I have recently come into possession of a 1977 Peugeot frame – translation: someone threw out an old trashed bike and my friend grabbed it for me. I am looking to clean it up and restore it to greatness, though to fixed-gear greatness given its awesome horizontal dropouts.
I have identified the year (1977) from the SN located under the BB (a neat trick that I learned in one of the forums – thanks), though do not know the model and am trying to learn more about the specs of the bike (my best guess is a PX-10, though it is entirely a guess).
Here is some information that might help to identify it: It is a white bike with Reynolds 531 tubing; there are red, white and blue stripe stickers on the bike representing the French flag (I’ve not seen anything quite like it). It had a double Stronglight crank (pain to find a bike shop with the tool to pull it), Simplex derailers, Shimnano Tourney rear breaks, Atax stem and I believe Mallard hubs (though the wheelset was pretty trashed.
I need to find a reasonably priced BB (and crank set), hopefully used, for this bike, though I am not sure of the size or if I would be able to upgrade to a square tapered sealed cartridge BB that would afford me more choice in a crank set (any ideas or spare parts lying around for sale/trade?).
I have not been able to find information on this on www.sheldonbrown.com and was hoping someone out there could help.
P.S. I can add pictures, though need to wait until after work to shrink the images down to comply with the attachment size requirements.