Re: [CR]lyotard platform pedals


From: "Jerry & Liz Moos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Steve Maas" <smaas@nonlintec.com>, <Boy651@aol.com>, "Sheldon Brown" <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
References: <172.17e5c17f.2badce32@aol.com> <3E7C8297.7010506@nonlintec.com> <p05200fafbaa2777617c4@[10.0.1.2]>
Subject: Re: [CR]lyotard platform pedals
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 21:29:39 -0600
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

I have Lyotards marked L & R and Lyotards marked D & G. Unfortunately, I also have Lyotards with no such markings, which makes identification difficult. Most Stronglights 93's I've seen do indeed have the thread stamped on the back of the arms.

Regards,

Jerry Moos


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sheldon Brown"
To: "Steve Maas" ;
Cc:
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2003 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]lyotard platform pedals



> George Elanjian
>
> >>Hey - I got a pair of Lyotard platform pedals for my '73 Px10
> >>w/stronglight crank
>
> One of my all-time favorite parts, used to use them exclusively until
> I became infected with SPDitis.
>
> >>(93?). The pedals don't want to thread more than a couple twists,
> >>so I haven't forced it suspecting i got a mis-match thing going on.
> >>So what is it? Is my French crank vetoing my English thread
> >>pedals? Should I be looking for french thread Lyotard pedals -
> >>thanks
>
> Steve Maas answered:
>
> >Could be. However, often pedals just fit tight in cranks, even
> >though they are supposedly compatible.
> >
> >This brings up another question: does anyone have a way to tell, for
> >certain, if a crank or pedal thread is French or English? They are
> >very close to the same pitch and diameter; even measuring with a
> >micrometer doesn't seem to be conclusive.
>
> In the case of Lyotard pedals, if they're marked "L" & "R" (Left &
> Right) they'll be standard 9/16" x 20.
>
> If they're marked "G" & "D" (Gauche & Droite) they'll be French 14 mm x 1.25.
>
> Stronglight cranks often have the threading stamped into the back
> side of the arm. Some that are marked 14 mm x 1.25, however, may
> have been re-tapped after the fact for standard pedals.
>
> Sheldon "Marcel Berthet" Brown
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