55cm Peugeot PKN-10 Randonneur / Commuter Conversion: Reynolds 531 Steel - Hammered Fenders / VO Racks - Brooks - Stronglight - Phil - Bar End Shifters - (MINT)
Portland, Oregon pickup price is $1,100!
The Peugeot Competition PKN10 is a semi-professional French bike from the late 1970's and very early 1980's, just below the famous PX-10. It features the same Reynolds 531 steel as the PX10, but has much more tire clearance. This one started out as a nearly unridden stock bike with high end vintage parts, and was upgraded with some pretty chrome commuter commodities and modern top performing drivetrain & brakes. It's original teal and orange paint job in nearly showroom condition, Brooks saddle and matching leather tape, and randonneur racks/fenders make for one of the most aesthetically pleasing Peugeot 700c bikes I've seen. It would be a great 650b conversion candidate too!
Functionality wise, it's set up to be a randonneuse club rider, classy fast commuter, long distance touring bike, or light duty gravel bike. It currently has 700x28c tires, and with it's 45mm fenders it'll fit some 32mm tires (though you may have to trim the front fender's fork mount bolt under the crown). Without fenders, it has clearance easily for 700x38c or maybe even 700x42c. The front randonneur rack is designed for a handlebar bag, and the rear Velo Orange Constructeur rack carries small panniers / trunk bag / saddle bag. Full coverage Tanaka hammered alloy fenders keep you dry for year round riding. A resonant bell is mounted to the stem, taillight mounted to the rack, and a classy vintage French style reflector on the fender. The wide range cassette and double crank keeps you spinning up the hills. Upgraded Gran Compe 610 centerpull brakes provide outstanding braking power and modulation, with the only better performing road rim brakes being the Paul Racer centerpulls.
As for the original vintage parts still on the bike. The Stronglight 105 crankset is gorgeous and lightweight, not to mention rare. Handlebars are Belleri with the ornate wreath & crest logos. Brake levers are rare CLB Professionnel Lightened drillium with handy barrel adjusters on top. FD is a Peugeot-branded Simplex SL-J.
Unrestored, VERY few miles, lots of brand new parts, and damn close to mint. Upon first glance it easily passes for a brand new bicycle. The paint and decals hardly have a mark. The only imperfections worth noting are a bit of surface scratching under the top tube below the Competition decal and some near the BB shell and forward of it on the DT. There are other little marks here and there, but they're very minor. The vintage bars, stem, crank, brake levers, FD, seatpost, and wheels are near mint to mint and show minimal miles. Brand new (zero miles) parts include saddle, leather bar tape, shifters, tires, brakes, rear derailleur, fenders, rack, light, cables/housing.
- Top tube: 55cm
- Seat tube: 55cm (c-t)
- Head tube: 137mm
- Material: Reynolds 531 lugged steel
- Frame number: 9074522 (I believe this translates to 1979, the first number being the year)
- Fenders: Tanaka drilled alloy, 45mm (NEW)
- Racks: VO (NEW)
- Tires: Panaracer GravelKing 700x28, tan (NEW)
- Saddle: Brooks B17 Imperial (NEW)
- Crankset: Stronglight 105: 170mm x 52/42t
- Bottom bracket: Phil Wood
- Shifters: Gran Compe ENE bar end, retrofriction (NEW)
- Brakeset: Gran Compe 610 centerpull (NEW)
- Brake Levers: CLB Professional Enlightened, drilled w/ gum hoods
- Wheelset: 700c Rigida Excel 72 rims with Maillard hubs
- Front derailleur: Simplex SLJ Gold
- Rear derailleur: SUN XCD long cage (NEW)
- Handlebars: Belleri drop bars
- Headset: Hatta Swan chrome
- Seatpost: LaPrade fluted