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Old 11-14-17, 08:24 PM   #1
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Peugeot Cannes - Stronglight question

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I picked up a ladies Peugeot Cannes. Found a 1987 catalogue with a spec sheet and photos which appear to be an exact match. I'm looking for some insight on the Stronglight crankset shown in the photo, wondering if this particular vintage will require the dedicated 23.35 crankpuller or if by this year Stronglight had switched to the 22mm standard. As well, this bike is made in France. Will the BB be a "lefty-loosey-righty-tighty" conventional thread on both DS and NDS or opposite on each side.

Note: These are NOT pics of the bike I acquired, but apparently from the catalogue repro online. Mine is in reasonably good shape, but far from mint. I plan to strip, clean, overall all bearings, rebuild for my teensy sister-in-law. I don't care about its market value.

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Stronglight switched to 22.0mm from 23.35mm right around 1982, so by '87 definitely 22.0

Also by '87, Peugeot had quit flirting with Swiss and was past the French threading, so should be BSC.

But, I will caveat, it's French, and you'll find oddities in the 80's.
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Stronglight switched to 22.0mm from 23.35mm right around 1982, so by '87 definitely 22.0

Also by '87, Peugeot had quit flirting with Swiss and was past the French threading, so should be BSC.

But, I will caveat, it's French, and you'll find oddities in the 80's.
Thanks EX. The 22mm standard will save me some grief and groping, and so too, the BSC thread. I'm guessing by oddities you may be hinting at non-standard pedal threads and/or seatpost and/or handlebar sizing? I think I'm already prepared to tackle the Maillard helicomatic hub with the dedicated freewheel tool and wrench.
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Thanks EX. The 22mm standard will save me some grief and groping, and so too, the BSC thread. I'm guessing by oddities you may be hinting at non-standard pedal threads and/or seatpost and/or handlebar sizing? I think I'm already prepared to tackle the Maillard helicomatic hub with the dedicated freewheel tool and wrench.
No, by oddities I meant that BFers have found French & Swiss threadings past dates that we see BSC with Peugeot. Kind of like they were digging through piles of frames to put out there using Last In First Out. But by '87 all that should have been over.
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No, by oddities I meant that BFers have found French & Swiss threadings past dates that we see BSC with Peugeot. Kind of like they were digging through piles of frames to put out there using Last In First Out. But by '87 all that should have been over.
Thanks for clarifying. In other words, I can be reasonably confident but should avoid supreme confidence.
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Thanks for clarifying. In other words, I can be reasonably confident but should avoid supreme confidence.
Yep! If you do come across anything odd, there is a lot of experience here with old French bikes. We can help you get it right.
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Stronglight switched to 22.0mm from 23.35mm right around 1982, so by '87 definitely 22.0

Also by '87, Peugeot had quit flirting with Swiss and was past the French threading, so should be BSC.

But, I will caveat, it's French, and you'll find oddities in the 80's.
Thought it might be helpful to confirm you were correct on both counts for this '87 Peugeot Cannes: 1) Standard 22.0mm crankpuller did the trick, yes, and; 2) BSC threading

I'll add that while the adjustable cup side oozed off like bacon grease, the flats of the fixed cup ended up in my big black vise. After tango-ing my workbench attached to the vise attached to flats attached to frame, attached to me around the shop, the cup finally popped loose. It was next thing to an erotic release.

Pedals?? No luck. 17mm shaft. No, not quite. Measured the wrench flats like 17.3mm. Even if they were 15mm, the big old pedal wrench would never fit between inner edges of the pedals and the crank arm. Blocked. Regular box wrench too thick. I'll take a photo to better illustrate the insurrection.
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