Bicycle Project

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO320
“Peugeot Bicycle” Cedar Park, 2021

I brought my old Peugeot bicycle back to Texas from their home in California. This bike, which was actually my mom’s, is I believe a mid-70sPeugeot AO 8 model, and is the one I rode from San Francisco to Torrance way back in 1982. I joined a YMCA trip with a couple of my friends, and we had a blast! Definitely some good times. 😁

Photo info: Canon MG2200 series, 0mm, f/0, 1/inf sec, ISO0
“1982 Cyclists” Torrance, 1982

The bicycle has been hanging in my parents’ garage pretty much since the mid-80s and it needs a lot of love to get it back to the condition I’d like to see it in, but I have time and am in no rush to finish the restoration project. I just want to take my time and enjoy it.

To get it back into riding condition will be fairly easy: replace tires/tubes/rim tape, brake and shifting cables, and brake pads. To make it look nice will take a bit more effort, with the removal of rust and corrosion requiring a lot of elbow grease. I’ll also re-tape the handlebars and perhaps buy a new seat. A new chain would probably be a good idea too!

Unfortunately, the classic Peugeot decals are flaking off and I don’t know if there are any replacements for them. I also will need to touch up some nicks in the paint (gotta find some purple metallic nail polish), but it will be fun to work on little by little!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/3.6, 1/160 sec, ISO320
“Peugeot Bicycle” Cedar Park, 2021
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO400
“Peugeot Bicycle” Cedar Park, 2021

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