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Old 01-03-10, 06:59 PM
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almost forgot the moto...
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Old 01-03-10, 07:12 PM
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Thanks guys, What year do you place it at?.
'70-'73.
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Old 01-03-10, 07:22 PM
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1966-ish Peugeot mixte. Model unknown, possibly a PE25. 3-speed Fitchel & Sachs Torapado rear hub, rear fender w/ skirt guard eyelets, Soubitez optics, 700c wheels. With the exception of the tires and seat its all original.


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Old 01-03-10, 07:45 PM
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I have a question for the franciphiles:

What kind of skewers would be found on an early '70s PX10 with Normandy Luxe Competition hubs?

Jim,

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Old 01-03-10, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post
I have a question for the franciphiles:

What kind of skewers would be found on an early '70s PX10 with Normandy Luxe Competition hubs?

Jim,

That seat has got to go!
Question #1: Simplex. The ones with the 3 piece nut.
Statement #1: Yes, it does!!!!!
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Old 01-03-10, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post
I have a question for the franciphiles:

What kind of skewers would be found on an early '70s PX10 with Normandy Luxe Competition hubs?
Simplex?
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Old 01-03-10, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
Question #1: Simplex. The ones with the 3 piece nut.
Statement #1: Yes, it does!!!!!
That's what I was afraid of. I've seen them sell for over $100 on eBay. Most of them have missing plastic "wingnuts". I ended up buying a rusty and worn out set just to get one wingnut for my Carlton.
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That's what I was afraid of. I've seen them sell for over $100 on eBay. Most of them have missing plastic "wingnuts". I ended up buying a rusty and worn out set just to get one wingnut for my Carlton.
I don't suppose this would interest you? http://cgi.ebay.com/Simplex-Quick-Re...30204003r19577
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Nope. Wrong ones.

This is the one. The black part is separate and acts as a jam nut. They're delicate and split when over tightened.



It's the part that's missing from these, aside from the covers for the levers.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post
Nope. Wrong ones.
I seem to recall that the plastic wingnuts on my 1966 UO8 had metal (brass?) hex nuts embedded in them and the "wings" were wider than the ones shown in the auction listing. Is this what you are looking for? Anyway, good luck.
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I seem to recall that the plastic wingnuts on my 1966 UO8 had metal (brass?) hex nuts embedded in them and the "wings" were wider than the ones shown in the auction listing. Is this what you are looking for? Anyway, good luck.
Exactly.
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3 of my Motos

Here are:

1) Motobecane Mirage Sport (1981)
2) Motobecane Randonnee (1981)
3) Motobecane Grand Touring (1976)

my favorite bikes.....
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Already in its own thread, but this bike fits in here:

1974ish Motobecane Grand Record

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Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post
Nope. Wrong ones.

This is the one. The black part is separate and acts as a jam nut. They're delicate and split when over tightened.



It's the part that's missing from these, aside from the covers for the levers.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
I have about 10 skewers missing the plastic wingnuts and rubber covers, I don't know why but I grab them when I see them... maybe I'll stumble on a box of the wingnuts one days. Often the spring that goes between the wingnut and the chrome knurled nut is missing even if the wingnuts are present.
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I'm going to make do with these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

There was a NOS set of skewers on eBay last week for $125 BIN.
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Old 01-04-10, 08:05 PM
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Here are two of mine that I haven't done anything with yet:

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A St. Etienne frame that I saw sticking out of a garbage can on trash day. From a distance, I thought it was a Gitane based on the foil decals.

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This is a French-made Sears 10 speed that I saw sticking out of a dumpster while out on a ride. Not shown is a sweet pleather tool kit that had a bunch of bike tools and 55 cents in quarters and dimes in it.

I understand that the French Sears bikes are relatively rare. I saw another one on the internet machine and it looked just like mine. Does anyone know which company built them for Sears?
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I'll just show a few of my favorites.....

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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
1966-ish Peugeot mixte. Model unknown, possibly a PE25. 3-speed Fitchel & Sachs Torapado rear hub, rear fender w/ skirt guard eyelets, Soubitez optics, 700c wheels. With the exception of the tires and seat its all original.
Hey Jim,

I have an older Peugeot branded spring/mattress seat that might fit this bike. It's in good shape. If you're looking for something like that let me know.
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Old 01-05-10, 12:23 AM
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Nope. Wrong ones.
Aha! I've always wondered why sometimes these go for big $$ and sometimes not. Now I know.... and I think I just decided to [cough] part out my 72'ish PX-10 down in the basement.
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1974 Gitane Super Corsa

Here are some photos of my 1974 Gitane Super Corsa. I will post some photos of my 1971 Peugeot PX-10E soon. Stevie
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Old 01-08-10, 07:58 AM
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Here are some photos of my 1974 Gitane Super Corsa. I will post some photos of my 1971 Peugeot PX-10E soon. Stevie
Very nice Super Corsa - and orange too!
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Beautiful Super Corsa - post that over at gitaneusa.com if you haven't already.
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I've got to include my 2 bikes in the thread since I've recently been bitten by the bug.

This is my 1985 Gitane Performance bike. Most of the stickers had been previously removed, so I'm thinking I've identified it correctly.



And this is my first french bike. My Peugeot Ph10s.

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Only french part is the frame, mostly new parts....
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I've got to include my 2 bikes in the thread since I've recently been bitten by the bug.

This is my 1985 Gitane Performance bike. Most of the stickers had been previously removed, so I'm thinking I've identified it correctly.



And this is my first french bike. My Peugeot Ph10s.


Welcome to BF' s c0ldgirl - Nice bikes.
BTW - If there is any question on ID'ing old Pugs, there are folks here who are able to help.

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