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1970 Peugeot PX10

Nice old PX10 with a repaint in red

Frame:
Reynolds 531

Fork/Headset:
Reynolds 531

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Stronglight 99

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Simplex SX630 Rear, SJ A102 Front with Simplex Criterium shifters.

Handlebars/Stem:
SR tall stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks Saddle, Simplex Seatpost

Brakes:
Mafac Racer

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Rigida Rim, Maillard Hub

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Rigida Rim, Maillard Helicomatic Hub

More Info:
For my 70th birthday, I completed my PX 10 project. I have a soft spot for French bikes. A while back I came across a PX10 frameset; it came with its’ original fork, headset, wheelset, bottom bracket, handlebars, stem, and brakes. I think it a 1970. Nevertheless, it had a nice refinish in red and some of its’ original parts. I planned on Painting it white with black lugs as is proper for a PX10. The red grew on me. So why not, let’s do a red PX10 said I (forgive me PX10 aficionados). I want to ride it and I am old. Some changes would be needed but I wanted it to be as French as possible. Simplex derailleurs were a must, but I do not like the degrading plastic in the original derailleurs. I once had a Peugeot PGN 10 in the early 1980s, it shifted just fine, and the derailleur was metal. I decided that era Simplex was the way to go. With some searching I found (in Germany) a NOS Simplex set; a SX630, with a SJ A102 with SJ6311 shifters. The shifters were industrial looking and ugly, so instead I used a Simplex Criterium set. I needed a compact crankset so a Stronglight 99 fit the bill. I get too many flats to be relaxed on tubulars so I stored the original wheels and a French wheelset was now needed. I found some Rigida clincher rims with Helicomatic hubs from the same time period as the derailleurs. I suppose they will do until the Helicomatic dies (if ever). I also found a nice Simplex seatpost out of Portugal. I topped it with a Brooks saddle. Now comes the real heresy. I needed a tall French diameter stem, so I found a (here it goes) tall SR stem. Tall French diameter stems are hard to come by. I paired that with some comfortable Nitto Rando bars and DiaComp levers (I had a set and I like the little quick release on the levers. I stored the original stem, handlebar and brake levers with the original tubular wheelset. Lastly, I added a decal set from Velocals. So, it looks right Ito me, is mostly French, a great ride and very comfy. I hang it between my Motobecane Team Champion, and my PY10, so they can converse in French.

Added by OldRoadieTehachapi. Last updated 9 months ago.

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