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Old 05-24-19, 10:25 PM
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Huret splurge.

...if you can call it a splurge when the derailer was virtually free from the LBS. At any rate, I finally found a use for that Huret Jubilee that the LBS threw my way as part of the most recent Raleigh Twenty purchase.

It took one of those pricey little eBay adapters (that's the splurge part!), but boy, does it shift nice. So glad the first-gen Campy Rally is no longer there - drop parallelogram or not, the Jubilee shifts much better on the corncob.




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Dead Sexy...
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Originally Posted by La Brea Bike View Post
Dead Sexy...
Looking at the pics made me realize that the bar tape color isn't suitable enough for Monsieur Sexiness back there. Just discovered Newbaums' maroon cloth tape and picked up two rolls to see if they'll match the frame.

Back when I built this thing in 2011, bar tape colors were notably more limited.

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Looking at the pics made me realize that the bar tape color isn't suitable enough for Monsieur Sexiness back there. Just discovered Newbaums' maroon cloth tape and picked up two rolls to see if they'll match the frame.

Back when I built this thing in 2011, bar tape colors were notably more limited.

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I've been casually looking for some maroon/wine/oxblood/Burgundy cork tape...

It looks like that stuff has been and still is nonexistent...


Need maroon cork bar tape
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
I've been casually looking for some maroon/wine/oxblood/Burgundy cork tape...

It looks like that stuff has been and still is nonexistent...


Need maroon cork bar tape
Cork under cotton? It'll look like crap, but...

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Cork under cotton? It'll look like crap, but...

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I tried cotton over different padding- and that was BEFORE my hand injury. There's only so far I'll go-


BTW- I've never used one of those Jubilees. They have such a beautiful, minimalistic look to them- yours with the drilling, looks spectacular.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
I tried cotton over different padding- and that was BEFORE my hand injury. There's only so far I'll go-

BTW- I've never used one of those Jubilees. They have such a beautiful, minimalistic look to them- yours with the drilling, looks spectacular.
Would Bluetooth mind control steering be too far?

I've run one Jubilee before with the factory Huret levers. I don't remember it shifting sharply and crisply like this one - and I'm out of practice with my overshifting. I'm also pretty confident that the Simplex retrofrictions aren't major contributors either. It is the quality of the shift at the cog - not the pull of the lever - that feels above average for a straight paralleogram.

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Kurt, Is that your '81-2(?) "Superior" lurking behind the drop on your handlebars? For some reason I thought you had sold that off some years ago.

P.S. I like the Jubilee, however it needs the Regina corn cob I have up on the classified section: 12-13-14-15-16-17

It's the silver one on the left.

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
...if you can call it a splurge when the derailer was virtually free from the LBS. At any rate, I finally found a use for that Huret Jubilee that the LBS threw my way as part of the most recent Raleigh Twenty purchase.

It took one of those pricey little eBay adapters (that's the splurge part!), but boy, does it shift nice. So glad the first-gen Campy Rally is no longer there - drop parallelogram or not, the Jubilee shifts much better on the corncob.




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Great looking bike. What is the eBay adapter? I have a Huret jubilee as well that needs one of those if it's ever going to work on anything other than a Huret drop out.
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Coolest rear derailleurs ever, that one is in great condition. Great combo with the Simplex Retroshifters. My wife has a Duopar on her Trek 620, and that thing is one of the smoothest shifting derailleurs I've ever encountered.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
I've been casually looking for some maroon/wine/oxblood/Burgundy cork tape...

It looks like that stuff has been and still is nonexistent...


Need maroon cork bar tape
Me too I as I think it will play off the decals on a 84 Trek 420 that is otherwise a pretty understated pewter, all I could find was Newbaums cloth tape
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Kurt, Is that your '81-2(?) "Superior" lurking behind the drop on your handlebars? For some reason I thought you had sold that off some years ago.

P.S. I like the Jubilee, however it needs the Regina corn cob I have up on the classified section: 12-13-14-15-16-17

It's the silver one on the left.
That it is, but you might remember that it ran a 5-speed Cyclo-Pans (from you!) early on (I think it's this one: French Version of Ultra Spaced Freewheel: Cyclo-Pans). I think you first mentioned it to me when I was building the Weight Weenie Match Paramount.

I don't remember why I changed it to the current 5-speed, but I'd take a guess that chain skate might have been an issue. The Sedis chain on it now occasionally fails to engage quickly (even though the derailer performs the shift nicely), so I'd say it's a good possibility that it rode over the grooved tips of the Cyclo-Pans. Or maybe the Cyclo-Pans self-destructed? I seem to remember something to that extent; the two halves of the body scraping each other. Don't really remember. No reflection on your work, of course - if that was, indeed , the fate of this freewheel.

Here it is, hidden behind the Simplex I originally had on this build:






Is that Regina spaced for 120mm? The Superior is still nice and narrow, and I don't want to cold set it.

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Great looking bike. What is the eBay adapter? I have a Huret jubilee as well that needs one of those if it's ever going to work on anything other than a Huret drop out.
Here we go: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HURET-JUBIL...QAAOSw~oFXM3Yc

I wound up ditching the included bolt and nut for the factory Jubilee nut, as the repop came too close to the chain (and I didn't feel like cutting it down the day I installed it). The original Huret bolt holds it just fine, even without the original expander in the back. It's very snug.

Originally Posted by johnnyace View Post
Coolest rear derailleurs ever, that one is in great condition. Great combo with the Simplex Retroshifters. My wife has a Duopar on her Trek 620, and that thing is one of the smoothest shifting derailleurs I've ever encountered.
I think this is now my "go-to" derailer when a Nuovo Record isn't cool enough I originally had SLJ all over this bike, hence the Retrofrictions.

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post




Here we go: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HURET-JUBIL...QAAOSw~oFXM3Yc

I wound up ditching the included bolt and nut for the factory Jubilee nut, as the repop came too close to the chain (and I didn't feel like cutting it down the day I installed it). The original Huret bolt holds it just fine, even without the original expander in the back. It's very snug.



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Thanks! Wow, that's expensive. If you get lucky, you can sometimes find a Huret jubilee rear for around that price or a bit more.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Thanks! Wow, that's expensive. If you get lucky, you can sometimes find a Huret jubilee rear for around that price or a bit more.
Key word: Lucky.

Most of the cheaper ones are the models with Huret upper knuckles, which puts you back where you started. Try getting one designed for Campag.

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Excellent and great looking bike.
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Kurt, the "tasty" Regina 6 speed corncob is definitely spaced for 126mm. I can appreciate not wanting to spread the Superior's dropouts to accommodate such a trivial thing as 12 tooth sprocket. Who needs such a high gear?

The other thing about the Cyclo Pans, as I remember, was that at least half, if not more, of the sprockets were aluminum. I'm certain they did not have a very long life!
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Kurt, the "tasty" Regina 6 speed corncob is definitely spaced for 126mm. I can appreciate not wanting to spread the Superior's dropouts to accommodate such a trivial thing as 12 tooth sprocket. Who needs such a high gear?

The other thing about the Cyclo Pans, as I remember, was that at least half, if not more, of the sprockets were aluminum. I'm certain they did not have a very long life!
I can appreciate that 12T. I had the pleasure (?) of taking the a new Specialized Venge Pro around the block today, and made full use of the 11T to avoid having to upshift the FD (it protested the first shift and took its sweet time to perform the second shift).

Granted, with good old downtube shifters, nagging DI2 problems don't exist in the first place...

I don't remember the Cyclo Pans ending its life by spinning a cog though. Can't find any record on the forum of my complaining about it either

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Always wanted to try the Huret Jubilee on my French bikes, since the 80's, but just never seems to happen. I guess it does not help that all my French bikes had been mostly Peugeots, a company that was dedicated to just using mostly Simplex components on pretty much all their bikes in the 70's and 80's (till 1984, where they started transitioning over to BSA threading, Shimano and a bit of Mavic and I think, Sachs components).....
Maybe one day, if I ever get myself a Mecacycle Turbo bike, with a proprietary brazed on Huret FD, then, I'd be forced to make an all out effort to finally get that Jubilee RD after all the years of waiting.
But on my Peugeots, it's just not happening......
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