Pictures of your bike(s)

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby patricktaylor » 7 Mar 2009, 9:41pm

Latest project (click to enlarge):

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This Peugeot Scorpion ATB has been in my garage since some time in the 1980s and done less than 1000 miles. I'm now doing it up. The frame and fork are butted Reynolds 531 with attractive 'invisible' welds due to something I think Peugeot referred to as a 'direct brazing system' (or something like that - the label has come off).

The rear brakes are calipers mounted on the chainstays and the gears are changed with little friction-type levers on the bars. The Shimano chainset (original) has those slightly ovalled rings that were in vogue at the time. The wheels are now being rebuilt for the road - they're not the wheels in the picture. Mudguards, new saddle, new quill stem, new bars, and new pedals to follow.

It's the little sister to a Peugeot Black Mamba ATB (Bike 1 in my signature). Both were bought at the same time, around 1987-ish.

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Postby chris667 » 8 Mar 2009, 6:40pm

DougieB wrote:Perth, this morning
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amazed that the saddle feels comfortable (I've tightened it twice now), given all I've read about them.

NOOO!
If it's a new saddle, don't tighten it until you absolutely have to. I put a half turn on my first Brooks B17 about 5 years after I bought it. Once you reach the end of that bolt, it's a new saddle.
Fabulous bike though!
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby nabre » 13 Mar 2009, 3:20pm

Finally got my frame back from Roberts

Here is the old one version

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And here it is in Flame Red and Midnight blue,

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very pleased
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Postby DougieB » 13 Mar 2009, 3:46pm

chris667 wrote:NOOO!
If it's a new saddle, don't tighten it until you absolutely have to. I put a half turn on my first Brooks B17 about 5 years after I bought it. Once you reach the end of that bolt, it's a new saddle.


second hand saddle, but doesn't look much used (but I don't know that). it had been slackened all the way to the end of the bolt (ie, no threads showing at the nose of the saddle), or I guess never tightened. It was beyond feeling like a slack hammock... I tightened it up a little, so now around 1 cm of threads showing at the front. Feels much better, very comfy on long days. It's my first Brook's, and the previous owner threw it in with the bike as he hated the saddle. Maybe I'm just very heavy :D

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby nabre » 17 Mar 2009, 5:12pm

My Two Steeds!

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby glueman » 2 Apr 2009, 10:08pm

Nice Roberts Nabre. It looked pretty good in green too!
Not sure about the rear dyno wiring - easier to use a red LED and save the spaghetti. Before the days of LEDs I had a bottle dynamo with a dodgy earth on a rusty frame and you could get quite jolt in the rain, especially if you were riding downhill. I'd lose the spoke guard and the wheel reflectors as well but I'm sounding like Harry Enfield's 'You don't wanna do it like that' man.
Very attractive tourer mate.

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby johnonthetyne » 4 Apr 2009, 7:55pm

was looking at patricktaylors peugeot and found this pic of mf mine from back in the day , complete with thumbies,biopace and u-brake monted under the chainstays.Image oh ....and flexstem

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby style over speed » 5 Apr 2009, 11:12pm

My new Long Haul Trucker in the sun :D I've only done about 100 miles on it so far
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby UrbanManc » 17 Apr 2009, 8:23pm

New bike bought today.

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby fossil » 17 Apr 2009, 9:54pm

that's a Nice looking bike :D

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby fossil » 17 Apr 2009, 9:55pm

nabre wrote:My Two Steeds!

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BUT that Bianchi is a sexy looking bike

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby byegad » 4 May 2009, 6:22pm

My QNT ready for the off at Bike Right in April.

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby glueman » 7 May 2009, 1:23pm

Built this up a few months ago but haven't got round to posting.
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby bigjim » 7 May 2009, 2:39pm

Nice. Modern components but downtube shifters. Any reason?
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