I was recently given a 12 spd. Peugeot PGN10 road bike. It is black with tricolor trim [yellow, orange and off white] and the Peugeot checkerboard. The top tube reads " made in France. "The frame and fork labels read " Reynolds 501 ". The fork is chrome with that nice Peugeot lion logo stamped into the fork crown. The headset is Stronglight, the brakes are Weimnann 405 sidepulls. The derailleurs are Sachs Huret " Rival. " The hubs are Maillard with the Helicomatic 6spd. freewheel. The rims are Mavic " Module E. " The pedals are also Maillard with Christophe toeclips. The cranks are Sugino with 52-42 chainwheels. From the serial number I am guessing the age of the bike to be 1981.
I love the way this bike rides - I have fitted 700X28 tires. It feels like a touring bike but handles like a racing bike. I found a source to replace several of the Helicomatic cogs to give me better climbing gears. The current setup is 13-15-18-21-24-28. I spent some time cleaning up the chrome fork, wheels, etc. and replacing worn out tires and brake hoods. It looks great ! Can anyone tell me more about the PGN10 ? I can't seem to find out much about it. Where did it fit in Peugeot's lineup ? What about Reynolds 501. How does it compare with 531 ? Is anyone out there riding a PGN ? Any suggestions on part replacements - especially brakes, which have thin stopping power ? Any help would be appreciated. I am going to be riding it, not selling.