Re: [CR] Huret Jubilee Rear Derailleur

(Example: Racing:Beryl Burton)

Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 19:49:43 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <johndthompson@gmail.com>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: Re: [CR] Huret Jubilee Rear Derailleur


amoll68@comcast.net wrote:
> I'm in the middle of overhauling my Raleigh Competition:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/39151498@N07/sets/72157623444774520/>
>
> It seems the return spring in the rear Jubilee has lost all tension.
> It'll downshift to the larger cogs, no problem - but it won't upshift
> to the smaller cogs . . . well, actually it'll go from the largest
> cog to the next, but that's it. Is there an adjustment I'm missing?
>
> Don't suppose anyone has a good return spring? Guess the only other
> option would be another Jubilee in good working order? Huret dropouts
> on this bike - any other options I should consider? I like this bike,
> but don't really want to put much money into it - it's going to be an
> "office bike" for lunch rides.

Jubilee derailleurs have gotten quite pricey lately, so if you can't fix it by cleaing and lubing the pivots you may need to replace it with a different derailleur. The Huret dropouts mean you'll pretty much need to stay with a Huret derailleur, but "Challenger" and "Success" models are good performers and not (yet) as expensive as a Jubilee. The good news is that you could probably unload even a non-functional Jubilee on eBay for a good fraction of what a fully functional Challenger or Success would cost you.

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-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA