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Old 02-24-22, 06:10 PM
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WTB Simplex Competition Lever Operated Front Derailleur

clamp on type for a mad science project...
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Simplex Criterium Front Derailleur (silver cap)

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clamp on type for a mad science project...
I have several of these, in great condition. PM with pics coming your way.
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I have several of these, in great condition. PM with pics coming your way.
thanks!
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Pics of Criterium/Prestige Ft. Derailleurs

Here's what I tried to send via PM, but couldn't upload...lets see if this works.


1. A nearly new Criterium (silver cap/chrome clamp and bolts), perfect working order, perfect chrome, no cage wear...just a little grease near one of the screws that I didn't notice until now. It was mounted on an almost new Peugeot, and I had an extra NOS cage that I put on it. $50, shipped.


2. A very good condition Criterium that I removed from my Gitane Tour de France when I upgraded my derailleurs to SLJ. Has about 1,500 miles on it. Slight chrome flaking on right side clamp bolt; Slight internal wear on cage. $40, shipped.




3. A very good condition Prestige (red cap/zinc clamp & bolt) that I removed from a friends Peugeot U-08, when she upgraded her bike. $30, shipped.

Hope this helps! If you have any questions about them, particularly details on mounting and aligning without cracking, let me know...they're tricky.
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very nice condition, but i'm looking for the rod operated type referred to as suicide shifters or clangers back in the day. i think i have a line on one, so it looks like i'm all set.
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Got it...Criterium was the keyword I honed in on...didn't get the 'mad scientist' allusions.
Best of luck!
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thanks for the effort! the lever operated simplex that i wanted was the competition, and it was able to handle a very wide chainring range. I'm finally getting the 1950 claud butler sport anglais back in the game, and i'm going all period correct simplex. and yes, i know that wasn't stock, but i've got a nice set of parts laying around so gonna use em.
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Those are very cool rear dropouts.
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Old 02-25-22, 02:44 PM
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The rest of the frame looks great too
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I have one- NOS with white plastic knob
Also NOS if you are interested- 3 spd rear derailleur to go with it.
Photos from VeloBase

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Originally Posted by retroman57 View Post
I have one- NOS with white plastic knob
Also NOS if you are interested- 3 spd rear derailleur to go with it.
Photos from VeloBase

i'm all set for the rear derailleur and a downtube shifter to match, but the front one looks nice! what would you want to get for that?
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They are a set that I would prefer not to break up.
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They are a set that I would prefer not to break up.
i can appreciate that! thanks!
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