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

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Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 11:32:49 -0400
Subject: RE: [CR]PX-10 a racer? - the look

Original Message: ----------------- From: Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 10:52:44 EDT To: 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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