Andrew’s 1980s Peugeot Ventoux singlespeed as delivered to my workshop, my role being to add 13 more gears on a strict budget.  And convince the owner to let me sort the rear brake and fit proper levers on the drops 😉

Little, if anything, remains of the original – even the forks have been swapped out at some stage.  Whoever did the conversion to singlespeed did a pretty nice job, the frame looks nice & clean in its all-white powdercoat, though – aside from the rear brake positioning – I’d probably have gone for a slimmer, more period correct chainset.  My parts list will include a 7 speed freewheel, downtube shifters & cables, a genuine Peugeot cable guide for the BB shell, front & rear mechs, 53/39t chainrings & and a new chain.  The chainring bolts look long enough to re-use and I’d like to fit drop-out adjuster bolts too.  Jobs include re-tapping the mech hanger, checking the (124mm) rear drop-out alignment, re-spacing the rear hub and re-dishing that lovely Mavic R10 rim and removing excess powdercoating from the shifter bosses, before fitting the above parts list and tuning to perfection…

See the finished bike