Re: [CR]WTB gold simplex shifters

(Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PY-10)

Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 10:09:17 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: [CR]WTB gold simplex shifters
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Steve Leitgen wrote:
> I was curious about Simplex fitting a standard brazed on mount.
> Soooooo......
> I pulled the gold Simplex retro friction shifter off a clamp on and
> tried to put it on a brazed on fitting that used to have a campy record
> lever.
> THEY DON'T FIT AT ALL. ID on the lever was quite a bit smaller than the
> brazed on post. Didn't bother to try the friction bolt.
> So before you try to hammer a Simplex retro on to a fitting remember
> that it sure looks like you need a Simplex specific braze on.

Or just the braze-on version of the retrofriction lever. They seem to turn up regularly enough. They fit perfectly well on my [off-topic] aerobars on one of my bikes:


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA