Re: [CR]re: favorite on-topic touring derailleur

(Example: Production Builders:LeJeune)

Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 12:59:19 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]re: favorite on-topic touring derailleur
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From: "John Thompson" <>

Charles Andrews wrote:
> ...the best one I've ever used in terms of predictablity,
> reliability, and shifting to rival perfectly-adjusted Ergo, is the
> Huret Duopar. [...] Use it with a proper 5 or 6-speed on-topic freewheel,
> and the Duopar is unbeatable... smooth and precise every time,
> especially with Simplex retrofriction shifter levers.
> [...]
> I'd never used a Duopar until 3 years ago, when we got our tandem,
> and I have to say I've been mighty impressed with it. It'll shift to
> 32 and 34 tooth cogs as smooth as silk. We have the titanium
> version, I assume the steel version works as well.

I agree with your Duopar assessment. I still have the first one I ever bought (1978, IIRC) in daily use on my commuter bike. Despite the cautions about fragility, I've never broken a Duopar (3 in use altogether here).

John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA