My Peugeot Perthus

I purchased a Peugeot Perthus frameset some time ago with the aim of sourcing all the components I needed to build a single/fixed gear bike. I did this pretty much as soon as I got he frameset and never wrote anything about. So, now I am.

From the start I knew I wanted an older frame that had a classic look and feel to it. Being in good condition was also important, so I spent a few weeks looking on ebay for something. I knew as soon as I saw the Peugeot frameset I eventually purchased that it was the one for me. A few days of bidding, finally winning and delivery discussions with the seller it was within my grasp. The frame itself had a few scratches when it arrived, but nothing to grumble about and was to be expected.

Then the task came to build the bike up. I had a few components from a Raleigh frameset that I destroyed. It was pretty crap and did well to take my abuse for over a year. So the parts were donated to the Peugeot, I purchased a few new ones and I had a new (to me) bike.

Currently the bike has the following:

  • Peugeot Perthus (Reynolds 753 tubing)
  • Charge dish wheelset with stock cog (flip flop hub)
  • Shimano DX Singlespeed Freewheel
  • Campagnolo Veloce brakes
  • Shimano 600 headset
  • Nitto Dynamic 8 stem
  • Nitto Mod 177 Noodle handlebar
  • Cane creek brake levers
  • Brooks saddle (Brev. M in picture)
  • FSA F. Gimondi crankset
  • MKS GR-9 road bike platform pedals and MKS toe clips

I really love this bike and the way it looks, particularly the silver forks and components. Compared to modern bikes it doesn’t feel and ride as well. Having said that I’ve done lots of miles on it and still enjoy it now.