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Old 06-12-24, 01:37 PM
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Thank you Aubergine! Your bottom bracket axle arrived in the mail today!
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Old 06-12-24, 02:50 PM
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Sure hope you have time to try it out soon. I can only hold my breath so long! 😎
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I put Aubergine’s axle in the bike and there is still some slop which seems mostly on the drive side. I’m thinking it’s the fixed cup that has some wear. I’m gonna reset the lock ring and see if that changes anything.

I did hook the old front brake up and pedaled the bike down the street and back. Since the rear derailleur cable is off, the bike was in 4th gear. Pretty fun to finally ride it.

Many thanks to everyone for the help and [MENTION=426813]Aubergine[/MENTION] for sending me his spare bottom bracket axle.

I need to decide if I want to try and remove/swap fixed bottom bracket cups on the blue and rusty white bikes.


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I already owned the ultrasonic cleaner and vibrating tumbler polisher because I use them for my pinball machine hobby. It's cool when useful tools cross over to different hobbies. The ultrasonic cleaner is amazing. 50% solution of simple green and water and ultrasonic the parts for 15 minutes. The vibrating tumbler is magic. The tumbler media is crushed walnut shells, which is a substrate for pet reptile habitats. Toss the parts into the tumbler and squirt in a liquid polish compound of your choice. I hear Mother's mag wheel cleaner is amazing. I'm impatient and usually only tumble/polish things for 2 or 3 hours.
I regularly borrow things from my wife's craft room for bike related tasks. Punches, snap setters, heat gun, etc. She has sewn some things for me too, like repairing bags or adding straps to hang a taillight. If I find myself using one of her tools frequently, I'll get one for myself. I have considered buying her a Cricut machine so I can borrow it to make my own decals.
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Originally Posted by RustyPeugeot
I put Aubergine’s axle in the bike and there is still some slop which seems mostly on the drive side. I’m thinking it’s the fixed cup that has some wear. I’m gonna reset the lock ring and see if that changes anything.
As long as the lock ring bites some threads it will be ok if the slop goes away with the adjustable cup a little tighter and the ring overhangs just a smidge. Having a hard time imagining the fixed cup is worn out that much but it is possible.
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Originally Posted by RustyPeugeot
I need to decide if I want to try and remove/swap fixed bottom bracket cups on the blue and rusty white bikes.
My experience with factory-installed, French thread fixed cups is that they tend to be very tight. Make sure you have a decent fixed cup tool; the typical stamped steel tools like the Park HCW-4 aren't likely to work without something to secure it against the cup. Stein and others make a clamp for that purpose, but even so, it could be difficult. The Sheldon Brown DIY fixed cup tool might be more successful.

Failing that, a pro-quality tool like the VAR-30 may be necessary.

Personally, unless the cup is worn or damaged, I'd just leave it alone.
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That VAR tool makes the impossible easy. I was fortunate to snag one off the bay.
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We have working MAFAC RACER brakes with new cables and housing.


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Lookin' good so far!
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Are you reusing the old cups?
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I've been riding a UO-8 for past 20 years even did a 175 mile ride on it with cheap Kenda tires took me yikes 21 hrs. It was a marathon and self torturous lol.
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Are you reusing the old cups?
Bottom bracket cups? So far, yes. The fixed cup is original to the bike and the adjustable cup is from the rusty white bike.
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Shifter cables and housing are on. When the bike is in first gear, this is the position of my levers. Did I do something wrong?
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Shifter cables and housing are on. When the bike is in first gear, this is the position of my levers. Did I do something wrong?
Nope, that looks right.
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Thanks. I wasn’t sure what was right, but the Simplex rear derailleur only seemed to work this way.
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Initial bike ride this morning. I tried to get the wobble out of the back wheel, but I’m not sure it will ever be true and straight. I made it a little better though.


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Initial bike ride this morning. I tried to get the wobble out of the back wheel, but I’m not sure it will ever be true and straight. I made it a little better though.
Now you have an excuse to swap the wheels for a set of aluminum ones! Best change you can make to le vieux vélo.

Well done!
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I am definitely enjoying the bike. Pretty amazing that it is 50 years old. I do need to look into getting the rear wheel to not wobble and replacing some brake pads eventually.

My main goal is to get some exercise and enjoy learning how to wrench on bikes. So far it’s been great. Tonight I went in a brief ride before dark and without the bike I would have just sat around the house.
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The goal was to test if I could put the UO-8 Peugeot bike in my van, drive 8 minutes from home, then bike on some paved pathways and catch some fish.

The rat trap rack on the rear is a waste. I have to wear my shoulder pack to carry my rod tube. The rack will be coming off the rear unless I can figure out how to mount a basket on there.




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Originally Posted by RustyPeugeot
The goal was to test if I could put the UO-8 Peugeot bike in my van, drive 8 minutes from home, then bike on some paved pathways and catch some fish.

The rat trap rack on the rear is a waste. I have to wear my shoulder pack to carry my rod tube. The rack will be coming off the rear unless I can figure out how to mount a basket on there.
Congratulations on all your progress and that you're able now to enjoy riding it.

It was fun to follow.

I used about 10 or 12 zip ties to secure my basket to the rack.

I'm always amazed how how much I enjoy riding my 1978 UO 10.

If you have a bike co-op fairly close you might be able to pick up a decent set of used aluminum rim wheels for a budget price.

I wish we had a bike co-op in the Dallas Ft Worth area.

Safe riding.
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Aubergine That's a great looking bike. I want to get the UO8 up and running so I can ride it and keep it. I want to keep it as original as possible within reason. Part of the fun is to get it up and rideable for as little money as possible. So far I have spent $25 to purchase 3 broken Peugeot bikes. haha.
Tonight I'm going to start taking components off and cleaning them. I'll post some photos as soon as I have the access to do that here on the website.
The Mixes came with some fun fenders with integrated front and rear lights and generators for the rear wheel. So that is kinda neat. Unfortunately, two of the lights are smashed, so I'll be doing well to get 1 working set.

The original owner guy told me that the UO8 has a different bottom bracket, so it does not have those cottered cranks. Looks like Sakae Ringyo bottom bracket and different cranks. I like the spring trap Swiss cargo rack on the back.

I also need to purchase some tools. Any recommendations for tools I should buy? I'm thinking I need a bike chain tool, bottom bracket tool, lock nut tool, at a minimum.

1. Needs new brake and shifter cables.
2. Needs new bottom bracket bearings.
3. Needs new tires and tubes.
4. Has a broken rear spoke, so I need to learn how to put in a replacement spoke. Is that very hard to do?
5. Need to clean and adjust the center pull brakes.
Great project. Do you plan to do the work yourself or have a bike shop make the repairs and improvements?
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Originally Posted by RustyPeugeot
The goal was to test if I could put the UO-8 Peugeot bike in my van, drive 8 minutes from home, then bike on some paved pathways and catch some fish.

The rat trap rack on the rear is a waste. I have to wear my shoulder pack to carry my rod tube. The rack will be coming off the rear unless I can figure out how to mount a basket on there.
What do you need to carry besides your rod case? We might be able to suggest some options.
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Great project. Do you plan to do the work yourself or have a bike shop make the repairs and improvements?
I've gone it all myself so far just by watching YouTube videos. It's been a lot of fun.
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