Though some might find it sacrilegious, we think this is an excellent reimagining of a PX10 as a single-speed cruiser.
Of course, the conversion could benefit from some more attractive/higher-end parts (starting with that saddle), but at that asking price, we have no complaints.
1971 Peugeot PX10 – singlespeed townie 59cm – $340 (crown heights)
Ride a french legend, without the hassle or the worry. This is the real deal, but tamed & rebuilt for street use and now ready to ride – for someone around 5’10” or taller.
59cm (c-c) frame has the worn paint you’d expect, but is straight, true and has no rust. Double butted Reynolds 531 tubing throughout, including stays & fork, with hallmark Simplex dropouts and Nervex lugs of a classic PX10. In place of original tubeless racing rims, simplex shifters and dropped bars, this bike is now rigged with period Wienmann singlespeed wheels and commuter bars equipped with modern grips and brake levers. Mafac brakes have been replaced with more elegant Universal Super 68s from the same period, and the original Stronglight cranks – in fantastic shape – have been re-threaded to take conventional 9/16 pedals and are mounted to a brand new Velo Orange sealed bottom bracket (which may outlast you). Fresh chain, fresh cables, fresh pads. Near Franklin & Dean.