Pony Bikes Peugeot

Pony Bikes Peugeot

Sasha Strickland loves a challenge. The proprietor of Melbourne’s Pony Bikes has an uncanny knack for transforming some of the city’s most horrible bikes into things of beauty. Her latest project consisted of converting a Peugeot road frame to a three-speed fixed gear.

Working with a re-chromed frame and fork as a base, Sasha assembled a complete bike that included a wheel set that incorporated one of Sturmey-Archer’s fixed internal three speed rear hubs. Transmission is activated by a bar-end shifter installed in a pair of Nitto drop bars. The steerer tube required reaming out from 21.1mm to 22.2 to accept the modern Nitto stem, a quirk that anyone who has attempted to update a Peugeot from this era while be familiar with. If you’ve ever encountered a French bottom bracket in your restoration process, you’ll also know how much fun it can be to source a replacement mechanism. Fortunately, Velo Orange supply modern bottom brackets in the now obsolete thread pitch, which Sasha recruited.

Pony Bikes operates in West Melbourne, at 87 Capel Street, from Tuesday to Saturday. The website has just been updated, where you can view more of Sasha’s builds.

Pony Bikes Peugeot
Pony Bikes Peugeot
Pony Bikes Peugeot
Pony Bikes Peugeot
Pony Bikes Peugeot
Pony Bikes Peugeot

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  • Meehaja

    Just as I start planning vintage peugeot with a sturmey hub, someone else comes along and does it better!

  • ininbita

    Very beautiful, trés jolie lugs! congrats!
    3speeds…? fixed…? wonderful discovery today! thanks!

  • area man

    i would have rather seen the original. 

  • Onelesspedestrian

    I had two of these, and both were stolen in the same soul crushing theft. one was built as a 1×5 townie, and the other as a singlespeed cyclocross…. this hits the spot. LIKE LIKE LIKE times eleventy bazillion!

  • Onelesspedestrian

    although, area man, bar tape (for the love of all that is sacred, people, TAPE YOUR BARS!), real brake levers and those incredibly classy original MAFAC calipers, and the ability to freewheel would really perfect this thing….. still not a stocker, but ya know…..I like it regardless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=657918115 James Lloyd Hulett

    If you put lipstick on a pig, is it still a pig?

    • Agreed

      Apparently it depends on the lipstick. 

  • http://twitter.com/OatsAndSugar Johanan Ottensooser

    I bought an old peugeot here in Copenhagen, looking to restore it a little as well, if I bring it back to Oz, this is some good inspiration.