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Hello Again! 80 Peugeot, 79 Gitane Mixte
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Hello from NC!   Have been away a while....
Update of the 2 bikes I overhauled 1.5 years ago...

Peugeot got damaged during move, and Mayflower didn't cover it, even with my appeal...  So I dis-assembled derailleur, bent it back, and re-assembled it.. Rode it a few times..... Appears to be normal.... (I've had No issue with the ceramic bearings in Peugeot)

Gitane did not get damaged during move, but still throws chain on reverse pedaling (something that caused my mom to stop riding in 1980's).   My overhaul, steel bearings made chain issues better, but not perfect.

Daughter going to visit us, and wants to ride bikes...

So today I built the 3 bike receiver hitch carrier that's been sitting un-opened for 2+ years, and

both bikes now a Local Bike Shop for a look-see...
(Guy owns a 1982 Peugeot, and is familiar with Peugeot & Gitane's) 
I told him  I did  tear down and rebuild with new bearings, cables, brake pads.

He Did quick examine both and said they were both in very good shape...
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Been an interesting few weeks!!!     

Shortly after posting, heard from Dr. on  tests......

Short story..... I am back home, Prostate-Less!

Once I was OK enough for helping wife, we retrieved the 2 bikes from LBS....

His comments on my overhauls:

Overall he said I did a good job.... He trued up wheels, tightened crank bearings, fixed brake cable straps which I used wrong sized cable on, adjusted derailleurs  and examined all my replaced bearings.  
I had told him about ceramic bearings on Peugeot, and he sees nothing wrong with them, but agreed that I would not be able to notice a difference....   He showed me the overhaul he did on his Peugeot, and it is so much lighter than mine! (as far as I could tell from short lift)
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