Re: [CR] Best vintage derailleurs for a 50/34 compact setup--French or Campy

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Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 19:52:00 -0700
From: Mark Barnes <>
To: Charlotte Bronte <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Best vintage derailleurs for a 50/34 compact setup--French or Campy

I've recently gone to a 36-42-50 chainring arrangement on my mid-1970s Bob Jackson. The Suntour Cyclone front and rear derailleurs -- also mid-1970s vintage -- work great. I fussed around with Campy NR plus Rally cage, but couldn't get it to work very well. Food luck.

Mark Barnes Astoria, Oregon, USA

On Wed, May 06, 2009 at 07:07:50PM -0700, Charlotte Bronte wrote: &gt; &gt; Taking the plunge into compact gearing for my vintage touring project. No less an authority than the late Sheldon Brown (see his Hetchins) recommends it, but he uses a modern long cage rear derailleur, which I'd like to avoid if possible. &gt; &gt; I can go either way, Campy or Simplex/Huret. I'll be running a TA or Stronglight 50/34 on the front, and would like to know from members who use such a setup about best derailleurs. Have followed the posts here about Rallys with interest. That's one way I'm might go, either with a pure Rally or a NR fitted with a Rally cage. I've got many replies about this. &gt; &gt; Another option is French, either Simplex or Huret, but here I'm completely out of my depth. What is the maximum cog you can run with these derailleurs, and should I be looking for a long cage version of the SLJ or Jubilee or some other I don't know about. Francophiles help! &gt; &gt; Many thanks, &gt; &gt; Robert Aguirre &gt; Windsor, ON &gt; &gt; &gt; __________________________________________________________________ &gt; Make your browsing faster, safer, and easier with the new Internet Explorer® 8. Optimized for Yahoo! Get it Now for Free! at &gt; _______________________________________________ &gt; Classicrendezvous mailing list &gt; &gt;