Re: [CR]French BB axle


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In-Reply-To: <C26091A9.1FA66%wayne.collect@xtra.co.nz>
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Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 12:03:39 -0400
To: Wayne Davidson <wayne.collect@xtra.co.nz>, CR List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Sheldon Brown" <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]French BB axle


Wayne Davidson a demandé:
>Hi all, what axle does a French threaded BB require, 68mm or 70mm, unable t o
>find any details myself.....TIA wayne davidson invers NZ......

French shells are generally 68 mm.

However, most French BB cups have thinner walls than others, so most often a "70 mm" spindle will be needed if you're using the original cups.

See also: http://sheldonbrown.com/velos for more about the idiosyncracies of French bikes.

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