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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:35 am 
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Update long overdue here: I shelved this project in favor of riding my other bikes last year. Anyhow, I recently got the ball rolling and started putting it together. I need a couple of small items along with cables and stuff, but it is starting to come together.

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A friend passed this SX 410 on to me a couple days ago. It's no SLJ, but probably the next best thing that will fit these Simplex dropouts..

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parts from PX 10 donor

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Universal model 61 brakes. Nice paint work on the fork crown.. :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:13 am 
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That is really great, there is a Tom Simpson era model on ebay at the moment, didnt change too much in the 10 years or so, love the green and the saddle looks just right, if you need to fit tubulars ive got loads of experience with them just post or pm me ,and you can pick up Continental Giros for £15 each from CRC.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:14 pm 
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72tunaboat wrote:

(...) Nice paint work on the fork crown.. :roll:

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Yes, I've been wondering why they did that. Only reason I can think of is sheer laziness, but that wouldn't be it, would it?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:25 pm 
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non-fixie wrote:

Only reason I can think of is sheer laziness, but that wouldn't be it, would it?


Probably. Here is a photo of another PR 10 for reference.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25360212@N ... otostream/


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:29 pm 
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72tunaboat wrote:
non-fixie wrote:

Only reason I can think of is sheer laziness, but that wouldn't be it, would it?


Probably. Here is a photo of another PR 10 for reference.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25360212@N ... otostream/


Yes, I know it's standard for PR10's. Mine (above) has gotten the same treatment. So it's institutionalized indolence then?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:37 pm 
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non-fixie wrote:

Yes, I know it's standard for PR10's. Mine (above) has gotten the same treatment. So it's institutionalized indolence then?



I suppose so. I've had a few old Peugeots and the finish quality was sub-par on all of the 70s models that I've owned(more-so than Motobecane and Gitane). They got better in the mid 80s(in my opinion).


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:48 pm 
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72tunaboat wrote:
non-fixie wrote:

Yes, I know it's standard for PR10's. Mine (above) has gotten the same treatment. So it's institutionalized indolence then?



(...) They got better in the mid 80s(in my opinion).


Yes, but at the same time rust-proofing seems to have got worse during that era. Which only goes to show.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:58 am 
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I found some bars out in the garage for this project, and cleaned up the stem a little. The swedge bolt is buggered up ,but still functional. Definitely not a show bike. I have come to the conclusion that this crankset isn't going to work. 52/45 rings are not compatible with my legs and the amount of hills we have. I will be looking for something else.

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The paint shines pretty well for bein almost forty years old.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:33 am 
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Inching along here to finish this. Should be wrapped up soon.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:35 am 
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Looking superb!
It seems to be coming along nicely and looks really easy on the eye.
I especially like the last picture above, everything in its place and the angles are spot on to the eye, the drops of the bars in line with the top tube etc. Georgous colour helps ;)

Jamie


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