Converting an old Peugeot to SS
So I have and old Peugeot frame set that just needs wheels. I used to ride it as a fixed conversion, but got a Kilo TT back in the fall (apparently so did everybody else). The main problem with the Peugeot is the crankset. It's the original double-chain ring because it's hard to find parts that will fit those old monsters. Does anybody know of a single speed crank set that would fit one this? I've heard that something off a Nishki might do it.
i'd say a better bet would be to scour ebay for older stronglight road cranksets.
there's a whole load of em on there. and you could probably get the majority of 'em for cheap.
When I built up my Peugeot I used the wheels from my Jamis Sputnik for the project and then put better wheels on the Sputnik.
I dont have advice for the cranks. If its original they are probably old cottered ones, and I dont know much about them. I used a newer french bottom bracket and put some normal square tapered cranks on mine.
*****es love tarck
Just because it's old doesn't mean they're cottered cranks. This old peugeot had square taper cranks, it was a piece of cake to put something a little nicer on it.
my roommate has an old peugeot frame chilling in our parking garage. we were talking tonight about converting it. he also had a mixte exactly like the one above but it got stolen from the garage.
Take the outer ring off and use the inner ring to make the crank a single. Get some shorter bolts from the LBS or Harriscyclery.com (check the Fixie section) to hold the chainring on. You can get larger rings that will fit. That should give you a nice chainline with your ss rear hub.
Originally Posted by RABinRVA