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


Example: Events:Eroica

Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 08:04:49 -0700
From: John Barry <usazorro@yahoo.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, <j1847e@yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <784594.75956.qm@web53508.mail.re2.yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR] Best vintage derailleurs for a 50/34 compact setup--French or Campy


I realize it isn't French, or Campagnolo, but I recently changed out the Mighty Comp crankset for a Mighty Tour on my '72 Finest to get 34/48 gearing up front. The SunTour Vx that's on the rear, and the Compe-V on the front handle everything quite well. The Compe-V is a reverse action front derailleurs, and I find it does a remarkable job of shifting under moderate load.

Faster? Possibly. Better? Likely. Cheaper? Definitely. :)

I don't think I'd slap these on a constructeur, or a steed with an overwhelming national heritage, but since you didn't mention the lineage of the intended...

Cheers,

John Barry
Mechanicsburg, PA, USA


--- On Wed, 5/6/09, Charlotte Bronte wrote:


> From: Charlotte Bronte <j1847e@yahoo.com>

\r?\n> Subject: [CR] Best vintage derailleurs for a 50/34 compact setup--French or Campy

\r?\n> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

\r?\n> Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 10:07 PM

\r?\n> Taking the plunge into compact gearing for my vintage

\r?\n> touring project. No less an authority than the late

\r?\n> Sheldon Brown (see his Hetchins) recommends it, but he uses

\r?\n> a modern long cage rear derailleur, which I'd like to

\r?\n> avoid if possible.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> I can go either way, Campy or Simplex/Huret. I'll be

\r?\n> running a TA or Stronglight 50/34 on the front, and would

\r?\n> like to know from members who use such a setup about best

\r?\n> derailleurs. Have followed the posts here about Rallys with

\r?\n> interest. That's one way I'm might go, either with

\r?\n> a pure Rally or a NR fitted with a Rally cage. I've got

\r?\n> many replies about this.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Another option is French, either Simplex or Huret, but here

\r?\n> I'm completely out of my depth. What is the maximum cog

\r?\n> you can run with these derailleurs, and should I be looking

\r?\n> for a long cage version of the SLJ or Jubilee or some other

\r?\n> I don't know about. Francophiles help!

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Many thanks,

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Robert Aguirre

\r?\n> Windsor, ON