Simplex MB Silver Range
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Category:  Shifters
Name:  Simplex MB Silver Range
Brand:  Simplex
Primary Group:  Silver Range
Model:  2600
Years:  1984 - 1990
Country:  France
Weight:  180 grams (Spec)
Added By: Walkman-man on 03/29/17
Updated By: peterbman on 03/13/18
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Shifter Type ThumbAttachment Style Handlebar Mount
Shifting SystemsRetro-FrictionLever Markings
Lever MaterialZamac  
General Information
This model from Simplex is a set of thumbshifters belonging to the manufacturer's Silver Range range of components, which is a mountain bike orientated part groupset. Most likely a one-off offering from this particular manufacturer, it being one known for very little else besides it's road/touring orientated kit- certainly, thumbshifters from them seem odd, and they don't resemble any of the 'thumbies' I've seen before:) They are clearly quality items though, incorporating a basic/early retro-friction mechanism as they do, and being nicely chrome finished/generally well made, so most probably more of interest to vintage tourer enthusiasts, rather than MTB'ers. 
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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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