Deore XT spindle for a peugeot a road bike conversion?
I have an old Peugeot UO8 with thin-walled french cups in the bottom bracket. I've been wanting to replace the old cottered cranks and double chainring for a long time now. According to Sheldon's page, http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html
, a 5-series spindle works with the thin-walled cups. The 5-series spindles are designed for a 70mm italian bottom bracket shell.
Well, I found a shimano deore xt spindle, 117.5mm in total length, designed for a 70mm shell. I assume this spindle will have the appropriate spacing between the bearing races since it is designed for a 70mm shell.
QUESTION: Whether the Deore XT spindles can be used with regular road cranks (normal square taper)? Anything special about them? Is the spindle the same diameter as a standard road spindle (i.e., the 3 and 5-series listed on Sheldon's page)? Anyone foresee any problems with using the deore spindle?