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Old 03-15-12, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Daveyates
I picked up this Peugeot PX10 tonight. It rides superb but is an oddball mix of campy , simplex and shimano.
Everything works faultless though.

Looks like it's in fantastic shape Dave!
But you are right about the strange mix of parts on the bike. The aero rims certainly stick out very much but still looks acceptable as the bike looks spotless!

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Originally Posted by Daveyates
It's not quite finished yet but here is my 1950's Acia 650b velo de randonneuse.


Gorgeous! You are amassing quite the collection. When are you going to find something like this in a 58-60 cm and ship it to me? Seriously, I think that you should start a side gig of selling these obscure, but beautiful, French rando bikes at a reasonable price!
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^ Daveyates, your Acia is stunning. It looks low and loooong. I like the manual FD, and the beefy fenders as well. Any close-ups of the RD? I'm not used to seeing the pulleys so far forward of the FW. How does it shift?
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Originally Posted by Daveyates
I picked up this Peugeot PX10 tonight. It rides superb but is an oddball mix of campy , simplex and shimano.
Everything works faultless though.

Sounds like the kind of frankenbike I'd build. Great looking bike!
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First post!

First post here! I'm in France, and started playing with bikes recently;

Here's the bike I've finished revising, Peugeot PA10L from 1976 (?)




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Originally Posted by bibliobob
Gorgeous! You are amassing quite the collection. When are you going to find something like this in a 58-60 cm and ship it to me? Seriously, I think that you should start a side gig of selling these obscure, but beautiful, French rando bikes at a reasonable price!
Funny you should mention that. I've sold 4 bikes this week. Two to Germany and two to the US.
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Originally Posted by Lance Pierre
First post here! I'm in France, and started playing with bikes recently;

Here's the bike I've finished revising, Peugeot PA10L from 1976 (?)

Refreshing to see colors other than white, blue and red which are what I see 90% of the time on 70's Peugeot.
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My Peugeot PX10 got reborn as a 650b tourer today.
I added alu Super Champion wheelset , Mafac Raid brakes and Lefol Martelle fenders with the beautiful hammered front light.
The fenders still need aligning properly and the bar tape needs wrapping.

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Originally Posted by Lance Pierre
First post here! I'm in France, and started playing with bikes recently;

Here's the bike I've finished revising, Peugeot PA10L from 1976 (?)

Some of us here really like orange bikes. That's a beauty!
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Originally Posted by Daveyates
Nice bike!
Let me know if you want to go for a ride sometime.
I'm going to be joining the fixie guys on Wednesday night's now the weather is getting nicer.
I try and do the Wednesday nights as often as possible (when life doesn't get in the way) and certainly excited by them now that the weather has improved. Other than that I get out maybe every other weekend either along the Marne (70km, flat) or out in the south-west pas Versailles (100km+, up n down). Looking for other routes though - I don't know the north or south much at all.
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Originally Posted by Daveyates
Funny you should mention that. I've sold 4 bikes this week. Two to Germany and two to the US.
One of the 'german' bikes arrived two days ago. Here are two pictures of my PY10 after I've made some minor changes:



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Originally Posted by Lance Pierre
First post here! I'm in France, and started playing with bikes recently;

Welcome! Nice Peugeot, and a great color. Well done!
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Originally Posted by wynklah
One of the 'german' bikes arrived two days ago. Here are two pictures of my PY10 after I've made some minor changes:



I'm glad you are happy with it and i love the changes you made!
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Originally Posted by Lance Pierre
First post here! I'm in France, and started playing with bikes recently;

Here's the bike I've finished revising, Peugeot PA10L from 1976 (?)



Welcome

Show your blue Peugeot PX that you sold.
That bike was amazing!
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Originally Posted by Daveyates
Welcome

Show your blue Peugeot PX that you sold.
That bike was amazing!
Yeah, do pour some more salt into that wound...







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I mean next time I find this bike, in this condition, I won't let it go
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I love that PX10!!
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Originally Posted by Chombi
That is beautiful! I would so love to own a fine French bike like that not built by the "big factories".......Uhmmmm....58cm or bigger I presume??
It's good it's not my size (52 - 56cm) or I will have to hate you then.....

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Originally Posted by Lance Pierre
Yeah, do pour some more salt into that wound...


Do you know what is the year of this very nice looking blue px ?

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Yes, it's 58 cm. I was only bidder on eBay. I got another finely built French bike built by a one-person shop as well, as a single bidder on eBay. I look for inexpensive unknown bikes, examine seller's photos closely, search Google for any info. If the seller puts decent photos on eBay, quality is evident. Here's the other French bike frame I got last year ... an SMG by Jean Frelat
Peter,

That's a beauty! What a wide front end, eh?

I'm surprised it is only a 58cm. From the headtube, I'd have guessed a 60-61cm.

Sometime, do give us an overview of your favorite of the obscure French finds. Both from the aesthetics and from the ride point of view. Please.

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Originally Posted by vestige
Do you know what is the year of this very nice looking blue px ?

vst
maybe 1959
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Cool thread. this weekend picked up a 1981 motobecane jubile sport in great condition. im used to restoring schwinns but this is my latest restore. will post pics tomorrow.
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That Blue PX 10 is very nice. Mine is white
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That Blue PX 10 is very nice. Mine is white
Damn! Is that thing NOS? Or is that a photo from the day you bought it? It's absolutely gorgeous!!!
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Just got this back to running condition.
1981 motobecame jubile.
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