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Old 05-29-08, 11:03 AM   #1
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Fritalian PX-10

My name is Ben and I don't post here that often, but I picked up this craigslist Peugeot today and I'm trying to figure out what the deal with it is.

It appears to be a PX-10 (Nervex Pro lugs, simplex dropouts, chrome rear stays) serial #961457.

It's in beater trim and has a mishmash of components, but everything other than the brakes, cranks, and front wheel are Campagnolo (inc. seatpost and binder bolt and cable clamps). Is there a chance this would have been original? Maybe that makes it a PY or PZ?

I also can't figure out what year it is because the downtube logo is different from any I have seen.

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Guess I should post this in the Catch of the Day thread, too.
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Old 05-29-08, 11:09 AM   #2
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Late sixties. Campy later addition. What are the brakes- Mafac Dural Forge or Mafac Racer? Assuming they're original, this will narrow down the date ever so slightly.
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Old 05-29-08, 11:11 AM   #3
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They are modolos, not original, I'm afraid.
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Some will tell you 69, from the first # in the serial number, but this method is far from foolproof. But 1969 is right in the range I'd put the bike in. My dating is by what I see of the decals, BTW. Headbadge looks like the red field is triangular; "peugeot" on the downtube looks like correct font for that period.
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Thank you for the help. Looks like I'll have a lengthy parts list to assemble.
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My recently purchased PX 10 is the same color, not nervex and a few years newer. Mine also isn't is clean, but is almost all original parts. Nice looking bike. Good luck.
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That looks like a fantastic bike!
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They're worth more to collectors with original parts, but they're better riders with upgraded parts. My PX is all Campagnolo.
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Its a late 60' as noted earlier. Its NOT a 'PY' as those weren't available until ~'74. It is a 'PX' simply because it has the blue 'inoxdable' decal. But, is it a PX8, PX10, PX45 or a PX50?

PX50: NO. Touring model with generator tab on rear seatstay and a variety of braze-ons
PX45: NO. '5' designates ladies model
PX8: NO. '8' series has braze ons as well as top tube and fork decals like we accustomed to seeing on early 70's P8 (UO/A) series bikes.

PX10: YES!!!! The frame and fork have all the characteristucs of a PX10, chrome on the frame and fork, 'nice' fork crown', no braze ons, Simplex dropouts and the proper decals.

So, what year is it? Its a '68 or '69 but more than likely a '68 as Merckx won the world championship for Peugeot in '67 which is why the OP's bike has the world championship colors that werent on the bikes in '67.

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I'm probably going to go the Campy route for now so I can ride it, though with MAFACs and a Stronglight crank when I can scare one up (and prob Cinelli bar/stem). Hope that's not blasphemous, but that seems to be the right mix of functional/correct/readily available.
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The first thing I'd do is get rid of that seat! A Brooks B17 or Pro would be nice.
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Actually I'd get rid of those bars and stem first. They are blasphemy.
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Old 06-02-08, 08:46 AM   #13
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Um yeah. They're the cycling equivalent of Groucho glasses. I don't think I would have gotten as great of a deal if it didn't look like a cast-off.

Anyway, they're gone now.
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I think we have concensus -- keep the Campag., lose the saddle and the bars.
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