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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
I vividly remember the advert for these bikes it was a cyclist (No idea who). Standing in full Peugeot kit with the bike held at full arms length above his head, striking and impressive.

B.I.T.D. it had a full French build (unsurprisingly) Stronglight A9 H/set, 107 chainset, BB, seatpost. Simplex gearing, Maillard hubs, Atax bars and stem. The only thing I am fuzzy about are the brakes, I think they were Weinmann Carerra.

Hope this helps :wink:


The Robert Millar photo can be seen here

http://veloretrocourse.proboards.com/th ... -py?page=4

Note the Turbo saddle, which Peugeot were putting on their top end bikes by ‘83 and the toe clips.

Of course RM’s race set up may have been different.


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Old School Hero

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Hi DSH, that is an excellent link you attached, lots of Peugeot loveliness on there, much appreciated.

Over past weeks I have been slowly accumulating parts, I will get some photos up shortly..


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Old School Hero

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So I have been slowly collecting parts for the 'Robert Millar PY10FC Homage' and this has lead me into the mysterious world of French componentry! I don't know if the following will be of any interest or use but I shall post my discoveries as I go along with this build... So starting with the gears...

Rear Derailleur
The standard 'off the shelf' bike originally was supplied with a Simplex SLJ5500 R/D, and on later versions of the bike it was an SLJ6600 T/SP... Simplex parts alone is a minefield and very easy to think that you are looking at one type of R/D when in fact it was something completely different.

For the actual team bikes, they used a Simplex LJ4000 CP/SP rear derailleur. This was further modified by drilling holes in the jockey wheels and jockey wheel cages to reduce the total weight to 145g! I managed to find a standard version (a hefty 170g!). interestingly the body is made of delrin plastic. Odder still, instead of a standard allen headed bolt to attach to rear hanger on the frame. it has a bolt that feeds in from the other side of the hanger and clamps the derailleur to the frame. Unusually on mine it has a gold Simplex logo on a black background (all the images I found of these have a black Simplex logo on a silver background) has so I don't know if this a special version, or just an early version? it is possible to get the decals for these so I shall ponder on changing it..

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Dirt Disciple

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I used to drool over these in the Pug catalogues . There`s one on ebay at the moment, been on for ages with a strange mix of kit including c-record chainset and rear mech , fancy it myself but its beyond my budget. As well as Peugeot`s own pro team even ANC had a few PY10-fc`s for the 87 tour with full C-record , would love to recreate one of them one day :-)


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