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Is this forum always this quiet? Nobody has posted in the last couple days.

Well, since this category is Bike Pictures, and I take a lot of them, here are some more:


Raleigh Wyoming on tour in rural Minnesota - Wisconsin



Same bike on the waterfront in Saint Paul, MN


Ross Aristocrat in Venice... er, I mean Stillwater, MN


Same bike, next to Art


The view from my favorite chair in my shop



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Nice photos!  I really like your bike aesthetics.  Most of my bags have racks and bags.
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Nice photos!  I really like your bike aesthetics.  Most of my bags have racks and bags.


Thanks! The aesthetics come from hanging around the "Gentleman Cyclists" who put on the Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour, and reading stuff by Grant Petersen and Sheldon Brown.

To my mind, a bike must be able to carry things beside my humble self in order to be useful, and I don't like to be stranded at the side of the road with a flat or other problem, and not have the right tool to fix it. So all of my bikes have at least a decent tool pouch, with a mini-pump, spare tube, levers, allen wrench set, and small crescent wrench. 

Other than that, I prefer organic materials like leather, cork, wood, canvas, and shellacked twine over anything made of plastic. It just gives a bike more class, even though it does add weight. Being an "Unracer" myself, that is not a big concern - within reason, of course.

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   Nice pics. I love that second one. I would have been nervous about the bike falling into the water!
   I've got a Peugeot Course like yours in my pile. You've inspired me to get at it.
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   Nice pics. I love that second one. I would have been nervous about the bike falling into the water!
   I've got a Peugeot Course like yours in my pile. You've inspired me to get at it.


Excellent! Please post pics when you are done, or even in-process.


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Will do. It's got a mtn bike drivetrain on it right now, and those old mtb bars with the triangle in the middle. (bullmoose bars?). I've got all the Simplex stuff and the original crank somewhere in a box in my shed. Not sure how I will build it up. It's not nearly as nice as yours.
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IMG_7093.jpg

Here it is. I have a super nice set of vintage wheels with Shimano hubs in the shed for this bike. Not top quality, but nearly mint.

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I also have this Peugeot mixte I got from the original owner. I think she said she purchased it in 1967. It's only missing the rear light lens (easy to find on ebay) and the fork is bent a tiny bit. I have another fork for it if the original can't be fixed.
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Well, the Peugeot PFN-10 "Course" has good bones - you should be able to make something fun out of it. I would ditch the fenders, however, unless you plan to run skinny tires. I'm running 700c x 32mm Panaracer T-Servs on mine, and they give a fast, compliant ride.

Not sure about the mixte. I don't know a lot about those. The last mixte frame I picked up felt pretty heavy.



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Oh Man,
You guys...
Now I will have to post up a couple shots of my Peugeot Mixtie. I ditched all the simplex and replaced it with some Suntour parts.

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Oh Man, You guys... Now I will have to post up a couple shots of my Peugeot Mixtie. I ditched all the simplex and replaced it with some Suntour parts.


Yes, please!  One of the things that intrigues me about the mixte style frame is that it allows you to ride a larger frame than usual without putting the family jewels in jeopardy. My favorite, best-riding bikes in my collection are theoretically too big for me; I have to stand on tiptoe to clear the top-tube. But once in the saddle, everything fits perfectly, and the handgrips are just above seat level without a mile-high stem.



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I rode my Peugeot 'course' on a mini critical mass style ride during a big music festival about 5 years ago. It followed paved roads and some muddy trails around town. I was the only one to make the steep muddy climb up to the highway, due to the mtb triple crank and some skinny Ritchey mega bite tires under my fenders. I got lots of compliments on the bike after that.
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Tricky photo on the dock.  I started to get nervous for you and your dry great looking bicycle.  I've really given some thought to a very large mixte style frame.  Rivendell is going down this road and I might purchase one of their frames.  My 27inch Schwinn Sports Tourer was built with a somewhat lower bottom bracket which makes it easier to straddle without hurting things.  But a mixte would solve this problem completely.  I mountain biked for years and always had tall frames.  These can be perilous if you are on a narrow trail with a cliff or steep dropoff on one side.  If a rock or root stops forward motion and you start to fall outward toward the dropoff  the tall frame can keep you from reaching the ground to stabilize until you have tilted way over toward the fall.  Most modern MTB's have solved this problem by building the frame shorter in the seatpost  and using top tubes that bend down to give you the most stand over height advantage.  I just love the vintage bikes you guys have and look forward to the Peugeots being on the road again.  VO has a bottom bracket to fit French threaded bottom brackets if you need it.  VO's French thread bottom bracket allows you to mount aluminum square taper cranks.
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So with all the Peugeot photos, I thought I would share a pic of my Mixtie.
It was another dumpster find, It is definitely a "bike Boomer" , it had simplex and dia comp brake levers with the extensions on it, but it is LARGE, I would say a 57, it fits me good but I do not know if I will keep it or sell it this spring. I removed all the simplex, used vintage suntour, 105 aero levers, aluminum bars. I also re-laced the nice old large flange hubs to alloy rims. You can get an idea of the size of the bike as that seat is set for me at 5'10". 

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Nice. That mixte is a beauty. A lot like my own, a little bigger. So cool you re-laced the old hubs.

I'm just over 5'8'', so I think mine will be a good fit. It has the stainless fenders and chrome rack. Also the bottle dynamo and lights. I guess I'll have to get at it soon.
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