Uh oh, there’s a new sheriff in town. At first Battlebike thought he had nothing to worry about and wrote off this Peugeot as just another hunk of junk from the land of cheese eating surrender monkeys. However, after further research BB is running scared. This Frenchie may not be a fighter, but he’s family (been in the fam since new), and blood is thicker than chain lube.
Originally written off as another Portland pussified Peugeot, this old lion gets ready to roar
Could this early-80s original everything beast be Battlebike's replacement?
That real deal OG 80s grime, not some new gen hipster grime from '08 being passed off as 80s grime.
These fenders have probably been to more countries than you have
Umm...yeah....that tail light won't be there next time you see this Frenchie. Nor will that rear rack.
I don't like it if it don't gleam gleam
Tune in next week for…….*dramatic pause*….A NEW RIDE!
Like any good journalist I’m going to cover the 5 W’s in this little piece.
When: About twenty minutes ago
Where: Somewhere in NW Portland
Why: Because Battlebike (what my $60 Craigslist ’89 Stumpjumper will from here on be known as – it’s like I bought the $40 fenders I’d been looking at and they threw in a bike for an extra $20) needed a little bling
Pictures are worth 1000 words, read ‘em and weep.
BEFORE: just another sad, nondescript and unloved '89 Stumpjumper
AFTER: From zero to hero, Battlebike is a phoenix rising from the ashes and strutting his stuff
And if you’re a kid from the 80s that rode an XR you’ve got to appreciate the feel of the Ourys! Of course if you’re a kid of the 80s you’ll appreciate the hologram sticker they give you even more.
ALF, GI Joe, Transformers and this terrible photo of a hologram sticker
Battlebike is also paying homage to the Trek Soho in his own little reduce/reuse/recycle way.
Battlebike: just like the Trek Soho, just $900 cheaper, smaller tires, out of true wheels (aka the pimp limp), a greasy ass chain and friction shifting. But yeah, otherwise just like it.