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Fix That Simplex Prestige (1975)

Old 07-01-20, 12:04 PM
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Fix That Simplex Prestige (1975)

I also added this in the Bicycle Mechanics sub-forum: https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-m...ts-needed.html
But also thought it might also be useful here.


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Old 07-01-20, 12:56 PM
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15-year old me knew all this stuff but I never broke any of the parts mentioned so I must not have achieved journeyman yet. One day I'll get it right.
By the time of this article I was two years past needing to know.
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Originally Posted by ascherer View Post
15-year old me knew all this stuff but I never broke any of the parts mentioned so I must not have achieved journeyman yet. One day I'll get it right.
By the time of this article I was two years past needing to know.
Ha! I was in the near opposite situation. In 1974 I bought a new Raleigh Grand Prix that came with a Simplex Prestige.
Remembering the front shifting issues I had, I sure could have used this article or somehow acquired the knowledge.
I had 3 bicycle repair books at the time -- Glenn's Complete Bicycle Manual, Richard's Bicycle Book, and Anybody's Bike Book.
None of them helped with my Simplex Prestige woes and I ended up selling the bike a year later before this article was published.
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Old 07-01-20, 02:31 PM
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Funny and informative. Just like this forum.
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Ha! I was in the near opposite situation. In 1974 I bought a new Raleigh Grand Prix that came with a Simplex Prestige.
Remembering the front shifting issues I had, I sure could have used this article or somehow acquired the knowledge.
I had 3 bicycle repair books at the time -- Glenn's Complete Bicycle Manual, Richard's Bicycle Book, and Anybody's Bike Book.
None of them helped with my Simplex Prestige woes and I ended up selling the bike a year later before this article was published.
Anybody's was my post-hippe era fave.
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