Re: [CR]Re: Huret "Jubilee" -- additional questions

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From: "Steve Neago" <questor@cinci.rr.com>
To: <PBridge130@aol.com>
References: <96.2077bcbc.2f38d327@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Huret "Jubilee" -- additional questions
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 13:41:30 -0500
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Hello Peter, regarding:

<<Are the following statements correct? --- 60's-early 70's French rear derailleurs had a smooth rear derailleur hanger "bolt" which slid into an unthreaded hanger on the frame, or an unthreaded hanger plate, and a lock bolt/nut secured the der in place from the back of the hanger. ("Simplex-style".)>>

Yes the Jubilees have a hanger bolt that can screw into either a derailleur hanger on the frame or attach by a Huret derailleur mounting bracket that is later bolted onto the frame. Please note, Jubilee derailleurs were not made to directly fit a Campy dropout, a derailleur mounting bracket must be used. The way to tell is if a Huret dropout is used where they have an etched Huret on the outer dropout side. Jubilees were commonly used on mid-high end racing bikes such as Raleigh Competition, Rene Herse, etc. Jubilee derailleurs do not work well with Campy dropouts because the mounting position for the angle of the derailleur is wrong. I have heard of past owners using a dremel grinder to "fix" this, but it sounds too risky to me...

Regards, Steve Neago
Cincinnati, OH


----- Original Message -----
From: PBridge130@aol.com
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 9:20 AM
Subject: [CR]Re: Huret "Jubilee" -- additional questions



>
>
> I'd like to ask the Francophiles a couple of additional, basic questions
> which relate to the original question about Juilees. My own collection of
> vintage bikes is limited to 70's and later, Campy-style, so I'm a bit vague on
> other dropouts, particularly any esoteric variations.
>
> Are the following statements correct?
>
> --- 60's-early 70's French rear ders had a smooth rear der hanger "bolt"
> which slid into an unthreaded hanger on the frame, or an unthreaded hanger
> plate, and a lock bolt/nut secured the der in place from the back of the hanger.
> ("Simplex-style".)
>
> --- Jubilees were made with both Campy-style, and Simplex-style hanger bolts.
>
> --- Simplex changed their hanger bolt to Campy-style in the mid- to
> late-70's.
>
> I've made up the term "Simplex-style". I assume that there are a number of
> earlier, or maybe concurrent, iterations, which might also have been produced
> by Simplex, and which might have involved any number of generations of
> hanger styles? What names would more accurately or succinctly or clearly
> distinguish the 60's-70's French style, and the Italian-style which I refer to
> loosely as "Campy-style"?
>
> As I scratch my head regarding this subject, I think I suddenly understand
> why derailleurs, pre-1975 or so, generally came with hanger plates, and frames
> were often built without integral der hangers.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Peter Bridge
> Four more days in Denver, CO
> (Not quite man enough to collect true, vintage, French-style bikes)