Record breaking Peugeot restoration… part 8 – FINISHED

Sorry to keep you waiting so long if you’ve been following the story so far – nice parts are for old French bikes are pretty thin on the ground ok – but now, pedals and saddle notwithstanding, the lofty old Gallic gent is now ready for his debut test ride!

Here’s how he used to look…

And here he is today…

Frame: 1978 Peugeot Reynolds 531 (63cm) resprayed
Fork: unknown French fork (fitted back in very late 1970s) resprayed
Decals: reproduction Peugeot set plus French 531 decal by Gil M, lacquered over top
Headset: original French threaded
Stem: Atax
Handlebar: Primo Giro Di Sicilia
Brake Levers: Mafac
Brake Calipers: Weinmann Vainqueur 610 with original straddles & yokes
Brake Pads: Weinmann 1741
Bar End Shifters: Campagnolo
Front Derailleur: Simplex (NOS)
Rear Derailleur: Simplex SX610
Freewheel: Atom 77 Compact 6 speed 14-24t
Chain: KMC (new)
Cranks: TA Specialities
Chainrings: TA Specialities 50/42t
Bottom Bracket: Stronglight (new bearings)
Pedals: TBC
Rims: Mavic Module 700c
Hubs: Campagnolo 36 hole
Spokes: Sapim Race DB with Sapim PG on driveside rear (new)
Tyres: IRC Road Tour 700x28c (NOS)
Saddle: TBC
Seatpost: Nitor
Extras: Simplex lower gear cable guide and Campagnolo upper gear cable stop, customised front brake cable hanger, new rear brake cable clips, new bar tape, new cables, new inner tubes & rim tape, NOS replica brake lever hoods
Weight: 24lbs

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