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Old 09-01-18, 12:14 AM
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Pretty sure that I have a 25mm seat post. Will check id OP is interested.
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Pretty sure that I have a 25mm seat post. Will check id OP is interested.
Thank you for the offer @randyjawa - I've just checked the frame though, and it's a 24mm fit, not a 25.
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Just a quick update on this, as I've finally finished the BSA and made room to start on the ANC Peugeot.

Strip down of components was easy; nothing seized or rusted in place, although the seatpost clamp bolt was bent.

So I started stripping the paint. Three applications of paint stripper over the last week has just softened the decals, and not touched the paint. Hot air gun has done exactly nowt apart from lifting what was left of the decals. Sandpaper isn't achieving anything. This morning I resorted to a wire brush attachment on the electric drill. Finally shifting the paint with that - after a morning's work I'm seeing bare metal.

What did Peugeot coat this in? I've done a fair bit of paint stripping and restoration in my time, on cars and bikes, and have never seen paint as stubborn to removal as this.

Anyhow, just a few "progress thus far" pictures.



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could have been far worse- i once ended up with a fiat.
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Originally Posted by ExPatTyke View Post
Just a quick update on this, as I've finally finished the BSA and made room to start on the ANC Peugeot.

Strip down of components was easy; nothing seized or rusted in place, although the seatpost clamp bolt was bent.

So I started stripping the paint. Three applications of paint stripper over the last week has just softened the decals, and not touched the paint. Hot air gun has done exactly nowt apart from lifting what was left of the decals. Sandpaper isn't achieving anything. This morning I resorted to a wire brush attachment on the electric drill. Finally shifting the paint with that - after a morning's work I'm seeing bare metal.

What did Peugeot coat this in? I've done a fair bit of paint stripping and restoration in my time, on cars and bikes, and have never seen paint as stubborn to removal as this.

Anyhow, just a few "progress thus far" pictures.



Is it powder - coated . That stuff is difficult to wir brush off and rust has a nasty habit of migrating under the coating without disturbing the top coat.
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Old 11-04-18, 02:14 PM
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Looks a lot like the '85 PH10LS I picked up and currently working on. Stuck stem and seatpost were a job to remove! Yeap, 24mm seatpost, the original is a straight alloy tube with separate seat clamp. Not pretty but econo functional. Currently lapping in bottom bracket and headset races. Supposed to be a nice ride, we'll see!
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Old 11-04-18, 04:25 PM
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If the seat post does end up being 25.0 Velo Orange sells a Dajia in that size.
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If the seat post does end up being 25.0 Velo Orange sells a Dajia in that size.
sadly sold out at the moment. I just got a 25.0 Kalloy off amazon for like $16. its nothing special but does the job.
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Looks a lot like the '85 PH10LS I picked up and currently working on. Stuck stem and seatpost were a job to remove! Yeap, 24mm seatpost, the original is a straight alloy tube with separate seat clamp. Not pretty but econo functional. Currently lapping in bottom bracket and headset races. Supposed to be a nice ride, we'll see!
IIRC, I was able to find a nice aluminum, two bolt micro adjust, fluted seat lost from JPR (Same as what Peugeot installed on the PSVs, just a smaller diameter), to replace the crude seatpost on my 82 PH10S when I had it in the early 80's....
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Old 11-05-18, 01:59 AM
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Both my Centurion Ironman bikes were purchased on E-bay with the help of a clubtail or two. The first I just made a low ball offer which ended up with me buying a very nice expert for $160. I think I did good. The second was a buy it now of a Master that was a little rough and less wheels. I think its going to be a nice bike when I am finished but I will have more in it than I should.

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could have been far worse- i once ended up with a fiat.
Would that constitute a "Fiat Worse than Death"?

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Old 11-05-18, 08:46 AM
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Is it powder - coated . That stuff is difficult to wir brush off and rust has a nasty habit of migrating under the coating without disturbing the top coat.
Looks like the original paint, not thick enough for powder coat, and it isn't coming off in flakes like powder coat does. Spent most of yesterday on it with the drill / wire brush attachment, and I reckon I'm about halfway now.

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Looks a lot like the '85 PH10LS I picked up and currently working on. Stuck stem and seatpost were a job to remove! Yeap, 24mm seatpost, the original is a straight alloy tube with separate seat clamp. Not pretty but econo functional. Currently lapping in bottom bracket and headset races. Supposed to be a nice ride, we'll see!
The PH10LS looks very similar to the model sold as a Premiere in the UK - if it is then it will definitely be a nice ride. I've got a Premiere I bought new back in 1986, and it's a great bike to ride. Pic below, taken last year, but it's been upgraded again since with Tiagra 9 speed brifters. 24mm seatpost, same as the ANC Peugeot; after much trawling through Ebay I've managed to get hold of a fluted alloy post.



Incidentally, now I've got the rust off the bottom bracket the serial number's legible. It starts with Y711, which I think is November 87? If so it seems a bit odd, as the ANC Halfords team folded after the 1987 TdF - presumably this was part of a batch Halfords had already paid for?
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Interesting, you found a fluted seat post in that diameter; can you tell me make/model of same? If the Pug turns out to be a nice ride I would be interested in a seat post upgrade. Figured my only option was to find something close to 24mm and machine it down...
Is it likely a race team would ride a solidly mid range bike as these with stamped dropouts, seamed tubing forks, etc?
Best of luck with yours! You're doing a very thorough job on that frame.
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Phle1062 i picked up for free, sr Laprade post? Cant remember the stamping but i know its 24mm. Seems to be all original including highly thought of helicomatic hub.lol.. Huret sachs rival derailleur shifts crisp and smooth. Frame is too big for me so ill be watching for something my size to swap everything over to.

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Phle1062 i picked up for free, sr Laprade post? Cant remember the stamping but i know its 24mm. Seems to be all original including highly thought of helicomatic hub.lol.. Huret sachs rival derailleur shifts crisp and smooth. Frame is too big for me so ill be watching for something my size to swap everything over to.

Nice find for the price! Nothing wrong with Helicomatic hub if its serviceable, mine was but had to replace cones and it does take a lot (26) of those little 5/32" balls. Searches for 24mm seatposts have proved futile so far... Seems only the Carbolite frames run 24mm posts, maybe HLE also? Good luck on a smaller frame.
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Searches for 24mm seatposts have proved futile so far... Seems only the Carbolite frames run 24mm posts, maybe HLE also? Good luck on a smaller frame.
I have found them on Amazon or eBay, I forget which. Kalloy makes them in that size.
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I have found them on Amazon or eBay, I forget which. Kalloy makes them in that size.
Roger that, I'll check them out, thanks!
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Sorry for the lack of feedback, being flat out at work, and British weather has kept me out of the shed. Back at it again this weekend though, now on my third wire brush attachment!

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Interesting, you found a fluted seat post in that diameter; can you tell me make/model of same? If the Pug turns out to be a nice ride I would be interested in a seat post upgrade. Figured my only option was to find something close to 24mm and machine it down...
Best of luck with yours! You're doing a very thorough job on that frame.
Thank you for the support! Unfortunately, the seatpost I bought hasn't got a make or model on it - perhaps someone here more knowledgeable than me (that's pretty much all of you ) can suggest a make? Pic below, it's a bit tatty but should polish up: -



EDIT - just been trawling through Ebay (no booze involved this time) and there's one listed Stateside that looks remarkably like mine - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-F...1fZL:rk:8:pf:0

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Is it likely a race team would ride a solidly mid range bike as these with stamped dropouts, seamed tubing forks, etc?
The bike I've got is the team replica which was sold through Halfords stores in the mid 1980s to cash in on their sponsorship of the ANC Halfords team. Sadly not in the same league as the team bikes which were 753 / Campagnolo thoroughbreds.

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Searches for 24mm seatposts have proved futile so far... Seems only the Carbolite frames run 24mm posts, maybe HLE also?
Yep, the ANC Peugeot is HLE and has a 24mm seatpost.

Back to the shed now.....paint to strip. There's a metal finishing shop just up the road from where I work who do shot blasting - why didn't I drop the frame in there?

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