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Old 04-04-07, 10:39 AM   #1
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Peugeot px10 +-1970

Hello guys, I've notised most of you are from USA (I'm from Belgium so excuse me if I'm not so good in writing english) but I hope you can help me a little bit anyway..

Me and my father cleaned out an old garage of us and found some oldtimer 50cc motorcycles ...
and yes a dirty white peugeot-bicycle with lots of dust and grease on it, my father said asked me to throw it away but I didn't realy listen because I liked something about it and I also thought it was a pretty lightweight for something this old.. it had to be good quality!!!
After cleaning the bike up a little bit I did some research on the internet and saw the bicycle was really popular and that even Eddy Merckx (I hope you know our Belgian cycling hero) used the bicycle!

So because of all that I desided to renovate it completely like it was used to be in the seventies..

The problem is that the brakes and shifters are missing so I would like to know if I can still buy it somewhere...
I would also like to repaint the frame so I certainly will need the original decals if that's an option..

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Wow! If its a true Peugeot px10 you have a really nice bike on your hands, the parts that are missing can be found on a lot of the classic bike sites, or even ebay, it may be a little hard to find them but you will, just have patience, I would paint the frame ONLY if it REALLY REALLY needed it, give it a really good cleaning first, being careful not to use anything that will harm the paint, then make the choice of repainting, a few scratches and scuffs in the paint is not a problem, Ive found that dirt and grease ussually does a great job of preserving the paint! you want to keep it as original as you can, please post pics of your find and we can tell you if it is a px10, Im not doubting you, just that when I started out I had a few Peugoets that I thought were PX 10s that ended up being everything but! LOL! Good luck and hope to hear from you soon
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Eddy Merkcx? The name sounds slightly familiar.

Congrats on your find, and knowing enough to not throw it away without checking it out!
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Eddy Merkcx? The name sounds slightly familiar.

Congrats on your find, and knowing enough to not throw it away without checking it out!

Eddy who??
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Thanks for answering.. I will try to get some photo's on it as soon as I can! (2morrow)

*and I'm sure you know eddy merckx!! It's a legend... at least 10 times faster then armstrong!
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If it is a genuine PX-10 in reasonably good condition, it is definitely worth quite a bit of money. Replacements for the missing components can be found, although the prices have been escalating of late.
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Thanks for answering.. I will try to get some photo's on it as soon as I can! (2morrow)

*and I'm sure you know eddy merckx!! It's a legend... at least 10 times faster then armstrong!
We are holding you to your promise for photos. Ask tolfan, he knows we don't let anyone slide on the photos.

That ten times faster than Armstrong?--sounds like a true Belgian speaking .

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and I'm sure you know eddy merckx!! It's a legend... at least 10 times faster then armstrong!
Sucking on cocoa leaves will do that.....
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I think Merckx rode a Peugeot for one season, if that, then he took Tom Simpson's advice and got a Masi built for himself and it was painted like a Peugeot. I should say Masis, as no pro only rode one bike, even back then.
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I think Merckx rode a Peugeot for one season, if that, then he took Tom Simpson's advice and got a Masi built for himself and it was painted like a Peugeot. I should say Masis, as no pro only rode one bike, even back then.
If they were Masi, they must have paid the builder extra to put out remarkable copies of the real thing. When I look at photos of Simpson on his fateful 1967 ride, I can't see a thing that looks out of place on the bike. (edit: I went back and looked again, and the bike doesn't quite look right. Pigneon's-- 67 TDF victor-- bike is quite clearly a stock PX, as is the bike Merckx is riding in his 1966 Milan-San Remo victory. But Simpson's bike in the photos I have appears to lack the ditinctive Peugeot chroming, tho the equipment loadout is standard; brakes are clearly Mafac and crank Stronglight. I can't be sure one way or another).

Merckx has been quoted as saying he rode stock Peugeots during his time with the team, and even later riders like Theveneut used Peugeot produced bikes. This was a cause for some wonder in the press of the time.

Peugeot did open a workshop, attatched to their main factory, that produced team bikes and special orders, about 1974 (well after Merckx's run with the team). My research indicates team bikes were assembled in Paris by team mechanics.

I've seen several variations on the "Peugeot team didn't ride Peugeot bikes" myth on the internet; my favorite is that the riders were riding Campy equiped bikes made by Italian gnomes, with no French equipment. A simple look at contemporary race photos disproves that one; the bikes are obviously hung with Stonglight/Simplex/Mafac, unless the riders also hired Campy to turn out remarkable copies of the real thing.
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jl157, Whats with the pics! we answered your questioned then you abandoned us! please send pics
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hellooo,
I'm sorry I'm a bit later but do you guys realize that there is a big time-difference here in Belgium!!!
I can't post the pics right now because I'm not at home now... I hope I can do it this evening but it's possible that it will get a little too late and I have to get up really early..

a little patient would be good
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You're in the wrong place for patience when it comes to pictures!

Now, if we're looking for a classic lugged framed bike, some of us will wait a long time until we finally stumble on one for a low enough price.
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hellooo,
I'm sorry I'm a bit later but do you guys realize that there is a big time-difference here in Belgium!!!
I can't post the pics right now because I'm not at home now... I hope I can do it this evening but it's possible that it will get a little too late and I have to get up really early..

a little patient would be good

you know I was just messing with you but hurry up with those pics will ya!
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this is a test (never done this before)
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happy now?
I really hope it's a px10!!!

and now I have to go... and sleep!

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Looks like one to me (not a Pug expert, of course) but with the "plain" lugs, not the Nervex Pros...
What say ye, Experts?
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Looks like a px 10 to me too, great find! Id stick with the orig paint, just clean her up and get the parts you need, and BAM! your on the road with that Eddy guy!
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Looks like one to me (not a Pug expert, of course) but with the "plain" lugs, not the Nervex Pros...
What say ye, Experts?
Verily, I sayeth a PX10 circa 1972-3, though I am notest a expert.
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I have one just like it. Picked it up at the local Goodwill for $9.99!

I saw it across the room and knew it was to be mine. As I got closer I noticed that the frame was too big for me. A moment of depression set in and then I realized it would be the perfect size for my wife! My wife has no appreciation for how cool of a road bike she has. I love the road feel of this bike. Now to find one in my size.
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good evening (for me )

I'm glad to hear it's a real px10, it's a good motivation to rebuild it completely like it was
back in the 70ties. I'm missing many pieces but I may have a good chance to find some
in a dusty box at my grandfathers place. He has been a peugeot dealer fo more then 40
years but is retired since a year or 10. Now I hope he still has some parts I can use..
(my dad he thinks he has) My dad olsa told me he had a very beautifull old peugeot-bicycle
golden parts on it that have never been used.. But now I'm a bit more into-classic bicycles I
wanted to know which one it was so I did some research on the internet.. I found him, because
he said it was a replica from a good cyclist or something.. it had to be this one on the photo below..
so I asked my father and yesss, this is the one he said!!!
I want him!!! he's so cool...

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Looks great, and quite a shop you have there!
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D*mn, if you can get the Peugeot with GOLD parts like that, AND you already have this vintage PX-10(E)...you'll be by far the coolest kid on the block!
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