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Old 04-02-2018, 10:18 PM
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Peugeot PX10E Project

I got the 1980 Super Competition assembly and mostly tuned this weekend. Still several niggling things to sort out. Overall it's a sublime ride, smooth, fast, on rails. Relearning friction on the downtube took a bit. In all honesty, aside from not having brifters, it's a wonderful ride.

The impetus for this, was working all summer in 1979 at $2.90 an hour to save up for a UO8. The Super Comp was unobtainium.

This one got a few upgrades with Spidel bits, a number of large number of NOS parts, and Corsa tires. For the 30 mile test ride I did use my Speedplays. Regardless, it was a very fun 30 miles.

Just ignore the Seller Italia saddle, and the modern Dura Ace brake carriers...

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Old 04-02-2018, 10:32 PM
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My first road bike was one of these - Still looking for another one. an underrated steed for sure. Beautiful!
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:45 AM
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wow, very handsome
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:59 PM
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Beautiful classic! These were really popular when I first got into cycling. Never heard of Spidel components.

Is this a five speed?

Enjoy!
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:03 PM
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Thanks!

Spidel was the French response to Campy, Shimano and Suntour. Existing Maillard, Stronglight, Simplex, and MAFAC components were rebranded as Spidel and sold as a group set.

I built this as a seven speed, 13x24, as it will be regularly ridden.

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Old 04-07-2018, 12:51 AM
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Cool bike. Are you running 23 or 25c?
Can you tell if 28c would fit between the chain stays? looks like a non issue up front.
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:34 AM
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23mm. 28mm should fit. The chain stays look so thin and small.

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Old 04-07-2018, 10:34 AM
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Cool bike. Are you running 23 or 25c?
Can you tell if 28c would fit between the chain stays? looks like a non issue up front.
32c...

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Old 04-15-2018, 11:50 PM
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32c fits with room to spare on my 58cm PX10 (frameset available in the classifieds)

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Old 04-16-2018, 04:29 AM
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My 1st racing bike was a Peugeot Course. It was a Canadian model, different model name in the US.
Had similar components. I loved it...kept it foe years as a 2nd bike after I upgraded to a Pinarello.

Here is a pic I found online...not mine, but looks just like it.



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Old 04-16-2018, 10:10 AM
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My 1st racing bike was a Peugeot Course. It was a Canadian model, different model name in the US.
Had similar components. I loved it...kept it foe years as a 2nd bike after I upgraded to a Pinarello.

Here is a pic I found online...not mine, but looks just like it.



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The green is such a lovely color. I'm still considering getting one of those too.
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:45 AM
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It is a neat retro color. I really like the metallic blue they used in 1979. With the black, drilled Stronglight chainrings that was the coolest bike in my 14 year old eye.

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Old 04-19-2018, 06:17 PM
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these PX10s always had that certain je ne sais quoi

so nice. great job.
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