Yep, I'm pretty sure that is what my recent Stronglight (purchased from SJS) has for a BCD. I'll let the list know if it is different from 86mm. Those that want to look into it can check the SJS cycles site. It was a verrrry cheap triple and currently resides on my Falcon roughstuff. Don't get the BB that is paired with it; I don't remember the spindle length but it was huge (quack, quack).
Charles T. Young
> I recently was told that Stronglight has reintroduced a crankset using the
> 86 mm bolt pattern used for the 99. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
> Stronglight 99 crankset is a favorite of mine. I have used one for 20 years
> on my touring bike. Mine is for French threaded pedals. I would probably
> be smart to retap the arms to 9/16 so I could replace the pedal or spindle
> easily if I needed to out in the boondocks, but I keep using it my French
> threaded Campagnola NR pedals.
> I would think that the 99 was commonly used in the 70's for tandems (cheaper
> & easier to set up compared to TA Cycletourist?). They now are probably
> more obsolete than rare. SR & maybe some others used 86 mm bolt pattern. I
> just supplied 2 NOS 52t drilled out Stronglight rings to someone locally who
> wanted them to use as timing ring on his tandem. That's what they
> wanted...BIG timing rings.
> The later Stronglight 99 cranks were not as nicely finished as the earlier
> Mike Self
> Cincinnati, OH
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "kim hetzel" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2002 12:00 PM
> Subject: [CR]RE: rarity of Stronglight 99 tandem crankset
> > To all CR LIST members,
> > I was told by a framebuilder, William Stevenson, in Olympia, Washington
> > the Stronglight 99 tandem crankset is quite rare a while back.
> > I own a 1977 Gottfried French tandem; second owner, that has this crankset
> > on it. How rare is it ? What would be the value on it in very good to
> > excellent condition ?
> > Any information and/or input would be most appreciated.
> > Thank-you in advance,
> > Smiles to all,
> > Kim Hetzel
> > Yelm, WA