90's Peugeot Course

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waughie
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90's Peugeot Course

Postby waughie » Thu Oct 04, 2012 20:16 pm

A few months ago I was donated a road bike frame. I had every intention of making a cheap commuter out of it, but as with most of my projects i forgot about it...

IAs i'd forgotten about it I did nothing with it for a while then after cleaning the garage I finally decided to make something of it!

I don't think its previous owner had rode it much as it all came apart very easily. The only major issue is, it was missing its wheels... but a trip to merlincycles soon fixed that.

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Frame: Peugeot Course with original forks
Bars & Stem: Original spec.
Bar Tape: Cinelli
Brake levers: Tektro
Wheels: Mavic Aksium 2013
Tyres: Mavic Aksium
Bottom bracket: Shimano LX Cartridge
Seat: Peugeot Original
Shifters: Shimano Downtube shifters
Derailleures: Shimano
Crank: Stronglight
Pedals: Shimano M520
Cassette: Shimano 7 speed
Chain: Shimano 7 Speed

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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby lc1981 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 21:18 pm

Lovely, but I'd lose the dork disc if I were you!

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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby declan1 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 21:26 pm

Woah, could those hoods go any lower?

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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby waughie » Thu Oct 04, 2012 21:34 pm

The spoke protector will be removed once i'm happy the gears are set properly. Due to it having a 7spd cassette on a 9spd body means there is a lot of room for the chain to get behind the cassette and do damage.

The hoods are low. This may have been an oversight on my part, i'm going to rotate the bars round but didn't want to lose how nice and parallel to the ground they are!

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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby declan1 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 21:38 pm

You could unwrap the bar tape and move the hoods up.

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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby nathancom » Fri Oct 05, 2012 07:05 am

Tip of the levers level with bottom of the bars. :)

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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby NapoleonD » Fri Oct 05, 2012 07:16 am

Sort the lever position out and lose the dork disk! Adjusting the rear mech properly will prevent the chain dropping.
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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby waughie » Sun Oct 07, 2012 20:49 pm

Few updates, I have worked out the bike is probably a '91 or '93 model. After a proper test ride the gears are correctly indexed so the disk has been removed!

Bars have been rotated so the Hoods are in a better position.

Heres a few more pics!

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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby nweststeyn » Sun Oct 07, 2012 23:47 pm

much better now :)

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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby lc1981 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 07:54 am

That's better - the bike and the photo quality. Lovely bike.

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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby random man » Tue Oct 09, 2012 19:15 pm

waughie wrote:The spoke protector will be removed once i'm happy the gears are set properly. Due to it having a 7spd cassette on a 9spd body means there is a lot of room for the chain to get behind the cassette and do damage.

Why not get a 9 speed cassette? You'll need a new chain as well but you'll have better gearing.

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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby waughie » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:21 pm

The reason I put a 7speed on it is the shifters are 7speed indexed and I prefer it to be indexed rather than run a 9 speed with no indexing.

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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby RideOnTime » Wed Oct 10, 2012 20:36 pm

quite cool. 8)

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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby RideOnTime » Wed Oct 10, 2012 20:37 pm

for pink :shock: 8) :D :D :D

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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby waughie » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:45 am

Can anyone think of a way to make the seat go back to black? Its kinda faded to a grey colour, but i don't want to change it as its the original peugeot one!

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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby mccalla1978 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:15 pm

Hey there,

I have exactly the same bike. Although I notice you've said it has a cartridge bottom bracket. My frame has made in France written on it, and I'm at the point where I need to replace the cup and cone BB. Was yours a French thread, I'm assuming not if you've got an LX in there. Additionally, is yours stamped "made in France"?

Apart from having to replace the front fork, due to a crash, my Course also has the old saddle, breaks etc. I rode her on my LEJOG ride two years ago and she's still the nicest bike I have. If you've found any more info on the machine do let me know.

Hope you're enjoying yours too.

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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby NapoleonD » Sun Apr 21, 2013 14:25 pm

Looks much better!

How about de-stickering the wheels? Would look classier :)
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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby Paul 8v » Sun Apr 21, 2013 16:25 pm

Get rid of those horrible plastic bits on the SPDs, they're lethal with the slightest bit of moisture and they look s£%t!

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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby Rolf F » Mon Apr 22, 2013 08:43 am

waughie wrote:Can anyone think of a way to make the seat go back to black? Its kinda faded to a grey colour, but i don't want to change it as its the original peugeot one!


It's patina - don't worry about it!

Have you tried running the shifters non indexed (assuming they have the option)? I think DT shifters are far nicer without indexing - IMO indexing came before there was a problem to be solved!

Plus one re the destickering the wheels. It may well have come new with black anodised rims so the black wheels don't look out of place but the stickers do.
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Re: 90's Peugeot Course

Postby waughie » Sat Apr 27, 2013 14:35 pm

The bottom bracket is a standard thread but I think it's a 118mm Axle in it, it was short from memory, I'll try and dig the box out. I'm not sure about the made in France stamp to be honest I'll have to have a look.

I quite like the stickers on the wheels I'm trying to go for the retro look but with modern touches. The plastic pedals are so I can ride it to the shops with flat shoes on. They are very handy at times.

With regard to more info on the frame I found a series of old peugeot catalogues online with all their old racers in, this particular bike in this colour scheme wasn't in the catalogue so I don't know too much about it. This is the only one I've ever seen as well!


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