Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Peugeot P20 folding - resources?

    Hi all! I have this lovely Peugeot P20 (1986) that I'm fixing up and I'm looking for a place to buy a new or nicer looking (NOT RUSTED) crank for it. I'd like a fancy one, like the one pictured far below, but I'll settle for a straight replacement. Does anyone have any resources for something like this? Where should I even start looking?

    Mine:


    Gorgeous mint condition one for an ungodly amount on Craigslist:

  2. #2
    Senior Member badmother's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    2,941
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    http://www.bing.com/search?q=Cottere...ox&Form=IE8SRC

    Sure they can not be cleaned up? Ask in the CV forums if you want to try.
    °Empty drums make a lot of noice... (Old Hungarian proverb).

  3. #3
    Still moving forward.
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    S.F. Peninsula
    My Bikes
    BF NWT
    Posts
    178
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    An oxalic acid bath seems to be the cure-all for removing rust from metal parts. As stated above there is plenty of info on the C&V forum.

    Just curious - does your bike have cottered cranks? And it is an '86 model? I would have thought if it was late 80's that it would have a cotterless crank. Were they still putting cottered cranks on their bikes that late?

  4. #4
    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    On the road-USA
    My Bikes
    Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
    Posts
    16,192
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sahadev View Post
    An oxalic acid bath seems to be the cure-all for removing rust from metal parts. As stated above there is plenty of info on the C&V forum.

    Just curious - does your bike have cottered cranks? And it is an '86 model? I would have thought if it was late 80's that it would have a cotterless crank. Were they still putting cottered cranks on their bikes that late?
    They are still using cottered cranks in some parts of the world.

    I would try the oxalic acid bath, it works wonders on rusty chrome.

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    angus scotland
    My Bikes
    Grifter BSA 20
    Posts
    600
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ive heard that vinegar is good at removing rust too

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    First, yes these cranks are cottered, and yes it's an '86 according to the Peugeot catalogs and the decals.

    Secondly, I will try these home remedies, but the problem with this particular crank is that it's the deepest pitted rust I've ever seen. I've been steel wooling the rest of the bike, but this thing is unbelieveable and looks ugly. I'm trying to pretty the bike up for my sister (pink cupcake bike!) and a rusty crank doesn't help even if the chainguard sparkles.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •