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Old 04-07-20, 11:40 AM
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ISO/WTB 118mm Stronglight spindle

OK so here's the saga-- and I can't even believe it all as I write it:

During my ham-fisted attempts to remove a stuck Stronglight nds dustcap, I managed to slice into the crank fixing bolt with my Dremel. I did manage to get the $%$! dustcap off eventually, but then when I went to remove the crank bolt--- snap! Broke off the bolt. So then I go to the left-handed drill bit and an extractor--- but used too much (dumb) force and again, SNAP. Broke off the extractor.

Stubbornness led me to get out my Dremel again to try to grind out the piece of the extractor--- which I did, mostly. However, my control of the Dremel was clearly poor, as it's clear that the threads are now $%#@.

So: I give up. Anyone have a 118mm Stronglight spindle they'd be willing to sell me? I have a very beat-up project PX10 moving along which will need a spindle shortly.....

Thanks in advance--- (and yes, I am humbled/amused by my own ability to goof this up to this extent!)

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Old 04-07-20, 11:43 AM
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There's one on the giant auction site for $35 with free shipping:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Str...e/202629155790
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eBay France is a good source but shipping can be tough. Still on a small item like this, it might be your best bet.
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Old 04-07-20, 03:32 PM
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Thanks guys. With shipping most of the French site options are at least $30+. Paying that just for the spindle seems a lot, but maybe I'm too cheap. If I'm going with that much $$ I might as well start looking at the Velo-orange sealed bottom brackets. They make a French thread version, but I would prefer to keep things at least somewhat original....

I will keep hunting. (Next time I wrench with more patience and less force!)

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Originally Posted by no67el View Post

I will keep hunting. (Next time I wrench with more patience and less force!)

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If you are still looking, give me a couple hours to play w kids and sort through my parts, but 75% sure I have one..... more to come. let you know.
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Old 04-11-20, 10:39 AM
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Thank you, I am indeed still looking for one! Just got back from a walk in the woods with the kids myself.... then later some more paint touch-up work on the "project" in question....:


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no67el -

If you do decide to order from France, it is probable that out going postal and shipping will be blocked due to Covid. I have several items stalled waiting for restrictions to end. Since you now need replacement dustcaps, check this Australian site: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stronglight...UAAOSwIgNXofGu
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Hmm, that's something to think about-- thanks.

As far as new dustcaps go..... what, you think I shouldn't reuse this one?


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Perhaps just a little too much patina?
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[QUOTE=no67el;21405446]OK so here's the saga-- and I can't even believe it all as I write it:

During my ham-fisted attempts to remove a stuck Stronglight nds dustcap, I managed to slice into the crank fixing bolt with my Dremel. I did manage to get the $%$! dustcap off eventually, but then when I went to remove the crank bolt--- snap! Broke off the bolt. So then I go to the left-handed drill bit and an extractor--- but used too much (dumb) force and again, SNAP. Broke off the extractor.

Stubbornness led me to get out my Dremel again to try to grind out the piece of the extractor--- which I did, mostly. However, my control of the Dremel was clearly poor, as it's clear that the threads are now $%#@.

So: I give up. Anyone have a 118mm Stronglight spindle they'd be willing to sell me? I have a very beat-up project PX10 moving along which will need a spindle shortly.....

Thanks in advance--- (and yes, I am humbled/amused by my own ability to goof this up to this extent!)

I have couple of these, same as shown in the ebay link above,,,but I believe mine is NOS, however that donít mean it is pretty! (Small surface rust patches here an there). Let me know if still interested!
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Still interested, for sure! Feel free to pm me with details.

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by no67el View Post
Thanks guys. With shipping most of the French site options are at least $30+. Paying that just for the spindle seems a lot, but maybe I'm too cheap. If I'm going with that much $$ I might as well start looking at the Velo-orange sealed bottom brackets. They make a French thread version, but I would prefer to keep things at least somewhat original....

I will keep hunting. (Next time I wrench with more patience and less force!)

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For what it's worth, I've been impressed by the VO bottom bracket I have in my collection. Lightweight and well-sealed.
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