I wish the person well who decides to try to ride a plastic Simplex derailleur... I don't believe their ride will last very long!
Regards, Steve "Satisfied with no Simplex complex!"
And definitely not a good idea when you can sell one (Simplex Prestige Rear), on e-bay for $79.00 like I did about a month ago. Bet you wished you had a box full of them now instead of a "pile of black goop", eh?? I know I am looking closely at all the usual places for "junk" bikes & parts. Richard Rose, in equally globally warming Ohio
-----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of scott davis Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 11:32 AM To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]Burning Simplex Memories
I too worked in a bike shop during the plastic simplex era. When we took one off for replacement, we would burn them in ritual fashion. I don't know much about delrin, but it burned for hours and all that remained was metal and a puddle of black goop. Probably not a good idea in these more environmentally friendly and collectible times... Scott in globally warming MN