I’ve been trying to persuade Miss Bicycles to start riding for a while now, although she has always insisted I will have to supply the bike. Last week I spotted something interesting on ebay, an old Peugeot mixte
All the alloy is quite tarnished
Mudguards very tarnished
The rear wheel was tarnished, once I got the tyre off it saw that it had rotted through and had to be replaced
Leaves and cobwebs, the bike had spent some time in a barn.
Bars were tarnished and I never think drop bars suit a mixte.
Some heavy pitting on the chrome, that isn’t all going to come out
Rather more money than I had hoped and several hours of elbow grease later and she is looking quite fine
I replaced, handlebars, brake levers, grips, cables and housings, chain, tyre and tubes, rear wheel and saddle and added a bell.
A lot of it came up very shiny
I went for some nice swept handlebars and gumwall Schwalbe Delta Cruisers which I have on my Gazelle and have been very reliable.