[CR]Huret Allvit setup


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From: "Charles T. Young" <youngc@ptd.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 09:47:50 -0500
Subject: [CR]Huret Allvit setup

I'm in the process of setting up my first Huret Allvit gear train. NMind you, it is not the first I've ridden a bike so equipped, just the first time assembling same. Are the friction cups on the shifters best run dry or with a light coating of grease or oil? They appear to have been dry when last in service.

The RD is the more modern model with two detents for tensioning the spring for amount of takeup instead of the 1961 model four with four. While I expect that I can figure it out, which of the two provide the greatest amount of chainwrap?

Finally, are these components as wonderful as Frank Berto holds them to be in The Dancing Chain? Judging from their sparsity among photographs of vintage lightweights of the era on the web, they seem to have been the decidely poor cousins to the Campagnolo Gran Sport in the 1960's. As a second-tier frame (and inanimate object), my Rotrax Shirley is unlikely to care.

regards,

Charlie "guess I'll find out" Young
Honey Brook, PA
USA