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Old 11-04-21, 07:02 PM
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Probably means the cable ends are sticking out from the shifter, instead of sitting in flush. There must be a different cable with a specific end for those shifters so it's housed more cleanly.

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im curious, what are the correct cables?
Originally Posted by jingy2 View Post
a stunner!
but you need to get the correct shift cables. The shift lever picture makes my OCD ache!

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Originally Posted by diomekes View Post
Probably means the cable ends are sticking out from the shifter, instead of sitting in flush. There must be a different cable with a specific end for those shifters so it's housed more cleanly.
Being French, Simplex shifters (and a few others) used a smaller end. One can take a file to the end or find Simplex end cables.

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Great looking bike and I like it being a tad more upright. Old man friendly!
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Originally Posted by diomekes View Post
Probably means the cable ends are sticking out from the shifter, instead of sitting in flush. There must be a different cable with a specific end for those shifters so it's housed more cleanly.
Exactly! You may need to use Campy-style cables, which have a smaller head than Shimano/Sram. Even then, you still may have to grind them down a bit so they fit flush in the shift levers.
If you have a bench grinder, you can kind of spin them as you grind down the head to a smaller diameter.
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Old 11-05-21, 02:50 AM
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Originally Posted by jingy2 View Post
Exactly! You may need to use Campy-style cables, which have a smaller head than Shimano/Sram. Even then, you still may have to grind them down a bit so they fit flush in the shift levers.
If you have a bench grinder, you can kind of spin them as you grind down the head to a smaller diameter.
I have had to do the grinder method a couple of times on my early Campy shifters . I takes a bit of patience but they will seat much better. I admit I missed that detail but you should do it, over time the cable end could get wedged in there and become one with the lever.
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Old 11-05-21, 05:29 AM
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Might be considered heresy, but is there any reason not to drill out the shift levers to a slightly larger seating well so the cable issue is resolved permanently regardless of the cables used? As time goes on "campy" and "simplex" (at least in the vintage sense) will disappear while "shimano" etc may live on.....

I have to admit I have been hesitant myself to do this and usually just sand/grind down the ends to fit but I have been tempted.....
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Old 11-05-21, 11:30 AM
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Old 11-05-21, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by jingy2 View Post
Exactly! You may need to use Campy-style cables, which have a smaller head than Shimano/Sram. Even then, you still may have to grind them down a bit so they fit flush in the shift levers.
If you have a bench grinder, you can kind of spin them as you grind down the head to a smaller diameter.
For safety's sake, I wouldn't go near a spinning bench grinder with a cable, not to mention that the pot-metal is very bad for the wheel's surface condition.

The cable kits I used to buy at WalMart featured smaller ends on the brake and gear cables, fwiw.

I've used a file on many a cable end myself over the years.
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Originally Posted by dddd View Post
For safety's sake, I wouldn't go near a spinning bench grinder with a cable, not to mention that the pot-metal is very bad for the wheel's surface condition.

The cable kits I used to buy at WalMart featured smaller ends on the brake and gear cables, fwiw.

I've used a file on many a cable end myself over the years.
I agree wholeheartedly with this. I have a stationary belt sander I might consider using but a stationary grinder could make a real mess of you and the cable real easy. Honestly I'd be tempted to open up the holes gently.
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Or just buy the right cable, https://www.modernbike.com/jagwire-b...ess-compatible
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Old 11-05-21, 03:18 PM
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Excellent!
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Originally Posted by markk900 View Post
is there any reason not to drill out the shift levers to a slightly larger seating..? I have been hesitant myself to do this and usually just sand/grind down the ends to fit.
It takes about 20 seconds using an iron file for a Shimano cable to fit.

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The shift lever picture makes my OCD ache!
I'm like that with the massive length of those brake cables.
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Old 11-05-21, 06:06 PM
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Very cool! Looks beautiful. That's my first time seeing that style of script used for Peugeot. And props for using something besides Shimano, Campy or Suntour. I am always intrigued by groups from companies other than the big 3.
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I have a PX-10 that I have been meaning to restore, where did you obtain all of decals? Particularly the 531? I used to use turtle wax on the frame and eventually the decals wore off.
Thanks.
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Originally Posted by MrG27 View Post
I have a PX-10 that I have been meaning to restore, where did you obtain all of decals? Particularly the 531? I used to use turtle wax on the frame and eventually the decals wore off.
Thanks.
It's right in the original post:

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I then applied some new decals from Cyclomundo and a couple coats of clear and the frame looked great.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
I'm like that with the massive length of those brake cables.
Somehow hadn't noticed that, but when I scrolled back up to look, I was perplexed not so much by the length as by the apparent sharp bend at the peak height of the cables... How is that possible? And how is it not a problem? I'm... baffled. Unless I'm just not seeing the photo accurately...
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What a lovely frame! That paint is probably superior to whatever was original to the bike, too. I just love the way it looks.

I very much like the idea of high end French components as well. I followed that same plan on my Bernard Carre, and do not regret it one bit.

Superb!
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I looked up Cyclomundo on the web, and I got a bike touring company that leads trips in Europe! Do you have a web address?
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Originally Posted by MrG27 View Post
Cyclomundo... Do you have a web address?
https://www.cyclomondo.net/

Greg is also on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?isRe...sid=cyclomondo
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Originally Posted by markk900 View Post
Might be considered heresy, but is there any reason not to drill out the shift levers to a slightly larger seating well so the cable issue is resolved permanently regardless of the cables used? As time goes on "campy" and "simplex" (at least in the vintage sense) will disappear while "shimano" etc may live on.....

I have to admit I have been hesitant myself to do this and usually just sand/grind down the ends to fit but I have been tempted.....
I would recommend widening the holes, or shaving down the cable ends. If not the cable ends can get wedged in there very tightly and ruin your shifters.
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Originally Posted by MrG27 View Post
I have a PX-10 that I have been meaning to restore, where did you obtain all of decals? Particularly the 531? I used to use turtle wax on the frame and eventually the decals wore off.
Thanks.
They all came from https://www.cyclomondo.net/
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That is the prettiest Peugeot I have ever seen.
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Gorgeous!
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Beautiful work!

Do you mind sharing what bar tape you used? I love the effect produced by the contrasting edges.
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