Wednesday, October 5, 2011

decalination


These beautiful decals came from ebay seller,Cyclomondo.There are only two rules to follow.

1) don't soak them in water
2) don't soak them in water.

You can apply them dry or wet. If you apply then dry,you only get one shot at it. If you apply them wet ,you can slide them around a little bit. You just wet the frame with soapy water and then position the decal. I must admit,I was surprised at how simple it was.Beginners luck?

Anyways, more detailed info in the how to section at a later(or sooner)date.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This looks very nice. I have one of these for my daily rider. I've updated it a bit with new wheels (ERTO 507) and tires (Vee rubber 20X1.25 100psi)) An improved front brake (Weinmann) and pads all around. I took out the shim from the seat tube and put a new seat post on it along with a Brooks saddle. A new stem and bars. New derailleur and a Phil bottom bracket. Without the chainguard my chain kept comming off the front ring (vintage biopace) so I attached a little piece of metal to the bracket at the bottom of the seat tube which used to hold the guard. A new bottle dynamo (Son) powers the original lights. I love the racks on it with the built in bungy cords. I am still looking for a pump to fit the original pump bracket--my pump came to me bent and buckled. I just went to the powder coater last week. You've inspired me.
Cheers
Mikael

slow rpm said...

Thanks for your comment,Mikael.You've inspired me! I keep mine in the boot and just cycle from the car park to the office.The laptop fits nicely on the front rack. Those wheels sound interesting as both of mine are a little wonky. I used a shimano bottom bracket and Phil rings,which allowed me to adjust the chain line to prevent the chain from falling off.Curious to know what stem you used and also the diameter of the seat post?

With summer just around the corner,I'll hold off the mud guards until next April.

cheers,

Ian

Anonymous said...

Sorry that I have not been back to you about the seatpost size. I don't have an accurate way to measure so it will be trial and error based on other seatposts (with stamped diameter). PS. good idea to keep the rear brake off-- it is next to useless anyways. If you figure out a way to put on some decent brakes on the back I would be interested to learn about it (short of soldering on some new bosses).
Mikael

slow rpm said...

Hey Mikael,

I was lucky to find a 'parts only Nouveau Style' on e bay which had a Shimano coaster brake at the rear. After stripping it down and stuffing it with new grease,it works really well.You are right,those funny Peugeot rear brakes were pretty hopeless.

cheers,

ian

Anonymous said...

HI Ian,
I think that my aluminum seatpost is 26.4. I had to find a new clamp also of course--I just went to our local second hand dealer and went through their parts bin until I found one that fit. Please keep me posted if you decide to try it on your bike.
Cheers
Mikael

slow rpm said...

Thanks,Mikael.I will as I would love to get rid of the scruffy old stem and handle bar and then fit a really nice Nitto leftbank.

ian

Anonymous said...

Hi Ian,
I worked a bit on my bikes yesterday and compared the seatpost in the Peugeot seatpost to that in another bike which is clearly stamped 26.4. I regret to let you know that the seatpost in the Peugeot is definitely larger than 26.4. Sorry about the wrong data I supplied earlier.
The seatclamp is marked 32 in case you are curious about it also.
Cheers
Mikael

slow rpm said...

No worries,Mikael. Harris Cyclery sell budget seat posts in a range of sizes as do Thompson Elite.(US made and quite expensive) To be honest with you,I'm more than happy with the original chromed steel tube.

cheers,

ian