Status: In Progress
Made in Canada
Frame & Fork: Ishiwata EX 4130 Triple Butted Crome Moly
Groupset: 2005 Campagnolo Veloce/Centaur 10 speed
Wheelset: Easton Vista with 700x25c Michelin Lithion.2 tires
I could see the potential when I first spotted this sad Peugeot and the price was right so I couldn't resist. No one was riding it and I didn't think anyone would in the shape it was in so I thought I'd make it happy again. It had a nice 4130 Triple Butted steel frame with a decent groupset but the paint was mildewy, rusty and cracked. I thought it would be worth a respray and rebuild.
I thought this Peugeot was going to be a regular rebuild with the 6-speed groupset and wheelset that it came with but then along came Alex. He was looking for one of my builds and this frame happened to be his size. The Veloce groupset polished up beautifully. The Easton wheelset seemed perfect for the blue/white scheme so they went on. And a French frame needed Michelin tires so they went on as well. I wish that I had some Mavic rims but you can't win them all. The ride was smooth and quiet and the shifting was crisp and exact. I think Alex is going to love this bike!