...I need to replace the following parts:
- The gear levers in picture 1
- The front derailluer in picture 4
- The rear derailluer in picture 5...
The best non-indexed shifters are Simplex Super LJ
. They go for around £25 and work as beautifully as they look.
I'd second the advice above about servicing your mechs and fitting new cables before you dive in and buy new ones.
Likewise giving the frame a good clean-up before thinking about a respray: it's only original once and, although a nice bike, isn't really worth the price of a good respray and new decals.
I tried to replace the hurret friction shifters on my 80's raleigh with (new old stock) hurret jubillee friction shifters. For a start the jubilees didnt like fitting without their own frame clamp (the raleigh has square frame shifter mounts), and no matter how i tried i couldnt get them tight enough so they would stay in gear. I also fitted new shifter cables?
The jubilee hurrets are very similar to the Simplex you have posted.
Theres nothing wrong with my old shifters, i'm just bored of them and fancied something more blingy. Am i doing something wrong, missing something, or are the older friction shifters not compatible?