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Old 08-27-15, 07:17 PM
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What is better?

I recently picked up a Peugeot Super Competition, and it is all Simplex with the exceprion of the front derailleur, which seems to be Shimano. It all works fine, but would it be preferable/more correct to have a Campy front on it? I have a spare, don't have to change, but I was winderig which is "better".
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Is it the plastic Simplex rear derailleur? If it's a Criterium derailleur, that was a very good shifting unit. Many say the plastic derailleur would break apart over time.

If you have Simplex dropouts you will have a hard time adapting a Campagnolo derailleur to it. You would probably be better off to spend the money and get an SLJ Simplex derailleur. It's said to be one of the smoothest derailleurs of the period.
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Correct would be a matching Simplex FD.
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I am talking front not rear. I guess I will bite the bullet and find a nice FD circa 78.
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given french bike,

campy > shimano
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Get a Simplex one to go with the RD. Even if it's one with the plastic mounting clamp which eventually breaks (and it well may) you can always get another one for cheap. I've got one or two in service; they work just fine.
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