Peugeot PX-10 Racing Bike- 1974

Peugeot PX-10 Racing Bike- 1974

This is one of the classic racing bikes of the 1960s and 1970s, made from high-quality Reynolds 531 steel tubing. The Belgian rider, Eddy Merckx began his professional career astride a PX-10 for the BP Peugeot team in the mid-1960s. Sadly, British racer Tommy Simpson died while ascending Mount Ventoux on one in the 1967 Tour de France, in what became cycling’s first doping scandal. Furthermore, Bernard Thevenet won the 1975 and 1977 Tours de France on PX-10s.

 

This bike has been fitted with Italian- made Campagnolo derailleurs, a step up from the French made Simplex.

 

Specifications:

Designer/builder: Cycles Peugeot

Country of Origin: France

Weight: 10886g/ 24lbs.

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