Peugeot Canyon Express (1984)

August 17, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Mid 80s Peugeot Canyon Express. Clunker-style geometry and looks: laid back angles, double plate crown, bullmoose bars. This one’s equally at home cruising round the city streets looking bad, or rushing gravel trails with stable, sure footed cool. The perfect expedition tourer, this one will take you wherever you want to go in easy style…." - This bike is for sale, more details available on Isambard's Cycles website.

 

One of my favourite retro mountain bikes of all time, especially with those gumwall tires! I had a little cruise on this machine and its such a beauty to ride, it rolls along so comfortably with an amazing stability and smoothness. The components, over 25 years old, were built to last and are beautifully tactile, working seamlessly.  

 

Build Specifications

Frame and Fork: Cro-Moly double butted main tubes, fully lugged, forged drop-outs, brazed on cable guides, stops, seat stay carrier fittings and double downtube bottle cage fittings. Mangalloy fork with forged crown and drop-outs. 

Handlebar: NITTO cro-moly chromed with integral stem 

Headset: TANGE o-ring sealed

Brakes: Chang star Cantilever 

Brake Levers: Shimano four finger

Crankset: SUGINO TAT 46 x 36 x 28T, 175mm crankarm 

Bottom Bracket: Sakae

Pedals: N/A

Chain: DID 3/32." silver and black

Freewheel: SUNTOUR sealed alloy small flange, nutted. 

Wheelset: 26mm Carrera lite

Rim's ARAYA 7X alloy 26 x 1.75".

Tires: Schwalbe Table Top folding 26" x 2.25"

Rear Derailleur: Sachs

Front Derailleur: SUNTOUR "Mountech" front and rear

Shifters: Suntour power ratchet thumb shifters

Saddle: Selle San Marco Concor

Seatpost: SR "MTE 110" alloy micro adjust, 220mm

Accessories: OGK soft grips, seatpost quick release clamp, alloy spoke protector

Weight: 29.9 lbs (size 19 1/2')

Size: Medium, 54cm 

Colour: Dark grey