Re: [CR]Re: Jubilee (was Simplex) shifting


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Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 18:59:36 -0800
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Jubilee (was Simplex) shifting
To: "Stephen Barner" <steve@sburl.com>
From: Brandon Ives <monkeylad@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <003701c2e5e3$4dbd6570$6400a8c0@loewy>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

On Saturday, March 8, 2003, at 06:26 PM, Stephen Barner wrote:
> I always wondered what it was about the Huret Alvits and Sveltos that
> made
> them shift so bad.

Bad design and worse execution, the Success was the first deraileur they made that I felt shifted well. I do have 3 Jubilee's in my bins cause I think the look cool. Check out http://www.yellowjersey.org/dha.html

This leads me to think about why people like Herse and Singer who seemed to never be satisfied with the quality of the parts available for their bikes spec'ed Huret deraileurs. When national pride outweighs your need for good shifting it's pretty sad. It's not like these guys didn't have the skill to make their own copies of the Campy or Simplex setups at the time. As a mechanic it just boggles my mind. Jan (or other Francophiles) any thoughts on this? thanks, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives SB, CA