Re: [CR]Derailleur NR vs Simplex


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From: "Peter Jon White" <lists@PeterWhiteCycles.com>
To: <NortonMarg@aol.com>, <Boy651@aol.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Derailleur NR vs Simplex
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 02:07:02 -0500


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
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<classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> 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 Time,
> 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 Simplex.
> > For front derailleurs, I liked Huret the best.
> >
>
> Wow,
> I never had that experience at all. The nylon Simplex derailleurs I used gave
> NO feedback through the lever and I removed them as fast a s I could because
> they were JUNK compared to my Nuovo Record. Perhaps you might add which exact
> Simplex it was that you liked.
> Stevan Thomas
> Alameda, CA