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Help me ID White Simplex Front Derailleur and Shifters

Old 12-03-18, 12:48 AM
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Help me ID White Simplex Front Derailleur and Shifters


I came across these and have not been able to ID them. I think they might be the SX2? I don't need them and will probably sell.

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I think that is the FD and shifters from the Simplex "Alpha" derailleur group that was produced towards the late 80's and maybe sold in Europe through the early 90's
They were pretty low cost derailleurs with plain friction function (with lots of cheaper materials used like stamped steel and plastic.) when every other component company had already moved on to indexed shifting.
I would expect that they would work very well though, as most other derailleurs from Simplex did in the 80's.
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
I think that is the FD and shifters from the Simplex "Alpha" derailleur group that was produced towards the late 80's and maybe sold in Europe through the early 90's
They were pretty low cost derailleurs with plain friction function (with lots of cheaper materials used like stamped steel and plastic.) when every other component company had already moved on to indexed shifting.
I would expect that they would work very well though, as most other derailleurs from Simplex did in the 80's.
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Thank you. I found them in an old bike bin that was tucked away behind the French Wines. I remember they we're not that common and thats why I kept them if I recall. SX was my first thought and Alpha my next.
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