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 Post subject: Peugeot SLX 1989
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:48 pm 
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Here is my Peugeot from 1989 .

frame and forks are Columbus SLX .

the Peugeot catalogue dont have a model in SLX , but a similar paint scheme in Reynolds 753 .

There is no name on the frame , but some numbers on the lugs .

I have tried to keep the build end of 80s , early 90s .

Frame and forks : columbus SLX
stem and bars : 3TTT
Brakes levers : Modolo
Brake calipers : Mavic / modolo
chainset : Stronglight Delta
front and rear mech : Mavic
shifters : Simplex .
Pedals : Look
wheels : Mavic GP4 , Mavic 501 hubs , Vittoria tubs ( modern ) ,
Freewheel : Maillard
saddle : Flite
seat post : no idea
chain : KMC

total weight is 10.5kg .

The bar tape and saddle have been homemade . They are from leather used for some haute couture company in france . not sure how it will cope with being used on a bike . if it copes ok , I will redo it better after the winter .

The seat post needs changing asap , but it is surprisingly hard to find a good seat post from that era at a good price .

The tubs are modern as I intend to use the bike regularly .

The freewheel will be replaced by a 7 or 8 speed one .

The rings on the chainset will be replaced by the proper carbon looking Stronglight Delta .

I also have a matching Mavic chainset , but the left hand crank is cracked .

Shoes are Carnac .

Cant wait to ride it .


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:52 pm 
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That is sweet, timeless look!

i've just got a set of them levers for one of mine, very nice indeed.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:09 pm 
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thanks , to be honest , a bit disapointed with the levers . they feel very plastic , will swap them when i find something better .


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 Post subject: Columbus Pugs
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:13 pm 
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Nice bike (and shoes!). I remember seeing a few of these back in the day - not very common though. Loving the Mavic rear mech!!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:50 pm 
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I've just fitted the modolo levers, and routed the cables under the bar tapes like yours. They feel so much better than the original sloppy weinmanns i had! I kinda like the plastic feel, its not cold to touch (i do alot of night riding, brrr!). I'm quite happy for the money, i wasnt sure what else would fit and not many modern ones would suit my bike styling.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:33 pm 
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They are rare, someone has one in my club and it still looks stunning today...I missed out on this a while back - complete bike went for about £260!

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/580/mybikes009.jpg/

I know the 753 with Chorus groupset and same colour scheme was offered as part of the 1990 range.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:52 pm 
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That's a very handsome machine Chris, the late 80s / early 90s Peugot colorway is a classic :)

The modolo levers are ok actually, run them on the Merckx for years. Agree they don't scream quality.

Is the bar tape just a long strip of leather?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:25 pm 
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thanks for the comments .

i bought the frame and forks for £90 a few years ago .

the bar tape is made of 2 strips of leather . it is horse leather , so quite thick .

only took it for a quick spin and it feels great .

when ( if ) , the weather gets better , will take it for a longer ride next week .


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:43 pm 
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Nice 70km ride this morning .

need to improve position a little bit , mainly hoods .

and 6 gears freewheel is not enough, especially when the last two dont work properly .

this was my first road ride in ages ( 5 or 6 years ) .

loved the tubs .


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:39 pm 
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Nice Pug... to be honest change the bar tape and the saddle its letting the ride down....... guarantee you enjoy it more


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