Re: [CR]re:help with raleigh competition identification

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Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 15:32:34 -0800 (PST)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]re:help with raleigh competition identification
To: marc garcia <marcgarcia80@ameritech.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <20050309230611.56283.qmail@web81302.mail.yahoo.com>


It will depend on the dropout. If the derailleur hanger is notched to provide a stop for the derailleur, like Campy, Zeus, and almost all modern road dropouts, then you can use almost anything. Simplex professional dropouts were not notched, as they were designed mostly for Simplex derailleurs which didn't need the stop. I think Huret made both types of dropouts. Simplex derailleurs work on Campy-type dropouts, but Campy and most other derailleurs don't work on Simplex dropouts unless you file a notch into the dropout hanger. Huret derailleurs usually used small adapter washers to adapt to different dropout types, or may occasionally have come in different versions for the different dropouts. Real simple isn't it? I think the Competition MkII probably used a Campy-type dropout possibly made by Huret, but I don't actually own a Competition, so maybe someone who does can confirm that.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Houston, TX

marc garcia <marcgarcia80@ameritech.net> wrote: Thanks to all for the info. Looking at things again this is probably a 73 or 74 frame. Unfortunately I have not recieved the frame. The seller went in for a scheduled hospital visit and will not be able to ship until the 15th of this month. If this was equipped with jubilee derailleurs, what are my options with the drop out? will a campy derailleur fit in this drop out or do I need to find a jubilee? I'll check the archives as well.

thanks
marc garcia
chicago IL