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Old 03-31-19, 06:11 PM
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Pedal Trouble

As part of the spring tune-up before the season starts, I decided to disassemble, clean and repack the bearings on my Motobecane's pedals. The left pedal had developed a slight click. I took the locknut off the shaft this fell out:



Ouch.


Anyone have a french thread shaft/cone hanging out in their parts bin?
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Old 03-31-19, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Mechanicjay View Post
As part of the spring tune-up before the season starts, I decided to disassemble, clean and repack the bearings on my Motobecane's pedals. The left pedal had developed a slight click. I took the locknut off the shaft this fell out:



Ouch.


Anyone have a french thread shaft/cone hanging out in their parts bin?
Time for a trip to the co-op.

Paging @Dfrost or @RiddleOfSteel
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Old 03-31-19, 06:34 PM
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Atom ou Lyotard?

Gauche ou Droit?

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Old 03-31-19, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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Atom ou Lyotard?

Gauche ou Droit?

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Gouche

95% sure it's Atom.
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Nothing in my parts bin, but you could always check Recycled Cycles and Bike Works. Go digging around their "French stuff" bins or any bin germane to pedals etc. Since I don't run any French components, I am not familiar with what's in the bins or pedals to look for, but it's worth the attempt. Plus the people there are cool. Win-win.
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Originally Posted by mechanicjay View Post
gouche

95% sure it's atom.

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440?

600?

700?

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Old 03-31-19, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
Nothing in my parts bin, but you could always check Recycled Cycles and Bike Works. Go digging around their "French stuff" bins or any bin germane to pedals etc. Since I don't run any French components, I am not familiar with what's in the bins or pedals to look for, but it's worth the attempt. Plus the people there are cool. Win-win.
Yeah, I work in the U-district. I'll be stopping by Recycled Cycles tomorrow on lunch

..Where is Bike Works?
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If you will be searching for a replacement axle you will want to know if it is 14mm or 9/16".

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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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440?

600?

700?

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Take it back: Lyotard. Have been searching around and found a shot that are totally my pedals (though mine have reflectors and a toe cage bolted on):
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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If you will be searching for a replacement axle you will want to know if it is 14mm or 9/16".

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Lyotard 460 pedals. Definitely 14mm.
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Thank you!

Thar be 460A (for acier - steel) and 460D (for dural - alloy)

You gotz da D.

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Originally Posted by Mechanicjay View Post
Yeah, I work in the U-district. I'll be stopping by Recycled Cycles tomorrow on lunch

..Where is Bike Works?
About 7-8 miles south in Columbia City. Main "yellow house" hours are 'til 6 at present (6:30 in summer time), with the warehouse open Wednesday and Saturday 12-5. The Warehouse has a lot of the same thing, with even more variance in condition. They also have as-is bikes and framesets. Myself and Dfrost volunteer at BW regularly (weekly), and that happens at the warehouse. I'm working on a bike destined for sale (we have done this before) at present, and hope to be done with it in the next few weeks.
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I bought an early '70s Grand Record with an Atom cone exactly like the op's. They're french thread. And a standard cone won't thread on the axle. Recycled Cycles had a pair of lyotards I thought could be good replacement pedals. At home, I noticed they had L and R on the axles, not D and G. Crap. So I thought I would try one of the lyotard cones in an Atom pedal. And it seemed to spin well. I later sold the lyotards for parts on craigs. That's a win.
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Yeah, Recycled Cycles was a bust this time around. The Bike Shack (bike Coop) up here on the North End, was just depressing. They moved locations and longer have buckets and buckets of junk to dig through (which is exactly what I need in this case).

In a couple weekends, I'll probably head down to Bike Works to see if I can turn something up.
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Well, I ordered a set of Lyotard 460D pedals off the fleabay with 9/16 threads. Everything on the pedals is the same except for the threading on the crank-arm end. As the pedals I got in the mail were in better shape than the ones I already had, I swapped the french threaded spindles into the new pedals. All smooth and *just* about ready to roll for the season
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