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Old 07-03-20, 09:27 AM
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BTW, it looks like you are a right lever/front brake kind of guy. Just like me.
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Old 07-03-20, 08:55 PM
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Eh...got the frame off EBay and slowly acquired the parts. All Japanese, of course.
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I’m left handed but like the lever away from the center of the street.
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(above) 1970 Peugeot PX-10E...I was 15 years old when I bought it used for $125 in 1971...

In the late 70's I switched from sew-ups to clinchers... Phil hubs with Mavic rims... Added a Phil bottom bracket at that time too... Replaced the Stronglight headset with Campy Record...

In the mid 90's I switched from multi gears to a single speed...

In the early 80's the seat tube broke at the bottom bracket... Paul Sadoff of Rock Lobster replaced it and added the cantilever braze-ons...

Two years ago I had it powder coated...

Still is a wonderful ride...!!!...
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Old 07-06-20, 09:36 AM
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Saw an Asian guy shake his fist in the air and throw something in the dumpster. I grabbed it!

Nice bike! What part of Georgia are you in?

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Old 07-07-20, 03:34 PM
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sorry for the crap staging & background but it's the only pic i have at the moment with the new stem, tape, and crank since last time I posted this bike I think.


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Old 07-07-20, 08:14 PM
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My trusty 'Check is back to it's original singlespeed, flat bar glory. Just put the Nanos on today--so far I dig 'em--faster feeling than the Knards that I wore out.
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Old 07-07-20, 11:24 PM
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Nice bike! What part of Georgia are you in?

Dave

i grew up in Atlanta but live near Athens, now.
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Raw steel frame with arc bars and the biggest pedals I've ever seen in my life. Clear coat, clear grips and clear housing
Gorgeous!

What frame is that?
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I laced up some Pelissier track hubs to some Araya rims for my Grand Jubile. I'm really happy to have some proper high flange track hubs on this, I had been running a 126 OLD freewheel road wheelset without a lockring for a while.

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sorry for the crap staging & background but it's the only pic i have at the moment with the new stem, tape, and crank since last time I posted this bike I think.


what bar tape is that?
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Old 07-12-20, 10:23 PM
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what bar tape is that?
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Originally Posted by P.L.Jensen View Post

(above) 1970 Peugeot PX-10E...I was 15 years old when I bought it used for $125 in 1971...

In the late 70's I switched from sew-ups to clinchers... Phil hubs with Mavic rims... Added a Phil bottom bracket at that time too... Replaced the Stronglight headset with Campy Record...

In the mid 90's I switched from multi gears to a single speed...

In the early 80's the seat tube broke at the bottom bracket... Paul Sadoff of Rock Lobster replaced it and added the cantilever braze-ons...

Two years ago I had it powder coated...

Still is a wonderful ride...!!!...
Very cool. Back in the mid 1960s, I was a poor college student who couldn't afford a new Peugeot PX 10, type E, so I had to settle for a UO-8. The interesting thing about the PX 10E was that it was sold as their "Professional Competition Racer", but had very long chainstays and a lot of fork rake, so it made for a great touring bike. How did you manage to mount the pump behind the seat tube? I can see using the chainstay brace to hold the pump at the bottom, but do not see how you did it at the top. Also, it looks like you had someone install water bottle mounts on the downtube and seatube, because the original Peugeot PX 10E did not have any, and the original pump was mounted on the downtube using clamps. Also, what happened to the original Stronglight No. 93 double crankset ?
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Old 07-15-20, 07:12 PM
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Love the Fillmore. I passed on one a few years back and still regret it. That and a Sputnik are always on my radar.

Beautiful example! Looks very well sorted.
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Took this on its first proper ride today, it was flawless. This came to me as a super-beat 3x8, had to use a torch to get the bb off, etc. So much fun, totally changes the MTB experience. No issues at all with the chainóand it was pieced together with about half an old (but good) 8s chain and a bunch of leftover links Iíve stockpiled from other builds! The 32t is what was on there with the triple, and I sprung for a new Shimano 16t bmx cog. 25lbs.
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
That a 57? If you ever think of selling it, I might be your guy...
Update:

No longer blue or SS. Gonna keep it for now 😉.








Thought I'd throw in a pick of my gravel bike I've thrown risers on and am converting to SS. The Single Speed formerly known as Prince.


Edited to show the prism metal flahe I dusted over the base coat for a very subtle razzle dazzle.

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Rivendell Frank Jones Sr. single speed. Rides great, but still figuring out what bars Iím going to stick with...thatís the reason for the long brake cables.

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Rivendell Frank Jones Sr. single speed. Rides great, but still figuring out what bars Iím going to stick with...thatís the reason for the long brake cables.
An absolute beauty. I'm loving that long wheelbase.
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Mercier

I just sold her





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I just sold her






Whyyyyy?! What a beautiful build. Hopefully you used the funds for something else as badassed.
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Whyyyyy?! What a beautiful build. Hopefully you used the funds for something else as badassed.
Well, paying off debt is pretty badass, being responsible is badass, right??
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Well, paying off debt is pretty badass, being responsible is badass, right??
Responsibility is extra badass! I've heard that alone adds 2 MPH to your average speed. 👍🏾👊🏾💪🏾
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REDLINE MONOCOG with 2 speed hub> stock low gear & 2 less teeth for getting home...4mls to get to > 5 mls of gravel road ends and it's grass levies for about 6 mls with possum, coons, pigs &piglets by the X, nutria, birds galore, snakes, banana spiders, and some big big gators AND you can stop and fish if you bring a TENKARA rod > i carry a3L platypus hydration pack with crackers, a 20ft collapsible TENKARA rod with a few lite spinning spoons, crackers and an iPod > it's a days worth in these times
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REDLINE MONOCOG with 2 speed hub> stock low gear & 2 less teeth for getting home...4mls to get to > 5 mls of gravel road ends and it's grass levies for about 6 mls with possum, coons, pigs &piglets by the X, nutria, birds galore, snakes, banana spiders, and some big big gators AND you can stop and fish if you bring a TENKARA rod > i carry a3L platypus hydration pack with crackers, a 20ft collapsible TENKARA rod with a few lite spinning spoons, crackers and an iPod > it's a days worth in these times
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