Re: [CR]re: front changer


Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2007 18:41:21 -0500
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: John Betmanis <johnb@oxford.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]re: front changer
In-Reply-To: <00bc01c8231c$78bf5280$6e70ef84@AD.UCSD.EDU>


At 02:04 PM 09/11/2007 -0800, Peter Brueggeman wrote:
>42/52
>should be no problem with a Simplex lever front changer. On my Sun Manxman,
>I have a 20 tooth difference for its Simplex lever front changer but I don't
>know which cage depth it has. See http://www.peterbrueggeman.com/cr/sun.htm

That does look like a fairly deep cage to reach what looks like a 36 tooth ring. The one I'm getting looks shorter. http://i2.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/c1/5e/b9c1_12.JPG

Something else I've noticed on these Simplex changers is that there is a small ring stop screw that appears to stop against the downtube and the lever has a small piece of rod welded to it at right angles acting as a stop for the big ring position, also stopping against the downtube. I can't see the latter on the one I'm getting, so I wonder if it's broken off or just an earlier model that didn't have this. http://i2.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/c1/5e/badc_12.JPG I'll know when I actually receive it.

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada