Re: [CR]WTB: Campag Ft. Derailleur w cable stop


Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2002

Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 09:42:38 -0600
To: CR <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]WTB: Campag Ft. Derailleur w cable stop
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From: John Thompson <johndthompson@gmail.com>


Mitch Harris wrote:
> Am I right that the thing that determines if bike is built for a cable
> stopped front der is a housing stop at the lower left understop of the
> downtube for the housing that curves around to the der?
>
> When did English builders drop this? My R.J.Quinn has this housing
> stop and cable stopped der, and seems to be a mid-70s model.

My recollection is that most bikes stopped using these by the early 80s. I've always felt the housed front der. casing to be problematic -- it tends to collect moisture and then the cable and housing rust into a single, immovable unit. Frequent maintenance can prevent this, but most casual riders don't do this.

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-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA