Re: [CR]WTT/Needed French threaded pedals and Simplex Shifters


Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 15:40:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]WTT/Needed French threaded pedals and Simplex Shifters
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <BAY105-F32EC3118ADD47124548107A80A0@phx.gbl>


> I have NOS simplex shifters from the 70's that
      > have the band/clamp. they also have adpaters
      > to screw into braze ons. But, for some reason
      > they don't screw into my frame. I'm looking for
      > something similar that are just intended to
      > screw into frame braze ons. Nathan,
     Could it be that the mounting screws are simply threaded differently than the brazed-on fittings? I've had that problem and the solution for me was simply to use Campagnolo screws. Note that these changed in length over the years. E.g. the ones that Campagnolo used on their mounting bands were shorter than the ones used for brazed-on shifters. You might need the longer ones (which are more common these days anyway.)
     Cheers,
     Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)