At 10/17/2004 09:40 PM +0100, Mark Stevens wrote:
>Hi All, can anyone point out the details that identify the first/earliest
>type of this derailleur? I am currently renovating a Manchester built Jim
>Harrison TT bike built circa 1969. It has Campagnolo vertical dropouts and
>an elegant fastback detail. The rear mech is as mentioned and appears to
>have a cage screw holder brazed to the spring cover then chromed. Is this
>the rare version?
> (Would you details and pics for the website Dale?)
> Mark Stevens Dingwall Scotland
Mark, I'd recently looked into this, as Dave Siskind had given me one with the brazed on stop reciever, for my '59 Jack Taylor. http://bikesmithdesign.com/MyBikes/Taylor
Found some info at http://www.velostuf.com/gallery.htm#DERAILLEURS
According to this, brazed on pivot stop receivers were '67 or '68. Turns out mine must be a '68 as it also says "PATENT" next to the cable stop, which was a '68 or '69 feature.
BTW The rear mech Dave gave me looks like NOS, except for a bit of wear on the inside of the cage plates and Simplex Criterium ball bearing pulleys. What makes this amazing is that according to Dave's records he'd put 17,732 miles on it.
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