Re: [CR]To French or not to French (thread)

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Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 23:35:58 -0800
To: Steve Leitgen <sleitgen@charter.net>, Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: Mitchell Gass <mitchell@gassworks.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]To French or not to French (thread)
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At 07:15 PM 2/21/2006, Steve Leitgen wrote:
>A local shop guy has a Mondia and I have a Raleigh with french BBs.
>Finding parts can be a problem. (I'm missing the adjustable cup)...

Hi Steve,

Harris Cyclery has complete French bottom brackets and cup sets

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/french-cranks.html#bottom

They also have Swiss bottom brackets (35 mm x 1 mm like French, but with a left-hand fixed cup) if that's what the Mondia needs.

If you'd consider something less original, Phil Wood has French and Swiss rings for their bottom brackets.

http://www.philwood.com/Price%20List/BottomBracketCups&Tools.pdf
>...An English cup seems to fit but.... Do I trust it?

Sheldon advises against using an English cup in a French BB.

Mitchell Gass
Berkeley, CA, USA