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1980's Peugeot Canyon Express- Value/Is It Worth Investing in?

Old 10-25-16, 01:43 PM
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1980's Peugeot Canyon Express- Value/Is It Worth Investing in?

I picked up a Peugeot canyon express yesterday for $40. It is red and white. It is in decent cosmetic condition, but the gears don't shift, the chain is rusted, and the front wheel is untrue. Roughly how much is it worth now and after it is repaired? I hav never fixed a bike up before but would like to learn. If I do fix this one up, where and how do I start? Does anybody know the year?
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Its worth $40 now. As long as you total investment is below $100 your OK. Unfortunately those old mtb's aren't worth much and very often you'll have more in them than they're worth.


Basic consumable likes tires, tubes, cables and grips will cost what you paid for it and you'll still need a chain and other stuff.
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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
Its worth $40 now. As long as you total investment is below $100 your OK. Unfortunately those old mtb's aren't worth much and very often you'll have more in them than they're worth.


Basic consumable likes tires, tubes, cables and grips will cost what you paid for it and you'll still need a chain and other stuff.
+ 1.

But this is a good basic bike to learn how to wrench on a bike. Just be careful to keep your costs down and understand that you are likely to lose money on your financial investment. What you will gain is knowledge on how to fix bikes up and end up with a bike that will make a good utility bike.
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The Canyon Express was the top of their ATB line.


https://www.peugeotshow.com/1986us/1986us_09.jpg
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I had one a few years back-nothing really very special.
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They're cool lil bikes.
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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
Its worth $40 now. As long as you total investment is below $100 your OK. Unfortunately those old mtb's aren't worth much and very often you'll have more in them than they're worth.


Basic consumable likes tires, tubes, cables and grips will cost what you paid for it and you'll still need a chain and other stuff.
Thanks for all of the advice. I bought a Peugeot record de mondu last year for $40 and ended up selling this spring for $200, so I was hoping this would be worth more. I think what I would like to do is get this bike in riding condition, as in replacing the cables connected to the shifters and get that working again. The rest I will leave up to the next owner. I don't know how to fix it, though- any tips?
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$40 would be a good deal for a decent Peugeot CY. I paid $70 for mine and did not have it all that long. As I recall, I traded it for an early seventies Holdsworth Record...

I picked up my Peugeot Canyon Express a few years ago, falling for some of the hype associated with the bike. Personally, I found it to be not to my liking but take that comment with a grain of salt - I like my vintage road bicycles and have yet to find a mountain bicycle that blows my kilt up. That said, I have looked into a vintage mountain bicycle or two, this Canyon Express being one of them and the Peugeot CY rode the best of the bunch...

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those are cool rugged bikes....if it has the black suntour xc2 pedals on it in good shape...they alone are worth more than what you paid for the whole bike....might have the roller cam brakes too ...and killer bomb proof shifters that will never fail, BIG brake levers .... a great bike if you ask me....heck...if its clean and my size....I would pay 80 bucks for it ! figure on 10 bucks each for a chain, ft tire, rear tire, set of cables, 2 tubes, grips? seat? but you will have a great bike that is 30 years old and will last another 30 years ! and you wont run into 7 more just like it when you jump on the train.....no confusion when you go to grab it and get OFF the train.....so you wont miss your stop trying to figure out which bike is yours ...like all those other cookie cutter bikes out there........I would say you made a great purchase !! and well worth investing in !!

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I had the next model down, the Orient Express. I put way too much money in it and gave it away. The frame was decent and it was made in Japan. It was much too small for me.

I don't consider bikes investments because I don't try to make money on them.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
+ 1.

But this is a good basic bike to learn how to wrench on a bike. Just be careful to keep your costs down and understand that you are likely to lose money on your financial investment. What you will gain is knowledge on how to fix bikes up and end up with a bike that will make a good utility bike.
I agree, I'd love to just learn how to repair bikes on a bike I like without worrying too much about the quality of investment. I ordered derailleur cabling last night, is that the only thing I should need to fix the shifters (beside basic tools)? The current casing around those cables is torn up and the wire is exposed and rusted, so I figured that may be the problem.
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Originally Posted by wclarkin View Post
I agree, I'd love to just learn how to repair bikes on a bike I like without worrying too much about the quality of investment. I ordered derailleur cabling last night, is that the only thing I should need to fix the shifters (beside basic tools)? The current casing around those cables is torn up and the wire is exposed and rusted, so I figured that may be the problem.
These bikes aren't loved on the used bike market but there is a lot of love for them on this site. They make really fine all around bikes and you picked up a good quality model in the canyon express. I own 3 vintage mtbs; they're great bikes.
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I jist got the 1986 canyon express, same as the catalogue picture. Needs some work on the brakes, but no biggy. In terms of a front wheel. That should not stand in your way at all. 40 is a steel! The wheel size matches the wheels of most 26" bikes and should be easy to fins a used replacement wheel at the flea market cheap. Or just buy a truing tool if you can fix it. Takes on 100 seconds. Or 15 minutes after watching you tune for a first timer. This bike is so nice i think im gonna ask 150 when i get it cleaned up and replace the old tires (though they are ok despite being 33 years old)

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Originally Posted by Mar.zucke View Post
I jist got the 1986 canyon express, same as the catalogue picture. Needs some work on the brakes, but no biggy. In terms of a front wheel. That should not stand in your way at all. 40 is a steel! The wheel size matches the wheels of most 26" bikes and should be easy to fins a used replacement wheel at the flea market cheap. Or just buy a truing tool if you can fix it. Takes on 100 seconds. Or 15 minutes after watching you tune for a first timer. This bike is so nice i think im gonna ask 150 when i get it cleaned up and replace the old tires (though they are ok despite being 33 years old)
The OP originated this thread almost three years ago. Consequently, there's a very good chance that he's got everything sorted out by now.

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Old 07-28-19, 09:08 PM
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Thank you all, I ended up getting the bike fixed up and sold the following summer for $110. Good luck with your new bike!


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I jist got the 1986 canyon express, same as the catalogue picture. Needs some work on the brakes, but no biggy. In terms of a front wheel. That should not stand in your way at all. 40 is a steel! The wheel size matches the wheels of most 26" bikes and should be easy to fins a used replacement wheel at the flea market cheap. Or just buy a truing tool if you can fix it. Takes on 100 seconds. Or 15 minutes after watching you tune for a first timer. This bike is so nice i think im gonna ask 150 when i get it cleaned up and replace the old tires (though they are ok despite being 33 years old)
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