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Old 05-07-11, 09:42 PM
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Can you help me ID 80's Peugeot Mountain Bike

Hello,
I own a Peugeot Mountain Bike that I bought new in 1986. I have not found any information on it, even in the period brochures from the mid 80's. I wonder if anyone here that knows about Peugeot bikes can help me out.
The paper tag looks to read VTT2 5D second line is 5210542.
The number stamped into the bottom of the frame is Y610 06963.
Seems to be a very nice bike, solid, yet light for it's age. It has served me well for the past 25 years.
The bike is painted pearl white with red/orange/yellow rainbow stripes.
I will try to post a picture link..
Thanks.
https://picasaweb.google.com/1020001...Lfz__r_g9bcXg#

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Old 05-07-11, 09:59 PM
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Pretty! I know I saw those in one of the Pugeot brochures. I am guessing based on the triangle stem, it is a 1985 Orient Express
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Old 05-07-11, 09:59 PM
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I believe from my experience that the paper tag was applied by the US importer. This is conjecture and not based on any actual research. VTT is "Velo Tout-Terrain" or "All-Terrain Bicycle"... don't know what the 2 is; and then that's probably a 50(cm) for the frame size. The second line is probably an inventory number.
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Old 05-07-11, 10:21 PM
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Thanks for the replies folks. I too thought is might be an orient express, but from what I can find, it has more in common with the Canyon Express. It had larger knobby 2.125 tires on it when I got it, and it has heavier handlebars than Orient express versions I have seen.
Looking around on the web, I have discovered that the Canyon Express carried the Model VTT2GW and the Mount Blanc carried the Model number VTT2 during the 80's. I bought the bike in the UK in 86, but it was on a US Military base, so I don't know if it would have been imported from France, or the US? All the Peugeots I have seen have the paper tag taped to the lower frame somewhere, so I think it was a factory thing. Interesting color and that there is no model name decal on the top frame tube
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I've got a similar situation. I bought a Peugeot Crazy Horse in 1987 while stationed in Holland. I still have the bike and love to ride it. The "Crazy Horse" model is only listed in the Dutch Peugeot catalog. However, mine does not match up with the one pictured in the catalog (different color, handlebars, etc.). I've thought about painting and upgrading it a bit, but, because it's a little odd, I'm going to leave it original. Here's a pic: https://www.flickr.com/photos/1016936...7513/lightbox/
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Old 05-17-11, 03:58 PM
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After further looking, yours looks real similar to this one listed in the 1987 Dutch brochure.

https://www.peugeotshow.com/1987nl/1987_19.jpg

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Originally Posted by Aquakitty View Post
Pretty! I know I saw those in one of the Pugeot brochures. I am guessing based on the triangle stem, it is a 1985 Orient Express
It has little in common with the Orient Express hanging in my garage.
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Originally Posted by gflippin View Post
After further looking, yours looks real similar to this one listed in the 1987 Dutch brochure.

https://www.peugeotshow.com/1987nl/1987_19.jpg

Greg
Thanks a lot ! That looks just like mine, color and all! A couple of minute differences, but all in all, I'm almost positive that's what it is. I wonder how it ended up in a Peugeot/Raleigh store on an air base in England.... None of the SU, UK or French catalogs or brochures listed anything like it. None of the brochures listed a bike in that color, or anything with Simplex Derailleurs and shifters, Rigida alloy wheels and Sugino Pedals.
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Looks like it may be a crazy horse to me. I have an all original Canyon Express and there seem to be a lot of differences. Shifter/derailleurs should be suntour, brake levers should be diacompe, rims should be Araya, pedals should be bear trap type. The drive side chain stay has a little sticker say Made in France and the Canyon Express was made in Japan. There are also pump pegs behind the seat tube on the Canyon, looks like the Crazy horse has them in front so that would be a quick way to identify.

GFlippins link of the Crazy Horse shoes the black brake handles and lists the Simplex components that seem to match.

Edit - Man I type slow, plus ran downstairs to check out my Peugeot to compare.
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Old 05-17-11, 08:59 PM
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Mystery solved, I think. Thanks again ladies and gents...
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