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Old 05-31-12, 02:05 PM
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French threaded clip less pedals?

Is there such a thing as a clipless pedal made in French threading? Maybe this would be the best for the TA crank I have instead of re-tapping it.

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I think there may have been some LOOK pedals sold in 14 x 1.25. I'd just tap them to 9/16". It's easy and you won't regret it.
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If you want something slightly more modern than quill style pedals, There have been lots of nice looking NOS black anodized Maillard 700 CX aero paltform pedals with 14x1.25 French threading for sale at ebay in the last year. Unfortunately, for some reason the seller wantsway too much money for them........so they sit for sale at eBay for a year mostly unsold......

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Originally Posted by guygadois
Is there such a thing as a clipless pedal made in French threading? Maybe this would be the best for the TA crank I have instead of re-tapping it.

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There are. I have come across a couple of sets. As indicated, the simpler solution is to retap the cranks.
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I have some Time pedals that are French threaded, that I got with a Motobécane Team Champion frame, along with the original Maillard pedals. I'd be happy to part with the Time ones, since I don't do clipless.



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I'm a little bit surprised that any clipless pedals were metric, but that's from my perspective here in the US.

My late-1970's Peugeots were already wearing BSA-threaded Stronglight SC93 cranksets, but these were export bikes of course.
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Originally Posted by CV-6
There are. I have come across a couple of sets. As indicated, the simpler solution is to retap the cranks.
Hey there!

I've been searching for weeks now... you happen to know any of the names? I only found the Time Classiques from below in standard threading... and I suspected the Look ones where the pp 176 but there it says 9/16/20 besides the threads too.
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Originally Posted by sajowill
Hey there!

I've been searching for weeks now... you happen to know any of the names? I only found the Time Classiques from below in standard threading... and I suspected the Look ones where the pp 176 but there it says 9/16/20 besides the threads too.
I have seen Look in French, but it was long ago. Re-tapping means you don't have to scrounge about and possibly pay more because of the rarity of said metric pedals.
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Originally Posted by dddd
I'm a little bit surprised that any clipless pedals were metric, but that's from my perspective here in the US.

My late-1970's Peugeots were already wearing BSA-threaded Stronglight SC93 cranksets, but these were export bikes of course.
Look was a French company... so was Time.
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They are out there.

These are Look PP75’s. I found them on French eBay for a pittance, but the shipping cost was outrageous. Probably not worth it unless you are a serious Francophile.



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Originally Posted by sajowill
Hey there!

I've been searching for weeks now... you happen to know any of the names? I only found the Time Classiques from below in standard threading... and I suspected the Look ones where the pp 176 but there it says 9/16/20 besides the threads too.
just to note....10 year old thread so some of the references are bound to be out of date. retapping is best bet as anything you find in clipless in french will be very early gen clipless, and clipless got a lot better since
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Originally Posted by CV-6
I have seen Look in French, but it was long ago. Re-tapping means you don't have to scrounge about and possibly pay more because of the rarity of said metric pedals.
Yeah I think I'll just do that. Thanks for the quick reply!
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Yeah, thanks!
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Originally Posted by sajowill
Yeah, thanks!
And also keep in mind that you can make your own rethreaders with the spindles from any 9'16ths pedals.

Strip them out and grind off any shoulder that may interfere with the threads going all the way through the crank arm.

Run the rethreader through the front and back for a good clean take on them.

Cut the slots with a Dremel and mini cut-off wheel or sharp corner of a triangle file, a hacksaw can be used but is tricky as these are very hard.

Works best if you can mount the spindle in a vise then use the arm for leverage.

I use anti seize, very carefully start the threads, then creep up on it, one step forward, two steps back.

IMO, regular taps are too sharp and may not follow the original threads, take off too much material and can ruin the crank arm.

Sorry for the crappy pics but you get the idea.




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