Saturday, February 1, 2014


Here is a post modern classic.
The timeless Huret Jubilee.
These where initially released in 
1970 to celebrate the 50th anniversary
of Huret.
The aim was to make the lightest derailleur
on the market, and at 140gr they succeeded
brilliantly, not only for it's low weight, 
  it was also aesthetically 
an object of pure mechanical beauty.

The front derailleur and shifters while
pleasing, are not, in my opinion, of the same 
class as the rear derailleur. 

Funnily enough, this later rear derailleur
with it's drilled cages was actually slightly
heavier than the previous model, with plain
cages. The reason was that they had to ironically, make the 
cage fatter on the drilled version, so it wouldn't break.
Don't you love that.
The original earlier version, with lighter 
undrilled cages (what the...!)

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