French Threaded Bottom Bracket
Keep your old French bike on the road!
- Sealed, cartridge bearings for simplicity and longevity
- Classic square taper design
- JIS taper - works with most cranks
- Hollow, boron steel axle
- Aluminum cups
- 258g (110mm length)
- Spindles are available in a variety of lengths to fit most cranksets
- Includes crank bolts
Generally it is the crank model that determines spindle length, so check what spindle length the crank manufacturer recommends or measure your old BB. If between sizes, it's usually wise to choose the longer.
Use the Dajia Cycleworks Bottom Bracket Tool or Park Tool BBT-22 for installation.
I haven't had my bike out of storage for decades. Old bottom bracket had pits in the spindle and cups. This caused clicks when riding. Replaced the bottom bracket with the recommended Velo Orange bracket. Works like a charm! I got my old bike back! (Bike is 47 years old!)
This is my second French thread bottom bracket from VO. I bought my first un 2015 for a Peugeot UO-8 I was restoring. At the time it worked great and saw me through many rides over the years. At the beginning of this season I noticed a clicking sensation when I turned my cranks. After replacing my entire drive rain except the cranks themselves, I discovered that the spindle had come loose within the cartridge. It had a small amount of wobble or free play. I was surprised because I hadn’t ridden that bike more than 2000 miles since I had installed this BB. However since there isn’t to my knowledge any other French thread sealed cartridge BB on the market I went ahead and got a new one to replace my first one. Normally I’m quite satisfied with VO products so I’m hoping this instance was just a fluke. Hopefully this one lasts longer.
Fit good, reasonably priced, used it on what I believe is a Peugeot uo8 1977. A lot easier putting this BB in then taking the old one off. I got a 13mm probably could used a 10mm, but errored on the side caution.