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Peugeot Montreal Express

Old 01-13-19, 03:14 PM
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Peugeot Montreal Express

Saw this one at the goodwill for 39.99

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Old 01-13-19, 05:28 PM
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In my area, and in that condition, that's about right.
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The subject bicycle is a 1989 model, 2nd from the bottom of Peugeot's ATB line. The frame is hi-tensile steel with CrMo only in a single tube. Derailleurs are entry level Shimano Light Action. The bicycle is very dirty with a fairly heavily scarred frame. The chain has several stiff links and it appears to need new tyres and pedals. A complete overhaul will be required. On the plus side, it appears there is little wear to the chainrings. This is definitely not worth the asking price as a flipper and the price is even arguable as a rider. I'd also pass on it.
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This one just came up. Seller says there is a front wheel too . It's a 1988 model, and looks all original except maybe seat? I like the colors, what can I say?

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This one just came up. Seller says there is a front wheel too . It's a 1988 model, and looks all original except maybe seat? I like the colors, what can I say?

I love these bikes, been looking for something similar. Any idea of the sizing on these step-through frames? found one that looks to be around the same size but can't tell from the pics how big it is. Can always kinda tell from the geometry of regular frames but these throw me off. I'm about 6' and usually ride a 58cm bike.
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People pan these bikes as worthless garbage.
I picked up a 1985 Orient Express for my son for free just outside of a homeless camp.

I installed new brake pads ($24,) new cables ($20) and replaced the bottom bracket & chain ($35) & overhauled the wheel bearings ($6)...@ $85 it was as good a bike as any & lived outside a high crime grocery store with $150 in U-locks for 40 hours/week for about 3 years.

Now it lives near downtown Seattle with my brother. It's still around, after a year or two. Functional & unmolested.

The 1989 Montreal Express I picked up off of Craigslist for $100 got drop bars, Alpine 3 spokes, Velocity Dyad rims, a dynamo & Nexus 7 wheel set with a 52/36 crankset, a Powdercoat job & the same $85 treatment as above. He put 1500 miles on it in a year & insisted I keep it safe while he travels the globe in a Navy Destroyer.

What your Goodwill has is a good low value & fun riding city bike with low theft potential.

Take it home. You'll be glad you did. They ride good.

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Originally Posted by partyanimal View Post
I love these bikes, been looking for something similar. Any idea of the sizing on these step-through frames? found one that looks to be around the same size but can't tell from the pics how big it is. Can always kinda tell from the geometry of regular frames but these throw me off. I'm about 6' and usually ride a 58cm bike.
I didn't get the bike, only because I have too many and need to be picky. Using the seat tube as a proxy, I'd say it's a medium, maybe 17"? That's my guess anyway.
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I didn't get the bike, only because I have too many and need to be picky. Using the seat tube as a proxy, I'd say it's a medium, maybe 17"? That's my guess anyway.
Any ideas (from anyone) on what size you think this bike is?
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That one looks a bit bigger to me, I'd guess 18-19" seat tube.
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It's probably the 18" version. The ladies' frames came in 18" and 21".
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Originally Posted by partyanimal View Post
I love these bikes, been looking for something similar. Any idea of the sizing on these step-through frames? found one that looks to be around the same size but can't tell from the pics how big it is. Can always kinda tell from the geometry of regular frames but these throw me off. I'm about 6' and usually ride a 58cm bike.
This one is two small for a 6ft rider while the long steerer tube makes it look bigger this is a woman's geometry bike with a nominal size of about 55cm and hard top line center seat to center bars of 25inch's or so for a 6ft rider you want a hard top line of 28inchs on this style bike .
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