I'm looking for a front mech this bike:
but not entirely sure what to ask / look for???
Bike is circa 1978 vintage and the drivetrain is a mix of TA / Stronglight (chainset & BB), Maillard (freewheel), Simplex (rear mech and lower downtube cable guide) and Campagnolo (hubs, bar end shifters and upper downtube cable stops). A mixture is fine but I think I'd like the FM to be Campy or Simplex and of late 1970s vintage.
Main thing is I need a front mech that has an outer cable stop on it. The frame has no BB shell cable guide so I'm using the Simplex one supplied which I think will work better with a small bit of outer cable between it and the front mech as it routes the cables over the BB shell. Does this discount Campy?
I do have a Simplex mech but it's a cheapo pushrod type with what looks like a nipple slot in place of a cable clamp (?) so I'm not keen on that or the Sachs-Huret I have as it's all steel so quite heavy!
Thanks for reading,
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