Re: [CR]Stronglight/Spidel bottom bracket question

Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor

Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 07:37:43 -0600
From: John Thompson <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: [CR]Stronglight/Spidel bottom bracket question
References: <>
In-Reply-To: <> wrote:
> Hi all. I've been clearing out some items recently, and I came across a
> sealed bottom bracket, similar to the Mavic sealed units, but silver and
> labeled with Stronglight and Spidel on the end bearing covers, along
> with 35 x 1.00. Instead of the champhered lockrings as the Mavic, these
> are just typical lockrings like any bb would use. The rings thread onto
> the body like the Mavic units, and sandwich the frame similarly.
> Does anyone know the era? model? etc?

Spidel was the French marketing group formed in the early 1980s, so that should place a upper limit on the age.

Check my Stronglight catalog to see if your model is in there:


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA