I'm not the only one who thinks the late model Simplex were the best friction dérailleurs ever made. I wrote this post about the famed Super LJ model, but as I continue to use the dérailleurs it becomes obvious the the later drop parallelogram models are even better. We have sold many new-old-stock SX610 models since I introduced them here. Sadly our supply is running low and we've not been able to find more. We did, however, find a stash of slightly later model Simplex, the 440 in both regular and long cage versions. They are not as pretty as the SX610s, but they shift just as well.
The second photo is of the prototype new VO bell mount. It'll be nice to be able to mount classic bells on older frames.
Finally I've posted some new mixte frame photos here. This is one of Ahren Rogers' VO city bike frames.
24 October, 2007
Posted by Velo Orange at 3:29:00 PM