I posted a few weeks ago about my beautiful 1990 Peugeot road bike. Well, around that time, the chain started falling off – a good sign that it’s getting worn down and stretched out. So, I decided to take a stab at replacing it myself, something I’ve never done before. While I was at it, I decided it was time for new tires, as well.

I grabbed some bright pink tires, and a purple chain, off of Amazon, along with a chain tool and a couple of spare tubes. I’ve never done this much work on a bicycle before, but decided to give it a try, and the results are great. The chain hasn’t popped off once since I did all this work, so on that front, it’s definitely a success.


I went for a nice ride around the city on the 4th of July. Beautiful weather, beautiful ride.


I still think it might be fun to choose a brighter purple for the handlebar tape. Maybe that’ll happen soon. It’s awesome having a bike I love.