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Old 07-25-09, 01:49 PM
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Peugeot A08

Hi, just picked up this bike for pretty cheap after wrecking my old bike. I have replaced the wheels, breaks and seat post, the last thing left is the crank/bottom bracket. I have no clue where to start with this. Two local shop owners told me I would have to wait to have a bottom bracket sent and it would cost close to $200. Is that the only way to get a new crankset on?

My question is what crankset to buy that will work with the A08, im converting it to a fixed at the moment. What are the parts that I would need and how much would it run me?

Would it be a better idea to use the crankset from my wrecked Bianchi San Jose? I know its a much newer crank, how would I go about getting it on the Peugeot? New Bottom Bracket?

Hopefully this makes a little sense, and I hope someone can help soon!

Thanks!
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Old 07-25-09, 03:07 PM
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The bottom bracket in the Peugeot AO8 has French threads, so that's what you will need. I would get a Phil Wood sealed BB with French threaded rings. Finding a high quality French BB that is cheaper is difficult at best.
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Originally Posted by gmatesich View Post
Hi, just picked up this bike for pretty cheap after wrecking my old bike. I have replaced the wheels, breaks and seat post, the last thing left is the crank/bottom bracket. I have no clue where to start with this. Two local shop owners told me I would have to wait to have a bottom bracket sent and it would cost close to $200. Is that the only way to get a new crankset on?

My question is what crankset to buy that will work with the A08, im converting it to a fixed at the moment. What are the parts that I would need and how much would it run me?

Would it be a better idea to use the crankset from my wrecked Bianchi San Jose? I know its a much newer crank, how would I go about getting it on the Peugeot? New Bottom Bracket?

Hopefully this makes a little sense, and I hope someone can help soon!

Thanks!
Velo Orange has recently started selling JIS square taper cartidge type bottom brackets in a French thread for $48.00. Follow this link:

https://www.velo-orange.com/grcrufrthbob.html

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I had a UO8 a while ago... if I remember correctly, all I had to do was pull the original BB axle and swap it for a square taper Sakae one I'd pulled from a junked frame. I left the original cups so I didn't have to deal with the threading issue.
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Old 07-25-09, 04:24 PM
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Thanks a lot guys! If i were to opt for the velo-orange (great find by the way), what type of crankset would best fit it. Basically anything new? How about a Sugino SNJ-XD-42T? The crank that comes stock with the San Jose.
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Old 07-25-09, 04:45 PM
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Yes, once I swapped an SR bb spindle for a stronglight, and left the original cups on the bike, and it works fine.
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Originally Posted by gmatesich View Post
Thanks a lot guys! If i were to opt for the velo-orange (great find by the way), what type of crankset would best fit it. Basically anything new? How about a Sugino SNJ-XD-42T? The crank that comes stock with the San Jose.
Basically, any crankset that is made to mate up to a JIS square taper axle. Your Sugino may fit. Is the axle from your San Jose a square taper? You may in fact be able to use that same axle in the Peugeot bearing cups as mentioned above if the length is correct.
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Old 07-25-09, 07:38 PM
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I've seen proper BB cups on ebay every so often for not much, but on my AO-8 I am currently running a sugino spindle in the original cups with no issue. And it sure is cheaper doing it that way!

Once you have the spindle, any compatible crankset will make a nice upgrade from the cottered set.

(Have you got some pictures?)

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