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Old 10-29-12, 05:28 AM
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Restored PX10 looks amazing!


This is a restored px-10 that happens to be listed in my area. I've seen it first hand it it looks like it was built yesterday. I can't afford it the price seems worth it for such a beautiful build.
https://albany.craigslist.org/bik/3371111532.html
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Originally Posted by Standard Issue View Post

This is a restored px-10 that happens to be listed in my area. I've seen it first hand it it looks like it was built yesterday. I can't afford it the price seems worth it for such a beautiful build.
https://albany.craigslist.org/bik/3371111532.html
A lot depends on the restoration job, which looks a bit non-standard to say the least (red lugs?). How was it sprayed? Powdercoat or rattlecan, it's priced too high. Especially rattlecan. Rear mech hanger may have been tapped/modified.

Also, the parts loadout is decidedly non-standard, so I would not call this a restoration job, but a modification one. Semantical nit picking, I know. The buyer will have to decide how they feel about the parts.

Personally, with the various questions I have, I think it is overpriced. Price would be a bit high for a decent unmodified PX of the period (early/mid seventies) w/o fancy nervex.
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The D hanger hasn't been tapped. He made a consious effort not to modify the frame in any way. No rattlecan, either. It's powder-coated, then decals, then clear - all by an auto-body shop. He went with red lugs to make it obvious it's not original and that no one would ever try to pass it off as such. If I had the cash and desire, I'd drop this much on what's essentially a NOS reynolds 531 framed bicycle.
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Not a big fan of the red lugs. Good luck on the sale, Standard Issue.
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I'm not the seller. Fair assumption, though.
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Red lugs = no thanks. I guess it is personal taste, but if I bought a PX10, it would need to be original.

Personal distaste, but when I see an ad threatening listing on eBay, I totally shutdown.
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Originally Posted by Standard Issue View Post
The D hanger hasn't been tapped. He made a consious effort not to modify the frame in any way. No rattlecan, either. It's powder-coated, then decals, then clear - all by an auto-body shop. He went with red lugs to make it obvious it's not original and that no one would ever try to pass it off as such. If I had the cash and desire, I'd drop this much on what's essentially a NOS reynolds 531 framed bicycle.
That paint job is certainly a modification. The bike is overpriced for a powdercoat.

It's a bit high for a PX from that period, even original stock and good, clean original paint and chrome. Earlier bikes can clear a thousand, with the fancy nervex lugs. 4/500 is more realistic, and would be a hard CL sale even at that. The mods will scare off collectors (as will the non-original parts), and it is priced high for the casual rider.

I understand the seller's pricing. He's put a fair amount of cash into this bike and would no doubt like to get it back. Fair enough. But unless you have a good amount of luck, like finding donor bike cheap, projects like this don't make your money back. I recently had a Viner professionally redone (not powdercoat) and I doubt I could get my money back on it.

He'd get closer to asking price by parting out, but I don't think there is that much value there.
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Considering the repaint poor color choice red lugs, red bar wrap with white cables and black modern seat. Then the poorly missmatched none orginal components. These major issues for a bike that one is trying to sell as a first rate restoration and the sellers attitude based on the add would equall pass at half the advertised price. Buyers looking for PX-10's typically want ones that or orginal good condition not restored, if they just want a nice vintage bike and are not particular about it being orginal there are a lot of bikes around nicer than this PX-10 as just riders for $200-300.
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I agree with you all about the restore job, incomplete as well: no "Inoxidable" sticker, as well as no triangular "Reynolds 531" decals on the fork blades
Not worth the money. I wish that people wouldn't misrepresent these sort of blingy frankenbikes!
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This is anything but a restoration. The asking price is laughable.
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
It's a bit high for a PX from that period, even original stock and good, clean original paint and chrome.
+100

That's way too high for what it is. I passed on a PX10 on C/L at $450 with fair original paint, and a terrible parts build.

I would almost consider this bike worse with the powdercoat. Powdercoating just ruins a frame IMO.
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Definitely priced too high but I have seen normal, run of the mill PX10s bring in big bucks on Ebay. On the flip side I've also seen them languish for weeks without a bid. As for me, although I haven't purchased a PX10 in a few years I've never paid more than $300.
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Any PX-10 made in the 60's has a good chance at going for big bucks, even in rotten shape. 70's PX-10s are far less likely, even in good shape, to sell for huge prices, UNLESS they're somehow original. Plain lugs, like the one I had, seemed to doom it to be worth less than $500. That hurt when it didn't sell for big bucks like the others I'd seen. I didn't get it then...
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