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?
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