Stephan Andranian wrote:
> Well, much to my chagrin, my NOS Mafac Racer
> brakeset isn't going to
> work on my 1970 Gitane. The steering tube is cut
> too short, and the addition of the hanger for
> the front brake will not allow the lock ring to
> fit on. Oh well. Anyone know if there is a fix to
> this problem, aside from buying a new fork (which
> is out of the question)?
If the headset has the typical french sawtooth washer arrangement, you might get ~5 mm of threads back by switching the top races to something like campy that uses plain washers, and using the mafac hanger as the sole washer. If you're willing to use off-topic parts, you can get a hanger that clamps to the stem quill.