Figured that I had nothing to do today, may as well get started on the girlfriend’s Christmas gift (Christmas 2009…I’m a bit late here). It’s my mom’s old Peugeot, the twin to my dad’s bike that I revamped for myself last summer (first pic). Not looking to do anything crazy with it, just get it rolling, shifting and stopping again, and maybe give it a touch of flash with a Brooks saddle, maybe a porteur rack and some color matched cable housings.
So, here’s the Peugeot as it stood an hour ago. Mixtes are so 2010. Phonecam pic doesn’t bring out the 1/2″ of tarnish/grease/cobwebs/brie crumbs/etc.
Going to start by just putting my wheels on the frame so I can stand ‘er up and get 30 years of grime off.
Kind of odd in these days of over the top branding/EXTREME MONSTER ENERGY GRAPHICS!!! that the only model name/number these bikes have appears to be scotch taped on. Apparently this is a PH18.
Almost looks like the Rossi rooster? Well, maybe it would if the photo wasn’t so DOF’d blurry (hands were greasy, didn’t want to F w/ the camera much so just pointed/shot)
Front (and rear) lights still work with a generator that sits on the rear tire when you want to create power. Kind of cool, but dim. May see if there’s a way to gut it and rebuild with LEDs.
That’s it for now, will update as I make real progress.