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Old 08-14-19, 01:08 PM
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1986 Peugeot Triathlon!

Hi team!

Someone posted this 86 Peugeot on FB and I snatched it up. Going to finish replacing the cables on the Super Sport and sell it. This Peugeot is almost 15 lbs lighter. Night & Day.

This bike has the original Modulo Brakes. I'm looking for good Pad replacements, any suggestions?

Also the rear wheel was replaced after popping a curb but the front wheel is the original Mallard Aluminum. Would it be worthwhile to replace it with a new matching front wheel or not really?

Also looking for a good set of white brake cables and bar tape. Any fan favorite suggestions welcome!




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Old 08-14-19, 01:20 PM
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Looks like itís in nice shape. Congrats.

The wheel issue is mostly cosmetic. I canít tell whether itís the front or rear you are contemplating replacing. Either way, if the mismatch doesnít bother you, and if both wheels are mechanically good, thereís no real reason you need to replace one. If you feel strongly that they should match, it might make more sense to look for a complete wheelset as an upgrade. Maybe even reset the rear spacing to 130mm and go with a more modern cassette rear to give you more options.

I would vote vote for white Fizik tape.
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mtarrant05 -

Modolo pads are available from Kool Stop. Not cheap but very, very good.

Kool Stop International - High Performance Bicycle Brake Pads Since 1977
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Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
Looks like itís in nice shape. Congrats.

The wheel issue is mostly cosmetic. I canít tell whether itís the front or rear you are contemplating replacing. Either way, if the mismatch doesnít bother you, and if both wheels are mechanically good, thereís no real reason you need to replace one. If you feel strongly that they should match, it might make more sense to look for a complete wheelset as an upgrade. Maybe even reset the rear spacing to 130mm and go with a more modern cassette rear to give you more options.

I would vote vote for white Fizik tape.

Thanks! That reset to 130mm would be via Cold-Setting?
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+1 on Koolstop pads. I find that Velo Orange has good deals on cables and they have white in their offerings, Shift and brake are separate kits. I like Cinelli tape but there are lots of options, white looks great for about a day and then gets dirty in my experience YMMV. Nice score OP.
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Thanks! That reset to 130mm would be via Cold-Setting?
Yes.
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Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
Yes.
Thanks. If itís purely cosmetic Iíll just leave them. Good enough for me.

Will throw on some new tires though.

Tires. Brake Cables. Bar tape!
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Thanks! That reset to 130mm would be via Cold-Setting?
Be careful cold setting the Supervitus 980 frame as the tubing is supposedly heat treated, so you might get more resistance than frames that have tubes that are not heat treated.
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You could probably just squeeze in the 130 wheelset vs. cold set the drops. I have done both and both ways have worked fine.

P.S. Very attractive Pug!
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1986 Peugeot Triathlon vs 1988 Peugeot Biarritz

@mtarrant05 Your 1986 Triathlon probably has pretty mush the same frame as my 1988 Peugeot Biarritz except for the internally clamped seatpost and some cosmetic differences.

FIRST question, does the bike fit you? Is the frame size right for you?

FIRST word of advice, make some MINOR changes like cables, brake pads and tires, then ride the bike for awhile to see how you like it before sinking a lot of time and money into it. I recommend 700c x 25 tires at 90-100 psi for a real cushy ride.

SECOND thing, use this as a guideline for posting bike pictures online. It shows the most important points to photograph plus most importantly post photos of the DRIVE SIDE - the cranks and derailleurs as they are the most important features for discussing on a bike or to get help with.


This is 56cm 1988 Peugeot Biarritz. It's my Goldilocks bike, the one with perfect ride and handling that I'd been searching for since the mid 70's. When I'm on the bike, it feels like it's part of me.

Apparently the frame came from a bike that had been used by a team sponsored by Mazda in the US???







I had another one of these 88' Biarritz bikes that I bought that was almost NOS. I liked it so much that I bought a bare frame and built it up with decent Shimano components to ride. I spread the rear triangle at a frame builder friend's shop on his layout table and realigned the whole frame - which I recommend doing after messing with the rear end.

Super Vitus 980 is very light and responsive. It eats up bumps and road shock yet it's still laterally stiff.

I have the big brother to the 88' Biarritz, a 1988 Peugeot Chorus with a Reynolds 753 frame and a 1st generation Campy Chorus gruppo. Both bikes are similarly equipped wheel wise and have the same geometry but while the Biarritz with Super Vitus 980 is a few oz. heavier than 753 is much smoother riding.




Since I wasn't riding this first 1988 Biarritz I sold it to someone who REALLY wanted it.



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Finally ready to roll!

New cables. Tires. Bar tape. Seat. Hoods.
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Very pretty! Are those Campy lever hoods on Modolo levers? If so, how well do they fit?
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Very pretty! Are those Campy lever hoods on Modolo levers? If so, how well do they fit?
Yes! Fits great. Got them off eBay. Rustines.
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Super Vitus 980 means sleeper bike. If clinchers, go Veloflex Masters. Kool Stop salmon pads.

And get a 'pay-ash' 017 or 027 saddle on there!

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