Re: [CR]Huret jubilee conundrum

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Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 12:10:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Fred Rednor" <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Huret jubilee conundrum
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <4890AFF6.6030002@new.rr.com>


> > When I raced with the Jubilee in the late 70's, I > > couldn't use the long > > hanger bolt because the locknut on the back of the > > derailleur hanger > > would interfere with the 6 speed freewheel. I solved > > the pivot problem > > by drilling a small hole on the front edge of the > > Campy-style hanger. > > The hole would be perpendicular to and intersect the > > threaded hole of > > the hanger. I then tapped the hole for a tiny metric > > set-screw. The > > Jubilee was installed with just a bit of play that > > allowed the > > derailleur to pivot, and then the set-screw was > > tightened against the > > hanger bolt threads to lock it in place. It was a > > fairly elegant and > > unobtrusive solution to the problem, and worked like a > > charm. > > That's a great idea; I'll have to remember that! > Small parts for Huret > derailleurs are getting pretty hard to find.

That is a fabulous solution, although these days I might first try some Locktite or Cyanoacrylate cement (e.g. Krazy Glue.) In that case, though, you need to get the adjustment right pretty quickly.
     Again... Bon Chance,
     Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)