RE: [CR]PX-10 a racer? - the look


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Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 08:50:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Jerome & Elizabeth Moos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: RE: [CR]PX-10 a racer? - the look
To: kohl57@starpower.net, bobhoveyga@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <380-220057226153249233@M2W103.mail2web.com>


One correction, while the downtube and seattube were indeed a smaller OD, 28mm versus 28.6mm (1 1/8 inch), the toptube was actually a larger OD, 26mm versus 25.4mm (1 inch). One appreciates this whenever one tries to install Campy brake cable clips on a French toptube. You can usually get them to work, but just barely. Unfortunately, the screws with the Campy clips don't seem to be a standard thread, and the nut is built into the clip, so you can't just buy longer screws. Nevertheless I do believe you are correct in saying the French-dimension 531 tubeset was lighter.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Houston, TX

"kohl57@starpower.net" <kohl57@starpower.net> wrote:

Original Message: ----------------- From: BobHoveyGa@aol.com Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 10:52:44 EDT To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]PX-10 a racer? - the look

" I think one needs to look at the other parts as well, and possibly the frame itself. Peugeot definitely made some interesting and remarkable choices in balancing cost, weight and performance. "

A CR Lister e-mailed me privately suggesting that it was indeed the frame.

The PX-10 used a smaller diameter tubing for all three tubes apparently an d it was also pointed out that the Cinelli style fork weighed more due to th e solid fork crown. He also agreed re. the crankset and other components

being lighter. They all "feel" lighter especially the brake levers, stem

and narrowier diameter bars etc. My PX-10 rides so light, you can feel i t on bumps and at speed, she can almost rattle, if that's the right word. Not necessarily "flimsy" but light. You could, of course, drop the weight st ill further with a Maillard 700 dural freewheel, later Simplex alloy seat post

and lighter rims like the Monthlery Legeres (which I'd really like to put on mine if I can find a pair). As you say what was so laudable was being

able to achieve this weight and performance at a good $100 less than a Raleigh and $200 less than a Cinelli. Amazing, really.

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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