[CR]French thread BBsets....

(Example: Framebuilding:Technology)

Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 10:35:57 -0500
From: "Tom Martin" <tom@voimports.com>
To: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]French thread BBsets....

Dear Listers:

There has been a lamentable lack of French thread bottom brackets these days for all those on topic Peugeots, Motobecanes, etc.

Phil wood lockrings are are selling for $45 a set, and occasionally Sugino threaded cups pop up for 45-60 a set. In both cases, you either need to buy the phil BB unit or scour the parts bins for a useful spindle in the right length.

If there was a more modern Bbset that fit into your vintage French bikes- sealed bearing, alloy cups and cartridge, cromoly spindle, with traditional crank bolts- and it was ~$50, would there be any interest?

Tom Martin
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