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    Help identify this Peugeot

    Might go look at this one tomorrow.

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    Can probably get it for $50. Looking for a bike to put in the camper and take to the beach.

    Having trouble identifying which model it is. I'm guessing early 80's?

    Any help is appreciated.....

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    It's a Canyon Express, 86 or so. Nice bike, at least among followers of old Peugeot mtbs.

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    Thanks. That's helpful. I'm going to look at it in a couple of hours......

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    If it's all there and working, it's well worth $50.
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    Got it for $50. As far as I can tell, it's all original except the seat. The decals are beat up, the rear wheel is a bit taco'd and the handlebar shifter for the rear is wonky, but for this money, I can tinker and have a neat beater for the beach. It's very upright by current mountain bike standards but I think it will be a fun project. Now to source the shifter part or figure out how to fix it. I'll head over to the repair forum in a bit...........thanks for the help and I'll post some pics as I work on it.....

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    Update. Got most of the parts off that I wanted to today.

    Pulled the wheels, tossed the tires and tubes in the garbage. The wheels and cassette cleaned up nicely. I'm taking the wheels to a buddy tomorrow to be trued and covered w/ new skins. I'm debating replacing them with modern 26X1.95 street oriented cruiser type tires or using the 26X1.5 commuter tires like I have on my Diamondback Apex. I'll wait and see what he has in stock.

    I fixed the rear shifter. Somebody had taken it apart and put it back together incorrectly. Once I got all the parts in their proper places, it shifted just fine. Looking around, just in case, I found a NIB set of Shimano SL-M700 shifters for the amazing low price of only $335 on eBay. I decided to pass.

    I'll also look for new brake pads tomorrow. The ones on there now appear to be the originals and are hard as rocks.

    So far, so good. I'll get it together, ride it a while, and then decide how much I want to put into freshening up the paint and decals. It's not a real collectable, so I might go w/ a different color.....

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    That is a fantastic price for the Peugeot,
    they have a great ride and are bullet proof.

    I have 3 Peugeot MTB's,
    1. 1984 Canyon Express,95% original condition, top of the line made in Japan for the French MTB team in the 80's, all orginal except for my Brooks B17.

    2. Crazy Horse, a gas pipe, hi ten steel, entry level bike from 1987. Single speed coaster brake with Nokian 106 studded tires for winter, ice biking in the Dakotas. I put Schwalbe Marathon + tires for the rain.

    3. Urban Express (more of a city cruiser, ATB with 4130 Chrome Moly) I use Serfas City Drifters tires and again a coaster brake with a WTB pure V saddle, Very light bike and fast and fun to ride.
    Coaster until I can collect the parts to make it a proper Geared bike..


    You will Love this bike, is it a true Canyon Express?
    Please keep us updated on this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xuwol7 View Post
    That is a fantastic price for the Peugeot,
    they have a great ride and are bullet proof.

    I have 3 Peugeot MTB's,
    1. 1984 Canyon Express,95% original condition, top of the line made in Japan for the French MTB team in the 80's, all orginal except for my Brooks B17.

    2. Crazy Horse, a gas pipe, hi ten steel, entry level bike from 1987. Single speed coaster brake with Nokian 106 studded tires for winter, ice biking in the Dakotas. I put Schwalbe Marathon + tires for the rain.

    3. Urban Express (more of a city cruiser, ATB with 4130 Chrome Moly) I use Serfas City Drifters tires and again a coaster brake with a WTB pure V saddle, Very light bike and fast and fun to ride.
    Coaster until I can collect the parts to make it a proper Geared bike..


    You will Love this bike, is it a true Canyon Express?
    Please keep us updated on this...

    As far as I can tell, it's a real Canyon Express. It has the CE decal on the top tube, roller cam brakes, 18 speed, Shimano Deerhead derailleurs and Unishift shifters. It appears identical to what I've seen in the old Peugeot catalogs for '86.

    I cleaned most of it up and just got home w/ freshly trued wheels, new rubber (26X1.95 hybrid tires for now), and new brake pads. I'm sure I'll quickly have more in it than it's worth, but I like it and it will make a great errand runner. I'm going to put the chain and brake pads on in the morning and give it a test spin.

    Even paying for having the wheels trued and buying tires/brakes, unless I run into a surprise, I should have it completely road worthy for under $200. I may spend a little more to repaint (and add original style decals?) down the road. $200 doesn't even buy much of a big box bike and this one has a bit of flair that the current entry level bikes just don't have......

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    Sweet. Vintage mtbs rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
    Sweet. Vintage mtbs rock.
    They do! And now, unfortunately, I'm scanning CL for other old bikes to rescue and refurb.

    Good thing I have a very understanding wife.....

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    Reinstalled wheels and chain and went for a short spin. This thing is the bomb!

    Now I just need to install the new brake pads (one of the rear brake arms is sticky, so I'll have to figure that out) and I've got a rideable bike!!!

    Of course, I want to get rid of the Schwinn seat and fine tune everything, but for a total current investment of $150, I've got a cool, safe, dependable cro-moly framed rigid mountain bike that will likely outlive me.....

    I'll ride it a while and contemplate what to do about cosmetics. Do I want to try and source matching yellow paint and decals or just do a good, solid color paint job and call it good? Either way, I think I'll include the Peugeot decal on the downtube as a conversation starter.......

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    I would disassemble the brakes, clean them real good and a little grease and you are good to go, I usually clean the contact points with fine steel wool.

    The original paint looks good and adds to the patina, I would clean with simple green then spray with lemon pledge. Touch-up with finger nail polish on the spots that are thin, plenty of light coats.

    I would also remove the rear dork disc and reflectors to give the bike a cleaner look.

    I would recommend repacking the bottom bracket, headset, pedals and front and rear hubs.
    Fresh grease makes a bike ride like new.
    You may just want to go ahead and replace all the cables and housings.

    Please post more pixs of your progress, you have an awesome bike.
    Mine is 30 yrs old and people think its new..

    Peugeot fan here...

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