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

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Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2003 21:45:34 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
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Subject: Re: Index is so ON topic (Re: [CR]Re: Allvit shifting)
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Brandon Ives wrote:
> 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.(cut)

The "toothed shifter" was in reality, the chain tensioner. Shifting was done with the steel fingers and knob at the top of the chain tensioner. The Vittoria Margherita didn't have indexing.

Chuck Schmidt L.A.