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Old 04-22-20, 01:41 PM
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Old 04-22-20, 03:03 PM
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Wow, those are teaser shots!!!
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Old 04-22-20, 03:18 PM
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1983 PRO-10

Originally Posted by mountaindave View Post
Wow, those are teaser shots!!!
Thanks, for those curious about the PRO-10 bikes, Peugeot created its own in-house custom racing bike frame building division in 1974,
the same year that Raleigh did the same with its SBDU (Specialist Bicycle Development Unit).
The model designation PY was adopted for the Prestige Peugeot machines.

In addition to building the Peugeot cycling team's bikes, Prestige Peugeot offered off-the shelf machines, including limited edition replicas of Tour de France champion Bernard Thevenet's PY-10,
to the French and European market as well as completely custom made framesets with a wide choice of components featuring the Spidel Group (Simplex, Stronglight, Mafac and Maillard).
Framesets were available in 531 Extra Legere (531c), 531 and 753 tubing with choice of geometry and colours.

Depending on the frame tubing or components, the PY could be available in the following varients
PY-10 CP (1977-1981)
PY-10 EC (1978-1979)
PY-10 FC (1983-1986) (Carbon Fibre)
PY-10 LC (1980)
PY-10 LCP (1979)
PY-10 P (1988)
PY-10 S (1980-1983)
PRO-10(1982-1985)

The PY-10CP (Course Professionelle) was always the top-end model with 531 Extra Legere or 753 tubing (1980 only). This was rebranded in 1982 as the PRO-10 (531 Extra Legere only)
which proved to be the last model built by the Prestige Peugeot division. The bike here is the PRO-10 which was offered only in the 1982 catalogue (custom request after)
and was essentially the same as the 1980-81 PY-10CP except for a braze-on front derailleur and drilled rear drop-outs. Like the PY-10CP, it was available only by custom order with an eight-month wait usually.

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Old 04-22-20, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Of course it's French! Who else would come up with an elegant clip to hold the brake cable away from the paint?
Beautiful bike!
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If I remember enough about Duke7777 and his metal working capabilities he probably built that little clip himself.
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Old 04-22-20, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Narhay View Post
If I remember enough about Duke7777 and his metal working capabilities he probably built that little clip himself.
The cable guide came with the frame when I bought it last year on ebay.fr, and I believe it was on the bike when the previous owner bought it from the son-in-law of the possibly-original owner, but I have no idea whether it is original to the frame. I have mixed feelings about the clip. One could surmise that the frame builder got the exit angle of the internal cable route too large, then added the guide as an afterthought to keep the cable from arcing out too far away from the frame. On the other hand Mario Miosotti seems to have been quite a clever fellow based on the info I can find, so maybe I'm missing something.
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Old 04-23-20, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by andrewcd View Post


1983 PRO-10
....The bike here is the PRO-10 which was offered only in the 1982 catalogue (custom request after)
and was essentially the same as the 1980-81 PY-10CP except for a braze-on front derailleur and drilled rear drop-outs. Like the PY-10CP, it was available only by custom order with an eight-month wait usually.
Dayamn!!
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Old 04-26-20, 11:54 AM
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My first bike was a gold Motobecane Mirage 27", back in my early teens, around 1970. Man, did I love that bike. It had the infamous brake set-up with the 2nd pull levers by the handlebar (Weinman?). Never did have a problem with it (but then again, what did we know as young kids...)

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Old 04-27-20, 05:07 AM
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I bought an identical bike to this when I was in the Army in Germany in 1972 thru the French military Post Exchange that was located in the same town I was stationed, Kaiserslautern. Except it was a 23" frame. The model was called a PX8. Same color, components, fenders, rack and lights … with yellow bulbs, of which I think I still have a couple. It cost $60! Several of the guys stationed in our unit bought Peugeots thru the French PX while there. That's where I taught myself how to use and shift gears. And that you don't climb a hill on the 52-14 sprockets.
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Old 04-27-20, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by FrankScott View Post

Wow you really shined that one up! Looks great!
Interesting that I acquired a nearly identically-equipped, almost derelict Moto a couple of weeks ago. Similar rack, same fenders, same lights with factory wiring, same stem (and steel bars?). It had been upgraded around 1979 with a set of Campy/Mavic tubulars, Suntour RD, 14-34 freewheel and Brooks saddle.
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Old 05-20-20, 12:35 PM
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Peugeot Triathlon

This is a 1985 Peugeot Triathlon that I upgraded to 9 speed with Ultegra Brifters, brakes etc. Had it powder coated as well.

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Old 05-20-20, 12:59 PM
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My '76 Moto GT in it's current state.





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Old 05-20-20, 02:46 PM
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Motobecane Super Champion 1975...ish.


1970's Motobecane Super Champion. Bought in poor condition and given a second lease of life.
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Old 05-25-20, 02:27 AM
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Looks like the fragile paint is in truly exceptional condition - I'd be sourcing original equipment parts to recapture its former glory.
Mine is later - 1975 - and original, but with the patination of many years and miles... :0)
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Old 07-10-20, 02:24 PM
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Laced up some high flange Pelissier track hubs that I bought from CV-6 to some Araya rims for my Grand Jubile.

The high flange hubs look so good on a bike of this age

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Old 07-23-20, 10:03 AM
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An updated shot of my 78 Team Champion with Noodles and tricolor Benotto.

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Old 07-26-20, 06:43 PM
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KAS Vitus


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