Re: [OM] IMG: Peugeot UO-8 Restoration Project

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: Peugeot UO-8 Restoration Project
From: "Chris Trask" <christrask@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2013 13:10:40 -0700
> I found a Viscount lacking a seat on Craig's list for $40.  Only thing
> other than the seat and some cleaning and lubing that I had to do was true
> one wheel. This was dicey as the spokes are not stainless steel and one
> spoke adjuster was pretty rusty.  At 56cm the bike is a little small for
> me, but my son loves it, so I am happy.  I later found a chromoly Schwinn
> frame that's about 64cm (from Schwinn's Taiwan period in the '80s) and
> built that up with 700c Campy wheels, nice Shimano 105 crankset and
> derailleurs.  That might be my ride for this year's Great Bike Ride Across
> Iowa.

     Boy, that sounds like an awfully nice bike.  Photo(S)?

> Bargains are getting harder to find though.  People are wising up to the
> fact that because a bike is not a mountain bike, it is not spoiled goods.

    I passed up on a Bridgestone last year that was lacking wheels.  Wish
now that I had grabbed it as that brand is a somewhat significant piece of
US bicycling history.


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