Re: [CR]Simplex Retrofriction Levers - WHAT?

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From: "r cielec" <teaat4p@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Simplex Retrofriction Levers - WHAT?
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <124.1c2e8f60.2b41cb2b@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 08:47:31 -0800 (PST)

Please define Simplex Retrofriction Levers. I am familiar with Simplex w/black Kevlar (?) levers. Are these the "Retrofriction" or are "Retrofriction" a special design? Richard Cielec Chicago, Illinois Philcycles@aol.com wrote: In a message dated 12/30/02 7:56:54 AM, steve@sburl.com writes:
>You might find that the Simplex levers result in a longer-than-desired
>throw, especially if matched to a wider spaced cog. I have the
>retrofrictions matched to an NR front on a triple setup and the lever moves
>over 120 degrees to shift all three rings. Of course, this could "force"
>you to install one of those cool Simplex demultplicators...
>Steve Barner, getting ready to go skiing in sunny Bolton, Vermont

Sorry, Steve, those cool Demultiplicators work the other way. They don't reduce the lever throw, they increase it to provide better "feel," according to Simplex advertising. Phil Brown In cool but sunny NMoHo, Ca _______________________________________________

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