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Old 05-25-13, 04:30 AM
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Px-10?

I have read some of the threads here and believe this could be the real thing, but a later than desireable date. I know the brakes have been replaced and the Reynolds 531 sticker removed.
The current owner claims to have ridden it only 1000 miles before hanging it in the garage.

If it's my size, what is a reasonable offer?


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I have requested to have these posts removed as I can't get pictures to post.
Also, please forgive the double post error.

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Old 05-25-13, 04:37 AM
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Pictures don't work. Try hosting them at photobucket or another site, and using "insert image" in the little edit box. You can edit your existing thread rather than starting a new one.

PX10s are the most mis-identified of vintage bikes, for a number of reasons, so we really need pictures.
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Old 05-25-13, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
How many miles the bike has on it are meaningless. I have bought vintage bikes with less than 20 miles on them. Its all about condition, which has a lot more to do with how the bike was STORED versus how much it was RIDDEN.

List ways bike matches a PX10: lugs, chrome stays, derailleur hanger, cable guides, etc.




Hope this works. I did not take this picture.
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The bike looks very clean; why anyone would want to remove the Reynolds 531 sticker is a mystery. More pics of the driveside and so forth would be useful (you've been on this site, you know the drill). Looks like nice simplex forged dropouts which indicates a higher end bike but there are experts here who can tell you for sure. The bike is in nice shape but looks a bit muddled. Still it's my size, .
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Old 05-25-13, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
The bike looks very clean; why anyone would want to remove the Reynolds 531 sticker is a mystery. More pics of the driveside and so forth would be useful (you've been on this site, you know the drill). Looks like nice simplex forged dropouts which indicates a higher end bike but there are experts here who can tell you for sure. The bike is in nice shape but looks a bit muddled. Still it's my size, .
I know better than to take a picture from that side! The sticker is claimed to have been removed as a theft deterrent.
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It has some of the earmarks of a garage queen PX-10, most notably the seat swap,
and what look like the original tubular tires and rims.

They come up here in the SF bay area pretty regularly in the $400 range in about as
good or often less good condition. Look here:

[h=2]Help to identify a Peugeot PX10[/h]

If you intend on riding it much, you'll end up probably swapping out the stem and bars,
replacing the rims to accommodate more practical tires, and the derailleurs may need to be
replaced because of the failure of the originals due to the aging of the plastic.

The Inoxydable sticker is visible in your photo, and I'd bet that if you invert it, you'll
probably find the little aluminum tag with the serial number still on the BB.

At the right price, and with some work and modification, they are fun to ride if
sized properly for you. Ask if he still has the original saddle and indicate your
disappointment in the switch, and I suppose that if the original derailleurs have
been replaced with something more functional (unlikely in a garage queen), it
decreases the collector value.

A lot of guys seem to think the Nervex lugged ones are somehow worth more,
because they are flashier looking, but I find the Prugnat lugged bikes pretty
much equivalent and don't get that whole business.
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Old 05-25-13, 10:05 AM
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Nice bike. Go get it. Everything looks to be in great shape. I don't see where it needs anything done to it.

No 531 sticker?, not a big deal.

I'd pay up to $300 for that bike. But see what you can do. Maybe you can get it for less.
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
Nice bike. Go get it. Everything looks to be in great shape. I don't see where it needs anything done to it.

No 531 sticker?, not a big deal.

I'd pay up to $300 for that bike. But see what you can do. Maybe you can get it for less.
I think he's hoping to get more than twice your proposed value. I do not want to insult him, but have shared the eBay listing for him to watch. I've also requested more detailed pictures taken from the flip side.

Thanks for you quick replies.
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Old 05-25-13, 11:24 AM
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Px-10?

Always a quandary with perceived value. If the bike has been sitting for an extended time, complete re-grease and tune up is inevitable. And really top end price on these are around $500. But, if its really something you desire, then price is an intangible.
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Originally Posted by slowtostart View Post
I think he's hoping to get more than twice your proposed value. I do not want to insult him, but have shared the eBay listing for him to watch. I've also requested more detailed pictures taken from the flip side.
$600 is definitely high but not too outrageous. It's rare to see them with the paint in that condition, and that one looks really clean. Better pictures would help..
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I think $600 is high but what the heck this bike is really clean. Still it would have to be a "perfect" sale by which I mean that someone really wants this bike badly enough and the seller knows how to market it. I like French bikes a lot, I like this bike from what I've seen of it, and it's my size but I wouldn't pay $600 for it. I think at that price you could get a good or better quality vintage bike that is a heck of a lot easier to work on than this (and I have a lot of old French parts lying around).
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He at least needs the original seat if he wants $600 for it.

I would wait him out.
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Old 05-25-13, 01:28 PM
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I would value this bike at 500 easily, the paint is there, the wheels are there, the original parts ( save for the seat ) are there. I own a PX-10 and its a great riding bike...very responsive and very fast. I say go for it, its a great bike with a lot of history.
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Has it got the original Simplex derailleurs on it? If so, check the black plastic material (Delrin) carefully for cracks.
Very nice looking bike. You don't often see them in that condition.
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Its not 100% original and needs $100 worth of consumables so I put it in the $300-400 range. Seats not original but I've never found that NOT having a Brooks hurts the value much but you'll certainly want to get rid of the seat that's on there. Brakes aren't original but luckily the original Mafac's aren't overly expensive.

4 places to look for date codes:

1. RD jockey wheel cage plate wiil have a simple 2 digit number
2. End of handle bar will have a month and year code
3. Maybe in the center of the hub it'll be a 2 digit week and 2 digit year 23 72 would be 23'rd week of 1972
4. Rims. There will be a month and year code
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Agree with Jim, $300 - $400 in my area, and not a fast sale. With that saddle - I wouldn't go over $500, even if I really wanted it. They aren't that hard to find and they just don't sell for the prices sellers seem to want.
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