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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:22 pm 
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I've just got myself a nice freebie frame and its French so I do believe the headset thread
will be French threaded too, The guy who I got it off said an English threaded headset will
fit but will wobble slightly until its 'locked up'

Does anyone know if an English threaded headset will fit a French threaded steerer ??

Picture of the French frame is down a few posts!

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:11 pm 
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I dont think it would work very well, but you could always try it and see, taking care not to damage any threads. If you need a French threaded headset let me k.ow as I have a couple spare :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:06 pm 
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Hi Foz, I thought fitting an English threaded headset onto a French threaded steerer would be a no no!

I'm not even going to attempt to ruin a headset....So! How much would you sell one of you're headsets please ?

Not looking for a super high quality job, just something that looks fairly nice and does the job.

Thanks,
Ian.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Ian, I wasn't trying a hard sell! :oops: but since you're interested, let me know what stack height you need and I'll have a look! off the top of my head I know I have a VGC campag triomphe in french thread, and I think a shimano 600 too...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:02 pm 
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PM incoming Andy.

This is the French frame by the way! Its called a ''Cycles J Malet Saint Jorios''

My friend purchased the whole bike and stripped it for the groupset so I've got the frame off him...lol

I wonder if anyone can shed any light about this maker ?...unknown to me :oops:

The frame is really been put together to such a high quality it beggars belief :shock:

I have been told the frame was made from Reynolds 501 because the rider was an heavy chap!
Super Vitus drop-outs, eyeleted with narrow mudguard clearance.
Shot in rear stays.
Sloping fork crown.
Chain pip.
Chamfered BB shell [maybe for a Mavic bottom bracket.
Chroming is just brilliant!

Looks like its never had an head-badge or maybe it was a sticker which has long gone.

The groupset what was fitted to this frame was mainly if not all Mavic SSC!

Doing a google search I actually fount 'That' bike so don't jump in by putting up this link :wink:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Racing-bike-5 ... 7675.l2557


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:54 am 
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the thread pitch on both french and english is the same, its just the steerer tube that is smaller diameter for french. So you wouldnt damage it by threading it on. Movement on use may however damage the threads.
I got round this by wrapping the french steerer in insulation tape, real tight and then threading on the english headset and it worked a treat. However, you may not want to go the heath robinson way.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Ian,

That is a lovely frame! Nuff said.

Richard


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:55 pm 
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Be nice if it got built up!

On the look out for new old-school narrow mudguards 8) My winter use project bike.


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