RE: [CR]Simplex Skewer question

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Subject: RE: [CR]Simplex Skewer question
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 08:47:05 -0500
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Thread-Topic: [CR]Simplex Skewer question
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From: "Rich Rose" <>
To: "scott davis" <>, <>

WOW! And I was happy to get $113.50 for my rubber covered '70's skewers on e-bay a couple of weeks ago. BTW, I was certain that mine were still steel under the rubber, not the plastic mentioned below. Richard Rose (Toledo, Ohio) Combing the Midwest in search of Simplex stuff to sell on e-bay. (it beats working!)

-----Original Message----- From: [] On Behalf Of scott davis Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2001 8:46 AM To: Subject: Re: [CR]Simplex Skewer question

The 1950s Simplex skewers had metal knobs and did not use rubber covers, as pictured in my auction.<blah>
    Sometime in the 1960s, Simplex changed to plastic/metal 3-piece knobs and rubber covered levers, as can be found on Peugeot PX10s. These rubber covers often either fell off or were taken off by racers to save weight. My guess is that the rubber covers were introduced at the same time as the plastic knobs. Scott in colder St. Paul. Keep those simplex derailleurs burning....

--- wrote:

> No: I own a couple of pairs from the late 60s early
> 70s that don't have
> rubber covers.
> Ed Landreth, Norfolk, Va.
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