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Old 10-01-09, 12:20 PM   #1
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French-thread freewheel availability

Anyone have a source for french-threaded freehweels? I have a pair of newly acquired french-threaded hubs that I'd like to use, but freewheels to fit them are obviously difficult to come by.
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Old 10-01-09, 12:49 PM   #2
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E-Bay might be your only option (usually used) and you'll be lucky if somebody is selling NOS:
http://cgi.cafr.ebay.ca/Freewheel-5s...mZ150326400169
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E-Bay might be your only option (usually used) and you'll be lucky if somebody is selling NOS:
http://cgi.cafr.ebay.ca/Freewheel-5s...mZ150326400169
ebay.fr with your usual login, search term roue libre x vitesses (x being the number of speeds). Buy from pros only, they'll ship Stateside and be reliable in telling you if a thread is French, Brit, Italian, or Alpha Centauri.
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Old 10-01-09, 01:47 PM   #4
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I have several french threaded atom freewheels that I will never use. what range would you like? Your for the price of shipping.
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I have several french threaded atom freewheels that I will never use. what range would you like? Your for the price of shipping.
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Old 10-01-09, 07:01 PM   #6
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I'll jump right in with this dumb question - French threaded freewheels are threaded differently than freewheels on French bikes made for export to the US?
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Some people here that know French bikes insist that French import bikes often Have French-threaded freewheels, but I've never encountered one.

I've passed up NOS Maillard 700 hubs on eBay because they had French threads and I didn't think I'd be able to get freewheels.
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Old 10-01-09, 07:15 PM   #8
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Here are about 11 of them:

http://www.levelodansleretro.com/mag/en/list-194765.htm

store is in France.
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Problem I'm having is a '74 Motobecane with French-threaded hubs and a set of gorgeous HF campy record hubs that sadly are also French-threaded. You can get an English freewheel started on the threads but it won't go all the way on.
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Problem I'm having is a '74 Motobecane with French-threaded hubs and a set of gorgeous HF campy record hubs that sadly are also French-threaded. You can get an English freewheel started on the threads but it won't go all the way on.
Don't do that!
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Just spring for the real deal: FRENCH threading! Contrary to your initial post, there are plenty around.
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Old 10-02-09, 12:26 PM   #12
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Don't do that!
I know it's a bad idea to try to force it on. But when those threads are unmarked there's only one good way to know what you have.
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