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Retapped Peugeot/SL cranks?

Old 07-15-20, 08:48 AM
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Retapped Peugeot/SL cranks?

Anyone on here ever encounter what were originally 9/16 cranks retapped to french standards?

I was just cleaning a set of Peugeot branded Stronglight cranks that I thought were originally French threaded because that’s what fit. Then I noticed this:



Did someone retap these to make the bike more “French”?

Hoping it won’t hurt their sale potential on Ebay/CL. I have Atom pedals to match in any case.
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Old 07-15-20, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jpjpjp View Post
Anyone on here ever encounter what were originally 9/16 cranks retapped to french standards?

I was just cleaning a set of Peugeot branded Stronglight cranks that I thought were originally French threaded because that’s what fit. Then I noticed this:



Did someone retap these to make the bike more “French”?

Hoping it won’t hurt their sale potential on Ebay/CL. I have Atom pedals to match in any case.
Normally done the other way around, from French to 9/16 but you should be good especially if you are giving it some correct pedals, most nowadays would be glad to have 9/16.

I have a PX-10 that the French threads were gacked on, restored them and installed some French spindles in a set of Campy record pedals so all good to go now.
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Old 07-15-20, 12:04 PM
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I'd try an english set from the back side to see if someone just rammed a french set in there. French are a little smaller.
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Old 07-15-20, 01:46 PM
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This was a common problem back in the day. People would put French thread pedals into ISO-thread cranks, ride a bit, and promptly strip out the threads on the cranks.
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