Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Senior Member LetterRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    77
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Info on a Peugeot Montreal Express?

    I just pulled a late 80s Peugeot Montreal Express out of the dumpster. Why can't I find anything about these bikes? It's Canadian, sporting Sakae cranks and a sticker saying Ishiwata 4130 Chromemoly. That's about all I know. Does this frame go by something other than Montreal Express?
    Anyone know anything?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    7,742
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Is it a lugged MTB? I fixed up a Peugeot Canyon Express a few years back for someone as a single speed MTB: U-brake in the rear, cantis in front, unicrown fork, 559mm wheels. It was a nice bike.

    Neal

  3. #3
    Senior Member miamijim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Tampa, Florida
    Posts
    11,840
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Aside from saying 'it is what it says it is' there's not much more to say. In the late 80's Peugeots entry level mtn. bikes were made by Procycle in Cananda. There were 9 mountain bikes in the line up for 1989...the Montreal Express was one from the bottom.

    All potential Ebay pics get my special tag.....

    WWW.CYCLESPEUGEOT.COM 2005 Pinarello Dogma; 1991 Paramount PDG 70 Mtb; 1976? AD Vent Noir; 1989 LeMond Maillot Juane F&F; 1993? Basso GAP F&F; 1989 Terry Symmetry; 2003 Trek 4700 Mtb; 1983 Vitus 979

  4. #4
    Senior Member Grand Bois's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Pinole, CA, USA
    Posts
    15,277
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Were they making Peugeot mountain bikes in France, Canada and Japan at the same time? I have a Japanese-built one from the late eighties and I've seen pictures of French models that look like they were made at around the same time.

  5. #5
    Senior Member miamijim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Tampa, Florida
    Posts
    11,840
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post
    Were they making Peugeot mountain bikes in France, Canada and Japan at the same time? I have a Japanese-built one from the late eighties and I've seen pictures of French models that look like they were made at around the same time.
    They may have been.....Does yours have one of the 'Designed in the U.S.A. Made in Japan/France' decals?

    I know they put those decals on because they didnt want consumers to say, "what do the French know about Mtn. Bikes." We need to keep in mind that the mid to late 80's was still the infancy of mtn. biking.
    WWW.CYCLESPEUGEOT.COM 2005 Pinarello Dogma; 1991 Paramount PDG 70 Mtb; 1976? AD Vent Noir; 1989 LeMond Maillot Juane F&F; 1993? Basso GAP F&F; 1989 Terry Symmetry; 2003 Trek 4700 Mtb; 1983 Vitus 979

  6. #6
    Senior Member miamijim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Tampa, Florida
    Posts
    11,840
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I didnt a little researching and I'll say, "yes, they did."

    The '89 brochure says, while describing the Orient Express, "Europe meets the far east". If you look at the Europe Express you can clearly see Peugeots traditional chainstay protector with their red/blue logo while the Orient Express has black protector without it. Throw in the Montreal Express and they have bikes made in France, Japan and Canada all within one model year.

    No wonder they only lasted one more season.

    Jim
    WWW.CYCLESPEUGEOT.COM 2005 Pinarello Dogma; 1991 Paramount PDG 70 Mtb; 1976? AD Vent Noir; 1989 LeMond Maillot Juane F&F; 1993? Basso GAP F&F; 1989 Terry Symmetry; 2003 Trek 4700 Mtb; 1983 Vitus 979

  7. #7
    Senior Member LetterRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    77
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thank you for the info - I couldn't even find it on any of their websites or catalogs.
    To answer the first question, it is a lugged MTB and I'll probably set it up similar to your Canyon Express, nlerner, perhaps with a flipflop rear wheel.
    It should make a nice winter commuter.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •