Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My Peugeot Nouveau project


I don't know how I get myself into these situations.The frame at the top of the picture was a found object.The frame below was a $68 ebay  purchase,just for the parts.Mainly the wheels and the handle bar.The rebuild will be a single speed so I was happily surprised to find the ebay bike had a coaster hub,allowing me to do away with the nasty little rear cable brake.But what to do with a the extra frame?Buy some more parts?Oh boy,here I go again.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very cool! I accidentally bought one of these today! Accidental because I only went to buy a miter saw but asked about the funky-looking Peugeot sitting in the corner of his courtyard. He's moving across the country and he was happy to sell it to me after I told him about my first Peugeot and how much I loved it. In looking for information on this bike, your blog popped up. I'll keep an eye on your progress for my own edification, though I suspect that mine won't need much more than a good cleaning and oiling :)

Cheers!

Kim

John Romeo Alpha said...

The way you set them together like that, I thought you were going to make a tall bike.

slow rpm said...
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slow rpm said...

Hey Kim, I'll give a more detailed run down of my rebuild in the pages section of the blog.

cheers,

Ian

slow rpm said...

Hee hee, John. That's not such a silly idea. I could then break the whole chain reaction of more frames ,more parts,more frames etc.Sadly,my welding skills are virtually non existant.

Ian

The Duck Herder said...

hmmm, we think we are simplifying our lifes by recycling and reusing...but somehow, we end up with more STUFF!

But, look at what you have achieve - TWO rescued Peugeots in one week!

I really like the color of the blue frame - am looking forward to seeing what the finished bike looks like.

slow rpm said...

I know what you mean ,Ms Duck Hereder. I have just carted 4 garbage bags of toys to the Sacred Heart op shop. This bothers me on two levels. They are mostly made of plastic which will be around in one form or another for the next 1000 years or so. Secondly,they mainly come from China where workers do no have the luxury of a fair dinkum union to look after thier interests. Depressing thoughts,I know.

On a more cheery note, the paint on the aqua from is pretty buggered so I am just awaiting the arrival of some new decals before I take it to the powder coat man. Updates to follow.

cheers,