Re: [CR]French tubes...was top tube cable clips

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Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 12:09:04 -0800 (PST)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
Subject: Re: [CR]French tubes...was top tube cable clips
To: Tom Sanders <>,
In-Reply-To: <003901c61610$8e0f8f30$733fff44@ts>

Mais non, mon ami. French downtube and seattube were smaller, 28mm vs 28.6mm (1 1/8"), but the toptube was larger, 26mm vs 25.4mm (1"). Sheldon's site gives an excellent summary of French bike dimensions (both frames and components) versus English/ISO. One usually first discovers the larger toptube when one tries to install Campy cable clips on a French bike. You can usually make them fit, but only with great effort.


Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

Tom Sanders <> wrote: Jerry Moos wrote : "Did Campy ever make
> clips with longer screws for use on French bikes?"

I thought the reason Campagnolo made those crescent shaped shims to go under clamp on components was because French tubes were smaller...Am I mistaken on this? Perhaps one of the lists Francophiles can illuminate the subject a bit?

Tom Sanders

No French bikes in Lansing, Mi