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Hopefully My Last PX10

Old 06-13-19, 04:18 AM
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Very nice restoration job, of a bike that holds a nostalgic place in my heart.
And, if I may say..so glad you got rid of that awful red stuff you had on the bars
as a finishing touch in the first pics..whatever it was.
The tan cloth tape looks much better. But I think black might look even better.
Real nice looking bike.
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Originally Posted by John E View Post
Tell me more about the paint job. Do you have a spray booth? What type of paint did you use?

A PX-10 is always a classy-looking bike, but yours looks particularly good. I kind of like the 1960s downtube decals, even if they are a bit of a liberty.

One of my fellow commuter rail passengers with an otherwise all-black bike did the same brown saddle / brown handlebar tape treatment you did -- very nice!
Thanks! I had a cheap 10-person tent that was going to be thrown away so I propped it up one last time for the paint job. I used SprayMax 2K primer, white, and clear coat. Needed two cans of white and I applied the decals before the clear coat.

Even with my 3M respirator, I got a sense of how dangerous that spray paint stuff is so I tried to be quick and didnít stay inside the tent long. I used the tips I read in these forums and baked the frame in my car.

Itís not perfect but the few imperfect spots that initially bothered me, I canít find anymore now that Iíve ridden the bike. I was quoted $450 by a local paint shop that paints bikes and didnít think a PX10 was worth that. The spray paints, sanding supplies, respirator, and decals cost me about $150 but I learned a lot during the process. Seeing the bare tubes engraved with Reynolds 531 was pretty cool for me.
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Very pretty!

I don't see many pics of the non-drive side rear dropout. I think yours has the steel horn or tab hanging down from it in the same location as the derailleur mounting tang. I think there was a stickied link here many years ago (from Miamijim?) that lead to stating that tang was only on 1967 and 1968. If MJ was correct (and was actually the author), your bike is not early '70s. The article also did not at that time believe SNs could be correlated to year.
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If his is pre-1970, then the new downtube decals are correct. Great job either way!

Now you have me motivated. Sieger number 2 was fairly decently repainted, sans decals. A fellow in Austria now sells Capo deals, including a Modell Sieger set ... .
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Very inspirational! I would love to find one close to 59 in size and late 60's
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The bike is gorgeous, and your photography is amazing.
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
Very nice restoration job, of a bike that holds a nostalgic place in my heart.
And, if I may say..so glad you got rid of that awful red stuff you had on the bars
as a finishing touch in the first pics..whatever it was.
The tan cloth tape looks much better. But I think black might look even better.
Real nice looking bike.
+1 agreed

It is literally black and white with these for me, black seat, cables, bar tape and lugs with white paint, stark contrast and no doubt in your mind when you see one, you know its a PX-10.

And great job OP, very nice.
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I won't even ask how you get the sleeping bag and camp stove in and out of the Spalding.
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Both restorations were done impeccably and tastefully. Man she is a beauty!
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