The first OTS of our third year here in the Gallery made the trip all the way from Glasgow, Scotland, courtesy of Headphonaught. What better way to ring in another year of OTS than with a Bottomed-out Banana Hammock! That baby has to be comfy. Right?
Hey there… my name is Thomas M aka Headphonaught… and I am a big fan of your blog. It in part inspired me to do up my dad’s BSA Javelin which is unfortunately on a 5 speed and can’t feature.
Anyway… I attach pics of a Peugeot Carbolite 103 that I was lucky enough to get my hands on for a wee while. A colleague at my work in Glasgow, Scotland; found out that I was into old racing bikes and offered me his. Its a beautiful maroon coloured Peugeot that is light as a feather. I’m not sure the year… somewhere in the late 70s / early 80s. Everything was original except the rather oversized saddle – I think my friend wanted to protect his derrière.
I was fortunate enough to be able to give it away to someone who will cherish it – my wife wouldn’t let me keep it and, if I’m honest, it was a wee bit too big for me… I have wee legs. The only thing that needed replacing was the tyres… albeit I would have replaced the seat with a nice black leather Brooks saddle too.
It was a pleasure to have its company… to give it a wee clean and take some photos… and I wish my friend all the very best for his future with what is an awesome bike.
Your Name or Handle – Thomas M aka Headphonaught
Year – not sure
Make – Peugeot
Model – Carbolite 103