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Bottom Bracket Spindles - What Happened?

Old 07-28-21, 04:18 PM
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Bottom Bracket Spindles - What Happened?

Getting ready to convert a 70ish Peugeot Mixti from a Cottered Crank to a Square tapered Crank. Not long ago I would just get a 5SB spindle and that worked fine with the thin French cups. My dilemma is now I can't find one, or for that matter any...

5SB - 32 - 55 - 37.5 - 124.5
or
5N - 32 - 55 - 35 - 125

Can someone point me to a resource for square tapered spindles?
And if not, is there a suitable cartridge for this old french bike?
Or, am I going to have to start looking around for some French cotters to put the old crank back on?
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...mostly people buy a cartridge with French threading from Velo Orange nowadays.
Not sure if you want to spend 50 bucks to convert a mixte, but that's what I use if I need square taper French BB.
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You could get a threadless BB designed for a bike with damaged threads. Sunlite makes an inexpensive one,

https://www.ebay.com/itm/35353970025...evt=1&mkcid=28

Amazon used to sell cheap french bottom bracket cups but that is no longer available.
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Originally Posted by zandoval View Post
Or, am I going to have to start looking around for some French cotters to put the old crank back on?
Get yer cotters here:

Bicycle Crank Cotters
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Overseas? https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/bottom-b...axle-5r-132mm/
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OK... So when re-greasing the bottom bracket on my old Ted Williams I remembered I had put away a few things in an old bin that was buried beneath all the Boy Scout Camping stuff. After digging it out, there in a cookie tin was... a brand new 5S-B spindle! Also a 3A... Happy HAPPY, Joy JOY Stempy!!!




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