Simplex SJ (1st type)
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Category:  Shifters
Name:  Simplex SJ (1st type)
Brand:  Simplex
Model:  SJ6011
Years:  1979 - 1983
Country:  France
Weight:  71 grams (Spec)
Added By: greenebike on 02/23/11
Updated By: peterbman on 03/13/18
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Shifter Type DowntubeAttachment Style Downtube Braze-on (standard)
Shifting SystemsFrictionLever MarkingsS for simplex
Lever MaterialAluminum  
General Information
These appear to be early 70's era Simplex Criterium shifters.  Most of the catalogs show them with lever covers, but shape and hardware seem to match.  These that fit the braze-ons are probably from the mid to later 70's when braze on attachement became more common.
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Known for their black plastic (Delrin) derailleurs during the "bike boom" of the 1970's, they were at the forefront of innovation over the years, producing such highly regarded items as the Super LJ derailleurs, Retrofriction shifters, and very popular line of seat posts.

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