Frequently lined up in between white PX-10s in the 70s on the start line.
Mitch Harris Little Rock Canyon, Utah
On 7/25/05, Daniel Artley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> With all this talk of PX-10's being an out of the box racer, I'd like to
> question the cognoscenti about its true ilk. My PX-10, bought in 1968
> came with a 45x52 and 14-24 cogset, which were decidedly race gears, but
> the geometry seemed so much more touring than race. I loved that bike.
> The bike was comfortable, handled nice, though there was a particular "S"
> bend near the dam of Loch Raven reservoir north of Baltimore that brought
> out a harmonic vibration in its head tube. It was the favorite of the
> local touring club, lots of white PX-10's on the faster group rides back
> I was a bike mechanic back then, spending all my savings on bike parts,
> and tried to make the PX-10 all Campy in the way people with little money
> could do it, Campy derailleurs, Mighty Compe cranks, etc. It soon became
> obvious though that the frame was the weak link, and I bought a Woodrup
> road frame in 1973 that was sooo much more of a racing machine when all
> the parts combined. My question:
> Does anyone know people who actually raced the PX-10's of that era other
> than as beginning racers who shortly moved up to 'real' racing bikes?
> Happy trails,
> Dan Artley in Parkton, Maryland