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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Peugeot PX10.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:08 pm 
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Turning my attention towards the brakes I was really surprised how well preserved the Mafac Racer center pulls were. I was expecting rusty nuts, bolts and springs but after cleaning, polishing and a regrease they look almost factory fresh. New brake blocks are on their way from France.


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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Peugeot PX10.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:09 am 
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They look great. I have several sets of racer brakes, levers and a couple of Mafac cantis as well and they were obviously high quality because it seems that regardless how far gone they look when I get them, after dismantling and a bit of Autosol they come up looking like yours above. Once new brake blocks are fitted and the occasional washer/sleeve or two they work just as well as anything, if not far better than most others. My preferred option for braking :)
This Peugeot is going to look and ride pretty amazing once your done :)

Jamie


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:56 am 
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Cheers Jamie, they are excellent stoppers, got them on my other rides as well. They are so much better looking than Weinmann center pulls and a lot lighter... weighing in at around 330g the pair. That's pretty light even by today's standards. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:02 pm 
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That looks fantastic.. Lug work is superb.. Looking good..


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:10 pm 
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The Ideale Record Type 59 saddle looked to be in pretty good shape with no sagging or cracking to the leather, just the alloy undercarriage slightly twisted with chewed and miss matched nuts. I gave the top a couple of coats of neatsfoot oil and left for a few days to penetrate, then dressed with two coats of leather balm. Now I could turn my attention to the underside of the leather layered with years of dirt. With a toothbrush and Fairy liquid i just keep scrubbing under a warm tap until the water ran clear. The undercarriage was straightened, polished and treated to neat stainless steel nuts and washers... really pleased with the result. :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Peugeot PX10.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:47 pm 
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Liking all the details of the restoration you are showing.


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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Peugeot PX10.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:50 pm 
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Very enjoyable read so far. 8)


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Moving to the transmission, the rear block is by Cyclo..made in France 14 -22 giving a two tooth jump each shift. The Simplex Juy rear mech can only handle a maximum of 22 teeth. After a strip and soak in petrol i used pipe cleaners to scrub between the sprockets. Showing some signs of wear so will have to wait and see how it runs with a new chain. :? ... will talk more about new chains later.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:34 pm 
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Upfront Pugsey's running a Stronglight type 45 cottered chrome crankset with 50×46 alloy rings. With the 14-22 rear block this will give me a 96 inch top gear and 56 inch bottom. Gentle cleaning with fine wire wool & WD-40 then Solvo has brought the chrome up, but has revealed some rubbing to the driveside crank. Chain rings are in excellent condition with plenty of life left. I like to know what coating was used on the crank bolts?...I was expecting rusty chrome. Luckily they haven't been attacked by a hamfisted mechanic and remain sharp and crisp. :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Peugeot PX10.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:42 pm 
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Looks like I've missed some crud on the inner edges of the rings.... should have gone to Specsavers. :facepalm:


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