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 Post subject: Peugeot Perthus Pro
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:03 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:37 am
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Hi everyone, please find my llatest retro ride. There is a couple of bits that need sorting (saddle & rear mech), but was all stripped, cleaned and I took the old girl for a 20 mile spin the other day and it's a beaut. I had forgotten how nice a good steel bike is to ride.

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Peugeot Perthus Pro 753r
All shimano 600 (except hubs and gear levers which are Shimano 'tri-colour'
Wheels Mavic Mach 2 CD 2

Please find link to photos below



http://www.flickr.com/photos/95502648@N02/8909701025/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95502648@N02/8909700927/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95502648@N02/8909721211/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95502648@N02/8909721355/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95502648@N02/8909720671/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95502648@N02/8909700725/


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 Post subject: Re: Peugeot Perthus Pro
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:22 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:05 pm
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Location: lincoln
Hi there, super looking bike.
I'm rebuilding a 531c Raleigh (at the painter's now) with a similar spec Shimano 600 and Mavic 501s with CD2s. I need some brakes and my question is about the 600 single pivots you have fitted.
Are they up to the job or will I need to compromise performance for period correctness?
Well done, lovely bike.
Kerry


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 Post subject: Re: Peugeot Perthus Pro
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:13 am 
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wow :shock: don't think i've ever seen a unrestored Perthus in such good condition. That has been very well looked after and is a credit to you. I am currently (STILL!) :oops: restoring a Perthus Pro and if it turns out half as good as yours, i'll be happy.

Good luck with the 600 rear mech & white Turbo

oh! by the way, love the 979 Vitus with the Dura Ace group as well :D


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 Post subject: Re: Peugeot Perthus Pro
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:03 pm 
Old School Hero

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Hi all, many thanks for the kind words. The Vitus was actually my bike from late 1980's, the Peugeot was a more recent acquisition. It was a nightmare trying to get a paint match for the few scratches it had ( just patina, nothing serious). I ended up taking it To Halfords and scooted it through the paint section.

In regards to Shimano 600 brakes, I think the are actually excellent. Very stiff, and frankly compared to some modern brakes I have tried, very good. The issue is using original pads ( I.e over 20 year old brake blocks!) with a new set of pads, they are fine for me!


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 Post subject: Re: Peugeot Perthus Pro
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:34 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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That really is in very good condition, almost as neat as your lawn! Those old shimano brakes were really good, I think the jump made by shimano once they stopped copying 1970's campag ones was significant. It took Campag until dual pivots to get close again. I remember getting a pair of the first Ultegra brakes, worlds apart, descend with confidence :D Also where do i find the 979 with Dura Ace?


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 Post subject: Re: Peugeot Perthus Pro
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:18 pm 
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Also where do i find the 979 with Dura Ace?

Just keep going thru Robster's gallery, its after the last Perthus photo. I'm glad i was a bit cheeky and kept snooping, it was a nice surprise to find the photos of another fantastic bike.

They both deserve a bit of a write up Robster. 2 of (arguably) the best French frames ever IMO with some of Shimano's finest. Lovely pair of bikes. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Peugeot Perthus Pro
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:38 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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mAdam wrote:
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Also where do i find the 979 with Dura Ace?

Just keep going thru Robster's gallery, its after the last Perthus photo. I'm glad i was a bit cheeky and kept snooping, it was a nice surprise to find the photos of another fantastic bike.

They both deserve a bit of a write up Robster. 2 of (arguably) the best French frames ever IMO with some of Shimano's finest. Lovely pair of bikes. :D


Yes definitely the Vitus deserves a post, in my view that iteration of Dura Ace was the classiest, proper indexing, powerful brakes and great bearings. The Vitus/Dura Ace combo is smart, and as you might know I like a good Vitus equipped with the correct period kit! Top marks Robster for keeping this in great condition. Wish I had looked after mine this well, I raced this stuff but it was trashed after a couple of seasons of heavy racing, also the parts that I rescued died after salt got to it on my winter bikes :facepalm:


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