|Older Peugeot carbon/aluminum frame||Jusme|
Nov 24, 2003 2:22 PM
|The post below about the carbon Specialized turned my thoughts to a frame I have in the shed and have always wanted to build up.
It is a mid 80's Peugeot with carbon seat, top & down tubes and aluminum seat and chain stays. It's a very attractive bike. Vitus made the frame.
A while bike I read a article by Maynard Hershon wherein he describes what I believe is the same bike. He mentioned they had a reputation for coming apart (as well as being flexy as heck.)
Anyone know about this bike and the safety of riding it?
|re: Older Peugeot carbon/aluminum frame||grandemamou|
Nov 24, 2003 3:11 PM
|I lived in Spain in the mid 80's. I test rode the one they had in a local shop. It was pretty flexy but no more than the same ones from Vitus and Alan. I also heard the same rumors of it couming unbonded and stayed away from it. No one I knew rode one. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.|
|These did have a habit of coming unglued||Dave Hickey|
Nov 24, 2003 5:40 PM
|The early Vitus Carbones have a habit of coming unglued. The problem was a chemical reaction between the carbon and aluminum joint. TVT, LOOK, and Vitus all had the same problem. They solved the problem in the late 80's.
That being said, I have a mid 80's LOOK frame that has the same reputation and I have over 8,000 miles on the frame and I've never had a problem.
If your a big strong powerful rider, I'd stay away from it. If your less than 170lbs, you MIGHT be fine.
Another issue is this frame needs a 23.0 seatpost. These are getting very hard to find.
I've done a fair amount of research on these frame. If you want to send me an Email at dhickey@hotmailDOTcom, I'll send you some articles on the early Vitus Carbones
|Is it true....||divve|
Nov 25, 2003 5:21 AM
|.....that Look recommends running a bead of super glue around every lug 2-3 times a year?
|Actually, they recommend buying a new frame 2-3/yr:-)) nm..||Dave Hickey|
Nov 25, 2003 6:51 AM