Re: [CR]re: Peugeot ID help needed

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Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 09:25:23 -0800 (PST)
From: "Fred Rafael Rednor" <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]re: Peugeot ID help needed
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: 6667


Since Russ mentioned the forks and stays on the PR-10, I thought I would add this.

Peugeot made a number of models that were "semi-PX10s". They all really looked the same but some had Reynolds main tubes while I think others had Durifort tubes (or something similar).

One thing that really distinguished the "better" semi-PX10 frames from their slightly less desirable sisters is the fork. If you take a look at the trailing edges of the fork blades, the seam will be really obvious on the less expensive forks. Some of the semi-PX10s actually used Reynolds fork blades, so I imagine that those had no visible seams even if it's a latter fork made from 501.

Also, from my perspective the Peugeonauts were a bit unpredictable about how they would equip these bikes. I think that the better frames _usually_ had better crank-sets but whether or not the rear derailleur was a plastic or aluminum Simplex piece seemed to be based on some truly ephemeral consideration.
      Amiti├Ęs,
      Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia, USA


--- Russ Fitzgerald wrote:


> The bike in question appears to be a '75-78 PR-10L, which
> Jerry pegged correctly as the model just under the PX-10E.
> 531 main triangle, who knows what for the forks and stays,
> Simplex ends, etc. They ride reasonably well - I had one set
> up as a fixed-gear for a while with no complaints.
>
> Russ Fitzgerald
> Greenwood, SC, USA
> _______________________________________________
>

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