[CR]Simplex derailleur

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Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 21:11:45 -0400
To: classic list <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <roydrink@mac.com>
Subject: [CR]Simplex derailleur

Scott typed:
>Just got this from a mate in England. Would love to know its age
>and model name.
>many thanks
>http://www2.sendpix.com/albums/010829/16241400f123c0002d003f7/

Looks like a Tour de France model of 1946-54. "The Dancing Chain" states:

Simplex changed derailleur names frequently. Identifying and dating Simplex derailleurs vexes today's historians and collectors. Simplex sometimes tacked a number onto the name to denote the year of first manufacture. Dozens of slightly different rear derailleurs were called Champion de Monde (World Champion) or Tour de France."

Roy "Hey, my birthday present came in handy..." Drinkwater Lititz "I love the smell of Proofide in the evening...", PA