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french bottom

Postby ag23q » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:58 pm

my crank is the french one... cotter i think

once i take it out and off the bike, will i be able to use any bottom half/crank/arms and pedals off ebay or lbs?
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Re: french bottom

Postby Uncle Grumpy » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:05 pm


What bike/frame do you have firstly?

A cotter crank does not make it a French BB necessarily.

But yeah, you can remove and replace the BB and crank with something else provided the BB fits the frame. Which is why knowing what BB or frame you have is important.

And next time you post something up titled French Bottom I expect to see something in a maids outfit. :x

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Re: french bottom

Postby Scouse » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:16 am

A bit of background here:

The general concensus on the interwebby thing seems to be that a threadless cartridge would be the best/cheapest option.

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