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 Post subject: Mr. Derailleur
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:38 am 
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I thought that you guys might find this article about a collector of derailleurs interesting: http://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/bik ... derailleur" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Oh, and this is a link to his fabulous website: http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Home.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Derailleur
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:24 pm 
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That is awsome! :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Derailleur
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:23 am 
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:thumbup:

Indeed! Galli derailleurs for the win!

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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Derailleur
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:24 am 
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Huret Jubilee for the Weenie win :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Derailleur
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:42 am 
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Pfffff. Whatever. :roll:
That Jubilee is a boat anchor compared to the Simplex Presitge.
Drilled out? That's so wanna be tuning, man.
Simplex went serious: plastic build - and only one adjusting screw because the other one is unnecessary. :twisted:
127g in 1965, baby.

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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Derailleur
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:39 pm 
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prendrefeu wrote:
...Simplex Presitge.
Simplex went serious: plastic build - and only one adjusting screw because the other one is unnecessary. :twisted:
127g in 1965, baby.
Good shifting derailleur ... NOT!!


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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Derailleur
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:48 pm 
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Most of those simplex plastic derailleurs would just break eventually after a few thousands kms.

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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Derailleur
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:16 pm 
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A few thousand kms? It may last longer than an alloy cassette.

Seriously - it's THE weight weenie derailleur on that site.

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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Derailleur
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:57 pm 
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Yes... but think of what the result of a broken derailleur may be...

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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Derailleur
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:06 pm 
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A lighter bike. :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Derailleur
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:48 pm 
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I recommend the book "The Dancing Chain" which is an encyclopedic history of the derailleur.

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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Derailleur
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:08 am 
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prendrefeu wrote:
Pfffff. Whatever. :roll:
That Jubilee is a boat anchor compared to the Simplex Presitge.
Drilled out? That's so wanna be tuning, man.
Simplex went serious: plastic build - and only one adjusting screw because the other one is unnecessary. :twisted:
127g in 1965, baby.

That is so frickin genious! It's middle of 60' and they used one pulley because they believe second one caused too much drag. Simply genious!
Looking at this collection brings tears to my eyes, what we all use now is simply heavy, low tech crap, lots of things back then was so well made, so beautiful, so innovative.
Before I will get sexually excited about bike parts, there is one derailleur I have reserved place in hell. http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Kha ... le%29.html Post soviet people will know why.

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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Derailleur
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:17 am 
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prendrefeu wrote:
Pfffff. Whatever. :roll:
That Jubilee is a boat anchor compared to the Simplex Presitge.
Drilled out? That's so wanna be tuning, man.
Simplex went serious: plastic build - and only one adjusting screw because the other one is unnecessary. :twisted:
127g in 1965, baby.

Wow yeah. How did I miss that!? That is so emphatically in the spirit of Weeniedom (It doesn't work properly and when it does it breaks) we could mount it and present it to The Weenie Of the Year title winner.

And the nominations are ....

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