you're right this is probably a PX 10/LE, or to be more precise a 1977 PXN-10/LE. Except the PY-10 all Peugeots were also available with clincher tires as "N" models. The PXN-10 was also the only one available in silver (in Europe) while the PX-10 was only available in light blue that year.
But the difference to the many, many PY-10 versions are not only the braced on brake studs. The PY-10 before 1978 had also normal Mafac brakes. Not all PY-10 had Simplex Super LJs, there were also several versions with Delrin Simplex LJ4000 derailleurs.
Dating PY-10s seems to be an art or science of its own.
Next week I will pick up a (probably 76) PY-10, I bought on eBay http://cgi.ebay.de/
Dirk Feeken Heidelberg Germany
-----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Eric Elman Sent: Sonntag, 25. April 2004 00:38 To: Donald Gillies; email@example.com Subject: [CR]Probably not a PY10/was Ebay Outing : Almost-New PY10, 56 cm, SLJ 1970's, 16 hrs left.
I'm not so sure that this is a PY-10 as it does not have braze-ons for the brake pivot studs nor does it have retro-friction levers or Simplex SLJ derailleurs.
I believe it to be one of the last PX-10LE's as it has late generation Mafac Competiton brakes with normal mountings, standard Simplex Criterium rear derailleur and Super Compettiton front with Criterium shift levers and the Stronglight 105 crankset; all just as the last of the PX-10LE's were spec'd when they arrived here in the states.
I could of course be wrong but feel pretty sure she is not the ultra desireable PY-10; she is still very desireable as the PX-10LE, relative to the PX-10E, was still a pretty rare bike.
She's my size so we know what that means....
> Auction ends in 16 hours
> I've been admiring this silver peugeot for a week, stronglight 105 and
> simplex SLJ gears, mafac breaks, maillard (700?) hubs and Ideale
> saddle with classic Peugeot graphics. it sure has a very classy look
> like a 70's era paramount or cinelli. It will make somebody very,
> very happy. Did this represent the pinnacle of french road racing
> - Don Gillies
> San Diego, CA