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1983 Peugeot PB 14 - 63cm

Well, I couldn't let the single speed thing go forever. This time a steel bike would augment my F5. Found this one and decided to take the plunge.

Frame:
1983 Peugeot PB 14 - 63cm - Double-butted Magnalite alloy steel - Tulip Red - 12 speed

Fork/Headset:
Nashbar CF 1" threadless--aluminum steerer / Ritchey Logic

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Dura Ace 7700 175mm / Shimano 105 (BB5500, Octolink 109.5mm)

Pedals:
Shimano SPD

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Redline 20T / FSA Aero TT 54T 130 BCD / KMC Kool Chain (...sooo kool)

Handlebars/Stem:
unknown powder coated black aluminum bars...they were what I was looking for / Cannondale 120mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Specialized Riva Road / XLC 26.0mm @ 300mm long

Brakes:
unmarked but stamped Tektro R710 dual pivots F/R pulled by Shimano RX100 levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Raleigh hub / DP-18-like Weinmann rim / Continental Gatorskin 700x23C

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Raleigh 8/9/10 speed hub / DP-18-like Weinmann rim / Continental Gatorskin 700x23C

Accessories:
New bike- and period-correct Peugeot graphics (soon!) redone in a different color to match the new paint!

More Info:
Currently in process and getting very close to the end.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Stage I - Here We Go Again!
  2. Stage II - Very Many Much Progress

Current Stage Info:

Well, working on this has been a nice bit of therapy in my recovery from a July bike (me) and car (them) incident that left me with a broken elbow and three month no-weight-bearing restriction, which is thankfully almost over with. I am anxious to get back to riding!!!

As for the build, it is turning out quite well. I even get to have my stem be horizontally-oriented like all the cool shorter than me riders! It just took 63 freaking centimeters of frame to do it. I really like how the top tube, as it is closer in level to the stem and bars, creates a fast horizontal theme with the stem and bars.

I drilled out the rear mounting hole on the rear brake bridge to accommodate a modified modern recessed style brake unit. Nailed it...thankfully!

Added by Dan-O. Last updated over 1 year ago.

As of over 1 year ago, Dan-O has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

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