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 Post subject: Mavic shifters
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:10 pm 
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Good price for nos if anyone is doing a Mavic group build.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Mavic ... 2ecaa57588


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic shifters
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:15 pm 
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They're Simplex 2900 / 2901. More or less the same thing though.


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic shifters
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:17 pm 
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Interesting,I thought Mavic designed and built them from the ground up,had Simplex a hand in the rest of the mtb group?


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic shifters
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:28 pm 
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I don't have any particular insight, but its well known that the shifters were made by Simplex, and some say the 840/1/5, (mtb), rear derailleur had the hand of Simplex in it


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic shifters
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:13 pm 
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Kind of like buying a Lambo and it turns out its basically a Fiat....


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic shifters
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:16 pm 
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66 triumph daytona wrote:
Kind of like buying a Lambo and it turns out its basically a Fiat....


You may be underestimating Fiat I think Siri


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic shifters
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:10 pm 
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Are the Mavic/Simplex shifters differences merely cosmetic?


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic shifters
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:42 pm 
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Simplex made all of Mavics shifters and derailleurs of that era. Just check out the similarity between
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The benefit of buying the simplex wishbone shifters is they are exactly the same as the mavic ones in terms of quality and function (I have both) but they use standard sized cable adjusters meaning normal sized cables outer rather than the extra small ones that mavic use on theirs.


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