My Workhorse 1987 Peugeot Premiere

Lackluster

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Hi All
After successfully refurbishing my 1974 Carlton Cobra as a first ever project. I have got the bug and decided to start on another. (After all it is raining heavily outside and the garage is nice and dry.) My Peugeot is another of my workhorses and has been regularly used for my flat pleasure riding (not really geared for the hills) It has also been used as a flat touring bike hence the pannier rack. All accessories are coming off and all original parts will be degreased and cleaned. The bike rides smoothly at present and has new wheels and hubs, but has the original chainrings and rear cassette. The bodywork has a few rust spots, and my initial thoughts are I may even have a go at a home repaint job. Never done one before, but a friend with car repair experience has offered advice and help. I know many here have also done home respray jobs and step by step advice would be much appreciated. Many may also say the bike is not worth restoring, but I am passionate about my old faithfuls and now that I have the time, I want to bring them back to their best they have all been faithful servants over the years. I also have another project lined up, another family workhorse an early 1990 Raleigh Michigan, but that bike has another story to tell. I will keep posting with news of how things are progressing. :D
 

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Lackluster

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After much thought I have decided to have the frame sand blasted and then powder coated in as near the original colour as possible then new decals applied. Only the cranks, BB, headset and cups still to remove. The derailleur, brakes and chain are all being cleaned with degeaser. The bearings, saddle, all cables, handlebar tape and brake blocks will be replaced. The handlebar stem wedge was badly rusted and seized, but with overnight penetrating oil applied and a bit of gentle persuasion with a rubber mallet and wood it came free and is now being cleaned ready to be reassembled.
More updates soon.
 

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Lackluster

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Headset,BB,cranks, cups and bearings races removed today. All in degreaser and waiting some fine rubbing. The frame is off to the powdercoaters in the morning. I will post some photos of before and after the work. Hopefully the rebuild will start at the end of next week.
 

Lackluster

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Frame gone to be powder coated.
 

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Lackluster

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Those of you who are eagle eyed will notice my bike is now a year younger than first stated. Always thought I purchased the bike in 1986, but checked the B.B. frame number in this strip down to find it starts Y7 which in Peurgeot terms means a 1987 model.
 

Lackluster

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MartinB123
Thanks I hope to get frame back tomorrow. I’m using a local powder coated supplier who does not do many bike frames. A bit of a risk, so keeping my fingers crossed it goes well. I will keep you posted with updates and progress.
 

Lackluster

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Delay in getting the frame back, only got it back this afternoon.
98% happy with the job. Small blemish on rear dropout and some powder coatings on the B.B. spline which I hope to remove with a little thinners tomorrow. Trouble locating the start thread! They masked the fork spline that is ok, but only plugged the B.B.
Will keep you informed as work progresses. Quite a good match to original colour. Frame and forks clear lacquered.
 

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