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My Peugeot PY10FC Grail Bike Build is finally done! Pics!

Old 06-21-15, 04:09 PM
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My Peugeot PY10FC Grail Bike Build is finally done! Pics!

Took about a year and 1 month to complete the bike because of a few technical challenges and mostly build budget limitations over the year and so many decision that had to be made on what components to use to build the bike, but after one last big push to get (and modify) some small missing items, here it finally is....






Here is the link to the thread that gives all the details/history of the build:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...l#post17914082
Basically a Tout French, mid 80's build, using Stronglight Delta, Simplex/Spidel. Sedis, Maillard, Atax, Philippe and Bador (BB) components with Wolber tubular rims with Schwalbe Milano tubs. Only Italian items are the bar tape and the Selle Italia Turbo Perforated saddle. Certainly not exactly how most PY10FCs were built with at the factory, but I think the Stronglight Delta components brings the bike to a slightly more advanced component grade and slightly more modern aesthetics that seems to address better the then latest CF frame construction of the bike by Peugeot.
I still need to get Look Keo (Max or Classic) pedals for riding the bike as the installed Stronglight PR300 Delta series pedals are just too rare/unobtanium to use for regular rides.
I'll give it a quick test ride this afternoon to see how everything works and how the bike rides.
So glad to finally finish this one, so maybe I can go and focus on also finishing my Medici Aerodynamic Project that had to go on mothballs so I can work on this one.....

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Old 06-21-15, 05:34 PM
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[h=3]Très Bien![/h]
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I said it in the other thread, and I'll say it here too:

That is a sweet machine. Congrats and enjoy!
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Old 06-21-15, 05:43 PM
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man I wanted one of those in the worst way when I was younger...beautiful!
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Beautiful. Very well done. Excellent.
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Nicely done, sir. That is one beautiful bike!
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Français sur le français, et l'aimer! Superbe et magnifique Peugeot! Next is your review on riding the Peugeot!
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hell yeah, my pants just got a bit tighter.
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I am so​ jealous. That is a beautiful bike.
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It's a winner!

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let me join everybody else here and tell you it's a thing of beauty (and an excellent choice to go for a white saddle - very classy!) Also, IMHO the very last beautiful Peugeot series - after that...

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Splendid!
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This would still be a grail bike for me. I remember fondly wanting one so badly as a teenager when I saw it in the LBS. Congratulations it's a fantastic looking bike!
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FABULOUS!!! Beautiful bike and very nice work.
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That is incredible! You do some fine work Chombi! What saddle is that?
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Old 06-22-15, 08:42 AM
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That is incredible! You do some fine work Chombi! What saddle is that?
Thank you!, It's a Selle Italia Turbo saddle with perforated leather cover.......
The Turbo was pretty much the "standard" saddle for many Pro teams in the 80's....
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Thank you very much everyone, for the compliments on the bike! It really makes the builds so much more rewarding when one finds out that others in the forum also love the same bikes that one does!
I did not get to go for a test ride on it yesterday as I planned to because of something late that came up that kept me away from riding it, but I will surely get to do so next weekend when I will also have the new Look Keo pedals for it, so I can take a longer ride and I will report on how it goes........
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That bike couldn't be more perfect.

Compared to the Peugeot PY10FC ad, your bike looks more purposeful, less spindly, more ready for battle. I can't quite put my finger on it, but the crank makes a big difference to the looks.

Please tell us how she rides!

The first CF bike to be widely used in the Tour, I think. It's a historically significant model. Congratulations!
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That bike couldn't be more perfect.

Compared to the Peugeot PY10FC ad, your bike looks more purposeful, less spindly, more ready for battle. I can't quite put my finger on it, but the crank makes a big difference to the looks.

Please tell us how she rides!

The first CF bike to be widely used in the Tour, I think. It's a historically significant model. Congratulations!
Thank you very much jyl!
I have to say that this personal grail would never had come to being for me without you,.....being that the frameset was yours before it was mine!
So many many thanks from the bottom of my C&V beating heart for helping me make my decades much awaited dream bike come true!! One really meets the best people in this forum!

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Now that is ONE SPECIAL bike! Like the approach and build. Looking forward to the road report.

Pretty cool too how it all worked out. Recall reading of jyl's grail acquisition and then how his build worked out. Well done!
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Congrats, Chombi! Beautiful build. I appreciate the esoteric, sans-Mavic, tout-Français parts selection.

Looking forward to the ride report as well. It'll be interesting to hear how it compares to your Vitus, Alan, and Lineseeker.

Now we need a group shot of your vintage carbon collection!

A couple very minor quibbles: Looks like a tad bit of length can come out of the rear brake cable housing. Also, something about the black bar end plugs doesn't quite look right, at least to my eyes. Are those what came with the Cinelli cork tape? I wish Cinelli still supplied the "chromed" bar end plugs with their tape.
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Very well done!
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Congratulations--that's a great looking build!!!
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Very nice, and soooo clean. I'm anxious for the ride report, so I can't imagine how you must feel at this point. It really does look like a bike you just want to get on and shatter all your old best times with.
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