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Old 02-24-24, 08:22 PM
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Found me a PX10

I wanted a blue one after tinkering on a his and hers A08’s. I often thought about posting a WTB ad. But figured that is one N+1 that was out of reach.

The grandson of the original owner listed Grandpa’s Peugeot on the interwebz. It was local, it was affordable for me. But it was black. The pictures showed a complete bike in a condition that I could live with, which in my humble, inexperienced opinion; Nice. Being that I’ve ogled pictures for months here on BF and elsewhere, I now have a calibrated eyeball. The size of the head tube told me it was my size. So I made contact with the seller and went to go “look”.

I had to have it. My brain told me as I inspected every inch in about 2 and 1/2 seconds. A deal was made. The original owner spoke of fond memories of his rides so long ago. With much excitement I loaded the PX10 into the bed of my truck. I hopped in and turned the key. Ready to bring my latest C&V bike home.

The joy was short lived. My phone that I left in the truck indicated I had a text. A relative on the other side of the country had informed me via a text (really!?!) that a dear cousin had passed. We were close in age and did lots of fun and crazy stuff together when we were growing up. I left home over 30 years ago. Shoot, almost 40. But we stayed in touch. Until his divorce about 5 years ago. Other relatives have passed over the years. But this one. This one hurts. It’s gonna for a long time.

The PX10 is now home. And very fitting that this one is black. This one’s for you Patrick.

Sorry for the extra stuff in this post. This forum is about C&V bikes. It’s taken quite a while to get to this part where I add pics.





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Looks real good. I'm sorry to hear about your cousin.
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Nice Find!

Very sorry about your loss. I hope you attach good memories to your rehab of this bike in honor of Patrick.

This is a great period of PX10s and this one looks very original. Looking forward to seeing the end product!
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Nice to see a black one for a change....
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Sorry for your loss but that is a wonderful bike.
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looks like she hails from the ~1976 time

lyotard 36R peds would not have been original

would have been fitted ex-works with lyotard 45CA

another machine with Maillard 700's...

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I'm looking forward to your ride report, as this era of PX-10 has a steep head tube angle...how does it feel to you?
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I'm looking forward to your ride report, as this era of PX-10 has a steep head tube angle...how does it feel to you?
It doesn’t have any tubes in the tires. So I wasn’t able to go for a ride. Unfortunately.

I put it on the bike stand first thing this morning. One of the jockey wheels is missing some teeth. But other than that everything works. I’m tempted to install a set of tubes and take it for a spin in the neighborhood.

juvela I’m looking forward to your incredible wealth of knowledge as on my other French bikes that you provided. And yes after talking with the original owner and jogging his memory he did say it was 1976. I’m thinking that when I finish the rehab I’ll bring the bike to the original owners house for him to have a look and a photo op.
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Hubs. Front wheel/hub replaced?

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700's on Peugeots generally exhibit Peugeot labels

the mixed labels here may reflect using up what was available

there be some variation of label on 700's

here is an advert of July 1973 for the product launch

the label shown is one have never seen on an actual hub




in case you envision making any alterations remember that cycle constructed with metric gear block, pedal, headset and bottom bracket thread

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Brake calipers with scrapers. I’ve not seen scrapers in person before this.


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Love the mafacs
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That's very nice. Interesting that it has a Stronglight 99 crank, rather than the customary 49 or 93. Maybe a change from the original? I can't say. But it looks fine, and will make it a lot easier to convert the bike to a triple, should you decide to, or just to a wide-range double with a humanely low bottom gear. As others have said, the black paint is unusual and adds quite a lot of coolness. Enjoy it!
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Wonderful bike.
Follow-up with a ride report. Red may be fast but black is dependable and perhaps classy.
Check the FD clamp for cracks. Looks maybe Delrin?




and hey, ......no hating on the white w black lugs, we are 'part way there'.
I have had a couple of black bikes that I 'loved'.
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May Patrick's memory be a blessing, and may each ride bring those memories to the present.
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That's very nice. Interesting that it has a Stronglight 99 crank, rather than the customary 49 or 93. Maybe a change from the original? I can't say. But it looks fine, and will make it a lot easier to convert the bike to a triple, should you decide to, or just to a wide-range double with a humanely low bottom gear. As others have said, the black paint is unusual and adds quite a lot of coolness. Enjoy it!
IIRC The 99 crankset was factory spec in 77 model year.
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there was a recent lively discussion on an example which turned out to be a '77 model PX-10 over at thecabe -

- a silver one this time

​​​​​​https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/pe...got-it.235147/


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I read through the available brochures on bikeboompeugeot. There is no 76 one for the US. But for the UK, Germany, Nederlands the crank is the 93. And I believe for 77 those countries were offered the 105. The 77 US brochure lists the crank being a 99.

Also a minor point/question/thought; I thought the rims would’ve been tubular, not clinchers.

I hadn’t planned on riding the bike until after a rehab. But I woke up this a.m. with a wild hair. Since I’ve got a smallish(but growing) stash of parts I replaced both RD jockey wheels and installed a set of tires. Now I know why the tubes were so cheap on ebay. Look at the size of the valve stem! Looks goofy.

I’m going to regret installing the tires when I go to polish the rims. Ooops.

It pedals nice on the repair stand. Wheels look to be sufficiently true. The ride is postponed. It’s currently raining. My faith in the braking ability isn’t strong.

Maillard 14-24 freewheel. The proper Stronglight crank tool is ordered (JA Stein).



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Sorry for your loss. The bike is excellent.
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I understand not riding in the rain but just know, good calipers on aluminum rims work pretty darn well in the rain. The first revolution will clear the rims, after that you'll slow almost as well as in the dry.
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Get KoolStop pads for the calipers.
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The rain subsided. The roads drained well enough. I pedaled far enough and hard enough to awaken that voice in my sig line.

All I gotta say is Wowzer!! Sacre Bleu! What a ride! I thought my 88 Black Lightning was a spirited ride. My leaning and steering around corners felt to me very responsive. The geometry of this frame feels like a glove. The gearing for powering up a smallish hill worked fine for me.

Wish the bars were taped. Brakes worked just fine. And those funny looking tire scrapers work.


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The rain subsided. The roads drained well enough. I pedaled far enough and hard enough to awaken that voice in my sig line.

All I gotta say is Wowzer!! Sacre Bleu! What a ride! I thought my 88 Black Lightning was a spirited ride. My leaning and steering around corners felt to me very responsive. The geometry of this frame feels like a glove. The gearing for powering up a smallish hill worked fine for me.

Wish the bars were taped. Brakes worked just fine. And those funny looking tire scrapers work.


Those are great bikes
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1977 it is….

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