RE: [CR] NOS 23 Peugeot PX-10 and building a bike from a box


From: Stronglight49@aol.com
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 01:39:54 EDT
Subject: RE: [CR] NOS 23 Peugeot PX-10 and building a bike from a box
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


Yes, a very rare find indeed, Dan! Thanks for pointing out the auction. And, by the way, regarding the rarity of this or any bike... Is it just me, or does anyone else think that the seller was insane for discarding the original carton in which the bike had been shipped and was then stored for nearly 40 years? To me, this is invaluable historical... uh... "provenance". I'd probably bid hundreds of dollars more for that bike (or any such bike) if it were still with it's proper original box.

To me this would be like finding a brand new, factory original 1969 426 Chrysler Hemi engine or a 1969 Jaguar V12 for an XKE, still in it's decades old factory crate, and then deciding to just remove it and toss the parts into the back of my mini-van... simply NUTS! -- Perhaps I'm just too obsessive, but to me, this also concerns me that the seller, a professional bike mechanic for the past 12 years, who has probably been just tossing together highly disposable aluminum and carbon fiber bikes, would not be someone I'd feel comfortable trusting to CAREFULLY re-pack an irreplaceable NEW vintage bike for shipping.

[ Yeah, Bob... I took the Rembrandt out of it's original frame so I could slip it into a mailing envelope... ]

Bob Hanson, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Dan Kasha wrote: This strikes me as a rare find, an NOS, not yet assembled PX-10 Ebay number 200120991630.

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