Saturday, October 18, 2014

Huret Jubilee RD: adapter for Campagnolo dropouts

In case you were wondering...

Huret Jubilee RD (2nd version)

Fitted with adapter for Campagnolo dropouts (leather washer used to hold adapter in place)

Standard tab for the derailleur stop on a Huret dropout sits at the 9 o’clock position
(with cable stop at the 6 o’clock position on this view)

Huret dropout via

Huret dropout on a late 60’s Gitane TdF (note derailleur stop at 4 o’clock)

Campagnolo dropout on a 1972 Gitane SC (derailleur stop at 7 o’clock) via

The now ubiquitous Campagnolo rear dropout

Adapter for the derailleur stop on a Campagnolo dropout shifts the tab (with adjustment screw) 90 degrees 
so it lies adjacent to the cable stop 



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Some Huret Jubilee RDs had tabs located to fit Campagnolo dropouts like this (1st version) example

Tab shifted 90 degrees to sit adjacent to the cable stop

Tab engages derailleur stop at 7 o'clock on a Campagnolo-style rear dropout

Mind you, French dérailleurs only ever work properly when attached to French bicycles.

Everyone knows that.