RE: [CR]Was rumours in small circles, now Simplex.


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From: "neil foddering" <neilfoddering@hotmail.com>
To: nicbordeaux@yahoo.fr, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR]Was rumours in small circles, now Simplex.
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 11:01:31 +0000


Nick,

I'm sorry to hear that you've been receiving unpleasant mail from some people who have apparently had successful triple-bypass operations (for sense of humour, charm and good manners). I certainly enjoyed your mails and your website, but I have to correct you on the hub - it's surely early Campy - that Prior stamping must mean it's prior to the later models...

Neil Foddering Weymouth, Dorset, England


>From: nick Bordo <nicbordeaux@yahoo.fr>
>To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>Subject: [CR]Was rumours in small circles, now Simplex.
>Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 11:52:18 +0200 (CEST)
>
>Hello Fred, yes it had me beat for a minute. I call it the ancestor of the
>QR skewer, which most people will object to. Plus it's not really true. As
>per pics, the spindle is flatted one side (the other side holds the "nut"
>with that little swrew and 4 holes and is standard round): you move the
>simplex lever up or down to screw or unscrew. In effect, it's a safe, quick
>tightening/locking mech. Maybe the experts can help? I say 40's.
>
> Sadly, I don't think I'll be posting much again, my "tongue in cheek"
>style has earned me hate mail I just don't need.
>
> The only satisfaction I get from hatemail is pasting a standard reply as
>follows: "Thank you for taking the time to write to me, I really
>appreciate your mail. I always reply to inbox mail. Unfortunately, I have
>put you on the spam list so you went get anywhere near my inbox again. I
>now have some work to do, so thank you again for writing, and have a nice
>day"
>
> Nick,
> What is that Simplex thing? It looks like some sort of quick
>release, using a different design than the one that is now so
>familiar to us all. Is that what it really is?
> Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)
>
>
>
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