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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:27 pm 
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My LBS are about to take the bike and do the finishing touches as I’m hopeless at wrapping bar tape. One done the question is what do I do with it as sitting in my garage gathering dust seems a shame it need the bee on display somewhere


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:11 pm 
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I'm of the opinion that these bikes should be used, but I'd understand if you choose not to. I'm planning to swap out my saddle and the pedals (SGR's!) for something functional so I can use my bike. May even extend to cheap new tubs too.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:58 pm 
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I agree would love to ride mine but I'm
6foot ride a 58 frame and Joey's bike is so small I can't even get my feet in the toe clips


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:55 pm 
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ColnagoC59 wrote:
Sadly I couldn’t join a reto Peugeot ride as two issues firstly I’m 6 feet tall, secondly my size 10 feet. Joey was small and so where his feet, frame is approximately 54, and toe clips are small, so the best I could do would be so sit on the bike.


Ha ha. Don't worry, I've got a choice of 4 retro Peugeot's all 60cm + frame sizes :-) The restoration looks really great. Especially the orange turbo saddle. Was that 'reassuringly expensive' to have done??


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:02 pm 
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ColnagoC59 wrote:
My LBS are about to take the bike and do the finishing touches as I’m hopeless at wrapping bar tape. One done the question is what do I do with it as sitting in my garage gathering dust seems a shame it need the bee on display somewhere


If you can source an orange turbo saddle(!) then finding Joey McLoughlin himself should be no problem - classic 80's rider and bike re-united. I'm sure the cycle mags would love a story like that. Then you can put the bike in a picture frame and hang it on the wall!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:55 pm 
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Bike is finished and I'm going to loan it for display at the Leeds Cycle Show in September


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:01 pm 
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Cracking ! My Banana will be there too!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:14 pm 
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citrixccea wrote:
Cracking ! My Banana will be there too!

You have done a great job looking forward to seeing it mine doesn't have the race bruises but if I hadn't have fully restored to show condition it would have been a heap of rust


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:31 pm 
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Thanks! I'm a believer that there's no right in the respray/no respray argument. If ever it becomes a longevity issue my bike will be resprayed!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:22 pm 
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Job done, very happy with the end result but bank balance dose not agree


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