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

Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PY-10

From: kerriganbennett@comcast.net (K.R. Bennett)
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]French vs. Italian type front derailleur braze-on ?
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 23:04:18 +0000

There is a Simplex front derailleur braze-on fitting that looks like an H2O boss, except I think it's 6mm. Not sure if other French makers used the same format. See the fourth picture from the top here:


This has definitely been discussed on the list. Try the archives with simplex and braze-on as search terms.


Kerrigan Bennett Pleasant Hill, California USA

Archive-URL: http://search.bikelist.org/getmsg.asp?Filename=classicrendezvous.10812.0741.eml Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 14:29:53 -0800 (PST) From: r cielec <teaat4p(AT)yahoo.com> Subject: [CR]French vs. Italian type front derailleur braze-on ?

Ahoy !

Thankfully, a list member alerted me to a difference between (among ?) Fren ch and Italian braze-on configurations for the front derailleur. I am assum ing the difference is substantial enough to prohibit mix-match of braze-on derailleurs to frames; hence, the alert. I assume also, that builders such as Hearse and Singer may have used custom fitments.

Can anyone explain the difference or point me toward photographs of the Fre nch braze-on fitment ?

All of this because I am seeking braze-on fronts.

Thank you.


Richard Cielec
Chicago, Illinois; U.S.A.=0A=0A=0A