Peugeot problems rear axle
I have what appears to be a Peugeot P6 made in 1984. I say appears because it looks like the images of the P6 in the old catalog pics, but the a few of the components are not what the specs in the catalog say.
I have two problems:
- Broken rear axle
- noisy freewheel
The bike has a carbolite 103 frame, the rear hub is a Maillard, and has 11 and 84 stamped on it, which I think means it was made in the 11th week of 1984, and the freewheel is a Maillard 5 speed. The freewheel started making noise several months ago, and sometimes when coasting it would 'hang' and not spin freely. I lubed it and it doesn't hang currently, but it does make a slight noise. On my last ride the rear axle split into two pieces. I have checked locally and can't find a replacement axle, and both shops suggested getting a new wheel. I don't know if the freewheel is about to go out, or how difficult/expensive it is to repair. I also don't know how to find the specs on the axle to search for one online.
I got the bike about 8 years ago at a rummage sale for 15$ and just had to do a little work to get it into shape. I put several thousand miles on it until I got a new bike. Now I just use it when I am riding on non-paved trails. I would love to repair it but don't want to spend a lot of money. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.