Re: [CR]PX-10 a racer?


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Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 19:35:55 -0600
From: "Mitch Harris" <mitch.harris@gmail.com>
To: Daniel Artley <dartley@co.ba.md.us>
Subject: Re: [CR]PX-10 a racer?
In-Reply-To: <s2e4ade9.045@inet_gw.co.ba.md.us>
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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 <dartley@co.ba.md.us> 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
> then.
>
> 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