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Mécacycle Turbo Plongeant

85-92 French time trial bike.

Frame:
Mécacycle

Fork/Headset:
Peugeot 650 steel, new paint

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Mavic 631 'Starfish' / Shimano

Pedals:
Look Arc or Look Keo 2 Max or Mavic LMS

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Mavic SSC rings (52/53 x 42) / Sachs Maillard LY95

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Mavic 851 SSC and Huret Jubilée Mécacycle front mech / Mavic 821

Handlebars/Stem:
Corima Manta / Mavic 90mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia Turbomatic & Appoggio Lombare (NIB)

Brakes:
Mavic Super Pro 430 SSC (NOS), Corima carbon pads at the rear

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Cosmic Carbone 650 clincher/Vittoria Rubino Pro

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Comete 'Alain Michel'/Mavic/Continental Sprinter Gatorskin

Accessories:
Campagnolo Biodynamic 500mL bottle

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. stage 3

Added by MrZuffenhausen. Last updated about 6 years ago.

Latest 20 Comments

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Vequatrenligne

Vequatrenligne says:

Hello, your baïke iz véri biotifoul ! <3

Posted over 5 years ago

MrZuffenhausen

MrZuffenhausen says:

Sanque iou veri meutch

Posted over 5 years ago

jaynelthepanda

jaynelthepanda says:

OMFG SO FUCKIN RAD

Posted almost 6 years ago

LasykarHI

LasykarHI says:

Rad. Favorited.

Posted about 6 years ago

MrZuffenhausen

MrZuffenhausen says:

thanks

Posted about 6 years ago

albyhiyed

albyhiyed says:

The real TT bike!

Posted over 6 years ago

MrZuffenhausen

MrZuffenhausen says:

pretty much

Posted over 6 years ago

dietrootbeer

dietrootbeer says:

This is so rad, especially that seat tube.. never seen anything like that before.

Posted over 6 years ago

MrZuffenhausen

MrZuffenhausen says:

Thanks, I know this bike is an oddity, and I like it even more for it.

Posted over 6 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

very rare piece,looks great. Nice build-the 700c fork prob makes it a bit more stable for recreactional riding. Bet the 650c makes it twitchy nervous. Enjoy

Posted almost 7 years ago

MrZuffenhausen

MrZuffenhausen says:

Yes, it is very stable with two 700c. Accelerating in bends with some lock on is not a problem. What's bothering is that it requires a lot of power to get going because of the too rearward position.

The 650c fork and F wheel would sort this out, but would increase instability and shoulder pain if carrying a bag.

Posted almost 7 years ago

MrZuffenhausen

MrZuffenhausen says:

I began the search for the fork, I've a couple options.
I could have a steel fork made, for 100-150€ with paint.
Or I can buy a used carbon fork. A good friend of mine has one, but he hasn't decided if he'll set it to me yet.

Posted almost 7 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

Go for the steel if you do mostly street riding. Don't know where you ride but 'round here a CF track fork ,esp used,would be at risk on the road. Enjoy

Posted almost 7 years ago

MrZuffenhausen

MrZuffenhausen says:

I found an early 1990s 650 Peugeot carbon fork for 5€ today. Dunno how I could find a better deal.

Next step, paint.

Posted almost 7 years ago

ques_one

ques_one says:

Like this a lot!

Posted almost 7 years ago

MrZuffenhausen

MrZuffenhausen says:

Thanks!

I also have news on the fork.

When I bought the bike it had this 700mm carbon fork. But as you can see the chain stays are very, very horizontal, hinting the bike may have started his life with a 650 fork.

I got my hands on an original steel Mécacycle fork, albeit it is a 700, I had a friend who can shorten it to transform it in a 650. So, in the end, the bike may end up with a 650 front wheel with its original front fork.

Should look even better.

Posted almost 7 years ago

MrZuffenhausen

MrZuffenhausen says:

the Méca fork can't be shortened, back to starting point.

Posted almost 7 years ago

guillem_serna

guillem_serna says:

SO SO COOL!!!

Posted almost 7 years ago

MrZuffenhausen

MrZuffenhausen says:

thanks a lot, next stage should begin in a few weeks. ( Mavic groupo).

Posted almost 7 years ago

guillem_serna

guillem_serna says:

uooo!!!

Posted almost 7 years ago

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