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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Sci-Fi View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclotoine View Post
    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'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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by stausty View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post
    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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