Re: [CR] WTB: 1 1/8" threaded headset parts for tandem

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From: "Baird Webel" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 11:10:27 -0500
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Subject: Re: [CR] WTB: 1 1/8" threaded headset parts for tandem

you have a vintage tandem with a 1 1/8 headset? My impression was that the size only came in the early to mid-1990s, and then got quickly overtaken by the threadless headsets.

Mavic did their last headset design in a 1 1/8, model number was 316. One would think that would be a logical place to look for a french threaded headset, though the instruction manual I have only lists a 28.6x 26F threading. If you want to experiment with the bottom half of a modern headset, I have half of a cheap Ritchey that I'd be happy to send you.

Baird __________________________ Baird Webel Washington DC

On Jan 21, 2011, at 10:46 AM, wrote:
> From: Ancient Cycles <>
> Date: January 21, 2011 10:46:28 AM EST
> To:
> 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
> Andrei Padlowski
> Brooklyn, NY