AW: [CR]Peugeot PX-10 Seat Post WTB Ideale 2001 Saddle

From: "Schmid" <>
To: "'John Hurley'" <>, <>
Subject: AW: [CR]Peugeot PX-10 Seat Post WTB Ideale 2001 Saddle
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 09:39:52 +0200
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John and List, My light blue/green PX 10 is set up similiar to yours and came with a Gipiemme (G.P. marked) 26.2mm seatpost. I thought someone might have substituted the original part but since I have seen a couple more PX 10s with this post I think it was the original outfit. You have a really nice Ideale Saddle on your bike, mine is lacking it's Ideal 2001. Will you evetually sell your 2001 model? Let me know, this goes also to all other list members: I am looking for a Ideale 2001 saddle for my PX 10, does not have to be new but in decent condition. I will buy or trade and can pay via paypal. Regards

Michael Schmid Oberammergau Germany Tel.: +49 8821 798790 Fax.:+49 8821 798791 mail:

-----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht----- Von: [] Im Auftrag von John Hurley Gesendet: Mittwoch, 11. Juli 2007 19:31 An: Betreff: [CR]Peugeot PX-10 Seat Post

List Members:

Thanks to all who replied.

Many suggested PX-10 seat post should be 26.4, not 26.2mm. Existing post is English-made; no diameter inscribed. Original saddle was Ideale 2001 leather-over-nylon on a Simplex post, but I wanted solid leather (Brooks). Dealer offered an Ideale 90 IR, w/straight post. Dealer had to sand post, and just this year I sanded even more 'til it finally fit right, so while I don't think anyone squeezed the lug, that is still a possibility. Perhaps someone could tell from the photo whether the lug looks squeezed. Here's a picture of the existing setup:

I have an SR Laprade post inscribed 26.4, and it doesn't want to go in. Another bit of trivia is that on page 227 of The Custom Bicycle by Kolin and de la Rosa (1979) the author states, with some reservation, that a French bike with double-butted tubing is likely to have a 26.2 or 26.8 mm post, and without db tubing 26.2 or 26.4. I think I'll let my LBS check it before ordering a new post.

I often see comments on eBay about the presence or absence of insertion marks on vintage seat posts, and know myself how hard it is to avoid scratching up an alloy post. Would it be better, or even possible, to use an undersized post in combination with an aluminum or nylon insert? BTW: One person asked about the year model of my bike; I wish I knew for sure. Purchase date was Jan 1981, but Bicycling Magazine reviewed a PX10LE just like mine in Dec 1977.

John Hurley
Austin, Texas USA