To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 09:07:52 -0800
From: "Mark A. Perkins" <bicyclemark@juno.com>
Subject: [CR]Simplex

Hello bicycle friends:

Is there anyone on the list who knows the actual dates that each of the many versions of Simplex derailleurs were introduced, and if possible when they were dropped from production? I already checked the CR site and was only able to find '61 as the date of introduction of the Delrin Prestige derailleur.

In particular, I am interested in the chrome plated steel parallelogram derailleurs. I have seen two versions, one with the Simplex logo stamped into the outer plate, and one that has a logo plate riveted to the outer plate. Which came first? Also, I have a couple of variations of the Tour de France derailleur as well. I would like to be able to use this information to help me establish the approximate date of a couple of older Peugeot bicycles.

Any and all help will definitely be appreciated.

Thanks, and happy cycling to all.

"Bicycle Mark" Perkins
Fresno Cycling Club - Historian
Fresno, California, U.S.A.