Hey cool cats,
First time posting after many years of reading. Yesterday I picked up an orange Peugeot frame at a yard sale for $40. I'm pretty sure it is a UO8 but can't tell. It's just frame and fork. I'm guessing its the UO8 due to the forks being silver on the bottom half. It has a 7 number serial that is stamped into a plate which is attached under the frame, beneath the bottom bracket.
I'm currently on a Raleigh Olympus and will be transferring whatever parts I can. I'm not super educated on bikes so I'm asking for your help. I know I need a French threaded bottom bracket and a smaller stem. I'm wondering what else would be compatable from an English bike. I may try and sand down the stem to make it fit. Also, in my research I've noticed that Velo Orange has a French threaded bottom bracket that would accept "better" cranks. Whats the story there? I used to own a Motobecane (which I loved and unfortunately had to sell) and the only problem I ever had with it was the cotter pin crank so if it's possible to avoid that on this bike I'd like to.
Basically I want this to be an everyday rider and don't need much flash. It's an orange frame for Pete's sake, it has enough flash. There are numerous co ops near me that may have parts so I'm keeping that in mind too though I would like to reuse whatever I can from the Raleigh and then I'll probably sell off that frame/fork set.
Thanks for the help,