Re: [CR] Rare Simplex Juy 53 front derailleur

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Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 23:51:05 -0800
From: "Kurt Sperry" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Rare Simplex Juy 53 front derailleur

The same photos have been used at least four times in the past to sell Juy 53 derailleurs at prices of $380, $499, $500 and $549 exclusive of shipping with all auctions ending in apparent sales. So either this guy's sitting on a stock of identical NOS Juy 53s or some real funny business has been going on.

There actually have been a few Juy 53s pass through Ebay over the last few years, here's some photos from some of the past auctions:

Kurt Sperry Bellingham, Washington USA

2009/11/13 <>:
> I have just uploaded an illustration of a rarely seen cable-operated
> front derailleur from Simplex.  This was made from 1952 to  1956.
> The enlarged scanned image is from "The Dancing Chain".   Except
> for Campagnolo's Gran Sport, most all other front derailleurs of  this
> era were still rod-actuated changers.
> Even more exciting to  see is a current eBay offering of a beautiful
> New-Old-Stock example of this model - the first one I've ever seen
> for sale!  The seller located in Vienna, Austria shows four excellent
> photos on his auction page.
> (The eBay auction number is referenced in my caption for this  image.)



> Very  cool!