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Bought for a song...but whats the make?

Old 08-11-09, 12:22 PM
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Bought for a song...but whats the make?

I bought this off a zany German woman at a flea market in West Cork for 45 Euros. I plan to make a restoration project out of it. But I would love to know what brand the Reynolds 531 frame is before I start. The only decals left are the two Reynolds 531 and the Nervex Pro. Lugs. The frame has Simplex drop-outs and the serial No. is on a plate on the under side of BB. (Serial No. 0069170) It came with Mavic rims & Campagnolo Record hubs. Shimano Dura Ace chain set. Simplex Super L J front & back Derailleurs and shifters. I cant figure out brakes & lever make - they are marked - GG 76 ?

Might this be a Peugeot road bike?

Any help you can be on this is much appreciated.
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Old 08-11-09, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by JiG5aW View Post
Might this be a Peugeot road bike?
Yeah, I'm thinking it is. We get a "is this a PX-10?" thread every week or so. I didn't know anything about 'em until I started a thread like that myself, and now I see them everywhere. Search PX-10, you'll soon be educated.
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Old 08-11-09, 12:39 PM
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thats great, thanks for the pointer.
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Old 08-11-09, 12:47 PM
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Good score,should clean up well,hunt for age app parts, polish up the frame,Mavic rims with Normandy High flange hubs I believe,is a top line bike and has become very collectable,well done, I wish it was mine !
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Old 08-11-09, 01:15 PM
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thanks for your advice re. parts etc. I'll research suitable componants before starting.
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Old 08-11-09, 01:19 PM
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With that metal "tag" under the BB with the serial number on it pretty sure to be a Peugeot PX10, considering the Nervex lugs and chrome rear chainstays.
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Old 08-11-09, 01:27 PM
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thanks for your input evwxx
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Looks repainted and decaled, and I doubt the under the bottom bracket cable routing was the original intention...
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Has everyone else on the planet found their cheap PX-10 now??
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Not yet! I need a 54 to 56cm..........
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*except* that that 531 decal shows butted frame tubes only, and it's in English, and not where I'd expect it for a PX-10 (front on down tube)...so, no Peugeot expert here, OK guess that is typical for a '70s PX-10, shows you how unexpert I am...whatever...great find for 45 euros! Sure don't recognize the brakes.

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Old 08-11-09, 07:05 PM
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Well everyone find theirs soon, I need one in 58cm C-C/
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Has everyone else on the planet found their cheap PX-10 now??
Nope - I'm still looking.
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Old 08-11-09, 08:46 PM
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Hehe, another 70's PX10. Welcome to the club.
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Identical bike...

I own an identical bicycle and mine is a sixties Peugeot PX10. The aluminum plate on the bottom bracket is the serial number suggesting that the bike was made between 1969 and 1978(best guess to the dates for the aluminum tag).

I like my bike but I do not ride it much since it is built up Old School with no modern features. Also, it is not Canadian and I have indeed been thinking of selling the bike but I am only in the thinking about it stage right now. And I am only thinking about it because I added five bikes to my collection this Spring - great year for finding bikes in my area.
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Yea, interesting point for sure. Those brakes look like remaining a mystery for now.
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Thanks for narrowing the year down for me randyjawa....its nice when you can pick up a nice bike with potential and not pay the earth for it.
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Those brakes look like remaining a mystery for now.
Galli brakes
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Nice one ...
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Be sure to inspect the top and down tubes behind the head tube for signs of a collision. Your Peugeot dates back to the early 70's and has been around the block a few times. Put some wheels on it and take it for a ride to see how it handles. You bought it for a song but you don't want to be singing the blues!
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Super LJ derailers!
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Well it certainly has seen plenty of road miles....and maybe a spill or two. Check photo showing repair to the front derailer which has been repaired / welded in the past. So thanks for the advice retyred.
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Old 08-12-09, 10:07 AM
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a few Peugeot catalog scans:

Cycles Rétro-Peugeot

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I think West Cork is a bit like Pembrokeshire where I used to live, in that it has natural beauty, an atmosphere conducive to alternative lifestyles, and a slower pace of life. That said, "German" and "zany" are not two adjectives I normally associate. The Germans are a fine people, but usually a trifle serious, which I mean in a good way. So in what way was your one zany? And is West Cork a good place to be looking for bargains in bikes, or was this a one-off?
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Lot of Germans moved there in the 60's & 70's to drop out .... much like the English new agers did in the 90's!! This woman was an 'older' hippy with mad dyed red dreads etc. She had a little stall selling everything from old beat up crockery and tea pots to second hand clothes you wouldnt put a tramp in. And amoungst it all was the orange PX 10. How much I asked...350Euros she said, I got her from that price to 45Euros! Mainly because she was pissed off hauling this bike around different markets for the last 6 months. And I would guess this find is a one off.
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