Simplex Competition (wreath badge, plastic knob)
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Category:  Front Derailleurs
Name:  Simplex Competition (wreath badge, plastic knob)
Brand:  Simplex
Model:  Competition
Years:  1960 - 1961
Country:  France
Added By: gizmologist on 11/14/07
Updated By: peterbman on 05/22/17
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# Rings Designed For DoubleOuter Plate Markings
Inner Plate MarkingsClamp Markings
Inner Clamp MarkingsDesign CategoryPivot Arm
Pivot Arm MarkingsN/APlate MaterialSteel
Clamp Style28.6mm ClampCable Attachment Bolt
CableStop Clamp Bolt Type8mm Wrench
Max Ring Difference Minimal  
General Information
The Simplex black/gold wreath badge and plastic knob on lever appeared in the late 1950s.
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Variations of Component exist (Component is 1 of 2)BrandGroup
Simplex Competition (LE SIMPLEX Bte SGDG; stop knob on upper shaft; metal top knob)Simplex
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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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