Additional to yesterday’s submit, Paul at Traditional Cycle confirms the entrance derailleur is in reality part of the Simplex “Enjoyable Bike” group, which is well the Nineteenth- or Twentieth-finest cyclng part choice France has ever produced:
Certainly, the rear derailler adorns their Seinfeld Tribute Bike, which individuals journey from so far as the opposite aspect 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 an excellent three years with this clothespin-like design.
Additionally associated to the aforementioned submit, I put in a correct trip on the triple-ized Homer immediately:
All the things was working fantastically, till I dropped it into the granny for a very steep climb and skilled the phenomenon referred to 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 occasions 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 by accident shifting into the dreaded huge/huge combo and thought perhaps that was it, so I tightened the derailleur B screw to see if it might assist in the meantime:
However a short while later it occurred once more:
And on nearer inspection I observed that each occasions the chain appeared to be catching the chainring proper on the Wipperman fast hyperlink thingy:
The rectangular form of the Wipperman hyperlink is what makes it straightforward to open, however I might see how perhaps it’s additionally grabbing the bottom of the chainring enamel simply sufficient to create an issue. So I switched it for one more hyperlink after I acquired house and we’ll see what occurs on the following trip. 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 completely different producers and speeds, typically even on the identical chain:
I don’t 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, you might or might not be happy to study that Jonathan Vaughters scoffs at Zwift:
He talks an enormous sport, however I’m fairly certain I’d beat him in a scoff-off.