One day, we will find one in our size.
1987 Peugeot Perthus: I always wanted a Peugeot in this color with the chrome front fork in Reynolds 753r, but the only year and place it was sold was 1987 in the U.K.. As a result, it was very hard to find one in restorable condition in the right size. But, after several years of searching I found one and completely restored it. But, due to another exceptional restoration project I have to move this bicycle out of my limited storage. I really enjoyed the few rides I took on it as the Reynold’s 753r makes for a great climbing bike for my size. Like any U.K. bike it had some surface rust. But, I removed this and touched it up with original Peugeot touch-up paint. However, the purist will probably want to have it repainted. But, I did rustproof the inside of the tubes with Evaporust. So, it is ready for a long life as a collection bike.
Size 58 cm
Reynolds 753r tubing, hand brazed in France
Shimano 600EX groupset with NOS brake levers, hoods, cables and pads. Plus, a NOS bottom bracket with bearings was installed to make it a solid bike again after 30 years of use. This groupset has the Shimano SIS Index shifting too.
Mavic GP4 tubular rims (I had these rebuilt with new spokes)
Sella Italia Turbo saddle (vintage with real leather)
T.A. Specialties Aluminum Water Bottle Bracket (not pictured)
Milremo plastic handlebar plugs, white (I am still waiting for these to arrive, but they will be included in the shipment.)