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I did a similar conversion of a woman's road bike (1975 Peugeot UE18) to a commuter. The main changes were switching out the handlebars from drop bars to porteur style bars, the inclusion of a dynohub, and the addition of a two-legged kickstand for stability. My Peugeot already had a nice saddle but in your case I'd add a good Brook's saddle since your ...


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That's a nice looking bike, it seems like it would be a great start for your project. The big question is whether or not the bike fits you – if it does it will be worth considering what else you could do to make the bike into a dependable commuter / day touring bike. Start by trying to get the saddle and handlebars into a position where you are comfortable ...


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It's as easy as removing the front shifter, shifter cabling, front derailleur, and changing your crankset from a double to a single. If you have a brifter, you can remove the derailleur cable and figure out some way to keep the brifter from flopping (jb weld, etc) if you don't want to replace it with a brake lever. The major expense will be getting a single ...



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