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    Peugeot PX-10 brakes

    Greetings, I'm new to this forum. Landed here via an interest in Bebop pedals (wonderful pedals by the way), and having landed here thought I might find some help with my bike. I ride a Peugeot PX-10 of indeterminate age, but I bought it well used in 1986 and like it a lot for its road feel. I'm wondering if anyone knows what a compatible set of brakes would be? This bike is set up with Campy Record components, traditional downtube shifters, and currently has the old style mafac centerpulls and GranCompe levers. I wonder what the original brakes were, and what my current best options are.
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    Welcome to BikeForums.

    I enjoy seeing people riding old bikes rather than seeing then in the trash.

    Might I suggest you post your question in the Classic & Vintage or General Cycling forums. You may get an answer a lot faster.
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    PX-10s of the late 1960s and early 1970s used Mafac centerpulls. By 1980, they were using various sidepulls, including Weinmann and Mafac. (My "almost a PX-10" 1980 PKN-10 has a superb set of Galli sidepulls, but I do not know whether these were original.) I suspect your calipers are original, in which case the "correct" levers would be Mafacs, as well. I use Weinmann, DiaCompe, or Shimano levers on each of my bikes, because I can grip these more rapidly and securely than the longer-reach Modolos, Campags., and Mafacs.
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    Original brakes are: MAFAC center pull, alloy. Racing levers with rubber hand rests and lever grips.

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    Ditto: Mafac centerpulls. Owned/raced PX10 back in the early to mid-70s.

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    Mafacs, although as John E states, sometime in the late seventies Peugeot began using Weinmann sidepulls.
    John, my PK, of roughly the same vintage as yours, has Weinmanns; I believe they are original stock. The PF from that period certainly came original with Weinmanns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poguemahone
    John, my PK, of roughly the same vintage as yours, has Weinmanns; I believe they are original stock. The PF from that period certainly came original with Weinmanns.
    I bought my PKN-10 in very used condition, with nonstock Japanese wheels and 5-speed freewheel, Shimano aero brake handles, and aero bars. The drilled Stronglight crankset was almost definitely original, as were the Peugeot-branded Simplex derailleurs. I have no way of knowing whether the Galli sidepulls are stock, but they work superbly with KoolStop pads and aero control handles.
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    Yes, I have the drilled Stronglight crankset as well. Beautiful thing, always gets a compliment. I think the only non-original thing on mine is the Simplex retrofriction shifters. And the Campy/mavic wheelset I built for it, but I have the original hubs and wheels; they are tubulars, though, and although I love riding on them, I tire of them when patching them.
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    Gotta say I've loved my Mafacs over thousands of miles, esp. the ease of angling the brake shoes. Wish the hoods were comfier now my hands have less meat. I'm going to try some DiaCompe hooded levers on another old bike.

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