[CR] - French Threading - Seek larger French threaded frame>> CRESENT bikes


Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley

From: Bikerdaver@aol.com
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 13:26:30 EDT
Subject: [CR] - French Threading - Seek larger French threaded frame>> CRESENT bikes
To: fred_rednor@yahoo.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 10/6/2004 8:59:05 AM PST, fred_rednor@yahoo.com writes: > Swiss thread applied only to BBs, > but bikes with Swiss BB could have > any combination of French, English > or Italian dimensions elsewhere.

Of course, you can't forget the practice often found on Swiss bikes in which the steering tube has the French outside diameter and threading but is reamed to accept a "normal" 22.2mm diameter stem.

To be honest, I love the quirkiness of Swiss frames - at least until I have to buy replacement parts.
       Cheers,
       Fred Rednor - in the canton of Arlington, Virginia ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ----- Fred- I had this same problem with a Cresent bike. The BB shell was French and the Headset was BSC. I didn't know what to think and was wondering if any one else had a Cresent with this arrangement cheers- Dave Anderson Cut Bank MT