You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:47 pm

Peugot mixte spruced up for daughters retro rider.

Carbolite (thought that might be a fancy CroMo mix but is apparently Peugo speak for HiTen !!)

Either way ... with a scrub and set of new whitewalls, inner cables turns into a nice cruiser... and very very light for HiTen

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Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:30 pm

Very cool.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby jaseyjase » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:24 am

tres chic...i have a soft spot for mixtes.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby cray- » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:01 pm

landscapecadmonkey wrote:Peugot mixte spruced up for daughters retro rider.

Mixte looks the goods, except for that rear rack. Do the right thing and get her a nice wicker basket for the front.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:27 pm

i just keep looking at the laces. tell her some gruesome stories of broken feet caused by laces stuck in chainrings.
the bike definitely looks cool tho, and your daughter looks cool riding it.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:46 pm

jaseyjase wrote:tres chic...i have a soft spot for mixtes.

the first one ive owned, and was going to onsell until my daughter started riding it.... suits her to a T i think
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landscapecadmonkey wrote:Peugot mixte spruced up for daughters retro rider.

Mixte looks the goods, except for that rear rack. Do the right thing and get her a nice wicker basket for the front.

Good spot cray.... hadnt even noticed. Rack now gooone. But im not sure about the white basket. She isnt really a girly girl.... but will explore some form of carry device up front with her.
munga wrote:i just keep looking at the laces. tell her some gruesome stories of broken feet caused by laces stuck in chainrings.
the bike definitely looks cool tho, and your daughter looks cool riding it.

Wow... hadnt even spotted that, but your right. She is very attached to her Converse hi-tops, so might have to look at some form of spats for those shoes
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:03 pm

just tuck them in. 'swot i do..
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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:12 pm

munga wrote:just tuck them in. 'swot i do..

You wear high top Cons? :o

If she don't believe you monkey, I could send her some pics of my scars...

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:18 pm

munga wrote:just tuck them in. 'swot i do..

(slaps forehead).. there i go over complicating again...
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:09 pm

i wear chucks. please. :roll: :lol:
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby jks » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:26 am

971 3 speed French made Peugeot bicycle
?1971 French made Pug

Size - 50cm from bottom bracket to top of seat tube
24 inch wheels

This bike has just undergone a preservation / gentle restoration process;

The frame was preserved to keep the rustic charm; any light spots were sanded back, clear coated and polished.
all chrome and alloy received the same treatment.

Bike is all original with exception of the above bits to make it a safe ride.

Rear derailleur is a 3 speed simplex

http://s1289.beta.photobucket.com/user/ ... eot%201971
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:57 am

nice one jks.. beautiful original condition

the chainring / mudguards / chainguard and 3 speed are a stand out...........


jks wrote:971 3 speed French made Peugeot bicycle
?1971 French made Pug
Size - 50cm from bottom bracket to top of seat tube
24 inch wheels

This bike has just undergone a preservation / gentle restoration process;

The frame was preserved to keep the rustic charm; any light spots were sanded back, clear coated and polished.
all chrome and alloy received the same treatment.

Bike is all original with exception of the above bits to make it a safe ride.

Rear derailleur is a 3 speed simplex

http://s1289.beta.photobucket.com/user/ ... eot%201971

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby jks » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:30 am

Cheers Landscapecadmonkey-
I used all my super human resolve not to do a full resto on it. an amazing ride in my eyes.. not too many kids bikes around in this condition from what I have seen.




landscapecadmonkey wrote:nice one jks.. beautiful original condition

the chainring / mudguards / chainguard and 3 speed are a stand out...........


jks wrote:971 3 speed French made Peugeot bicycle
?1971 French made Pug
Size - 50cm from bottom bracket to top of seat tube
24 inch wheels

This bike has just undergone a preservation / gentle restoration process;

The frame was preserved to keep the rustic charm; any light spots were sanded back, clear coated and polished.
all chrome and alloy received the same treatment.

Bike is all original with exception of the above bits to make it a safe ride.

Rear derailleur is a 3 speed simplex

http://s1289.beta.photobucket.com/user/ ... eot%201971

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby jks » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:33 am

And whilst we are handing out props to peeps-

I dig seeing a young one on a classic ride. You did a great job!



landscapecadmonkey wrote:Peugot mixte spruced up for daughters retro rider.

Carbolite (thought that might be a fancy CroMo mix but is apparently Peugo speak for HiTen !!)

Either way ... with a scrub and set of new whitewalls, inner cables turns into a nice cruiser... and very very light for HiTen

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:55 pm

Just finished doing up a Repco Traveller for a bloke at work, very happy with how it turned out.


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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Kermit TF » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:47 pm

Managed to unleash the beast on its maiden ride this arvo.....wooo hooo !! Super smoooooth.

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:53 pm

Kermit TF wrote:Managed to unleash the beast on its maiden ride ths arvo.....wooo hooo !! Super smoooooth.
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Postby Kermit TF » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:57 pm

I had a 1 in 6 chance .....meh :mrgreen:
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:20 pm

landscapecadmonkey wrote:
munga wrote:i just keep looking at the laces. tell her some gruesome stories of broken feet caused by laces stuck in chainrings.
...so might have to look at some form of spats for those shoes
Careening further OT in my finest traditions - I actually deliberately shorten my laces for this reason. Work out how much shorter you can get away with at each end, unthread 'em, cut them in half at the middle, cut each length of the inner end of the laces and tie together in your meanest, tightest, unforgiving granny knot and rethread! et voila.... chainring avoiding laces.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:11 pm

i still have a dent in my shin from such a school-day mishap
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:18 pm

Touch wood, never had such bad luck... but I think it was the severed fingers pictured on Sheldon's fixed gear pages, and a lightly mashed fingernail of my own from one my early FG experiments that got me paranoid about anything getting caught in drivetrain - especially a FG drivetrain.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:15 pm

HappyHumber wrote:.... it was the severed fingers pictured on Sheldon's fixed gear pages, and a lightly mashed fingernail of my own from one my early FG experiments that got me paranoid about anything getting caught in drivetrain - especially a FG drivetrain.

This is way all my fixed geared bikes stay on the floor in my garage. I am paranoid that one of my kids is going to spin the cranks to watch the wheel spin and get their fingers caught up.

A derailleur drive train is fine. No tension or freewheel effect.

Makes me shudder just thinking about it. :(
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby dillonp » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:06 pm

awesome bike and scene and subject 8)

landscapecadmonkey wrote:Peugot mixte spruced up for daughters retro rider.

Carbolite (thought that might be a fancy CroMo mix but is apparently Peugo speak for HiTen !!)

Either way ... with a scrub and set of new whitewalls, inner cables turns into a nice cruiser... and very very light for HiTen

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby LG » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:59 pm

Nice job, and congrats on getting your kid out on a classy retro bike. Does she handle the friction stem shifters ok? I had to swap them on my daughters shogun mixte to indexed grip shifts to make it easier for her. Looks like your daughter wi'll be too big for the bike soon, so any plans for her next mixte?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:04 pm

LG wrote:Nice job, and congrats on getting your kid out on a classy retro bike. Does she handle the friction stem shifters ok? I had to swap them on my daughters shogun mixte to indexed grip shifts to make it easier for her. Looks like your daughter wi'll be too big for the bike soon, so any plans for her next mixte?

Cheers.
She had a bit of a whinge about the shifters, but we tend to only ride this one on the flat. leisurely rides, so she is fine with it (now). She has other bikes for serious distance / hilly rides.
She is only 5'5" at 15 so not going to grow all that much taller apparently (so says all the kids height calculators). Seat post has plenty of extra to come out, and might go to bars with less pullback if the cockpit becomes cramped.
She said that all she wants as her n+1 is a 'green' bike, so looking for a clunker that i can paint 'green' with all basic parts.
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