Bleu!

Rare is the day one comes across a PX10 in blue. Here we have two.

Bike #1 is a very nice single-speed conversion:

blue 1 $_57

For sale is a beautifully restored 1978 Peugeot PX-10. It has been powder-coated dark blue and professional industry-grade decals have been applied. It has been re-built to be a moden fixed gear or single speed commuter or urban bike. I have put a lot of effort into making this bike the “ultimate” vintage commuter with all quality parts that are strong, reliable, but also aesthetically complimentary to the vintage frame. See full parts list below.

I made some minor modifications to the original frame. I filed off the shifter bracket shoulder on the down tube, the derailleur hanger on the drive-side dropout, and the cable guide on the drive-side chainstay. I also had slotted brake cable stops welded onto the side of the top tube before it was powder coated. You can see how clean the frame looks as a dedicated fixed gear/single speed.

Thanks to the slotted cable stops and the hinged brake levers, the front, rear, or both brakes can easily be removed to make it a dedicated fixed gear. The rear wheel has a White Industries 18 tooth trials freewheel on one side, and a Dura Ace 18 tooth fixed cog on the other side, so you can swap back and forth from fixed to single speed as you wish.

The frame and fork are made from Reynolds 531 tubing, a legendary steel that makes the PX-10 one of the most desired vintage bikes out there.

Take a look at the details on this bike. I put a lot of care into making it look as classy as I could. It’s rock solid and ready to ride.

I am selling this bike as local pick up only. Feel free to contact me and set a time to see this bike and take it for a ride. It is incredibly smooth and rolls like a freight train.

The Parts:
Headset – Stronglight Competition (the same one that came stock on the original PX-10s) in very good used condition
Stem – ITM Eclipse chromed 25.4 clamp 100mm length
Handlebar – Ichigear Classic Pista Drop Bar 44cm width Black
Brake levers – Cane Creek cross tops black
Cork handlebar tape black
Seatpost – Rino
Saddle – Selle Italia Max Flight
Brakes – Shimano Ultegra Side-pull road calipers
Bottom Bracket – IRD QB-55 110mm
Bottom Bracket Cups – IRD Swiss
Crankset – Shimano 600 (Ultegra level) 170mm
Chainring – 47 tooth
Chain – KMC Z
Freewheel – White Industries 18 tooth Trials (72 points of engagement!)
Fixed Track Cog – Shimano Dura Ace 18 tooth
Fixed Cog Lock Ring – Shimano Dura Ace
Wheels – Weinmann DP 18 Ultimate Power Single Speed / Fixed Gear
Tires – Vittoria Zaffiro 700 x 23

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Peugeot-PX-10-Fixed-Gear-Single-Speed-Vintage-Commuter-Reynolds-531-58-cm-/291302200662

Bike #2 is an unrestored original (or close to original) example that presents quite nicely:

blue 2 $_57

Peugeot PX-10,
Reynolds 531
58cm c-c seat tube 58 c-c top tube
fancy Nervex lugs
27″ Normandy Luxe Competition wheelset with Wolber super champion rims
Panaracer Pasela tires
Stronglight crankset,
Stronglight headset
Mafac Racer brakes
3TTT record stem
Ideale 90 saddle, Rebour conditioned, copper rivets
VG-T rear derailleur
Simplex front derailleur,
Lyotard pedals

Frame shows a few scratches and scrapes, includes one dent in the top tube and a dent on the seatstay, see photos.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Peugeot-PX-10-Road-bicycle-France-58cm-blue-nervex-fancy-lugs-531-/191420898680

We are not opposed to conversions (indeed, we have done it ourselves numerous times) but feel that these bikes are nice enough that perhaps they’re better off being left alone. We have never personally experienced a high-end conversion, though, so who knows— maybe one ride will be enough to put us over the moon!

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