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Old 07-31-10, 09:13 AM   #1
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PXN10: First Build

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This is my first build (Please don't beat me up too bad). Seriously, all opinions are welcome. This is a retro build not a restore.

I bought the PXN10 frame from the auction site. The label on the BB states it is a PXN10. I had the frame repainted the same color and the reproduction decals are a match to the original ones. I know the PXN10 had clinchers, but I had the wheel set with Mavic rims and Normandy hubs already built. The frame was taped so I used the Mavic FD & RD rather than the Super LJs. The shifters are bar end because I always wanted a bike with them, but I could not lay my hands on a set of Simplex ones so I had to settle for Campagnolo for now.

It was a fun project and the bike is a great ride. I just did a quick ten mile run with my wife to Starbucks for coffee and tea. It is geared taller than my PR10 so I had a bit more work, but I needed it.

So the purists don't beat me up too bad, I am restoring a 1974 PX-10LE. The frame is at the paint shop so hopefully in a few months I can share pictures of it.

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Old 07-31-10, 09:19 AM   #2
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I don't know about the purists but I think that it's beautiful and you seem to be a man who knows his way around a Peugeot! The attention to detail is amazing. She's beautiful.
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Thanks, I have had the UO-10 since new and bought it on sale at the time. My son has adopted it.

I started riding again about three years ago when I picked up the PR-10. Most everything I learned about Peugeot bikes I learned from lurking on this forum.

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First build? Not a restore? Why - it looks impeccable - first build or not! If I were you, I'd question whether I could top myself on the next build - you already seem to have achieved perfection.

Enjoy it!

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The Mercedes is all wrong... the car needed to be a Citroen DS.

That is some beautiful work there.
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The Mercedes is all wrong... the car needed to be a Citroen DS.

That is some beautiful work there.
The Mercedes was one of life's compromises. The garage door was white, the grass needed mowing by the house and the Morgans were to small.
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First build? Not a restore? Why - it looks impeccable - first build or not! If I were you, I'd question whether I could top myself on the next build - you already seem to have achieved perfection.

Enjoy it!

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Kurt, thanks for the kinds words. I was just trying to keep up with the standards I see on this forum.

As to topping myself, time will tell. The PX-10LE is really my first project and only started the PXN-10 because of complications with the the LE. The LE frame has been in and out of the paint shop several times over the last year. The shop painted it, I applied the gold pin stripes, completed the decals and sent it back for clear coating, but the painter dropped the frame and dented the BB shell, so I picked up the frame again and carried it and the BB to my LBS for them to try and salvage it. The LBS was able to get the dent out, so it is now back at the paint shop to have the lower part of the frame repainted so I can pin stripe again and they can try to clear coat again.

The same shop did the PXN-10 frame and did a great job. I know the paint shop folks very well and have learned just to be patient. They have done vintage car restorations for me and everything has turned out fine, but like any road, there are always pot holes.

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I like it. You don't need to apologize to anyone!
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Super nice work, I approve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The angle on your Brooks seat looks a little off but if that is comfortable for you nothing much to say
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Super nice work, I approve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The angle on your Brooks seat looks a little off but if that is comfortable for you nothing much to say
Thanks, this morning was the first ride beyond "around the block to make sure nothing fell off". I'm still working out the seat adjustment. Currently the seat is so slick, when adjusted level I keep sliding forward on it. It is more comfortable with the nose level, but I am back to sliding forward. Before I go out again, I am going to lower the nose a bit and try to find the best setting. I am guessing this is one of those trial and error things.
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Beautiful job on the Peugeot!
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awesome, but that saddle cant be comfortable
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Great looking bike - Steve. Maybe you need to find a 405 or 505 for a proper background to take a picture again. Any time you want to ride the bayou trails let me know.
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Beautiful work!

Envious grins all around.

Regarding the B17 tilt: I had to ride with mine 'nose up' for a while as well. Once the leather got a little tacky I adjusted it with the rear portion of the saddle almost level and have loved it since.

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Beautiful work!

Envious grins all around.

Regarding the B17 tilt: I had to ride with mine 'nose up' for a while as well. Once the leather got a little tacky I adjusted it with the rear portion of the saddle almost level and have loved it since.

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Thanks, I played around with the saddle some more last night and lowered the nose. It is still raised, but not so pronounced. I used a Stronglight Aero LaPrade seat post and the way it adjusts takes some trial and error to learn.

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Great looking bike - Steve. Maybe you need to find a 405 or 505 for a proper background to take a picture again. Any time you want to ride the bayou trails let me know.
Thanks Andrew. Sorry, French bikes are one thing, but I draw the line at French cars.

I owned an Renault R17 Gordini (wanted an Alfetta GT, but was in college). Neat looking, but I hope the guy that thought of putting all the belts at the back of the engine against the firewall spends the first thousand years of eternity changing them.

Once I get used to it, I'll give you a shout about riding the trails.
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Well done Sir, very nice work!!! I'd like to see your other rides too.

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Thanks, I played around with the saddle some more last night and lowered the nose. It is still raised, but not so pronounced. I used a Stronglight Aero LaPrade seat post and the way it adjusts takes some trial and error to learn.

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Some people find them comfortable with the saddle nose raised way up. The late, great Sheldon Brown was one of them.
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