Just finished building my first fixie and figured I should join up and say hi. The bike is an early 70’s Peugeot Rd frame and fork, with a Velocity Wheelset, Sugino Crankset and various other bits. I’m starting to see what all the fuss is about, lovin’ it!
Once the frame has been off for chrome and paint I’ll post some pics, it’s a little too shabby for public display right now.
Before I fixed it it was my Dad’s bike. Back in the day it was a good bike, Mayfac Brakes, Simplex gear etc.
All of the old parts are still around but none of it is much good now. 20 odd years of sitting in a garage will do that to a bike. The frame and fork are in surprisingly good condition but in need of some TLC so they are heading off to kookie bikes to receive such treatment.
I’ve posted it up in the post your rides section. I know old pug’s are supposed to be shabby, but I just can’t deal with having a shabby bike, even my single speed MTB commuter that was supposed to be a cheap run around has somehow ended up with XT cranks, avid disks and pro taper bars on it. :oops:
I’m actually finding it’s far too easy to upgrade the Peugeot. On any of my other bikes, all MTB’s, there are a limited number of parts that can be upgraded quickly and easily, everything else requires a lot of dismantling, and therefore a lot of time.
However, the Peugeot is so simple (eg. no gears, only 1 brake) that I can strip it back to just frame and fork within a matter of minutes and then have it built again in a similar amount of time.
Not good… I can see this getting very expensive. :shock: