What you can see here is one of the best lugged steel bikes Peugeot ever made.
Peugeot started its bicycle production already in the late 19th century. But it was not until they started to sponsor professional riders, that their sports bikes grew massively famous. 10 Tour de France victories, countless championships and other races have been won on bikes with the Lion emblem.
In the second half of the 20th century, pictures of riders like Rudi Altig, Eddy Merckx, Tom Simpson or Bernard Thévenet smashing it on Peugeot bikes became iconic. First the professional level bike was the model PX10 which later was developed into the PY10. But there was something even better:
In the late 1970s Peugeot offered its absolutely best bike to the solvent customer. In the Ateliers Prestige Peugeot, away from the ordinary production, they brazed the Peugeot PRO10, which used, in fact, exactly the same frameset which was made for the professional team. These frames were built to order in very small numbers, thus they were open to a wide variety of customisation.
Not only could you choose a custom geometry, but also tubing and parts. As tubing there was a choice of Reynolds 531, 753 or 531SL.
On our bike there was made fine use of the choice. And it looks marvellous.
Not only is it in outstanding condition, as it had been restored. It also has the inner values top deliver on the road. The frameset is made from Reynolds 531 throughout. The componentry consists of a compilation of fine parts, mostly Spidel.
If you like to ride a Peugeot, then why not the best?
|Size (Center-Top)||57 cm|
|Top Tube||57 cm|
|Head Tube||14.5 cm|
|Shifters||Spidel (by Simplex)|
|Crankset||Stronglight; 170mm; 50/40|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Record|
|Seat||Selle San Marco Gi Luxe 312|
|Hubs||Normandy Luxe Competition|
|Tires||Tufo S33 Pro; 24x700c tubular|