Tim's Peugeot

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It all started when...

Tim, an Edinburgh based designer, approached VELOW looking for a unique bike for commuting and weekend road trips. On his first visit to the workshop he spotted a mid-80s Peugeot frame that he fell in love with but it wasn't the right size for him. VELOW sourced the same frame in Tim's size and had it shipped over from France while Tim described what he was looking for.

The Build

As with all vintage frames we source it was checked for flaws and damage before being prepared for build. This particular frame was in excellent condition - despite being over 30 years old - so a thorough clean and polish of the chrome was all that was required. 

A new French-thread bottom bracket and period-correct Spidel headset were then fitted along with selecting the correct size of seatpost, stem and bars. A Shimano groupset and Alexrim 700c wheels would complete the build.

 The donor bike

The donor bike

Tim had requested a contemporary groupset for ease of shifting and a wider range of gears. A 9-speed Shimano Tiagra/Sora groupset was sourced from a donor bike and fully overhauled before being fitted to the Peugeot frame. 

THE Final Touches

The build was completed with a full set of new cables along with new brake blocks, bartape, tyres and inner tubes. Tim selected the classic Turbo saddle and Shimano SPD pedals from the VELOW shop to finish off the build. The fully assembled bike was then checked over in the workshop and on the road before being delivered to Tim less than a month after the initial consultation. 

Cheers Walter - well chuffed with the bike - good work...
— Tim, September 2016