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Adventures in Bike Picking: A Blog

1947 Peugeot PHR .50 Cyrus

Posted by Justyne Rayne on

FINALLY received the 1947 Peugeot PHR .50 I've been trying to buy for months! I haven't cleaned/tuned a single thing on this bike yet, it's going to be gorgeous! I bought this after only seeing a few very bad photos, and the Simplex Juy/LJ derailleurs along with the lovely condition were quite the nice surprise. I am told that the chrome version of this was named "Cyrus".

Now, to decide if I'm going sell after a passive restoration or display it from my loft ceiling ledge.  Stay tuned!

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