HELLO!? HELLO!? Is anyone still here? Sorry for that extended, unannounced absence, the day job really got the best of me! In order to make up for lost time, I will be shotgunning entries with like or no introductions, accouterments or order. So be sure to check in often. Thanks for visiting.
This is Rob T’s first contribution to the OTSG, a cherry 1975 Peugeot PR-10.
This is my first submission to OTSG. This 1975 Peugeot PR-10 was my bike when I was a kid. I toured thousands of miles on this bike. It has been sitting in my garage in pieces for almost twenty years. I finally got around to overhauling it.
The PR-10 was Peugeot’s bike just below the celebrated PX-10. It has Reynolds 531 in the three main tubes (but not the forks and stays), Stronglight 49D alloy crank, alloy wheels, Normandy hubs, Mafac Racer brakes, Ava stem and handlebars. It has all original parts except the seat, tires, derailleurs, and freewheel. I swapped the original Simplex rear derailleur for a SunTour V-GT Luxe a long time ago, presumably to accommodate a larger cluster. The Simplex front derailleur was broken so I replaced it with a vintage SunTour.
The ride is still terrific, although the brakes squeal something awful. They always did. Back in the day we used to grab them with a wrench and twist like heck to toe them in, but I would be afraid to do that today.