RE: [CR]How To ID a UO-8 or PX-10


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From: Mark Bulgier <mark@bulgier.net>
To: Classic Lightweights <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]How To ID a UO-8 or PX-10
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 17:37:37 -0800


Howdy all you Peugeot experts out there,

I just got a Peugeot and I'm curious what I've got. (It's not in good condition but it was free so I'm not complaining). I'd be inclined to call it a PX-10 except for what seems to be too cheezy a fork crown. The tips on the fork are Simplex to match the rear, and the paint and chrome seem to me to be identical, so I don't think it's a replacement fork. You can see what I mean at http://bulgier.net/pics/Our_Pics/Bike/PeugeotCrown.jpg

The frame, in addition to the Nervex pro lugs as you see in the picture, has the full Reynolds DB decal on the seat tube that says the blades are Reynolds. I wonder, did these blades ever have the Reynolds decals but lose 'em? I see no trace. And didn't PX-10s have the matching Nervex crown, like on this bike: http://bulgier.net/pics/Our_Pics/Bike/GitaneCrown.jpg

The workmanship on the frame is really sloppy. You can see a blob of brass on the downtube lug in the picture, on the forward-pointing point, and that's typical. The stay ends have all the burrs from slotting left on and brazed in place.

Was there a lower model than PX-10 that had Nervex and Reynolds?

Mark Bulgier