Re: [CR] Reynolds decals on PX-10s


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Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 15:22:51 -0700
From: verktyg <verktyg@aol.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: Re: [CR] Reynolds decals on PX-10s


As Francofile a company as Peugeot was and with as much juice as they had with their vendors, I don't think that they would have used English Reynolds decals unless they absolutely had to.

Remember, their bikes were "all French" until the bitter end (MAFAC, Simplex, Stronglight and so on).

I've never seen a Peugeot or a Gitane for that matter with an "original" Reynolds decal in English.

The 1977-87 PY-10 and the early 80s PZ pictured on the CR website have French Reynolds decals.

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France/Peugeot_home.htm

My KOF? 1988 Peugeot Chorus has French Reynolds 753r decals. I have pictures of a 1988 Peugeot Aravis with French Reynolds 531p decals too.

The fragile seat tube mounted Reynolds waterslide decals often fell victim to careless bike shop mechanics who used bikes stands that clamped the seat tube.

It's likely that someone replaced a damaged French decal with a later style starred Reynolds decal obtained through a Schwinn or Raleigh dealer or it's a repop decal.

Chas. Colerich Oakland, CA USA

Chuck Brooks:
> Peugeot did not completely stop using French Reynolds decals in the late 70s as my 1980 CFX-10 has French 531 decals - and they are original.
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> Chuck Brooks
> Malta, NY NEUSA
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> From: donald gillies
> Sent: Tue, Jul 27, 2010 4:10 pm
> Subject: Re: [CR] Reynolds decals on PX-10s
>
>
> I'll go out on a limb here and say that you MAY NOT have an early
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> 1970's PX-10s, you might have a late 1970's PX-10s. The ***531***
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> decal was introduced by Schwinn in the early 70's (maybe 72 ?? not
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> sure), but the ***531*** decal for European frames was not introduced
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> (at least on Raleighs) until 1977 (I have 2 such bikes, one Carlton,
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> one Raleigh, and a 1976 531-db Raleigh without said decal), and so I
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> believe that your decal must have a gold band saying, "(TI) Reynolds
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> Tube Co. Limited", which indicates a post-1976 decal. Raleigh was
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> about as close to Reynolds as possible, as both companies were owned
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> by TI from 1976 onwards.
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> So the answer is, probably, Peugeot may have stopped using
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> french-language decals in the late 1970's, so you got the latest
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> 531-db decal, but I wouldn't know why they abandoned french, OR, you
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> have a replacement decal on your frameset, and the bike could be any
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> year.
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> If your frame lacks a gold band at the bottom, then I'd say it's
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> almost certain that it's a decal intended for a Schwinn Paramount
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> which was diverted for use on a Peugeot PX-10s repaint.
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> - Don Gillies
>
> San Diego, CA, uSA