Re: [Classicrendezvous] (no subject)

(Example: Racing)

Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 15:22:00 -0700
To: Jerry Moos <moos@penn.com>, Jonathan Cowden <jac33@tron.arts.cornell.edu>
From: "Joseph Bender-Zanoni" <jfbender@umich.edu>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] (no subject)
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <39F9CA5A.23FD3CEF@penn.com>
References: <Pine.3.89.10010271442.B10620-0100000@tron.arts.cornell.edu>


There are two types of Huret dropout. One is pretty normal and the other Huret specific. Schwinn supplied a sheet metal adapter (and I have made copies) to allow mounting of non Huret der. on the dropout on '70s Sport Tourers and Superiors. I presume this was a Huret part.

Another common option was to add a bit of brass and file. Also finding a Huret is not that hard.

Joe Bender-Zanoni About to go riding in 75 degree A^2

At 02:32 PM 10/27/00 -0400, Jerry Moos wrote:
>Sounds like B.S. to me. My 1978 Motobecane Team Chanpion has Huret DOs and a
>Simplex SLJ rear derailleur works just fine. The DO derailleur hanger also has
>a notch like a Campy DO, so I'm pretty sure a Campy or any modern dreailleur
>would work also, not surprising as Team Champions normally came with Campy
>NR/SR. Either your shop guys don't know what they're talking about or the
>Raleigh has a completely different Huret DO than my Motobecane (I have a circa
>1980 Bertin and an early 70's Mercier with the same type Huret DO as the
>Motobecane). Anyone know what the shop guys are talking about?
>
>Regards,
>
>Jerry Moos
>
>Jonathan Cowden wrote:
>
>> Hi all. I recently got my Raleigh Super Tourer back from the bike shop.
>> They told me that my "bike from hell" -- their words, not mine -- has
>> Huret specific drop-outs and that nothing but a Huret would work unless a
>> new drop-out were installed. Is this true? If so, does anyone know where
>> I can find a Huret triple which will work with my bike? I happen to like
>> my two-wheeled spawn from Satan but my commute home (all up-hill) would be a
>> little easier if I had some granny gears to access.
>>
>> Jon Cowden
>> Ithaca, NY