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Need help finding replacement crank spindle for old Peugeot Avoriaz

Old 06-01-20, 02:27 PM
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Need help finding replacement crank spindle for old Peugeot Avoriaz

Hello!

I'm pretty new to the whole bike thing but about 10 years ago I found an old peugeot avoriaz next to the dumpster outside of a retailer I worked at. After a bit of elbow grease and tons of cleaning the bike works great. Recently I've been riding it a bit and while going up a hill I sheared the crank spindle/bottom bracket spindle. I tried to source a replacement but it doesn't appear to be the correct size. Looking on ebay/internet there seems to be tons of options so I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. The only markings on the spindle are "123" and possibly an arrow to the right?

Thanks!

Edit:

It's not letting me post photos nor link to an image, bummer.

It seems like its around 122-123mm in length and each side is square.
The side on the left is around 30mm before it begins to taper out, side on right is about 33mm before it begins to taper out.

Please don't roast me too hard!

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Old 06-01-20, 04:21 PM
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You'd be hard pressed to find a replacement spindle. But you should be able to find a cartridge bottom bracket assembly that should work at the bike shop.
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Old 06-01-20, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by restlessswind View Post
You'd be hard pressed to find a replacement spindle. But you should be able to find a cartridge bottom bracket assembly that should work at the bike shop.
Great thanks!

What sort of dimensions would I be looking for if I try to source a new cartridge assembly? The local bike shops are pretty limited in terms of employees and over run with customers right now so I think ordering online may be faster.
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I believe your size would be 68 x 122(or 123)

68 being the width of the bottom bracket shell in mm
and 122 being the spindle length.

Those dimensions are pretty straight forward.

Where you may run into issues is with the threading.
Old Peugeots were generally French threaded, as opposed to British(BSC) and Italian.


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A sheared bb axle is almost unheard off.
If the bb sheared just get a new bike.
But if it didn't shear it's likely something else that can be fixed or replaced.
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Maybe this will help?

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Thank you! Super helpful
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Originally Posted by Bill Kapaun View Post
Maybe this will help?
You're amazing, thanks!
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In case anyone has the same issue, the 5n seems to have worked for me

thanks everybody!
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