Re: [CR] French Pedal Question

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From: Steve Maus <>
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Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 23:20:29 -0400
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Subject: Re: [CR] French Pedal Question


I weaseled one cap off by using a Campy dust cap wrench and engaging it on an area that was scraped by road contact, so it was boogered anyway. I didn't want to booger anything else!

Thanks for the tip about water pump pliers; I will pick up a pair and give it a shot.

Still curious what these are - do any of the Francophiles know?

Steve Maus The Classic Bicycle Workshop Greenwood, IN

-----Original Message----- From: [] Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 10:08 PM To:; Subject: Re: [CR] French Pedal Question

Hi Steve,

<<The axles are French threaded and the bearings are not ground, so it's a mid-level model.

What I really need is a dust cap wrench; the caps are a bit larger than Campy with teeth of a finer pitch.>>

Over the past 35+ years, water pump pliers have served me well (with careful use) in these situations. How are you certain the bearing racers are not ground, if you can't get the cap(s) off?

My experience with French pedals has been that the lower/mid range pedals have dust caps with 'flats' while the higher end pedals have serrated dust caps such as Campagnolo, KKT, MKS and many others.

Disclaimer: I have not seen all the various pedals manufactured from 1950-1983.


Chuck Brooks