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Old 02-28-19, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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Thanks very much for posting!

Looking fine.

Wondering about the 700's. Are they original to the machine? Asking because they appear to be first generation (launch was '73) and by '83 would expect a machine to have been kitted with them to be exhibiting second generation.

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Thank you kindly~ Certainly these French machines are an acquired taste, and I'm wanting more! Nothing bad about the Weinmann brakes w/ Kool Stops but will swap out if the right pair of CLB or Mafac / Spidel sidepull appear.

Recently rode a chilly, sloppy wet and snow 22 mile loop with warm-up rest stop at a bike shop. Biz is quiet so the young employee there had time to burn looking over this bike. Funny commentary and how surprised he was for its light weight and calling it an old "poo--jet".

Anyways, the hubs are not original to the bike but acquired NOS plus the freewheel package depicted below. I'm learning as I go and not fully up on Maillard offerings. According to Velobase the 700 pro hubs were introduced in '73 and carried thru mid '80s. Notation of plastic dust shield as early and metal being later. Lovely spin!

This model was for US market with N suffix, came with slug clinchers -Weinmann 700c concave, DOT reflectors, etc.. Boxed all of it and now setting it up to my French desires.

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Old 02-28-19, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
Thank you kindly~ Certainly these French machines are an acquired taste, and I'm wanting more! Nothing bad about the Weinmann brakes w/ Kool Stops but will swap out if the right pair of CLB or Mafac / Spidel sidepull appear.

Recently rode a chilly, sloppy wet and snow 22 mile loop with warm-up rest stop at a bike shop. Biz is quiet so the young employee there had time to burn looking over this bike. Funny commentary and how surprised he was for its light weight and calling it an old "poo--jet".

Anyways, the hubs are not original to the bike but acquired NOS plus the freewheel package depicted below. I'm learning as I go and not fully up on Maillard offerings. According to Velobase the 700 pro hubs were introduced in '73 and carried thru mid '80s. Notation of plastic dust shield as early and metal being later. Lovely spin!

This model was for US market with N suffix, came with slug clinchers -Weinmann 700c concave, DOT reflectors, etc.. Boxed all of it and now setting it up to my French desires.

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Thanks for the response!

Learned from a post by Chas some months back that the 700 was made for Maillard by Etablissements Perrin (Pelissier).

[one of the notes in the VB listing is from me.]


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Old 03-01-19, 04:06 PM
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Old 03-07-19, 10:44 PM
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plopping a post in here as I need to get to ten posts so i can post photos. my orange PX10 and my Le Jeune need to be here!
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Old 03-08-19, 12:53 AM
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plopping a post in here as I need to get to ten posts so i can post photos. my orange PX10 and my Le Jeune need to be here!
I'd love to see Orange PX-10. What Year is it?
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Old 03-09-19, 12:22 AM
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I'd love to see Orange PX-10. What Year is it?
I'm not sure. hey, that's one more post!
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Old 03-09-19, 12:52 AM
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I'd love to see Orange PX-10. What Year is it?

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Old 03-09-19, 12:58 AM
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i had the yellow rain bike and the white bike too.
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Old 03-09-19, 09:31 AM
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i had the yellow rain bike and the white bike too.
Lovely! I can see you are another fan of Cadre Allege Peugeot frames. I love how you match the Barcon ends with the frame colors.
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i had the yellow rain bike and the white bike too.
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You seem to have a nice set of Look PS 26 (flat and delta clipless) pedals. I somehow acquired three sets of these. The first example of a “dual platform” clipless pedal.
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Old 03-10-19, 12:33 AM
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i always felt this bike was really great looking. not my favorite to ride. oddly, someone also had one where i used to work.
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Old 03-10-19, 09:29 AM
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Here are a few more....
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Old 03-10-19, 10:58 AM
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I love this thread! All beautiful bikes, especially those mixtes!
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Old 03-10-19, 11:07 AM
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... like this one...
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Old 03-10-19, 11:44 AM
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... like this one...
Just as pretty from the back...
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Old 03-10-19, 08:00 PM
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I know it’s not double butted Reynolds 531, but such a well thought out design that perfectly meshed fashion and function - it’s dead sexy!
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Old 03-11-19, 05:25 AM
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Here's a Mercier Competizione Special ..not sure about the
model but would sure like more info about it !
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Old 03-11-19, 06:06 AM
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Peugeot PKN10, circa 1980. Frame is a little big for me, but it was a gift and I do love it once I'm up in the saddle. I recently swapped this saddle out for a Specialized Toupe Sport.

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Old 03-17-19, 08:00 PM
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Here’s my ‘71 PX10. Same color as her younger sister, a ‘78. This one was completely original except for wheels. I swapped out the derailleurs for sx410s. Had this one for about three years now


This one has appeared elsewhere before. Spent the last two years refurbishing it. The original paint was a lovely CAR but so far gone I had it repainted. Looking forward to riding it again this spring.


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Old 04-05-19, 07:14 PM
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1963 Rene Herse - Rare red color for Herse. Needs some work, mainly fenders and racks.










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Old 04-06-19, 06:35 AM
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Great find - I can’t wait to see the final product with that RH!
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Old 04-06-19, 08:58 AM
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Vonruden does find them. Deserves a Herse stem.
This is a bike where knowing the original configuration would be interesting - makes one wonder were records kept and do they survive somewhere.
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Another great one for your collection. You sure have a knack for finding special bikes, VR!
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This is a '73 (methinks) TdF I recently put together - it's not OEM but it's "Frenchy" enough. The next phase is to learn to build wheels and relace either Campy NR or NT hubs to some nice modern rims. For now, the bike is rideable "as is" - I know the colors don't exactly match (nor do the components - I have the Universal levers to match the calipers, but I didn't want to cut up the lovely cream bar tape to replace the Mafac levers already installed) but it's good enough for now. I've always wanted an old orange bike and now I've got one.
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An Early 80s P-something



This started as a frame only. I had to source everything and built the wheels. I still have an issue with the preload on the mounting bolt spring of the rear derailleur. It's a complete diy re-spray, and I worked months on the frame. The original color was a pearlescent white.

EDIT: Searching with my original frame photographs through the Peugeot USA catalogs, it seems a correct match for the 1979 PXN10LE.

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