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Old 03-05-17, 09:04 PM
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Strange cable guide?

I was looking at my cable guide and wondered how one would wire this using downtube shifters? Is the bike set up for standard down tube shifters? Right now it is a 1x5.

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Old 03-05-17, 09:12 PM
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Weird

That's an interesting one. I guess I'd experiment with it. If it takes clamp on shifters, sometimes they have different cable outlets that might work.
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Use a lever set up that has both cables running along the DT right side? Bar end levers? Stem levers? I do wonder what ft der was intended. Andy
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maybe more pictures....if for no other reason than it looks like a interesting bike.

does it look like it ever had a front derailler? (paint different color where a clamp on would go, evidence of a small chainring, etc)

how about what the current shifter setup looks like?


may not help, but more pic is good in general
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Here are the pics: https://www.flickr.com/gp/75836788@N00/916DAE

It does appear to have had a FD at some point in the last 50 years. I really have no other idea.
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In the early 1950s Simplex had a double lever shifter with both levers mounted on the right hand side.
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Man that thing is cool!
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Here's one of the Simplex front derailleurs for this set-up and the cable guide.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Here's one of the Simplex front derailleurs for this set-up and the cable guide.
Great find! Is that FD brazed on? Mine doesn't have any FD braze on

Apparently called the Simplex Juy

Here is a pic I found of the shifter
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Originally Posted by guygadois View Post
Great find! Is that FD braced on? Mine doesn't have any FD braze on...
It came in two versions, for mounting via clamp or brazed-on fitting..
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Oh great now I need one of these. ��

Great looking bike
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To expand, it's a Simplex Juy 51/53

And now I need one. If it appears on eBay, @Bianchigirll and I may be bidding against each other!
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Wonderful bike, wonderful Simplex stuff, wonderful thread. Thanks, guys and gal.
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Regarding the twin shifter and cable routing, this Swiss Mondia is a treat >

Super Mondia Special 1963?- speedbicycles.com





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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
Regarding the twin shifter and cable routing, this Swiss Mondia is a treat >

Super Mondia Special 1963?- speedbicycles.com





That is gorgeous. And practical, I often change both F & R with my right hand anyway.
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...would hate to have to replace cable housings on that!
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Now that you have a second Rattray can a dealership or collection be far off? Time to begin accumulating some ephemera to go along with the cycles: signage, posters, catalogues, brochures, musettes, w/b's, etc.

Have you been in contact with the VCC mark enthusiast?

Regarding the earlier headset query - note that this example wearing a Brampton Aletet set. Monsieur Vagner's hat size will like be the same as that of his cousin...

Will be fascinating to follow along with these excellent pieces.

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