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$7000+ for an old puegot?(5 posts)

$7000+ for an old puegot?Spirito di Finocchio
Mar 31, 2002 9:04 PM
trying to understand why an old px-10 (nice bike but.....really - that nice?) would be bid up so high.

sure rarity, nostalgia, demand etc etc have bearing on a bike for auction on ebay but looking at the parts - stronglight cranks, mafac brakes, simplex derailleurs, ideale saddle, px-10 frame w/ nervex lugs are still available and come up for sale at non crazy prices.

sure its all together and original and the condition of the bike was ok which i actually applaud as i prefer riders rather than museum peices but i still cant get my head around that $7100 that somebody threw down to have this bike.

it doesn't even have any carbon fibre and who is Thevenet and why are his 2 better than Lance's 1?

;-)

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France/Peug_63PX10.htm
Thevenetmr_spin
Apr 1, 2002 10:00 AM
I don't know why his two are better than Lance's one, but Bernard Thevenet beat Eddy Merckx in 1975 Tour. Thevenet won again in 1977.
re: $7000+ for an old puegot?Walter
Apr 1, 2002 4:48 PM
I remember that auction when it was on eBay awhile back. The seller also participated in a thread at Oldroads.com about it. He replied to my incredulous post where I wondered why a PX10 went for so much when old Cinellis, the benchmark in vintage roadies, topped out around $3000. Something about it being the older generation Stronglight cranks and Ideale saddle in superb shape. Btw Ideales might not have been as good as Brooks but bring big money. Basically 2 Japanese collectors got into a bid war and escalated the price WAY above the 1-1.5K we interested spectators thought the bike would go for.

Most old bikes are just old bikes. A few however.....
im performing tea ceremonies and lighting joss sticks...Spirito di Finocchio
Apr 1, 2002 5:55 PM
with my hari-kari headband and samurai inspired bathrobe if thats what it takes to get my oldie stuff suitably zenned before listing them on ebay. to atract such a bidding war i'll do anything.

will even list it in japanese html and price it in JPY. am finalising a ryokan theme for my bikeroom (bedroom) now. polish them mafac's, pro-studio lights to catch them glinting stronglights.. im ready. am rading my friends bike that i helped him buy and will replace his simplex derailleurs and shifters with some campy veloce that he dreams about but is too tight to spend. he wont know and will be gratefull anyway.

thanks for the info

:-)
im performing tea ceremonies and lighting joss sticks...Walter
Apr 1, 2002 7:10 PM
LOL

If it works let me know. I just put together an oldie for my father-in-law and have a set of those really bad plastic Simplex that wouldn't mind a new home in Japan.