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Category:  Headsets
Name:  Lightrace
Brand:  Lightrace
Years:  N/A
Country:  France
Added By: CV-6 on 10/02/11
Updated By: Wolfram Verktyg on 08/10/18
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Body MaterialSteelUpper Bearing Size5/32"
Lower Bearing Size5/32"Crown Race SizeJIS (27.0mm)
Upper Cup MarkingsnoneLower Cup Markingsnone
Available Threading English/ISO/Italian (25.4mm x 24TPI);
French (25mm x 1mm)
Stack Height 33mm
General Information
Often mistaken for Stronglight P3.  Only marking is Lightrace on the toothed lock ring.  Stronglight usually had its name stamped somewhere on the races. Lightrace headsets were standard on Bertin bikes up through their mid price range models throughout the 70's and into the early 80's. The quality was between standard headsets found on entry level French bikes like the Gitane Gran Sport and the Stronglight P3 model.  I'm working on one now (08-2018) on my 1979 Bertin C132 Cyclotouriste bike. It appears to have never been serviced. The races are still good and it turns smoothly. In the mid 70's they got indentations quickly resulting in indexing. The quality must have improved.
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Lightrace Grand LuxeLightrace
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