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Cranks, and perhaps other partsOverStuffed
Jan 18, 2003 7:49 PM
I've been lurking for a while, but need a little advice, now that the 20 year old parts on my Peugeot (Sorry, no pics yet) have decided not to work at all. This is a change from mostly working. I've decided to convert it to a fixed-gear on what I hope will be a small budget. I'm hoping to pick up parts as cheap as I can to start, then upgrade as I see fit. I need to buy cranks and wheels to go fixie. Any suggestions on quality parts on a budget?
Oops, one more thingOverStuffed
Jan 18, 2003 8:21 PM
I should probably add that the current wheels are 27".
All you need is a cog.......Dave Hickey
Jan 19, 2003 5:44 AM
The Peugeot is perfect for a conversion. All you need ia a cog and a little labor.

1. Cranks- your crankset will work fine. To get the proper chainline, you probably use the inside chainring. You might have to buy short BMX crankbolts(<$10).
2. Rear Hub- Since the hub has a threaded on cluster, all you have to do is remove the the cluster and thread on a cog. If the rearhub is french threaded, it might be a little harder to find a french threaded cog. If it's british threaded, cogs are very cheap. You're probably going to have to re-dish the wheel to get the proper chainline.

If you do the work yourself, you can probably do the entire conversion for less than $20
All you need is a cog.......OverStuffed
Jan 19, 2003 10:17 AM
I will need to buy at least one crank, though. I bent the left crank a couple years ago in an accident, and I've been on mismatched cranks since then. It's not a huge problem for my short (1 mile) commute, but on longer rides, I notice it, hence the need for new cranks. What about 165 mm vs. 170 mm. I have 170, right now.
All you need is a cog.......LC
Jan 19, 2003 1:43 PM
I tried 165 and they drove me nuts. Guess I was so used to 170 I could not change.
I bought my cranks on eBay for $16 newTig
Jan 19, 2003 2:38 PM
They were cheap Exage 300's with Biopace rings (removed and replaced with my old Shimano 39T ring) but they work fine for a single speed. I kept my search limited to 170 mm cranks. 165's are fine for track, but not necessary for road. I also got a new bottom bracket for about $10 from eBay. The key is to not be in a rush to get something so that you don't bid too high, and bid within the last 45 seconds of the auction (provided that you already set up an account and are logged in under your ID).
Check www.chucksbikes.com for cranks...biknben
Jan 19, 2003 6:37 PM
Maybe these will do the trick. http://www.chucksbikes.com/cr010.htm

Don't assume you need a new wheel. Like someone else said, you could use the existing wheel if you had to.