Saturday, March 12, 2016

1977 Peugeot PX10

I bought this 1977 PX10 two years ago and it's in beautiful, original condition. I really can't find a scratch on it. There's some clear coat problems on some chrome, but nothing too bad, considering that the bike is nearly 40 years old. 

I'm keeping the huge, rather ugly reflectors and that pie tin spoke detector on the bike. Plain lugs, nothing fancy other than the chromed stays and fork ends, but still a nice specimen and one I'm proud to own. 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Encino Velodrome Bicycle Swap Meet - March 5, 2016

A good mix of vintage and modern road bikes with very
little BMX/cruiser/single speed.

Two of these Team Raleigh bikes there. Neither in terrific shape,
but pretty nonetheless.

Late 60s LeJeune in beautiful shape with matching fenders.

Beautiful Legnano-branded Campagnolo hubs.
More on "branded" components HERE.

Many cool, interesting, rare components. 

NOS vintage cyclocross shoes - unused!

New vs not-so-new. Love those Shimano EX/AX brakes.

Although not a large swap, the Encino velodrome bicycle swap drew a moderately-sized crowd this morning under overcast SoCal skies. The threat of rain later in the day didn't dissuade the sellers who spread their wares on tarps and tables. Great prices and plenty of vintage bikes and gear draws a strong C&V crowd to this quarterly meet. 

I walked away with a nice and very shiny 1950s chrome-plated crankset (still need to determine brand), a pair of Serfas cycling eye glasses, pair of toe clips, a pair of Look-branded carbon bottle cages for my (non C&V) Look 585 Team, and some brake pads. 

I'll plan on hitting this again in six months. For the vintage enthusiast, it's better than the monthly Whittier swap that I've attended a dozen times over the past few years. 

Chime in if you've attended this swap or any other you'd like to share a story about. 

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