Wow! I’m finally posting a bike! Over the past several days my day job has been requiring me to work through lunch. And when I’ve not been working through lunch I’ve spent my time handicapping the big bike race over in France that get underway on Saturday. If your not into ‘fantasy sports’ but you still like to gamble with fake money, I would recommend you check out rouleurderby.com. The site claims to be ‘Fantasy Cycling’ but it more like a sportsbook for cycling fans. The best part is you can borrow ‘money’ from the house when your broke, and they won’t come and break your knee-caps when you can’t pay back…well not the first time anyway. Now back to the show.
Today’s contribution comes to us from Ryan S. This is another of his rescued and rehabilitated Peugeots.
Bonjour Cameron, Is there a “Franken-bike” Friday?
Once upon a time there was a frame-set, languishing in the corner of the local bike co-op, when the amateur 10 speed refurbisher asked “How much for the tall Peugeot frame” the wrench said “5$, please take it I am sick of looking at it”. The Frameset, front wheel, front derailleur, shifters and handlebars are all original/period correct and everything else is cobbled together. Sanded down indexed seatpost came with the frame, I replaced the AVA “Death stem” (two expansion slots) with a Pivo that I sanded down to fit , used a Sheldon trick of combining a 70mm Italian axle with French cups to enable the use of a Japanese cotterless crankset, 7 speed Shimano rear derailleur, the saddle is a used but modern slotted Selle Italia. All the rubber bits, cable and housing are new. This is my 3rd UO-8 in 6 months, they just keep falling in my lap. Now in use by a tall UW student.