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Old 05-24-07, 02:08 PM
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Peugeot Crazy Horse

I am looking at building a commuter for a mixture of trail and road riding. So I am looking for a cheap, reliable, non-suspension MTB that I can put cross tires and racks on. I have seen a number of these mid-80s Peugeot MTBs that like they might work. Does anyone know anything about the Crazy Horse model specifically and what one in decent ridable condition might be worth?

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Old 05-24-07, 07:42 PM
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I dont never ever ever never recall a 'crazy horse' Peugeot Mtb...
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As the owner of a Peugeot "Fun Star" mtb from the 80's, all I can say is the French seem to have a poor sense of what a good name for a mtb ought to be.

No idea if yours is like mine, but mine is not all that great of a bike. Heavy as all get out. Mid range components. Strange Diablo hubs. (btw, anyone happen to have cones for a Diablo hub?) And the classic cringe-inducing 80's paint scheme (pink and yellow over grey). Makes me want to put on my izod, pop the collar and pedal off to the disco.

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Old 05-25-07, 09:53 AM
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I remember seein' those. Do you have a line on one ? If so, $50 to 100 seems right. If you don't have a line on a Crazy Horse, steel,alum... same prices. Steel mountain bikes WERE more popular equipt non-suspension. One fact is, it's tuff to find a Mountain bike with a non-suspension front fork, why not go Hybrid ??
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Old 05-25-07, 10:20 AM
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Hi, ended up getting a mid-80 Hardrock instead. The Hardrock was $30 and the guy wanted $50 for the Peugeot. Hardrock had Deore and the Crazyhorse had Suntour XC, so I dont know how they compare from a component standpoint but the Peugeot just seemed like a cheaper bike.

Plus the hardrock was this hedious green, and has an odd rear brake that attaches down by the bottom bracket. Seems like a weird place to put it, but it works. I hope it doesnt get all gunked up down there.

One issue with the rear thumb shifter being overly difficult to shift, I posted about that in the mechanics forum. Hopefully I can get this sorted out quickly or I will develop a very muscular right thumb.

As for why not a hybrid, because I wanted something non-suspended and CHEAP, my commute has a good bit of unpaved trail and gravel. A hybrid could handle it but they arent cheap.


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Old 05-25-07, 10:29 AM
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I'm unfamiliar with the SuntourXC, but I've had Deore on several bikes. I've always found it to be a very good set up. I have a mid 90s steel ParkPre that I put a new Deore set-up on and it's great.
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Originally Posted by bfromcolo
Hi, ended up getting a mid-80 Hardrock instead. The Hardrock was $30 and the guy wanted $50 for the Peugeot. Hardrock had Deore and the Crazyhorse had Suntour XC, so I dont know how they compare from a component standpoint but the Peugeot just seemed like a cheaper bike.
I would have gone for the SunTour XC...

Plus the hardrock was this hedious green, and has an odd rear brake that attaches down by the bottom bracket. Seems like a weird place to put it, but it works. I hope it doesnt get all gunked up down there.
It will get gunked up if you ride offroad. It's why they don't put brakes there anymore...
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Crazyhorse

I tour with a Crazyhorse. You probably made a good choice with the bike you bought. I love my packhorse because it's a tank. (great for loaded touring) The bad part is that it has those funky French components which eventually have to be replaced with more modern North American parts. That is my project for this winter. I'll let you know how much you saved on the rebuild when I am done. I have pics on flickr which I will share here later.

Cheers, John
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