Re: [CR]ID this eBay Peugeot s.v.p. (plus Swiss threading propaganda)


Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 08:40:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Rafael Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]ID this eBay Peugeot s.v.p. (plus Swiss threading propaganda)
To: kohl57@starpower.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <191690-22004546143350358@M2W082.mail2web.com>


Mes amis,
      C'est facile - this eBay bike is a PGN-10. By the way, there is a really good chance that it has a Swiss threaded fixed cup. Mine did and several Px-10 and Pxx-10 variants that I've worked on over the years have had Swiss threaded fixed cups. It's not just a Motobecane thing. My assumption for seemingly stuck French fixed cups is that there's a 50/50 chance the cup is Swiss theaded. Anyway, Peugeot seemed to use them on numerous occasions. For what reason I do not know. Due to parts shortages? Merely to keep life interesting. I'm convinced we'll never really learn the answer.
     But back to that PGN-10. The Reynolds 501 frames are actually pretty light - as light as frames made from say Columbus SL. The forks on the PGN-10s were very heavy, though, as if they expected you to buy a bike and immediately enter Paris-Roubaix.
      Best regards,
      Fred


--- "kohl57@starpower.net" wrote:


> I'll preface this by saying I am inquiring for a friend (I
> don't do early
> '80s bikes... yet) and it may be borderline on topic era-wise
> for this
> group, but can any of you Peugeotistes out there i.d. this
> machine on eBay?
>
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=7298&item=3675534116&
> rd=1
>
>
> I've tried to match it with the Peugeot catalogues on the
> net, but of
> course, nothing quite fits.
>
> Oh, there's a remarkable (or is it?) bright ORANGE PX-10 on
> eBay as of
> today... tiny frame and it's in pieces but when did they make
> an orange
> PX-10? Looks c. 1972.
>
> Peter Kohler
> Washington DC USA
>
>
>
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