Its time for me to part with this frame. I have really loved riding it, its one of the nicest steel frames I have ridden; so much so that I subsequently bought a Perthus 753 as well; and then another, and now I have three and its ridiculous.
I have ridden a few centuries on it, including Eroica (sorry) a few times, with the Tricolor kit as pictured. I guess the frame is from 1989-1990, so it seemed period-fitting. Its a nice blend of comfort and zippiness. I would say that, but this is way, way better than the Ribble 653 frames I have had.
It measures 570mm seat tube c2c and 570mm top tube c2c, 156mm head tube. It takes 25c tyres (its pictured with Conti GP Classic 25c tyres) but the clearance at the fork is tight, and a 28c won't fit at the front.
Comes with a Campag Chorus headset and a seatpin bolt.
Please don't buy it and turn it into a beater. I live in the frozen north (Hebden Bridge). You'd be welcome to collect, or else I can post.
those old Peugeots are classy
Thanks, you guys. I've loved it in all its Tricolor glory, but its now provisionally sold and off to a new owner who's already got a tasty campag groupset waiting... Happy all round, I hope!
These are great frames, I had one a while back. Keenly priced too, GLWS.
I used to ride a 653 peugeot. It was bloody nice. GLWS
I keep coming back to have a look at this - it’s still too big though, GLWS... (what’s the headtube length end to end?)
The headtube is 156mm end to end. It was OK for me at 185cm, I have slightly longer body/shorter legs. I really liked the way it handled, I had a 120mm stem on there, and that was (for me anyways) the right steering feel. You could get away with a 100mm stem, but shorter than that wouldn't have worked, I don't think, it would have made the steering too twitchy. But that's just my opinion. So, mattyc - if you couldn't have coped with a 100mm stem, you can be confident it was too big!
Anyways, its off to its new owner now :-)
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