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Geoff
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by Geoff

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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shoemakerpom2010
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by shoemakerpom2010

That is awsome! :thumbup:

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Powerful Pete
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by Powerful Pete

:thumbup:

Indeed! Galli derailleurs for the win!
Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
Supercommuter: Jamis Renegade...
Oldie but goodie: De Rosa Professional Slx, Campagnolo C-Record...
And you can call me Macktastik Honey Pete Kicks, thank you.

BobSantini
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by BobSantini

Huret Jubilee for the Weenie win :thumbup:
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prendrefeu
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by prendrefeu

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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by HammerTime2

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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kgt
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by kgt

Most of those simplex plastic derailleurs would just break eventually after a few thousands kms.

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prendrefeu
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by prendrefeu

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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by kgt

Yes... but think of what the result of a broken derailleur may be...

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prendrefeu
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A lighter bike. :twisted:
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by djconnel

I recommend the book "The Dancing Chain" which is an encyclopedic history of the derailleur.

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by Kasparz

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.

BobSantini
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by BobSantini

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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