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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi,

my BB threads for the bolts were getting worn out as well as the crank arm fixing bolts themselves (rounded off) until disaster struck as you can see in the pics..one bolt sheared off in BB..oops

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so basically does anyone know where i can get a new replacement BB and bolts or anyone have secondhand laying around?

I believe its the Swiss made BB as there is the groove in the cups and i bought the bike in '86....the BB has the markings TTS and 121 on it. The bolts have 8.8 stamped on them

cheers for any help

p.s i had been cleaning/polishing a motorbike swingarm...my hands didn't get that dirty just taking out a BB..lol

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:47 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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just to clarify its only the spindle and crank arm bolts i'm after.....

is this size spindle unavailable like swiss/french threaded cups are or is it standard sizing for spindle?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:36 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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thats a bog standard axle - just measure the length and match it up to something similar on ebay. Its not a special size or 'owt.

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trks ... Categories


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:44 am 
Dirt Disciple

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cheers mate ,you are a legend.... :D

been through loads of threads on 'net regarding swiss/french BB's and it's all doom but i'm glad to hear the axle is standard....

if anyone else finds this thread and wonders what to do with a peugeot BB, to put it all in a nutshell..or should i say BB shell..lol, here is what ive found.....

if cups need replacing as well as axle for swiss or french BB's the options are....

befriend someone in an engineer shop and get frame rethreaded to British or Italian size if enough metal there in first place..

buy Phil Wood stuff but tres expensive

might get lucky on the bay

source another bike and break it for spares

the swiss thread is cut differently to the french so british standard cups should be able to be forced in and stay in for years..don't know what would happen when it's time for a regrease though..i.e would they go back in?

i bought my bike in '86 so should have been british sizing by then but i guess it was made a year or two earlier and just hung around

I'm just happy that the axle is standard so repair should be straight forward....fingers crossed..


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