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What Peugeot racer have I bought please?

Old 09-10-14, 10:50 AM
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What Peugeot racer have I bought please?

Any info would be appreciated, I know its green and french, that's about it, early 70's maybe?
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Old 09-10-14, 11:09 AM
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I should add that there is no reynolds or other tubing sticker on the frame, the wheels I have are not original, but the mafac brakes are with a simplex front mech and all chrome forks (possibly simplex?) Half chrome rear simplex stays, stronglight crankset and headset witn original simplex pump holder attachments and cable guides on top tube.
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Do you have any photos of the whole frame? With the chromed ends, forged drops and Nervex lugs it looks like one of the better models.
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Old 09-10-14, 11:28 AM
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Oops schoolboy error soz upside down! How well painted would the lugs be, There seems to be some overlap on these, perhaps an attempt to make it look like a better model?

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Old 09-10-14, 11:35 AM
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fender mounts = non-racer IME
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I am thinking late 70's PX-10 or similar. Chrome and forged dropouts are indiczative of higher quality, and lots of "racers" from that era had eyelets on them.
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Interesting, doesn't seem to exactly match anything in existing catalogues, but then I guess that's not unusual at this time.

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Having delved a little deeper the decals seem to point to early to mid 70's but the headtube lion decal is silver and not gold, which leaves me stumped again!
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The decals are early 1970s and it looks a lot like a PX-10 frame to me. Chrome "socks", Simplex dropouts (eyelets were normal), Nervex lugs painted black... Nice bike!

If some of the components are original, you may be able to find a date code stamped somewhere.
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I'll have to have a good look tomorrow thanks skydog, that's a great help
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Looks to be a nicer sports/touring model from the early 70's. The Nervex lugs and nicer chrome dropouts would indicate it something close similar in quality to a PX-10 E or UX-10. Very few of the touring models where sold in the US so they are not listed in most of the Catalogs.

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Originally Posted by SpeedyGaz View Post
I should add that there is no reynolds or other tubing sticker on the frame, the wheels I have are not original, but the mafac brakes are with a simplex front mech and all chrome forks (possibly simplex?) Half chrome rear simplex stays, stronglight crankset and headset witn original simplex pump holder attachments and cable guides on top tube.
Does the black sticker on the seat tube say Inoxydable?
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Go to the Cycles Peugeot website for more info, but your frame appears to be 1973 or earlier based upon placement of the sticker on the seat tube.
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Yes it does, still concerned there's no reynolds sticker
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I've tried the excellent cycles peugeot website but I was hoping for a definitive id as I just got more confused!
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If I am not mistaken, weren't the Reynolds stickers of that era prone to flaking off? It seems in cases like this, a measurement of the seat post diameter can help ID the tubing. I don't know exactly what a French 531 frame's post should measure, but there are others that will know.
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If I am not mistaken, weren't the Reynolds stickers of that era prone to flaking off? It seems in cases like this, a measurement of the seat post diameter can help ID the tubing. I don't know exactly what a French 531 frame's post should measure, but there are others that will know.
Yes, the stickers flake off readily. Sheldon's seatpost database has the I.D. i believe. Should be 26.4 probably.
BTW, regarding being inoxydable, I have a PX10 from 1974 that I stripped of paint and two years later it is still rust free, so it is accurate. I really need to build it up, but not sure what to do regarding paint...full restore probably not gonna happen.
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I hope that's the case! What do you guys think I should do with regards to restoring it? It needs new brake hoods, think they're too far gone to save (split). I'd like to ride it for fitness only but can't afford or even find original components. If I'm honest I'm probably a bit tall for the bike, but could I use a longer seatpost without damaging the frame providing I can find one that fits?
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fender mounts = non-racer IME
From the 80's onward, I'd agree. But this looks like an early 70's PX10.

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What Peugeot racer have I bought please?

Your Simplex dropouts with the hook thingamajig is '71 or earlier.
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Well the best match I have seen would be 72-74 UX-10. Same lugs and paint this was the light touring version of the PX-10e basically the same frame but with 27 touring wheels and an optional triple.
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Thanks for all your help, please keep it coming! Any refurb tips?
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I've very carefully measured the seatpost and its almost definitely 26.4 so 1973 px or ux10 stands out to me anyone else?
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Thanks for all your help, please keep it coming! Any refurb tips?
I think a Stronglight 93 crank and Simplex Criterium derailleurs would bring that bike back to respectability.
A pair of old Sew-up wheels would make that bike ride like a dream.
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