What great looking bikes they are, I love that mavic rear deraileur 8)



I think they said original weight was around 21 lbs in the catalogue.

Did they change the rear stay from 126 to 130 on later models?

just picked up a perthus pro,all original except wheels.Its got a 9spd cassette fitted????.....Thought they were all 6spd.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:26 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Very Nice


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:04 am 
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Good write up, enjoying reading your story.

I really like your bike and how you are restoring it.

Well done man, I shall watch with interest.


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 Post subject: It's alive...!
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 8:57 pm 
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The Aravis lives again...

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Here are the specs:

Peugeot Aravis
- 531 Professional frame tubes, stays and fork blades, simplex drop outs.
- Cinelli Campioni del Mondo handlebars
- Benotto handlebar tape
- Cinelli XA stem with yellow plastic wedge(!)
- Tange Falcon alloy headset
- Tange sealed bottom bracket
- New White Turbo Saddle
- ITM 26.4mm seat post
- Mavic SSC front and rear mechs
- Ofmega (Mavic-alike) chainset
- Mavic 501 hubs
- DT stainless spokes
- Mavic Open Pro rims
- NOS Michelin Highlight Super Comp HD tyres (700 x 20C)
- 2 x TA bottle cages
- ...and Zefal pump


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 Post subject: Back to the future...
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 9:03 pm 
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So what's it like to ride?

Very nice. It's a proper racer and picks up speed really quickly. Its certainly not as rigid (I guess) as a modern bike, but it is very responsive yet soaks up the bumps really well. It's great - brings back all those memories of school boy circuit racing in 1989! Albeit at a slower pace...

Subject of mid-life crisis, next week the bike is going to the French Alps, and we are making a detour - read pilgrimage - to the Col d Aravis. I'll post up some nice pictures!


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 9:41 pm 
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Really really nice, even those tyres are perfect for it being almost white wall instead of gumwall 8)


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