1" French Thread Headset
Many, many customers have asked us to make a threaded headset for classic French bikes. So here is a well-made, caged ball bearing headset in a silver finish. Alloy cups and steel races.
- Fork type: 1" French threaded
- Stack height: 41mm
- S.H.I.S. Upper: EC30 / 25.0-1.0
- S.H.I.S. Lower: EC30 / 26
- Crown Race: 26.4mm
- Weight: 113g
This is a decent headset, but I've found that the stack height is significantly higher than the headsets you tend to find on French frames from the 60s-80s. This means you can be left with a steerer tube that is too short to properly accommodate the headset locknut. In some cases it only screws on to around a quarter to a third of its height. I don't feel comfortable only giving it this much. I've tried refacing the top and bottom of the head tube, but you can't make a significant difference to the overall height.