Simplex Luxe or Type 39
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Category:  Front Derailleurs
Name:  Simplex Luxe or Type 39
Brand:  Simplex
Model:  Luxe
Years:  1939 - 1955
Country:  France
Added By: peterbman on 06/24/14
Updated By: peterbman on 08/28/14
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# Rings Designed For Outer Plate MarkingsLe Simplex Bte SGDG Made in France
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General Information
The 1939 Simplex catalog says "Modele Luxe" for this front derailleur. The 1952 Simplex catalog says "Type 39". Simplex catalogs for 1938 and earlier have a front derailleur with a different triangular cage.
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Known for their black plastic (Delrin) derailleurs during the "bike boom" of the 1970's, they were at the forefront of innovation over the years, producing such highly regarded items as the Super LJ derailleurs, Retrofriction shifters, and very popular line of seat posts.

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