Re: [CR]RE: Simplex and other French Garbage?


Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer

Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2001 18:19:04 -0400
From: Jerry & Liz Moos <moos@penn.com>
To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]RE: Simplex and other French Garbage?
References: <B76A3F0E.E8%hilary.stone@tesco.net> <3B44E121.34B02D7@penn.com> <3B44F1A3.7576@earthlink.net>


Isn't good twice as good as bad? Guess there isn't a standard unit of shifting quality. Or maybe a SunTour Cyclone should equal 10, in which case Simplex SLJ = 6 and Campy NR =3. Hey that's twice as good isn't it? And if the Simplex is coupled with Simplex retrofriction shifters versus Campy NR levers, the gap grows even bigger. But the Campys last forever and they do look cool.

Regards,

Jerry Moos

Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> Jerry Moos wrote:
> >
> > (snip) One of my two
> > PX-10's was having problems shifting when I bought it used. I replaced the worn
> > chain, and the plastic Simplex Criterium, despite being 25 years old, immediately
> > shifted twice as well as any Campy NR I own.
>
> Twice as well? Jerry?... Jerry? Come-on now Jerry. Twice as well?
>
> Maybe if it was the current Shimano or Campagnolo!

>

> Chuck Schmidt