[CR]Now:What's so special about this housing? Was:What's so special about these Simplex QRs

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <20020909233423.10838.qmail@web13703.mail.yahoo.com>
Subject: [CR]Now:What's so special about this housing? Was:What's so special about these Simplex QRs
Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 16:48:22 -0700

This one boggles the mind: generic english brake cable housing... 58 inches for $157.50! ($2.71 per inch doesn't sound too bad ;)

http://ebay.com/<blah

Chuck Schmidt SoPas, SoCal

ps We might be witnessing a record price?

scott davis wrote:
>
> "Of course, it could also be that the plastic wing
> nut on every Simplex QR that was ever used is
> broken."---I SECOND THAT ASSESSMENT AND ADD THAT THE
> RUBBER SIMPLEX COVERS ALSO USUALLY FALL OFF OR TEAR
> AND THE SKEWER AXLES OFTEN BEND. FYI, THIS EBAY PRICE
> IS FAR CHEAPER THAN THE REGULAR PRICE ON THE GINZA.
> SCOTT DAVIS STILL IN TROPICAL ST. PAUL AND CLOSELY
> AFFILIATED W/ THE SELLER.
> >
> --- Leonard Bulger <bulger@erim-int.com> wrote:
> > It's not about holding on the wheel. It's about
> > French culture. When you operate the quick release,
> > for a second it's as if you're blasting down the
> > Route Nationale in a Chapron DS23 Decapotable,
> > Sophie Marceau next to you, a bottle of Condrieu in
> > the pique-nique basket in the back and Edith Piaf on
> > the stereo.
> >
> > Of course, it could also be that the plastic wing
> > nut on every Simplex QR that was ever used is
> > broken.
> >
> > Leonard Bulger
> > Ann Arbor, MI