[CR]Quality of PX-10 bikes...it's all relative

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From: "Tom Sanders" <tsan7759142@comcast.net>
To: "Classicrendezvous@Bikelist.Org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 16:16:30 -0400
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Subject: [CR]Quality of PX-10 bikes...it's all relative

Like many folks here, a PX-10 ( In Lemon Ice, yet!) was my first nice bike back in the very early '70s. And it was a VERY nice bike! It often stopped folks in their tracks to look at it. Perhaps the mid Michigan folks lacked the sophistication of the west coasters, but folks around here thought it cool, indeed! I never thought of it as being in any way crude or poorly finished. Now I own bikes by Brian Baylis, Richard Sachs, etc. I would perhaps now regard the Peugeot as more crude...but this is now and that was then. To judge it by the standards that we apply now may not be appropriate. In those days, I saw no Masi bikes or others that made mine look bad...if there were any in town, I certainly never even saw them. Mine was the baddest bike in town, far as I knew, and I was very proud of it. To ride it was to feel Mad, Bad, and Dangerous To Know. I think we have to say that the PX-10 was a great bike in its time and certainly about as successful a racer right out of the box as any bike. Now we have folks seeming to think they were bad or good and the debate seems to be couched in today's standards. I can state flatly that, at the time, they were very cool bikes. Why not just leave it at that and cease
this endless arguing?
Tom Sanders
Lansing, Mi