Did you contact VeloClassique? (http://www.veloclassique.com/)
This is the company of Wayne Bingham, esteemed CR list member, organizer of Le Cirque and purchaser of Mel Pinto Imports, the last USA importer of Urago, etc. At one time they had French tandem headsets for sale....
Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA
-----Original Message----- From: Ancient Cycles <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Fri, Jan 21, 2011 10:46 am Subject: [CR] WTB: 1 1/8" threaded headset parts for tandem
I have a vintage tandem project (Mel Pinto Special but maybe Urago built) with a damaged lower headset race.. so I am seeking complete headsets or only the lower parts (cup + crown race). original headset seems similar to Stronglight but is unmarked. the bike is French threaded but i guess that dimension is not important if only replacing the lower races, as long as it's 1 1/8 inch..
or was the metric size something like 32mm ?? is a french thread tandem headset a wild goose chase ?
let me know what you've got