We took delivery today of some NOS Simplex parts.
Simplex was started by Dijon shop owner Lionel Juy in the 1920’s and finally ceased trading in 1985. One of the innovations that M. Juy came up with was using plastic to reduce the weight of the components. Whilst the shifting action of his derailleurs was said to be sweeter than those by Campagnolo, they also had a bad habit of the plastic bits breaking.
We’ve the following Simplex Prestige levers in stock at the moment: