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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:18 pm 
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I'm a mtb'er at heart but I've decided to try road biking. I dont know if I'll like it as I tend to steer away from the roads when on my mtb but I thought if I could get a bike cheap enough I'd give it a go.
ANyway a guy local to me was advertising this Peugeot on facebook. He knows its a Peugeot, a badly sprayed one at that, and that its suitable for ss conversion.
It all seems to work anyway even if the front mech is a bit stiff and it needs new bar tape and headset bolt.
Heres a few pics, remember I asked you not to laugh...;~}

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:51 pm 
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nathan

looks good to me and as long as you are happy then who cares what others think


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:02 pm 
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Ive recenty done the same thing with a 1984 raleigh.

They look SO odd when you plomp them next to a proper mtb.

Had mine next to my Full susser the other day and when you compare them the roady just looks so dainty, like its made from matchsticks. The handlebars feel really narrow too...

seems odd at first but im slowly coming round....

my build thread is over here btw:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=211782


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:20 pm 
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biggs682 wrote:
nathan

looks good to me and as long as you are happy then who cares what others think


Thanks you're right of course :)

Its when you get closer you see the poor preparation before it was blown over but when I'm riding it no ones gonna see that.

I havent seen pedals like the ones on it before. Do you need special shoes to ride with these and if so what are the alternatives?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:05 pm 
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naffa wrote:

I havent seen pedals like the ones on it before. Do you need special shoes to ride with these and if so what are the alternatives?

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You would need SPD-SL shoes and cleats.

Alternative - what you use on your mtb?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:44 am 
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No they're before SPD-SL, you want original Look cleats to clip into them.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:17 am 
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One thing to note, you will be able to make a SS from it, but will need a chain tensioner, fixed is a no-go on a frame with those types of rear drop out.

Ideally for fixed and SS you want a bike with horizontal drop outs, for authenticity, rear facing, but you can get away with forward facing ones.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:48 am 
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Not really planing single sped at the moment but it is an option for the future.
Encountered my first problem this morning though cause the seat post is stuck :(


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:50 am 
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naffa wrote:
Not really planing single sped at the moment but it is an option for the future.
Encountered my first problem this morning though cause the seat post is stuck :(


Nathan if you cant get it out can reccomend wardys cycles in darlo got the post out of my zinn. Only cost a fiver :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:43 am 
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naffa wrote:
Encountered my first problem this morning though cause the seat post is stuck :(


http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f ... st#p539371

Good luck :)


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