Simplex SLJ (4th type, black anodized)
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Category:  Shifters
Name:  Simplex SLJ (4th type, black anodized)
Brand:  Simplex
Primary Group:  Super LJ
Model:  SLJ5057
Years:  1981 - 1983
Country:  France
Weight:  88 grams (Spec)
Added By: Ideale_#80 on 11/24/10
Updated By: peterbman on 03/14/18
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Simplex SLJ (4th type, black anodized)Simplex SLJ (4th type, black anodized)
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Shifter Type DowntubeAttachment Style Clamp-On;
Downtube Braze-on (standard)
Shifting SystemsRetro-FrictionLever Markingsnone
Lever MaterialAluminum  
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Component VariationsView Detailed List  Manage Variations
Variations of Component exist (Component is 1 of 4)BrandGroup
Simplex SLJ (2nd type with nub on bottom of barrel, single)SimplexSuper LJ
Simplex SLJ (2nd type with nub on bottom of barrel, double)SimplexSuper LJ
Simplex SLJ (3rd type, S logo on band)SimplexSuper LJ
Component Groups
Primary Group NameBrandQuick InfoBrowse Group Components
Super LJSimplexRoad RaceView 27 Components
Details:   The best of the Simplex lines of components.  Consisted primarily of Front and Rear Derailleurs as well as Shifters.  The SLJ designation was also given to other parts occasionally such as seat posts.
Group NameBrandQuick InfoBrowse Group Components
Crono SprintGipiemmeRoad RaceView 25 Components
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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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