Parts for Old French Bikes From Harris Cyclery
We love old French bicycles,
but it can be hard to find parts for those built to older French standards and dimensions.
They're back! Affordable, traditional bottom bracket cup set!
Cups, lock ring and retainer bearings, 35x1mm threads, Dual Right hand thread.
Fix that old Peugeot, Motobecane or Gitane on the cheap!
Click here for bottom bracket axles.
Many French bikes sold before the late 1970s used the now-obsolete French bottom-bracket threading: 35 mm x 1mm (1.378" x 25.4 TPI), right-hand thread on both sides.
Instead of the ISO standard threading: 1.370/1.375 x 24 TPI left-hand fixed cup, right hand adjustable cup. If your frame is made for a French-thread bottom bracket, a standard adjustable (right) cup will fit in, at least a little way but it will be very loose and will be unusable.
We were probably the last online source for loose-ball French bottom bracket parts, and the supply has just been replenished!.
Some 5-bolt crank sizes:
"C-C" is the distance between adjacent stack bolts.
This is easier to measure directly than the actual Bolt Circle Diameter. Click on BCD size to see what we've got available
A more comprehensive version of this chart is available on our Drive Train Page
Application 144 41 84.6 Old Campagnolo standard, still used for track applications. 130 38 76.4 Standard Road double 128 38 75.2 Nervar (Obsolete, not available) 122 38 71.7 Stronglight 93, others (Obsolete, not available) 110 33 64.7 Touring double, standard triple outer 86 28 50.5 Stronglight 99, some SR triples. (Obsolete, not available)
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