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Old 03-20-15, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
In my backyard and perilously close to my size.

Of course I would be sleeping on the couch with the kittens though......
The top tube is too large, otherwise I could be getting in trouble here.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
In my backyard and perilously close to my size.

Of course I would be sleeping on the couch with the kittens though......
Me too. Thank god the top tube is too long.
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Old 03-20-15, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by icepick_trotsky View Post
Me too. Thank god the top tube is too long.
Top tube works great, but I would be showing extra seat tube.

......and a big dent in my head from the frying pan.
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Thanks You!!
They only had XL left, which is my size. Two for just under $30 shipped, can't beat that.
Me too... at that price you can't go wrong and I love the way merino feels. I got a $3 T-shirt too.

Thanks for posting LazyAss.

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Originally Posted by icepick_trotsky View Post
Neat Jack Taylor fixed gear path racer on the 'bay. Cool paint, too.

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That thing is cool as hell! Good find.
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Old 03-20-15, 01:07 PM
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Is there anything to indicate that's a JT other than the decals? It looks like a resto, and it occurs to me that if it didn't have those decals, I wouldn't know what it was.
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Just this:

Serial Number: 4371 which makes it a 1962 build
Which would normally satisfy anyone looking at it. Forgery? Doubtful, track ends with fender eyelets it's British.
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Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
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Which would normally satisfy anyone looking at it. Forgery? Doubtful, track ends with fender eyelets it's British.
Yes sir!

I think I know the owner come to think of it.
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The seller also has photos of Norman Taylor working on it before the repaint. It sure looks like the same bike.
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Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
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Which would normally satisfy anyone looking at it. Forgery? Doubtful, track ends with fender eyelets it's British.
Good enough for me! Or it would be if it were 2cm smaller on the tt.

I should have looked more closely at the photos - I stopped before the ones you mentioned.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
Good enough for me! Or it would be if it were 2cm smaller on the tt.

I should have looked more closely at the photos - I stopped before the ones you mentioned.
The top tube is equivalent to 55 or 56 cm in standard geometry, notice how slack the seat tube is. Also note that it is shown with a forward offset seatpost in the original picture.
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Originally Posted by MetinUz View Post
The top tube is equivalent to 55 or 56 cm in standard geometry, notice how slack the seat tube is. Also note that it is shown with a forward offset seatpost in the original picture.
I'm sorry for being dense, and I see the slack tube, but if it's 58cm ctc, it's still a longer reach than a standard 56, right? I'm not that familiar with this kind of bike/geometry.

It's sold btw.
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Old 03-20-15, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I'm sorry for being dense, and I see the slack tube, but if it's 58cm ctc, it's still a longer reach than a standard 56, right? I'm not that familiar with this kind of bike/geometry.
The top tube length is an artificial measurement. All things being equal, as the seat tube angle becomes more steep (vertical), you set back your seat to maintain your normal position with respect to the bottom bracket. Conversely, as it gets slacker, you either use a no-setback seatpost or even a forward-set seatpost. So in a bike like this, you are sitting more forward in reference to seat lug, which is why the top tube measures longer.
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I understand...the seatpost expectation is different. Sorry for being slow.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I understand...the seatpost expectation is different. Sorry for being slow.
Arg! So we should have bought it after all!
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Originally Posted by icepick_trotsky View Post
Arg! So we should have bought it after all!
My wife would not have approved. She wants the only pink bike in the house.
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Old 03-20-15, 06:34 PM
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It figures they didn't have my size. They're very nice.

Step 2: Ignore tag...

I have a friend who bought a Merino wool pullover and washed it with regular clothes... then his wife had a Merino wool pullover and washed it with regular clothes... now their 7 year old son has a sweet felted wool pullover...
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Pinarello Treviso (1988/1989) in excellent condition
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A Sports Tourer with a nice set of upgraded components. If I were looking for one instead of trying to figure out which of mine I'd like to sell...

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Originally Posted by MetinUz View Post
The top tube length is an artificial measurement. All things being equal, as the seat tube angle becomes more steep (vertical), you set back your seat to maintain your normal position with respect to the bottom bracket. Conversely, as it gets slacker, you either use a no-setback seatpost or even a forward-set seatpost. So in a bike like this, you are sitting more forward in reference to seat lug, which is why the top tube measures longer.
No, not really but sometimes. Your going off the assumption of dropping a plumb line from knee to pedal. Some frame designers intentionally change seat tube angles to position the rider more forward or back thus changing the overall balance. LeMond believes in more laid back seat tubes to get his desired balance.

Because this is NOT a sizing/fit thread I will NOT be replying to any response.
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There are PX10 fans in this forum. Is this worth buying?

Vintage 1973 PX10



Posted: an hour ago


For Sale 1973 Peugeot PX10 with updated components.

Frame size 25" Nervex lugs

Could use new tires/tubes

Asking $400 or best offer
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There are PX10 fans in this forum. Is this worth buying?

Vintage 1973 PX10



For Sale 1973 Peugeot PX10 with updated components.

Asking $400 or best offer
IMHO, not with those "updated components."
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis View Post
There are PX10 fans in this forum. Is this worth buying?

Vintage 1973 PX10



Posted: an hour ago


For Sale 1973 Peugeot PX10 with updated components.

Frame size 25" Nervex lugs

Could use new tires/tubes

Asking $400 or best offer
Overpriced and way too big for you. Now where's the link to that ad?

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OC, OR
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis View Post
There are PX10 fans in this forum. Is this worth buying?

Vintage 1973 PX10
Like @mountaindave said, not much there of interest other than the frame, though it looks like the stem and brakes are probably original. I'd be interested in the frame, but it's way across the country. Not likely to be worth the shipping. I have a too small PX-10 with original components which the owner repainted and from which he removed the s/n tag - grrr...
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