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What's the story on my 80s Peugeot?

Old 09-30-18, 02:42 PM
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What's the story on my 80s Peugeot?

Hey guys (non-gender specific term in usage),

Quick question for you. I live in Portland Oregon and recently picked up a Peugeot City Escape that needed some love. It now looks great and people comment when I ride around town on it. But I dont know that much about it. I believe it has chrome-moly frame and alloy wheels (whatever chrome-moly is, I dont know). I have attached a photo of its type that I found on internet. Mine is an eggplant color that really comes alive in the sunlight. The rainbow decals are gone, but the Peugeot name, the Lion, and the name 'city escape' are on it. I put on new full black color fenders, a new black color rear rack, new tires, took apart and cleaned and re-lubed everything including the friction sifters that still 'click' and shift. I LOVE IT!!! but was hoping to know about her: yes she is female and a bit heavy: and I am a 64 year old man and a bit heavy myself so it's a good match ;-)

Thanks for anything you can tell me!!!!

PS She has a full metal, and BIG, chain guard attached to the back wheel. The one in the photo does not have one. Just another example of her true Vintage style. Did I mention that I love her?

UPDATE: system wil not me attach URL photo until I have ten posts.....sorry guys.....
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Old 09-30-18, 03:11 PM
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I have never heard of the "City Escape" and google isn't helping
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Do you perhaps mean City Express like the internet shot below? I believe the X_Express line was the Peugeot MTB offerings Mid to late 80s. Catalog shot here


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Not an MTB, but a "Hybrid".......
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Sounds like you did the right thing by her. We are very close to "Fender" time of year. As you continue to ride around town, you will slowly gain muscle & lose weight. By next Summer, you should be ready to introduce her to the surrounding hills and woods. Look forward to Pics. Don
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YES it IS a City Express....sorry for the error and THANKS for correcting it........and thanks for the photo.....it is like mine.....mine has a big metal chain guard on her rear wheel, and a guard on the pedal sprockets also, and her rubber hand grips are bigger and kinda' wing shaped....its all original Peugeot....I think that it's 1989.
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Old 09-30-18, 09:26 PM
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Thank-you ollo ollo for the inspiration. I would happy just peddling her around town. Portland is a bike town. Lots of bike trails, and bike lanes, and places to go, and things to see. hahahaha thanks again.
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Hey Chombi1 , thanks for replying: I'm guessing here that MTB is a Mountain Trail Bike? Is that correct? And that a "Hybrid" would be a cross between a Mountain Bike and a City Bike?
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ryansu PS: and my handle bars are not straight like in the photo that you provide (and thanks again for it), but instead they raise up and then level off.
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Originally Posted by bobpdx View Post
Hey Chombi1 , thanks for replying: I'm guessing here that MTB is a Mountain Trail Bike? Is that correct? And that a "Hybrid" would be a cross between a Mountain Bike and a City Bike?
Sounds pretty much correct, but sometimes I take "MTB" to be "MounTain Bike", but your interpretation sounds even better.
"Hybrid" was most likely just a new term dreamt up by a marketing firm for the new type of bikes that bridges the mountain and road bike lines for a company, as you also interpreted as....
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Sounds pretty much correct, but sometimes I take "MTB" to be "MounTain Bike", but your interpretation sounds even better.
"Hybrid" was most likely just a new term dreamt up by a marketing firm for the new type of bikes that bridges the mountain and road bike lines for a company, as you also interpreted as....
Thanks...I'm learning soo much already.....Mt (mountain) Bike.....and what I called a City Bike is a Road Bike.......yes......I can learn this.....if I can learn to speak Starbucks then I can learn this too. Thanks again.
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ryansu PS: and my handle bars are not straight like in the photo that you provide (and thanks again for it), but instead they raise up and then level off.
The bike pictured above has been modified from the original, yesterday the site wasn't working but I was able to pull a catalog shot (1986) today from Bikeboom Peugeot

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YES!! That's it.....ryansu thank-you sooo much! You got me pointed in the right position now....

I'm soo glad that I met you guys.....a couple more posts and I will be able to send up a photo of her.......thanks guys......thank-you ryansu!!

Update...I can not include your post because it has a photo....like I said...couple more posts and that little problem will disappear..... ;-)
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Originally Posted by bobpdx View Post
YES!! That's it.....ryansu thank-you sooo much! You got me pointed in the right position now....

I'm soo glad that I met you guys.....a couple more posts and I will be able to send up a photo of her.......thanks guys......thank-you ryansu!!

Update...I can not include your post because it has a photo....like I said...couple more posts and that little problem will disappear..... ;-)
Bob, what color is your Peugeot? Answer to gain another post! You can also go to the introductions thread and say hi to a few new members to boost your post count.

Welcome to Bike Forums! I want to add a Peugeot hybrid to my Peugeot collection some day.
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Originally Posted by bobpdx View Post
YES!! That's it.....ryansu thank-you sooo much! You got me pointed in the right position now....

I'm soo glad that I met you guys.....a couple more posts and I will be able to send up a photo of her.......thanks guys......thank-you ryansu!!

Update...I can not include your post because it has a photo....like I said...couple more posts and that little problem will disappear..... ;-)
No worries glad to use my "powers" for good Welcome to the forums and enjoy your Peugeot
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Bob, what color is your Peugeot? Answer to gain another post! You can also go to the introductions thread and say hi to a few new members to boost your post count.

Welcome to Bike Forums! I want to add a Peugeot hybrid to my Peugeot collection some day.
Hey Jesse B, a friend of mine called the color: Eggplant. And now that you got me thinking about it....maybe I have just come-up with a name for her: Evelyn. Evelyn Eggplant or Eggplant Evelyn...I dont know...but thanks for asking.
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I just googled "Evelyn" and I know that it's the correct name for her. Here's what wikipedia says: " Evelyn is a name in the English language, where it can be used as a first name or a surname. Means "beauty" and "radiance" in Old Irish."
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Wow I just googled your Peugeots........ '72 Peugeot PX10, ''77 Peugeot PX10, '89 Peugeot Triathlon: BEAUTIFUL!!! How do you know what year each one is?

The numbers on the bottom of the crank casing for my bike show N0270 and then there seems to be a bit of another number that is covered by a plastic race that guides the wires for my derailer and my gear shifter...maybe another 7.

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I would happy just peddling her around town. Portland is a bike town. Lots of bike trails, and bike lanes, and places to go, and things to see. hahahaha thanks again.

She's come a long way from back in the early 80's. I was commuting to work/school on an old Raleigh Sports. Traffic was heavy and streets most unfriendly. Fortunately a co-worker(cyclist) gave me bike route map with all the streets color coded. Green was safest. I forget what color was most dangerous, maybe pruple, but my entire route was that color. Only had to move over by a few blocks and bike commuting got much better. Enjoy your rides. Don

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Looks pretty can't wait to see actual pictures of it.
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I had a 1986 City Express. I bought it new and got 15-ish, years out of it. This was an original "City Bike". The 1987 model got a triple crankset & index shifters. The rear solid (Nutted) axle & riveted. (40-50) tooth crankset was pretty tough. It does have a shorter wheelbase & marginally lighter than the very first MTB's. cheers
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Originally Posted by bobpdx View Post
Wow I just googled your Peugeots........ '72 Peugeot PX10, ''77 Peugeot PX10, '89 Peugeot Triathlon: BEAUTIFUL!!! How do you know what year each one is?

The numbers on the bottom of the crank casing for my bike show N0270 and then there seems to be a bit of another number that is covered by a plastic race that guilds the wires for my derailer and my gear shifter...maybe another 7.
Haha... mostly looking at the serial numbers, decals, etc and guessing.

Evelyn is a great name.
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Also, especially with the later bikes, I look here for the component sets, colors, etc:
Peugeot Brochures - USA
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Looks pretty can't wait to see actual pictures of it.
Thanks adrain089, I'll have to take a couple of pictures this weekend.

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Originally Posted by TireLever-07 View Post
I had a 1986 City Express. I bought it new and got 15-ish, years out of it. This was an original "City Bike". The 1987 model got a triple crankset & index shifters. The rear solid (Nutted) axle & riveted. (40-50) tooth crankset was pretty tough. It does have a shorter wheelbase & marginally lighter than the very first MTB's. cheers
Good to know......thank-you soo much.
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