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Show me vintage bikes with plastic Simplex and Mafac components.

Old 11-18-22, 12:38 PM
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Show me vintage bikes with plastic Simplex and Mafac components.

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Pretty sure this will be my Eroica bike when I get some proper wheels made.


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Ouch. Can you get 3D printed replacement parts for these or is it just easier to find another?
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From a 1970 Gazelle Tour de l'Avenir that I need to work on. I don't know why this crap didn't catch on.

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Ouch. Can you get 3D printed replacement parts for these or is it just easier to find another?
I got a N.O.S. replacement from someone here on BF for $25. I just need to find time to do the rest of the bike so it is worth putting it on.
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classic performance.
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Old 11-18-22, 09:42 PM
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Some MAFAC to balance out the delrin dramas



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Is this where Jan Heine got the idea to call it "planing" when your frame flexes with you? So French.
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wonder if Ofmega plastic gear mechs and Nylfor headsets would be welcome...





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Old 11-19-22, 12:53 AM
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1973 Steyr Clubman -- plastic derailleurs, but the saddle is rubber








1969 Raleigh Competition -- this one did not come with a rubber saddle




1967 Peugeot PX-10 Super Deluxe -- though they would have been original equipment, I couldn't bring myself to put plastic derailleurs on this one. It does have some nice MAFAC though.



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Old 11-19-22, 02:04 AM
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72 PX10 with delrin and MAFAC
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A fan of Ofmega!
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Part plastic but full Mafac.









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Gipiemme-branded Simplex Retrofriction in Delrin. Currently shifting 3 (48-36-24) x10 (11-40) on my ATB.

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My Mercier with long cage Prestige.

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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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wonder if Ofmega plastic gear mechs and Nylfor headsets would be welcome...





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I had forgot about those when making this thread. I changed the title.
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PX10 Restoration

Wanted to get this one back to proper specifications before moving it on. I think I did pretty well.




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Wanted to get this one back to proper specifications before moving it on. I think I did pretty well.
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I have a UO-8, which I built from a bare frame when I worked at a Nishiki/Peugeot dealership.
It has never had Simplex derailleurs, plastic or otherwise -- always some sort of SunTour in back and the same Shimano Titlist in front.
It does have a Mafac front brake and a Peugeot-branded Weinmann rear brake.
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1972 Raleigh Super Course by cb400bill, on Flickr

1972 Raleigh Super Course by cb400bill, on Flickr
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New project comes with mafacs.
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