I bought this frame last year from a BOBlist member and built it up to be my new upright-bar citybike (so I could put drops on the Rivvy - see # 11 in this gallery).

The frame is a 1986 Peugeot Canyon Express model. The wide, square fork crown looks like it was forged by a blacksmith; the lugs are simple and almost medieval in appearance. Even with Cr-MO tubing it's a heavy bike, but SO comfortable set up this way that I ride it to and from work at least 3 days a week. Built up with an assortment of cheap and mostly used spare parts. Best upgrades: a Brooks B-67 saddle and cork grips. I use it to carry the heavier loads (usually in bike buckets) and occasionally to tow a trailer.

It's admittedly inspired by the Rivendell Atlantis, a bike I test-rode on my last visit to Rivendell and a frame I would love to own. The Peugeot's geometry comes very close to that of the Atlantis (just look at the tire clearance!) and is a delightful bike to ride around town.

-- Beth


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Peugeot Citybike - side view

Peugeot Citybike - rear view 



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