Re: [CR]French Threading

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Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2008 16:36:44 -0500
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: John Hurley <>
Subject: Re: [CR]French Threading
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From: "John Thompson" <>

John Hurley wrote:
> I've been assuming my Stronglight Model 99 crankset was threaded for
> French pedals and only just realized they're 9/16 x 20, standard English
> thread. However, when trying a modern pedal, it doesn't seem to want to
> go in. I had noticed this before, which kept me thinking they were
> French. The cranks are plainly marked 9/16 x 20 F. What does the "F"
> stand for?

"Fil" I believe, which means "thread."
> Did the French have their own version of standard thread??

In a manner of speaking... :-)

Lyotard in particular was well known for producing pedals that could be used in either English or metric arms, regardless of how the pedals were marked.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA