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


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Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2001 19:58:50 -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> <3B44E7D7.DD380BEB@penn.com> <3B4507C9.4C0D@earthlink.net>


Well, maybe we overwork this issue. Certainly, they will all shift gears, as will a Shimano Eagle or a Huret Allvit for that matter. It's really a matter of the force applied, how much you have to overshift and recenter, and how smooth and quiet they are once centered. I personally find the amount of effort involved in shifting a Campy greater than Simplex and much greater than SunTour. On thing I wiil concede is that Campy levers, though far inferior to Simplex retrofrictions, were much better than the plastic Simplex levers, but then so was every other lever on the market.

Regards,

Jerry Moos

Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> Jerry & Liz Moos wrote:
> >
> > 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
>
> I've used all the derailleurs you have mentioned so far and never had
> any problem shifting with any of them. Apparently you have?

>

> Best Regards,

> Chuck