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

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Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:18:46 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]WTT/Needed French threaded pedals and Simplex Shifters
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Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:
> I do recall converting two or three pairs of Simplex Retrofriction
> brazeons to clampon, as I always found the clampons harder to find.

Interesting you should say that. When I was at Trek in the early 80s, I remember seeing about 3 pallets of clamp-on retrofriction levers in the warehouse. I think we had to get them in order to get the Simplex derailleurs we were using on a model, but we had specced bar-cons or something instead to the clamp-on downtube leves. I wonder whatever happened to them? Maybe I ought to head down to the Waterloo landfill with a metal detector?


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA