Re: [CR]Huret Jubilee

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Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 08:34:36 -0500
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Huret Jubilee
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From: "John Thompson" <johndthompson@gmail.com>


Michael Thompson wrote:
> I have just found (and bought) three nos huret jubilee front
> derailers, to match the two rear changers of the same vintage I
> already had. Can someone tell me why they sometimes break when
> attached to the seat tube? Should I resize the inside of the clamp
> before an install? If so, to what size?

The Jubilee FD is very fragile. Trek spec'ed this unit on the 720 model back in the early 80s. The assemblers must have broken hundreds of them during assembly prior to boxing -- I can remember boxes of them sitting in the scrap bins. Marketing finally decided to switch to a Simplex Super LJ FD instead -- no more problems.

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