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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:01 pm 
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Whilst tidying my cramped workshop today, ready to receive my Carlton Continental for a service and clean, I came across these mechs Ive had on various bikes at one time or another.

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These are (l-r, top to bottom): Campagnolo Valentino extra, a budget steel affair form the late 1960s - works very well. Suntour VX from a Carlton Pro-Am 12, a nice responsive unit. Campagnolo Rally - a dreadful long cage touring affair which I did my best to get to work properly, universally damned I think!. Below two Huret Svelto 2000s from the the 1970s, simple affairs which worked without fuss - both from 1970s Carltons.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:04 pm 
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Could I talk you into parting with the Valentino Extra? I've managed to break part of the tensioing wheel cage on the one that's hanging off the back of my Claud Butler....

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:36 pm 
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Goldie wrote:
Could I talk you into parting with the Valentino Extra? I've managed to break part of the tensioing wheel cage on the one that's hanging off the back of my Claud Butler....

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Make me an offer via Pm I dont use the mech now, it was on my 68-72 Corsa.


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I've just been cleaning a Huret mech similar to the two at bottom of first pic, was fitted to a 1976 Raleigh Olympus.. not with the round jockeys though


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:57 pm 
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Dead Rats wrote:
I've just been cleaning a Huret mech similar to the two at bottom of first pic, was fitted to a 1976 Raleigh Olympus.. not with the round jockeys though


Some later ones had toothed jockey wheels.


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