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Old 01-12-19, 12:35 AM
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A tip for Simplex Retrofriction users,
It will be good if you replace the lever mounting screws from the original slotted ones to stainless steel ones with an Allenhead socket on them (get the ones with a button shaped head). It makes it easier to install and tighten adequately as the Allenhead socket is much harder to strip than the slot on the original bolts. Plus the original slotted screws tend to rust badly as the chrome they used was thin and bad quality.
Half of my bikes have retrofriction shifters and I have changed all the mounting bolts on them and have never had any problems with them loosening on me.
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