DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Yes, french had a different cotter size. +1 good time to upgrade. There are several choices of new french bbs for cotterless cranks. Prices are higher than british standard, but not bad given these are parts made for bikes out of production over 20 years. Of course, some french bikes had Swiss bb (more expensive and fewer choices), and eventually they all transitioned to british standard. Some french brands loved Swiss bb threading (Motobecane comes to mind...)
So it depends on what threading you have. Double check before buying anything.
Last edited by wrk101; 04-23-12 at 09:09 PM.