Here are a few pictures of my early 70's Peugeot. This bike was my Uncle's, then my Dad's, and now mine. I wanted to make it different then the average old road bike, and I decided a flat bar 6x1 would be a cool way to go. It's a 57cm frame with 700c wheels wrapped with 28mm rubber. I saved the wheels and the Suntour derailleur, brakes, and right hand shifter from the old set-up. I swapped the old Stronglight crank for a Campy Athena that looked better and would take a 39 tooth chain ring. The handle bar, stem, bar-ends, and brake levers all came from my childhood mountain bike. They had ugly black paint on them so I spent a few days sanding it off and polishing the alloy to a mirror shine. The grips and the stem plug are shellacked cork and the bar-ends and levers are wrapped with ordinary string and covered with more amber shellac. I had the alloy rack hanging in the garage and it fit the bike perfectly. I shelled out some money for a honey Brooks B-17. After all, everything else was almost free and it just looks so right. My favorite bits, however, are the home made leather toe straps and the army surplus rack trunk. It took a lot of hunting to find the right stuff.

I love the way this bike feels. It's just right for cruising down local bike paths and fire roads. She's comfy, quick, and stable and I can gaze at it for hours. The gearing leaves me coasting down a lot of hills, but I'm not too in to sweating anyway. I've thought of painting it several times now, but I like the three generations of scratches and dings. To me, the mix of textures and materials make this one of my favorite bikes to stare at.

Gentleman rims
Advocet hubs
Continental city tires
12-24 Suntour freewheel
Campy Athena crank w/ 39t ring
MKS pedals
Soma double tongue toe-clips w/ leather Home made toe straps
Suntour Cyclone derailleur
Supurbe Pro brakes and shifter
Control-tech stem
Generic alloy handle bar
Onza bar-ends
Dia-Compe brake levers
Brooks B-17 saddle
Rivendell Burrito Wrap with more home made straps
Army surplus tool bag
Tons of string and Bullseye shellac


Peugeot - side  view
Peugeot - front quarter view
Peugeot - cockpit detail


Peugeot - drivetrain detail


Peugeot - glimmer river



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