I happened across this old Peugeot frame for virtually nothing and have taken it on as my first build project. I've decided to go single speed, partly for the intrigue of having a different type of bike, and partly because it makes the built less complex (and cheaper). It's a POS carbolite 103 steel frame, so I'm not attempting anything fancy, I just want to see what I can do with it and have a little fun.
I am going to strip the paint and repaint myself. This is an low bugdet project, so powdercoating is out. Likely just go with Plasticoat spray paint.
I figured I'd do something of a "before and after" thing here, along with some periodic updates on the project. It should be interesting to chronicle the development of my new ride. Should anyone have any ideas or suggestions, please feel free to speak up!
OK, now my first question is this... I'm trying to remove the cranks and chainring in order to clean and paint it more easily. The bottom bracket is in suprisingly good condition, very smooth, spins nicely. I have removed a bolt from the center of each side. For the life of me, I can't get the damn thing off. It doesn't look like there is anything else holding it on, but I can't wiggle it loose. How do you get it off? If anyone would like a picture from another angle, I can do that. HELP!