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What a find! 1980 Peugeot PY10S with all the right parts

Old 09-27-11, 06:03 AM
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What a find! 1980 Peugeot PY10S with all the right parts

Here it is: A Peugeot PY10S ordered from the french catalogue in 1980. Bought it from a truck driver who had barely gotten to ride it since buying it new.



(Sorry for the crappy phone pics - I'll post some proper ones later)

This baby has the original Spidel "group" (SLJ 5500 rear derailleur, nice!), Super Champion Route rims and the original Ideale 2002 saddle. Even the Spidel seat post is there, as well as the sticker denoting "PY10S, 62cm" on the BB. And yes I know the seat is tipping - this is how I received it.

Condition is great, with only some scuff marks on the seat and a little scratch on the top tube. No rust.

I'm running it now with new Christophe brown toe straps and some crappy Vittoria tubulars. Runs GREAT. The Simplex retrofriction shifters are an absolute joy.

The only bike I've tried that could've come close in ride quality was my danish 1972 Schrøder that used to belong to Norwegian olympic champion Knut Knudsen (I sold it to a friend, the fool that I am! Now I can rest).

Upgrades to come:

- New tubulars (recommendations?)
- New 26.4 seatpost - the frame should fit my 194 cm, but I need a taller post. Anybody?
- New bar tape, proper cotton. Maybe orange? Any good brands out there?
- New Koolstop pads. The orginal Mafacs have plenty of life in them, but are hard and ineffectual.
- New silver brake cable housing, I'm thinking Jagwire.

So what do you think guys? Should I have gone for the UO-8 instead?
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Old 09-27-11, 06:08 AM
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That bike would look good with Gomittalia Espressos. Nicely priced from $50-70 depending on sales.
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Thanks! But it had tanwalls in the catalogue, so I'll stick with that. Hard to get good stuff here in the frozen north!
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Wow -what a fabulous example! Congratulations.
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@Auchencrow: Thanks, it means a lot coming from a seasoned veteran such as yourself. I have a basement full of 1930s - 1950s gaspipe commuters and thought they were the pinnacle of classy riding. Then I encountered a hill...
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Where can you buy tubular snow tires ?

Originally Posted by VeloBrox View Post
Here it is: A Peugeot PY10S ordered from the french catalogue in 1980. Bought it from a truck driver who had barely gotten to ride it since buying it new.




So what do you think guys? Should I have gone for the UO-8 instead?
While this does apear to be a very fine bike, we
both know that a gas pipe UO-8 gives much more
exercise per mile pedaled.
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If you want the now hard to find "period correct" looking brake cables, the clear plastic covered one with the visible silver flat wound spring and black plastic liner in it, A BMX seller at Ebay had them for sale since last year. I got myself a set and they exactly match the original ones on my 84 PSV. You can always upgrade the cables in them to something more modern if you want to.
I forgot the name of the seller, but it still might come up if you do a search for "BMX clear brake cables"...maybe. I had the business card that came with the cables, I'll see if I can still find it and get back with you...It was cheap too, something like 15 bucks a set, IIRC.....or you can also get the much more expensive CLB aluminum casing cable set presently on sale at eBay.....
For tubular tires, I find Vittoria Rallys are good enough for everyday use as long as you don't get one with a crokked tread strip or a lumpy basetupe under the valve. They tend to vary greatly in quality from tire to tire, so go through a store's stock and a couple of good ones might come up. For a nicer lighter/plusher ride I also like the lower mid priced Schwalbe Milanos. Much lighter and better quality than the Vittoria Rallies, but less puncture resistant as it does not have a Kevlar reinforcing strip. Skinwalls preferrably, of course!
BTW, fine Peugeot you got there. I'd be more envious though if it was my size. Fortunately it looks too big. You did very well on the price too, I suspect it could have easily cost more than double what you paid for at $250, in that condition. That price usually only gets you a similar condition lower model PGN with 501 tubing.

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Pork chop bmx sells the clear cable housing, dollar a foot or something like that I think... they have all sorts of neat stuff, actually.`
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Very nice find, Velobrox! Enjoy it!
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Pork chop bmx sells the clear cable housing, dollar a foot or something like that I think... they have all sorts of neat stuff, actually.`
"Pork Chop BMX" That's it! that's where I got it!
You do not have to get them through eBay etiher. Their card says it would cost a bit cheaper if you get it from them directly. I suspect you can google them.

Thanks Clasher!

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Nice find! Say hello to the Cocktail Slippers for me!
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Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
"Pork Chop BMX" That's it! that's where I got it!
You do not have to get them through eBay etiher. Their card says it would cost a bit cheaper if you get it from them directly. I suspect you can google them.

Thanks Clasher!

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No prob. They've got a few sweet goodies that could be helpful to folks... 1/2" threaded pedals, 22,2 seatposts... lol, and chrome cable housing for maximum bling.
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