Re: [CR]Simplex upper pivot spring


Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 22:14:22 -0500
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Simplex upper pivot spring
References: <466D9CD7.2070906@new.rr.com> <007501c7ac80$359c8530$4001a8c0@compaq>
In-Reply-To: <007501c7ac80$359c8530$4001a8c0@compaq>
From: John Thompson <johndthompson@gmail.com>


David Snyder wrote:


> Have you looked into the possibility that a spring from, say, a lowly
> Simplex Prestige derailer might be the very same part?
>
> Short of any expendable Simplexes laying around, could you post a
> picture, and maybe some critical dimensions of said spring?

Here's a picture:

http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/simplex-slj-sx660.jpg

The pin on the bottom of the spring should be longer; it sheared off and I attempted to bend the remainder to engage the hole in the pivot bolt, but due to traumatic damage to the hole it doesn't engage well enough to hold securely.

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John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA