Assembly & Care
What common dimensions are there for Waterfords - threading, bolts etc.?

Waterford has settled on a number of standard dimensions that let you buy common nuts and bolts to attach parts to your frame:

  • Bottom bracket: BSA (English) threading (1.370 x 24 TPI). Our bottom bracket is 68mm wide except for off-road designs after 2003, which typically have a 73mm width.
  • Bottom bracket cable guide hole: : M5 x 0.8
  • Canty brake arch: M6 x 1.0
  • Canty stud: M6 x 1.0
  • Crown Race Diameter: 1 inch steerer- 26.4mm; 1 1/8 inch - 30mm.
  • Downtube shifter bosses: M5 x 0.8
  • Dropout eyelets: M5 x 0.8
  • Derailleur tab: M10 x 1.0
  • Fork threading: 1 inch x 24 TPI
  • Front derailleur clamp size: 28.6mm
  • Front derailleur braze-on range: Braze-on front derailleur locations vary by:
    • The number of teeth on the llarge chainring.
    • The vendor (Shimano vs. Campagnolo vs. SRAM
    • The number of chainrings (double vs. triple)
    Once the number of teeth are specified, there is typically only a 1-2 tooth range within which you will get a proper fit-up.
  • Head tube shifter guides: M5 x 0.8
  • Rack Mounts: : M5 x 0.8
  • Rear dropout spacing: This can specified by order, but here some typical values:
    • Road bikes: 130mm
    • Off-Road: 135mm
    • Touring: Usually 135mm
    • Disc brake bikes: 135mm
  • Seat lug: M6 x 1.0 x 18mm (long). Our seatclamp bolts are stainless steel.
  • Water bottle bosses: : M5 x 0.8