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Old 06-12-2019, 11:59 AM
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I don't know the point of the thread (other than revealing our deepest fantasies) but I would go for a Crumpton all-road with some ENVE wheels and Di2. Other than that, a Firefly and/or a Kirk - I these are the holy trinity of framebuilders and coincidentally, of different materials ...

I have this irrational obsession with owning a set of wheels that say 'ENVE' on the side. No need, just want...
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:00 PM
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Cool.

How would you tell this apart from "regular" peugeots ?
There are quite a few things, but here are some key ones:
*From a distance you can always spot the Reynolds "Continental" fork blades (rounder in cross section like Columbus)
*The rear dropouts are drilled on the wheel interface section
*The build quality is generally pretty high and nicely finished
*Instead of a model name they have a 'Prestige Peugeot" decal on the top tube (there are a surprising number of fake ones)
*They are rather light as they were normally built with lightweight 5/10 tubing (7/10 was regular for Reynolds 531 DB) and on request with 3/10 tubing
*The models for centerpull brakes in the 70's had brazed on brake pivots
*A fair amount of extra chrome which was of a very high standard as was the paint quality...
* They all came from the shop with a Dogwood plug/reinforcement inside the bottom of the steerer tube (How Euro-pro is that?)
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:47 PM
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Moots Baxter!

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Old 06-12-2019, 12:53 PM
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Higher end Peugeots are a wonderful ride, especially with a nice set of sew-ups. And, the old Simplex/Stronglight/ Spidel group isn't half bad either.

I take my bike out on long climb rides and ppl are surprised it's "fast."
Very cool bike, BTW. Excepting time trial equipment, it's amazing how bikes haven't gotten any faster (as if a bike can be fast without a rider) for YEARS...In some ways they have gotten more convenient with integrated/indexed shifting, clipless pedals, etc....but no more efficient in a meaningful way. I also like to take out vintage (for me, 1980-90's) bikes on rides, especially if the younger guys are there. I try to answer questions about them in a deadpan way...Q:How many gears do you have A: It's the latest thing....twelve speed....Q:That bike is old...Isn't it? A: Everything you see here is old (including me)...
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:58 PM
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Very cool bike, BTW. Excepting time trial equipment, it's amazing how bikes haven't gotten any faster (as if a bike can be fast without a rider) for YEARS...In some ways they have gotten more convenient with integrated/indexed shifting, clipless pedals, etc....but no more efficient in a meaningful way. I also like to take out vintage (for me, 1980-90's) bikes on rides, especially if the younger guys are there. I try to answer questions about them in a deadpan way...Q:How many gears do you have A: It's the latest thing....twelve speed....Q:That bike is old...Isn't it? A: Everything you see here is old (including me)...
Oh I agree, new bikes are not faster. I'm a climber, and some of my best Strava climb times are on the Peugeot, not the 7 pound lighter, 11 speed 333fab. Amazing what you can do with a 42x24.

I will admit, Speedplays and Wires blow away toe clips any day!
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:11 PM
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None I am happy with my MootsVamoots and my parlee Z3, Sure there are other i would like to have but maybe im in a different place. I am elated with my two bikes
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:34 PM
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if steel -

custom frame from Chris Bishop or Brian Chapman. Since its price no object, I'd be all over a custom road bike that was a collaboration between Bishop and Rob English.
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:33 PM
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I don't know the point of the thread (other than revealing our deepest fantasies) but I would go for a Crumpton all-road with some ENVE wheels and Di2. Other than that, a Firefly and/or a Kirk - I these are the holy trinity of framebuilders and coincidentally, of different materials ...

I have this irrational obsession with owning a set of wheels that say 'ENVE' on the side. No need, just want...
Maybe we need to do a time share, I am convinced we ride similar sized bikes.

I too have an irrational desire for a set of ENVES - more in the climber range than anything else.
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