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 Post subject: To restore or not?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:00 pm
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Hi,

I've just picked up a Peugeot 753 with a full Mavic SSC groupset. The paint isn't great so was thinking
about a respray. I'm thinking though would it be best just "tidying" it up and keeping it original?
or just going with a full respray? Any thoughts.

Thanks,
Toby


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 Post subject: Re: To restore or not?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:26 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I tend to go for a tidy up.Although after looking at one of bagpuss' bikes I'm so tempted to go for a full restoration.


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 Post subject: Re: To restore or not?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:39 pm 
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Pics? :)

The colour would be a determining factor, some paints are easier to match than others. I'd try a good T.Cut and look at touching up any chips or scratches as a first option. Ray Dobbins has a good link:

http://www.raydobbins.com/pantografata/ ... ouchup.htm


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 Post subject: Re: To restore or not?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:35 am 
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Also depends on the condition of the original parts. If they are also not perfect, they
may look odd with a resprayed frame.

You might then be tempted to find an NOS groupset - and the retrobike money pit opens its
jaws :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: To restore or not?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for your advice/comments... I think I'll strip the bike down and give it a good clean/oil and just t-cut the frame, it'll probably look better that way.

I've enclosed a few pics.

Regards,
Toby


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 Post subject: Re: To restore or not?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:50 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: The Central Midlands
^^That is a lovely bike! I really rate steel Peugeots - mainly because they have good road geometry and ride/track well (I've got a 531 Pug) Your bike is 753 which is a superb tube set, I once read that most quality lightweight steel tubing requires energy to bend and then more energy to bend back, 753 requires no energy to bend back! Your Mavic gruppo is very high quality as well. This bike really is top pro level kit 8)


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 Post subject: Re: To restore or not?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:32 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Aha! Its got Simplex branded levers fitted!! Simplex made the same levers for Mavic but had no name on them.


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 Post subject: Re: To restore or not?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:35 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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The pics are rather small but I could not see any issues with the paint


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 Post subject: Re: To restore or not?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:12 pm 
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To redo a paint job like that will cost a small packet today, so I'd definitely look at cleaning and a few touch ups. Doesn't look that bad anyway :)


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 Post subject: Re: To restore or not?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I've enclosed a few photos of the 1989 Z Peugeot bike as ridden by Robert Millar. The colour and decals are a perfect match against my Peugeot, not sure what components would have been used on the team bikes?.

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Toby


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