At 5:36 PM -0800 2/12/10, John Ferguson wrote:
>I recently came into possession of a full Huret Jubilee set; both
>the front and long-cage rear derailleur look NOS (after some
>polishing), but it's clear that I need to do something with the
>jockey wheels as they feel very crunchy.
>I was wondering if anyone has a link to an exploded diagram of this
>derailleur? I don't want to disassemble without one, I've heard
>these derailleurs have a propensity to explode into a mass of
>springs and tiny screws if one isn't careful.
>Also wondering if anyone has made a side-to-side comparison with the
>short-cage. I assume the mechanism is the same, only the cages
Bicycle Quarterly had a "how to overhaul a Huret Jubilee derailleur" in its project section a few years ago (Vol. 5, No. 1). All our technical and historical articles, sorted by subject, are at
The main thing you need is a very thin 13 mm cone wrench, otherwise, you won't be able to adjust the pulley when you reassemble it.
Long- and short-cage Jubilees are exactly the same, except the cages. Daniel Rebour even used the same drawing, and just added a different cage, to illustrate the two.
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