Re: [CR]Re: Pinnacle?(or Worst Component?)

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Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 09:44:31 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Pinnacle?(or Worst Component?)
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Tom Dalton wrote:
> (snip) Simplex retrofrictions. The forward stroke
> worked like a friction lever, but the back stroke
> (when working against the derailleur spring) was
> assisted by a coil spring in the lever.

Not quite accurate in that the spring was actually a clutch and did not function as a spring. Very nice shifting action, but I had a couple of the springs break where they are bent at 90° at the end. Talk about a tough to find replacement part...

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, California