[CR] Peugeot P6 Iseran mixtes

(Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer)

From: "Jon Spangler" <jonswriter@att.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:08:18 -0700
To: Paul Grens <pgrens@yahoo.com>
Cc: Dale Brown <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Peugeot P6 Iseran mixtes

Jon Spangler Writer/editor Linda Hudson Writing TEL 510-864-2144 CEL 510-846-5356 JonSwriter@att.net http://www.linkedin.com/in/jonmspangler http://www.twitter.com/jonmspangler

David and all,

I (temporarily) d not own one, but I prefer the earlier lugged-frame Peugeot UO-18 to the later TIG-welded Carbolite 103 Peugeot frames. I think the bikes with lugged joints look prettier and have replaced all the inexpensive steel components on our UO-18s with nicer alloy components (cranks, rims) in any case.

As Paul said, the ride is very nice on both.

Jon Spangler currently mixte-less in Alameda, CA USA

Message: 9 Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 18:50:08 -0700 (PDT) From: "Paul A. Grens" <pgrens@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: [CR] Peugeot P6 Iseran To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Message-ID: <622562.70250.qm@web30005.mail.mud.yahoo.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1

Howdy David and list, ? I just sold one of these last week. It was pretty nice, one of the taller production mixtes I've ever seen, frankly. I would place the Iseran around lower mid-range, a lot of steel componentry. Mine had steel handlebars, an alloy "CTA" stem and stem shifters. I would have preferred downtube shifters and it also lacked the centerpulls that skirted the seat tube. Dropouts were stamped. Alloy 27" wheels with eyelets (bolt-on rear)?and a steel seatpost, so you can imagine that she was only just making it into the "lightweight" category. I think the brakes were Chang Star, also. It did have some decent Nervar cranks, though, and they polished up well. BB and headset were English threaded I believe. ? But all that aside, it rode beautifully and actually fit me pretty well (I'm 6'). With some decent tires it cornered well, too. Not a bad-looking machine to have in the stable for the right price. I'd have kept mine if I didn't have, ahem, a "bike problem". ? Here are some pics: ? http://s378.photobucket.com/albums/oo225/pgrens_photos/Peugeot%20Mixte/ ? And here's a shorter link: ? http://tinyurl.com/yyrphvp ? Cheers, ?
Paul Grens
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.