Kenneth, I'm not talking about a cutout in the main shell of a BB, I'm talking about the lug, specifically the downtube to BB lug. All of the bottom brackets on all of the Peugeot PX-10s I've seen did not have cutout windows in any of the lugs, including the BB. There are a good many PX-10's I've not seen, but then there are a few I have seen too.
The context of the question is a frame I bought from Freek Faro who presented a very light French threaded frame with Nervex lugs, Simplex dropouts, and chrome in all the right places decaled as a Gazelle Champion Mondial. Many of the usual CR posters rapidly declared Freek's mystery frame as a PX-10 and I tend to agree, but the window in the BB bothers me. The frame seems to me that it may have quite a story to tell, if only it could talk.
It was worth $10 to me to find out for certain.
Jon M. Crate Marietta, Georgia USA
From: kenneth denny [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 9:10 PM To: Jon Crate Subject: Re: [CR] Ace of Spades - playing with a full deck
What exactly do you mean by "cutout lug window in the bottom bracket", since the bottom bracket, by virtue of it's design, is a combination of shell, axel,, bearings and cups? Do you mean a cutout design in the BB shell? If so, there are plenty.
Best Regards from Boston,
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Brian, If spades are natural - I guess you could say so are hearts and diamonds! I'm sure you will have plenty of examples on the other side of DeRosa and Pogliaghi.
I have a $10 (via paypal) reward for the first photo of a known PX-10 with a cutout lug window in the bottom bracket.
Jon M. Crate
Marietta, Georgia USA