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Old 03-21-12, 08:22 PM
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Let's face it, they are two ugly vintage mountain bikes and both need help. The DB is getting a quick dark green re-spray, and my Canadian Peugeot is going to be my beach cruiser. I knew they couldn't have been worth more than $100, i just wanted to share. And remember, MTB's didn't get much better than this at the time.
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Originally Posted by dminor View Post
They're worth about what you paid for them . . . or maybe less. Have fun.
WRONG.... next opinion....BD
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Originally Posted by owenmyers View Post
I picked up these two bikes for $20 total today. The blue one is a Tange Diamondback Apex with full Deore, and in red is the Half assembled Peugeot Montreal express. From some basic research i found out that the Apex was centurions high end mountain bike of 1985. The Peugeot happens to be a bottom of the line MTB but i love peugeots either way. I want to know more about them and what they're worth. Tell me more about the Deer head on the FD




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Your asking the wrong subgroup you need to post your question in Classic and Vintage. These folks won't give you a straight answer unless you bike looks like a suspension bridge and the Starship Enterprise mated..
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Originally Posted by owenmyers View Post
Let's face it, they are two ugly vintage mountain bikes and both need help. The DB is getting a quick dark green re-spray,
Awww, I love the original Apex green.
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Originally Posted by owenmyers View Post
Let's face it, they are two ugly vintage mountain bikes and both need help. The DB is getting a quick dark green re-spray, and my Canadian Peugeot is going to be my beach cruiser. I knew they couldn't have been worth more than $100, i just wanted to share. And remember, MTB's didn't get much better than this at the time.
You're listening to a bunch of Koolaid drinkers. DO NOT repaint that DB!!! It was perfectly fine until you happened upon it, and it is still perfectly fine. You will cut the value of the bike by over half by doing an ill advised repaint. Let the color sink in a little, before doing anything dumb.,,,,BD
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The deer head btw? It indicates the absolute first generation of Deore XT. WAY before LX or XTR. It was top of the line for Shimano Mtn. The brakes are roller cam Suntour, and came on very few bikes. A b#%@h to set up correctly, but once you do, they stop almost as good as V-brakes.,,,,BD
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Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
You will cut the value of the bike by over half by doing an ill advised repaint.
OMG - - you mean it will plummet to $10?
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You really don't have a clue do you? Search "vintage mountain bike" on ebay. Welcome to reality dude, EVERYTHING is collectible these days.,,,,BD


Case in point the $79 BIN on the suntour roller cam brake.... page 4.

To the OP... Check out this thread, it may change your mind on the repaint...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...mountain-bikes!
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OMG - - you mean it will plummet to $10?

Get out of here.

I'm sorry i can't afford the new 2012 cannondale jekyll or whatever you think I need. These bikes will have to do for now, and im perfectly fine with them.
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NP! I used to love finding old mtb's at the flea markets in Houston when I lived there. The older the better. Lugged mtb's with horizontal top tubes are my favorite. They have the same kind of charm that older road bikes do, IMHO.,,,,BD
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Originally Posted by owenmyers View Post
Get out of here.

I'm sorry i can't afford the new 2012 cannondale jekyll or whatever you think I need. These bikes will have to do for now, and im perfectly fine with them.
Whoa, easy there hoss. You're the one who asked what they're worth, and that's a question that everyone is going to answer differently.
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Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
You really don't have a clue do you? Search "vintage mountain bike" on ebay. Welcome to reality dude, EVERYTHING is collectible these days.,,,,BD


Case in point the $79 BIN on the suntour roller cam brake.... page 4.

To the OP... Check out this thread, it may change your mind on the repaint...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...mountain-bikes!
HA! dminor got pwned.

In all honesty though, old bikes are silly. Just like old people. Just like dminor.
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And new bikes are even more silly. A whole bunch of needless "improvements" to make riding them easier for non riders, or so such and such company can say their bike has more technology and weighs a 1/4 pound less. Bikes stopped being believable 10-15 years ago. Carbon fiber derailleur cages? Really? Who even needs that?,,,,BD

In all honesty the biggest pain in the butt at my job is working on brand new high end mountain bikes, that people actually try to use for their intended purpose. Sure it's high tech, but the components just don't hold up. Give me an 80's bike any day.. At least they stand up to being ridden.
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The only real improvements in the past decade have been made in beer. That is a MTB component!

I do have a 94 HT with the original XT derailers and grip shifters. Can't part with it, can't part it out.
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And new bikes are even more silly. A whole bunch of needless "improvements" to make riding them easier for non riders, or so such and such company can say their bike has more technology and weighs a 1/4 pound less. Bikes stopped being believable 10-15 years ago. Carbon fiber derailleur cages? Really? Who even needs that?,,,,BD

In all honesty the biggest pain in the butt at my job is working on brand new high end mountain bikes, that people actually try to use for their intended purpose. Sure it's high tech, but the components just don't hold up. Give me an 80's bike any day.. At least they stand up to being ridden.
I think the real question is why you're so grumpy.
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Lack of respect for bikes that were made better than todays standards?? Seriously, I just saw a warranty replacement X9 derailleur mounting bolt snap in two with no other physical sign of damage? Meanwhile my 88 Cannondale is humming right along after 24 years?,,,,BD
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Meanwhile my 88 Cannondale is humming right along after 24 years?,,,,BD
Yeah and I broke an 88 stumpjumper in 89. It's likely that your terrain and riding style have much more to do with your bikes longevity than the fact that it was built 20+ years ago. Ever use up a set of brand new brake pads before lunch? Ever wear clean through the sidewall of a rim? Ever break a stem in half? I have done all of those, but not in the past 10 years, and I ride harder and faster now than I did back then. Old bikes obviously work well for your purposes, and that's great, but it doesn't make sense to categorically apply your limited experiences to everyone, everywhere. Lots of folks are riding mountain bikes much differently than they did back in the early days.
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You ride harder and faster now than ten years ago, but you admit to breaking a year old 1988 model bike? How old are you, and what's your secret to 20+ years of steady physical improvement? I am sure you have limited experience too. I knew a guy who snapped a week old chromoly Hutch in two back in 84. He tried to bunnyhop a six foot wide culvert and hit the other side with the downtube. How roughly you ride it is how long it will last, that's a given. Older bikes stood up to abuse better, especially when you consider bikes and components cost 3-4 times more than they did back then. An 88 model was EARLY in aluminum development for bicycles. I never said the modern frames were suspect, except maybe in a few cases. Poopooing ALL old bikes because you broke one bike back then is kinda dumb. One local six hour race had modern $3k bikes needing a complete redo with new rear derailleurs, just from mud?,,,,BD
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You ride harder and faster now than ten years ago, but you admit to breaking a year old 1988 model bike? How old are you, and what's your secret to 20+ years of steady physical improvement?
I ride harder and faster because newer technology (modern geometry, stiffer frames, suspension, powerful consistent brakes, stronger rims, thru axles, stiffer cranks, better shifting, grippier tires) allows me to do so, even lo all these many years later.

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I am sure you have limited experience too.
Right, but my experience directly contradicts your ridiculous claims that "new bikes are silly" and "high tech can't stand up to being ridden."

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Older bikes stood up to abuse better
Okay, you get your 80's bike of choice and I'll hop on my dh bike and we'll pound out 20K feet of rough descending and see who's still rolling at the end of the day.

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especially when you consider bikes and components cost 3-4 times more than they did back then.
Inflation: look into it. Or in other words, what doesn't cost more now than 20 years ago.

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Poopooing ALL old bikes because you broke one bike back then is kinda dumb.
There's nothing wrong with older bikes - they're obviously more than sufficient for your type of mountain biking. But they're not well suited for mine. Why do you care what I or anyone else rides? And, since you apparently work at a shop, why on earth would you complain about fixing them or selling new bikes and components? Isn't that your job? I mean, it's not like you can feed a family by flipping dumpster bikes, even if you do spend time spouting off on internet forums to try and artificially inflate their worth.
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I never once said I do hardcore riding on a 24 year old bike? I have an 09 Specialized for that. Once I took the Sram crap off it's fine for my needs. I also dropped about 4-5 pounds off of it just by changing a few parts. You're on a mission to ridicule anyone that doesn't see things your way, that much is clear. I will be leaving MB for good starting now. Your job is done, feel proud of it. Later.,,,,BD

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Update, I've been riding the Peugeot as a single speed cruiser for the past few weeks. It rides fine but i tend to treat it like a BMX bike. The DiamondBack apex has been finished, rode, and SOLD for $100. That Deore group rode better than i thought it would.





PS: The pedals were swapped out before sold.
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How did I miss this thread? It's filled with such awesome bullheadedness, nothing will ever get accomplished!

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I never once said I do hardcore riding on a 24 year old bike? I have an 09 Specialized for that.
That's a silly bike to be riding. You must be a non-rider.
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C&V would probably have been a better place to post to, but good luck with the Peugeot. It would also make a nice candidate for conversion to a commuter/tourer. The frame geometry looks good. For ideas, if you wanted to go that route, you could probably search the net to see what people have done with Surly Long Haul Truckers.

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really sad you repainted that apex.. wish i could find one with complete deerhead for $20. could have sold it for at least $200 here. vintage mtb bikes make great commuter bikes and there is definitely a market for them, though the demand isn't like vintage road bikes.
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