Re: [CR]Burning Simplex Memories

(Example: Racing:Beryl Burton)

Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 16:09:10 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]Burning Simplex Memories
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Dear fellow list members,

My recollection is that the prestige was different then the criterium-the criterium had reinforcing steel plates on the side of the derailleur. Whereas the prestige did not. Your recollection may vary. I was satisfied the way the rear derailleur would shift but never liked the push rod front derailleur.

Additionally, it is also my recollection that in the 1970s Schwinn did not use any simplex on any of their bicycles and-I am not even certain if it was possible-their seat tube was less than the usual 1 1/8 inch seat tube-the simplex derailleur would probably spin around on the seat tube. My recollection is that the low-end Schwinn's had either huret alvit or something called a gt-100 (this was on the suburban and may be later Continentals). I have no idea who made this unit although it did look somewhat like a huret alvit.

TomWitkop Rockville, MD

On Mon, 3 Dec 2001 13:27:30 -0500 "Questor" <> writes:
> 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!"
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rich Rose" <>
> To: "scott davis" <>;
> <>
> Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 11:31 AM
> Subject: RE: [CR]Burning Simplex Memories
> 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:
> [] On Behalf Of scott
> davis
> Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 11:32 AM
> To:
> 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
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