Re: Index is so ON topic (Re: [CR]Re: Allvit shifting)

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Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 20:09:17 -0800
Subject: Re: Index is so ON topic (Re: [CR]Re: Allvit shifting)
From: Brandon Ives <>
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On Saturday, March 8, 2003, at 06:42 PM, Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> When Desgrange first let derailleurs into the TdF in 1937, it was an
> Osgear Super Champion that featured an indexing 4-speed quadrant
> shifter
> on the down tube.

Too true, plus about the same time the Vittoria Margherita was around with the toothed shifter. This is what I get for not consulting "The Dancing Chain" before posting. So maybe I should change my question to, why did it take 50 years for index shifting deraileurs to become popular? Thanks, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives Lots of questions and few answers in Santa Barbara, Ca.