Re: [CR]French vs. Italian type front derailleur braze-on ?


Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti

Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 09:41:22 -0600
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
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Subject: Re: [CR]French vs. Italian type front derailleur braze-on ?
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From: John Thompson <johndthompson@gmail.com>


Fred Rednor wrote:
> For whatever it's worth... the screw used with those brazed-on French
> FD mounts was the same 5mm screw as used with water bottle cage
> mounting bosses.

Not in my experience. The Simplex mounts I've seen are threaded 6Mx1, those used for water bottle mounts are 5Mx0.8

I'm not a fan of braze-on front derailleurs, but the Simplex mount appears to be less failure-prone than the more common curved mount used by Italian and Japanese companies.

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