On the hunt for more classic lightweights I´ve studied the fleemarket section of various newspapers several times and switched for two or three weeks a wanted advertisment. So i got in contact with a man, who stored his sons nearly undriven Peugeot Ventoux for over 24 years in the basement.
On the 9th September of 1986 he and his son went to Sport Bistler in munich, where they gave their old road bicycles for cash and purchased two totally new Peugeot Ventoux and two sets of Look pedals.
A few weeks later father and son participated in a cycling trip of their munich cycling club, but both were mistaken and made it a race. It was what had to happen. The father slammed into an oncomming car, turned his bicycle into scrap and spent more then two weeks in hospital.
Nobody of them went on a bicycle since then. So they stored the sons Peugeot Ventoux in the basement, where i was lucky enough to pick it up.
Everything on this Peugeot Ventoux is fully original and in as found condition. Every single part of this Bicycle shows nearly no wear. It´s in like new condition. The frames height is 60 cm center to center or 62 cm center to top of seat tube.
The Peugeot Ventoux, modell PH501 SH Ventoux, is equipped with the following components:
Bottom Braket: Shimano 105 Golden Arrow
Headset: Shimano 105 Golden Arrow
Crankset: Shimano FC-S105, 105 Golden Arrow (Fluted)
Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-A105, 105 Golden Arrow
Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-A105, 105 Golden Arrow
Gear Levers: Shimano SL-A105, 105 Golden Arrow
Brake Levers: Shimano BL-H105, 105 Golden Arrow
Brakes: Shimano BR-Z575, 105 Golden Arrow
Wheelset: Maillard Helico Matic hubs with MAVIC clincher rims
Freewheel: Maillard Helico Matic 6-speed
Saddle: Sella Mondialita
Stem: ATAX/ CTA
Frame tubing: 3 Tubes Reynolds 501
Fork tubing: Peugeot Tubes allegé ?