Re: [CR]PX-10 Stems

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Subject: Re: [CR]PX-10 Stems
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 18:40:26 -0600

There were concerns about AVA stems failing, so someone may have replaced it with Pivo, which had a better reputation. I've never seen a original PX-10 with anything other than AVA until maybe the mid-70's. Pivos were commonly OE on Motobecane and some Follis. I'm not sure that AVA stems were as bad as reported, but I do have a pair of badly cracked AVA bars.


Jerry Moos
Houston, TX

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Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 10:05 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]PX-10 Stems

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"My 56cm 74 has a 10cm AVA. I wouldn't be surprised if the owner swapped stems for fit reasons. Is your Pivo exceptionally short or long for the frame's size? Otherwise, it could have been a bike boom parts shortage, which perhaps is why your bike and Jerry's have Super Champions instead of Mavics."

Ed Kasper Detroit MI

No, Ed... the Pivo is just the standard size. I suspect you're right about this being the result of some component foraging at the Peugeot factory as were the Super Champion rims. I don't know who made the bars and I guess ignorance is bliss. But I'm not complaining, it's all good Gallic stuff and another example of "specs are made to be fiddled".

Last night, one of the jockey wheels on the Simplex derailleur just literally fell to pieces.. what were we saying about the perils of plastique? I've been told that Suntour jockey wheels fit Simplex. Anyway, better than happening on the road. The cat batted the bits around the floor for a good 10 mins so don't tell me these are irreplacible! She's also very good at finding those forever lost tiny little Bluemel mudguard stay nuts.

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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