Jared photo-ing the new striped undies, which, by the way, a quarter of them are gone already. Buy up a size. Look at Jared’s leg. He does this all the time, for minutes continuously. It’s his default relaxing position.
In Fig. 3A above, I prove that I had a thing for Huret Jubilee rear derailers. A few are old with 20,000 miles on at least one of them. Some are new. The best-looking derailer of ever time, the lightest, too (140g). But many of those imported were configured for a French style dropout and wouldn’t work on normal Campy-style dropouts, which would drive anybody mad, and did me, several times.
The lower right is a SunTour LePree from ‘83/’84, with three pulleys, to wrap more chain without hanging down as low. Nice idea, but…didn’t fly.
And the lower middle is what may be, are you ready?—the first ever SunTour derailer, never mounted, from—-1940’s? I don’t have time to look up the SunTour history, but this is a Blug, not The World Book Encyclopedia. I’ll post a close-up of it sometime in the next few days, not now.
This is my current favorite rear derailer. Onlt $24, with a 13t upper and 15t lower pulley. If people didn’t count grams and all derailers cost the same, this is the one we’d all be loving daily. Mounted on a future dropout, POSSIBLY one you’ll see on some other bikes. There’s more to it than just the “Breezer style” hood. A lot going on there. Details later, if ever, but…there is.
Part of our handlebar display at Bike Book & Hatchet. Showing bare and amber shellac over various colors.
In the distant future there may be a Clem Smith Jr. Not A. Clem Smith Jr., just Clem Smith Jr. Save your money, but not too much. We’re not saying more about it. Might not even happen.
—-Jenny’s pal, Grant