PX10 ID
CYCLES PEUGEOT
2 60's era
PX10's with
Inoxydable decal
up high followed
by Nervex and
Reynolds decals.
1974 Px10 with
Downtube mounted
Reynolds decal.  
Notice the low
placement of
Inoxydable decal on
seat tube. In the
abscence of a
Reynolds decal look
at the space above
the Inoxydable
decal.  If there's a
large space its a
1974 or newer
model.
'serie legere' pattern no. 2
fork crowns may be the
Nervex crown.  Photo from
www.wooljersey.com
no. 49/162
head lugs
Nervex model no.
49/162 fork crown
Nervex model no.
49/162 bottom
bracket shell
Nervex model no.
49/162 seat lug
Peugeots
chrome was often clear
coated.  If the chrome on your
bike looks dull it may be due to
the clear coat yellowing or
being scratched.
While the red frameset appears
at first glance to be a PX10 it's
not.  Look at the middle section
of the seat stays and you'll
notice a tab.  The tab is for
mounting a generator and
would exclude this frameset
from being a PX10.  Its more
than likely a PX60
If your bike has this style lug,
often reffered to as Aztec lugs,
its NOT, with 100% certainty, a
PX10.
Regardless of being French or
English the language deosnt
matter.  U.S. market bikes
could have either.
PX10's blend in amongst a variety of models.  To properly identify a PX10 one must look at the bike
as a whole versus looking for a single specific feature like Nervex lugs or chrome on the fork legs
and rear triangle.

PX10's will have a variety of the following features.  A PX10 doesnt need to have all of them but a
PX10 should have most of them.

Frame tubing:  Reynolds 531 beginning in 1958.
Lugwork:  Nervex Professional model no. 49/162.  Not all PX10's used these lugs but
they are the most desireable!!
Chrome:  Lower fork legs and half chormed seat and chain stays
Braze ons:  With the exception of a rear derailleur cable stop and a small tab under
the down tube a PX10 should have NO braze ons.
Inoxydable decal:  Used through the mid 70's.  Found on many models throughout
Peugeots offerings.
Green font:  '531' will be green.  If its red its NOT a PX10
Diagonal '531:  '531' will be diagonal versus straight
Language:  it doesnt matter.  It could be English or french.

FRAME TUBING
Reynolds 531 throughout including fork legs and rear stays.  Bikes produced from
1958 through 1973 have the Reynolds decal on the seat tube.  Bikes produced after
1973 have the decal on the down tube by the shift levers.  If the bikes is missing its
Reynolds decal but still has its Inoxydable decal a year can still be determined by the
location of the Inoxydable decal.  If the Inoxydable decal is up high on the seat tube
near the lug it's a 1973 or older frame.  If the Inoxydable decal is lower down on the
seat tube its a 1974 or newer bike.
LUGWORK:  Nervex model no. 49/162 are also known as Nervex 'fancy' lugs.  
A Nervex model no. 49/162 lug set consists of 2 head lugs, seat lug, bottom
bracket shell and  fork corwn.  PX10's can be found without Nervex no. 49/162
lugs or with a combination of 49/162  lugs and plain lugs.  Not all PX10's have this
style lug, some have a complete set while others have none.

There are  7 possible combinations of lugwork and fork crowns:
Nervex model no. 49/162 fork crown with full model no. 49/162 frame lugging.
Nervex model no. 49/162 fork corwn with model no. 49/162 head lugs and seat
lug only.  BB shell will be plain.
Nervex model no. 49/162 fork crown with model no. 49/162 head lugs only.  Seat
lug and BB shell will be plain.

Plain fork crown with full Nervex model no. 49/162 lugwork
Plain fork corwn with Nervex model no. 49/162 head lugs and seat lug only.  BB
shell will be plain.
Plain fork crown with Nervex model no. 49/162 head lugs only.  Seat lug and BB
shell will be plain.
Plain fork crown with plain lugs throughout.


Nervex model no. 49/162 lugset with fork crown:
GREEN DIAGONAL '531' FONT: PX10 '531' font will be green and the
'531' will be diagonal on the frames rectagular decal.  '531' will be green but
steaight across on the triangular fork decal.  Main decal must say, "Butted Tubes
Forks & Stays.  Anything other than this excludes the frame or bike from being a
PX10.
INOXYDABLE DECAL:  Look for this decal on the seat tube.  It was used on
many different models but all PX10's from 1953 through mid 70's should have
one.  Inoxydable means 'stainless' or 'rust proof'.  The tubing itself is NOT
stainless steel.
BRAZE-ONS:  With the exception of a rear derailleur cable stop and small shift lever tab a
PX10 will have NO braze-ons.  
CHROME: PX10's from the mid 50's through the late 70's have half chromed fork legs and
half chromed rear seat and chain stays.  Towards the end of the 70's PX10's could be
purchased with fully painted forks and stays.