That old rust bucket?!
Former or future glory.
The Peugeot PX10 was THE bike to have back in the day.
Some young whipper snapper was eating them alive on one, and we all know that sells product.
Also riding a Peugeot, and only slightly shadowed in cult following was another legend of the era, Tom Simpson.
You can learn more about them here. PX-10_History
In the latest issue of RIDE magazine, they feature a PX10 restored period correct by Warren Meade of Bicycle Passion.
The PX had the best from Simplex, Mafac, and Stronglight. I wasn't even born in 1976 so like many things that pre-date me I'm going to have to take their word for it.
The STX10, though it resembled in appearance the PX10, was not in the same category. For a start it had braze ons for a dynamo. It's construction was a lot heavier, less ornate and equipped with lesser components. It was not a highly heralded bicycle.
For this customer, it was his first bike. A bike he bought as a teenager, has fond memories of the places it's taken him, and now wants to restore it. To quote him ' I want it to look f**k off'.
Here's how it currently stands. Pretty sad.
Other than FO as a prerequisite, significant chrome and singlespeed drivetrain was mentioned. Otherwise, I have open slather on the direction this restoration heads.
Watch this space.
Want more dirt?
Check out Team ARST's flickr for their shots of the Woods Point ride.