re: [CR] Simplex change fork gear

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From: "Peter Brueggeman" <>
To: <>
Subject: re: [CR] Simplex change fork gear
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 22:10:30 -0800

I believe you're describing the Simplex Selection Standard derailleur. It is illustrated in the 1939 Fonteyn catalogue, which I posted awhile ago to my website.


It is also illustrated with less information in the 1937-1938 Fonteyn catalogue available from Chuck Schmidt's Velo Retro:

Peter ...................................... Peter Brueggeman La Jolla, California USA 4peebee(AT)

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WTB/WTT a Simplex change fork. I dont have a date of introduction but guess it was probably pre WW 2, Simplex produced a derailleur system very similar to the Super Champion, or Osgear as it was known in the UK. I have located a complete tension arm. I also have 2 gear change quadrants. Does any one have a Simplex change fork so that I can complete the gear? I have Osgear spares to trade. Can anyone help with a fork or images or any history from magazines etc?
    Mark Stevens Evanton Scotland.