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Old 02-13-12, 07:41 PM   #1
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Interesting Peugeot Tourer

Hi all,

I found a bit of an interesting Peugeot Tourer. It's definitely on the lower end but will serve its purpose as a lucky lady's campus bike/commuter. If anyone (I'm looking at you T-Mar) wants to give a little more insight into the history I'd greatly appreciate it. The information I have found points to it being a Canadian model. I haven't really seen this group before...

Here's a quick rundown of the specs:
Model: Peugeot Alpin
Tubes: Ishiwata EX (triple butted CrMo)
Group: Shimano Exage Trail (3x6 indexed w/ long cage RD, aero levers, cantilever brakes)
Everything else: looks to be Taiwanese produced including wheels, stem, bars, and saddle+seatpost.
Interesting features: Interesting rear brake bridge for the cantilevers, Dual eyelets front and back, cantilever braze-ons but brake bridges are also drilled for side-pulls.

I'm going to guess this is a late 80s setup. A couple cell phone pics below as purchased:







Any suggestions on making this a perfect campus/commuter bike are welcomed
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Old 02-13-12, 07:53 PM   #2
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For campus duty, ditch the raceblades for full fenders to stay dry, I'd add a front or rear rack to carry books or a 6 pack; better yet a set of Wald baskets for the hurry up toss it in a go feature . Also gotta have lights front and rear. What's your budget for this one?
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Hi Velognome,
Raceblades were ditched immediately after snapping the photos so I'm considering them a nice freebie for another rider. I'm liking the Wald Basket suggestion! Budget isn't too much of an issue for this one so I'm open to any and all suggestions . Thoughts on removing the drops and going with more of a cruiser bar, possibly even getting some old Deore thumb shifters...?
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Cool bike!
I'd put on some Northroad/Albatross bars (thumb shifters are good idea), fenders, and a basket too.

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Thanks for the suggestions Chris! Definitely taking everything in to consideration. I bought some basic cruiser bars a little while back http://www.ebay.ca/itm/370438682813?...ht_1014wt_1037 so hopefully they have enough reach!
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Those look like mountain bike brakes.

Really cool little bike though, I like it.

Are you sure this isn't the bike?

http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...nnel&Type=bike

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I've got an Alpin also, yours is only the second one I've seen. It certainly looks great in white! The aluminum version that Drummerboy1975 linked to is apparently more common than the steel one.

Sadly, mine is too small for me and I've got it on craigslist at the moment.




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If anyone knows of a peugeot loaded tourer with canti brakes., or even a cross bike, for sale in 53-55cm ping me at redbrickbikes@gmail.com

I need a towpath bike and want an old peugeot. I've seen vagabonds circa 1984 i would love
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Drummerboy: Thanks for the compliments! It definitely is pretty cool. The brakes are cantilevers and given the 'Trail' name I'd assume they were used on MTBs as well

ChrisinMiami: Glad you like the colour. I actually really like your blue as well! They did a fairly nice job on the selection. Mine does have a bit of cracking in the clear coat but other than that it appears to have held up very well.

One quick question for you and anyone else. Do you have any idea what the additional braze-ons on the seat stays are for?

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Drummerboy: Thanks for the compliments! It definitely is pretty cool. The brakes are cantilevers and given the 'Trail' name I'd assume they were used on MTBs as well

ChrisinMiami: Glad you like the colour. I actually really like your blue as well! They did a fairly nice job on the selection. Mine does have a bit of cracking in the clear coat but other than that it appears to have held up very well.

One quick question for you and anyone else. Do you have any idea what the additional braze-ons on the seat stays are for?

Cheers!
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Which braze on's? and where? I have several bikes that have a set of braze on fittings on the underside of the seat stays, those are for ring style wheel locks.

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The seat stay braze-ons are there to attach a luggage rack to. There is also an extra set of eyes in the rear drops, allowing for both fenders and rack to be fitted comfortably and properly.
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Thanks for the help Randy! Don't worry, the Falcon I bought from you will find a good use. I just decided that it would take a bit too much time to get into the condition I want it to be in and I saw a deal I couldn't pass up . Happy V-Day everyone!
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Just a quick update and there will be more to come over the coming weeks. I tore the bike down to the frame (left the cranks. BB, etc on for now as they spin smooth) and have begun the build. I got a set of affordable, swept, cruiser style bars, some grips, and mountain style brake levers. Cables and housing have been installed for the cantilevers and that was a wrap for the day. The only thing I'm not 100% happy with is the pitted headset...I've decided to leave it because it's smooth like butter and as this is a commuter I'll likely just remove the rust with some aluminum foil + lemon juice and then wax it to at least the oxidization away until I can find an appropriate replacement. Anyways, here's a quick pic from the phone of how she stands. Please excuse the man cave mess!:
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Looking good so far! My Alpin's headset has at least 3 o-ring seals, it looks like it was designed to work underwater

Did yours come with stainless spokes?
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Looking good so far! My Alpin's headset has at least 3 o-ring seals, it looks like it was designed to work underwater

Did yours come with stainless spokes?
Thanks Chris!

They do appear to be stainless as I can't see a spec of corrosion but I'm not 100% sure the best way to check. The rims are Rigida and I can't find any branding on the hubs. No quick release levers for this one which is actually a + as it will be used as a commuter and be locked outdoors (good weather only I hope!). The only other thing to note is that the freewheel is actually a 6 speed Shimano 600. I'm going to guess that either the freewheel or the wheel set as a whole is not original.

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Quick Update:

I've stripped the entire bike down and replaced the bearings in the pedals to get them to spin again . Fenders, in this case SKS Chromo Plastic, have been added. I went the SKS route because they were on sale and overall I don't mind the appearance. Outside of that, not much has changed. I'm still looking for an appropriate basket and have a rear rack to throw on in the near future. Updated pic below (excuse the cell phone caliber):

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Looking good so far! I finally sold mine this week to a gentleman who plans to ride it to New England, then possibly west before returning to his home country. I'm confident the bike will be up for the task.
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Thanks Chris!
Whoa! Someone has a lot of faith in an entry level tourer haha. That being said, after wrenching on this for a bit, it does seem a solidly built bike. No complaints as of yet. I'll post some more photos once it's complete!
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Great bike! That's just how I'd build it up, too. Thumb or stem shifters (or even bar-ends) for city use?
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Great bike! That's just how I'd build it up, too. Thumb or stem shifters (or even bar-ends) for city use?
Thanks Brian! I do actually have a set of stem shifters that I was considering putting on their but I kind of felt they would ruin the aesthetics of the bike. Bar-ends would probably be the best option and I'm keeping my eyes open for some! Thanks for the compliments.

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I spotted another one of these at the beach this afternoon. Same decals as my teal example, but with gray paint, and a unicrown fork. It was pretty shabby, which is probably how the owner can get away with using that lock & chain Also of Canadian manufacture by Supercycle.



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