Well today was a beautiful day so I took the Peugeot out to give it a bath and pose for photos. It is finished except for rebuilding the headset and bottom bracket, and it still needs proper pedals, but other than that it’s done. So I expect this will be the last post about it. The bars are wrapped with 1″ polypropylene webbing. This is difficult to do because you need to maintain a good amount of tension on the webbing as you wrap, in order to get it to stay put. But once done, correctly, the result is a very durable and grippy bar wrap. What else … most of the stuff has been shown before I guess, the brake is on now, the original centrepull worked fine once re-greased. The aero lever combined with the centrepull gives a very tidy cable routing.
So overall, pretty pleased with how this project turned out. This was my first fixed-gear conversion, and also my first bolt-on cog conversion. I expect I’ll be converting more bikes, but I’ll probably use conventional hubs from now on. The cog was a good experiment but offers few practical advantages, no real cost advantage, and makes a fair bit of extra work and parts chasing.