Amazing discussion here - albeit a bit contradictory to my
experience! The best thing that ever happened to the shifting
on my NR equipped Atala was to have the Campy NR shift levelrs
break while touring in the middle of nowhere. The only
replacement available was a set of Simplex Prestige levers.
For me at least, the shifting improved immediately. (Of course
I can't rule that the NR levers were working improperly before
they finally broke.)
Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia
> Even the Prestige worked better than any Campy rear. The
> problem was with
> the Prestige shifters, not the rear derailleur. And of course
> the Super LJ
> was so far superior to anything else it made Campy's
> offerings laughable.
> There was a mid level derailleur. I can't recall the
> designation but the
> number 610 comes to mind. It was a fine shifting derailleur
> and the shifters
> were terrific; retrofriction if my memory serves me well.
> Peter Jon White
> Peter White Cycles
> 24 Hall Rd.
> Hillsborough, NH 03244
> 603 478 0900 Phone
> 603 478 0902 Phax
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <NortonMarg@aol.com>
> To: <lists@PeterWhiteCycles.com>; <Boy651@aol.com>;
> Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 1:10 AM
> Subject: Re: [CR]Derailleur NR vs Simplex
> > In a message dated 2/18/04 7:00:31 PM Pacific Standard
> > lists@PeterWhiteCycles.com writes:
> > > For rear derailleur shifting precision, Simplex wins
> hands down. Neither
> > > Campagnolo nor Huret had anything that shifted nearly as
> well as
> > > For front derailleurs, I liked Huret the best.
> > >
> > Wow,
> > I never had that experience at all. The nylon Simplex
> derailleurs I used
> > NO feedback through the lever and I removed them as fast a
> s I could
> > they were JUNK compared to my Nuovo Record. Perhaps you
> might add which
> > Simplex it was that you liked.
> > Stevan Thomas
> > Alameda, CA