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Peugeot PX-10...just picked it up!

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HARPO

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
If you don't believe in Karma, maybe you should. I do after this!

I gave the blue Peugeot UO8 I bought the other day to one of my father's neighbors who was looking for a tall bike for his son this morning. He wanted to pay me for it...I told him no, you've been a good neighbor to my father. Besides, I only paid $35 for that bike. I knew it was going to a good home and was glad to do it.

So, after raking leaves and doing the lawn, I went inside and took a shower before having lunch. I then figured I'd check out Facebook Marketplace fore anything "Newly Listed" and the PX-10 pops up, less than an hour old. Turns out it's the same guy I bought the Schwinn from a couple of weeks ago! He told me he'd already had people interested in it, but said if I wanted it, he'd rather have me get it. I told him put SOLD on it, which he did, and an hour later it was in my driveway.

All the parts are there (minus the chain, handlebar tape and cables), and of course will need tires and an overhaul. But ,this will be a nice project to work on. Brooks Professional saddle is in nice condition, and I know sells for around $150 in this condition. So, considering I paid $150 FOR EVERYTHING you see, I got a smokin' deal. There's even the Mafac tool kit he threw in. KARMA!!!!!!

Enjoy the barrage of photos...

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jimbo53

I live for the CABE
Always lusted for a PX-10 back in the 70's. The Karma Gods smiled on you, HARPO! What a beauty!
 

sykerocker

Look Ma, No Hands!
Absolutely beautiful. And an inspiration for get off my ass and finish the '77 PX-10 I've had sitting in the barn.
 

HARPO

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Started...and finished...the removal of the reflective tape on the rear and front forks. There's a comparison shot I took of the rears, but it all came off with a hair dryer, tire iron (plastic) and my thumbnail. Almost two hours, but paint and chrome beneath is all beautiful.

Also, which I saw somewhere online, that Peugeot stuck a cork in the front fork at the Factory. I also have one. New to me!!

I also have a shot of the Serial number if anyone can figure out the year. I'm guessing 1973...

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slowride

Finally riding a big boys bike
Fred- You’re killing me! One trick that Roger taught me is to look on the backside of the Simplex Prestige RD where there should be month and year date code. Also per Roger that is an oak plug in the fork. If you ever decide to part with this one or the blue one...
Steve
 

HARPO

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Hi Steve @slowride

Yeah, it's all or nothing with me finding bikes! And this one was less than 2 miles from my house!! (And I forgot that Roger showed me where to look for the dates. Duh!)

The white one is way to small for me, so I'll have to see if I keep it or not in the Collection. The Blue one was my late brother-in-laws...the bike that started this obsession with bikes for the past 30 years, so this will always be a keeper. I did an entire Post on the bike yesterday, so please check it out.

Fred :)
 

juvela

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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last year for this model of Juy quick release skewer was 1971. if they were using up old stock suppose it could be a 1972 model cycle.

pedals are Lyotard model 45CA

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model 93 chainset is late type or "G2". 1972 was transition year from early type to late type so cycle likely a 1972 model.

this image shows the difference. distal end of crank arm had a prominent chamfer at its 1967 launch. this was revised during 1972 to put more material around the pedal hole. change made to solve problem of radial cracks from pedal hole.

the drive side arm here is early type and the non-drive side arm is late type -

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HARPO

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
@juvela Once again, thank you for the info!! I should be keeping a Logbook... :)

Also, I just read that Nervex stopped using the fancy lugs after 1971. 1972 became very the plain ones.
 
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juvela

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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forgot to mention another helpful date bracketing fitting -

the machine's Normandy Luxe Competition hubs are Mk.III/G3 (or Mk.IV/G4 depending on how one counts)
and their final year was 1972. for 1973 a new generation launched which has red labels and red plastic dustcaps. however, do not think the PX employed them as 1973 was also the launch year for the Maillard model 700 hub, which the PX and PY series models did receive.

advert of July 1973 -

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slowride

Finally riding a big boys bike
‘71 US catalog shown. Nice job taking reflective tape off! I had a ‘72 but upon closer inspection (eagle eye Roger) ended up it was crashed and had bent fork; As slightly too big did not repair and instead sold at a loss as I give full disclosure. Live and learn.

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HARPO

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
‘71 US catalog shown. Nice job taking reflective tape off! I had a ‘72 but upon closer inspection (eagle eye Roger) ended up it was crashed and had bent fork; As slightly too big did not repair and instead sold at a loss as I give full disclosure. Live and learn.

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Thanks Steve!
And I see that the brake levers in the Catalog photo have the rubberized pieces on the grips. I have a pair or two with them on, so maybe I'll swap them out. Also, turns out the original front derailleur I was given is broken (typical Simplex), but I have one from an older U08 I'll probably wind up using.

Wish the frame would have been the 25'' one...
 

slowride

Finally riding a big boys bike
Thanks Steve!
And I see that the brake levers in the Catalog photo have the rubberized pieces on the grips. I have a pair or two with them on, so maybe I'll swap them out. Also, turns out the original front derailleur I was given is broken (typical Simplex), but I have one from an older U08 I'll probably wind up using.

Wish the frame would have been the 25'' one...
Some interesting history behind those DuPont delrin (acetal) derailleurs. I understand the material is strong under compression but not in tension which is in effect what it is in clamp area if FD. I believe Simplex was using delrin starting in 1962. Surprised they had not discovered these issues by early 70’s. Would love to hear from those of you “that were there.”
 
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