[CR] Simplex rear derailleurs on Campy dropouts?

(Example: Racing:Beryl Burton)

From: "Ben Kamenjas" <kamenjas@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 16:35:55 +1000
Subject: [CR] Simplex rear derailleurs on Campy dropouts?


Being that all the talk is sounding like the yearly Masi-fest, in honour of Jerry Moos (where are ya Jerry?) I thought to bring discussion back to French (yes, I know he owns a Masi) and to be more specific: Simplex !!!

I don't have a Simplex derailleur at hand but I have an itch for French and am wondering if there's any issues to fitting SIMPLEX rear derailleurs to Campagnolo 1010 type dropouts with threaded hangers? I don't wish to use a hanger or "claw" and I'm thinking of mid 70's and early 80's Simplex derailleurs like the SLJ or 610. It might be a non- issue ... I just don't know.

To keep our resident Leporid from beating on his well worn keyboard I did search the archives and IntraWebs but didn't find anything specefic to answer my basic question.


Ben Kamenjas
Kensington, Australia