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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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Have not used it yet

Looks very good . Have not installed it yet .

Excellent for old Gitane, but use threadlock

I restored a 1970s Gitane Super Vitus road bike with one of these and it worked like a charm - until last week, when after approx. 2000 miles of trouble-free riding it started to unscrew on a major ride event, eventually shifting so far towards the drive side that the non-drive crank was rubbing quite hard on the frame and the big ring couldn't engage the chain.
I was able to get it fixed by the event mechanics, but I lost a lot of time and energy.
The precession forces are real. Definitely, definitely use additional threadlock compound!

118 mm French Velo Orange bottom bracket perfect fit for 75 Peugeot U08 with Stronglight 104.

Installation was a breeze. Perfect fit and works great.

French B.B.

I have used the French B.B. units on other machines and this time it was a Maxi Sport track iron . Installation, as before , was a breeze and the chain line , perfect . We're happily back on the boards in the Forest City .

French Threaded Bottom Bracket.

Restoring really cool Jeunet French Comet from the early 70's. Needed to replace the bottom bracket and my local shop suggested Velo Orange. Great quality and service. My new favorite bike parts supplier!!!

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