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Additional to yesterday’s put up, Paul at Basic Cycle confirms the entrance derailleur is the truth is part of the Simplex “Enjoyable Bike” group, which is definitely the Nineteenth- or Twentieth-finest cyclng element choice France has ever produced:

Certainly, the rear derailler adorns their Seinfeld Tribute Bike, which individuals journey from so far as the opposite facet of the store to admire:

[Photo: Classic Cycle]

However the true pearl within the oyster that’s the Enjoyable Bike group is the shifter, which I’d by no means seen earlier than, and which was nothing lower than a revelation:

[Photo: Classic Cycle]

I’m fairly certain Shimano debuted the entire set off shifter idea in 1992 with XTR M900, however Simplex clearly had them beat (in precept, anyway) by a superb three years with this clothespin-like design.

Additionally associated to the aforementioned put up, I put in a correct journey on the triple-ized Homer at the moment:

All the pieces was working fantastically, till I dropped it into the granny for a very steep climb and skilled the phenomenon generally known as “chainsuck,” which is the velocipedal drivetrain equal of getting your genitals caught in your zipper:

It may be tough to diagnose a case of chainsuck, however inasmuch as I’d shifted into the granny ring innumerable instances earlier than the conversion with out incident I knew it was most likely one thing easy. For instance, I’d left the brand new chain conservatively lengthy since I don’t like worrying about unintentionally shifting into the dreaded large/large combo and thought perhaps that was it, so I tightened the derailleur B screw to see if it will assist in the meantime:

However a short time later it occurred once more:

And on nearer inspection I seen that each instances the chain gave the impression to be catching the chainring proper on the Wipperman fast hyperlink thingy:

The rectangular form of the Wipperman hyperlink is what makes it simple to open, however I may see how perhaps it’s additionally grabbing the bottom of the chainring tooth simply sufficient to create an issue. So I switched it for an additional hyperlink after I bought house and we’ll see what occurs on the subsequent journey. Hopefully that fixes it, but when not I’ll shorten the chain subsequent. By the best way, I used to scrupulously match fast hyperlinks and chains, however I now wantonly combine totally different producers and speeds, typically even on the identical chain:

I do not know what chain the brand new one I placed on there goes with, and hopefully I’m not flying too near the solar.

Hey, I’ve to get my thrills someplace.

Lastly, chances are you’ll or will not be happy to be taught that Jonathan Vaughters scoffs at Zwift:

He talks an enormous recreation, however I’m fairly certain I’d beat him in a scoff-off.



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