Re: [CR]Never ridden Peugeot PX 10 on E-Bay...What a bargain! Acontrarian (is that a word?) view


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Date: Mon, 08 May 2006 14:57:41 -0700
From: John Jorgensen <designzero@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Never ridden Peugeot PX 10 on E-Bay...What a bargain! Acontrarian (is that a word?) view
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Tom Sanders wrote and highly cut:

...just buy it, because it is great...and original...and what you really want, and don't dance around playing mind games with yourself over it.

That is correct, if one wants an accurate example in good condition or better, with paint quality that it would be hard to get a current pro painter to replicate in finish detail. Brian Baylis has essentially stated that he could not bring himself to do it.

This Dubois PX is a good example that even back then lugs with more visual detail, and therefore higher perceived value by many, went a long way in hiding the lack of finish of mass produced frames. the Raleigh International, a contemporary to the PX-10 got away with similar quick construction, perhaps a wee bit more attention as it got chrome, but I bet it was enhanced due to buffing, not file work.

A poor marketing decision by Peugeot at the time changing away from Nervex head and seat lugs. As a current display piece, the lugs hold it back also.

John Jorgensen
Torrance Ca USA