Claud Butler New Allrounder gear hanger probs?
Just managed to track down an NOS Simplex rear mech to fit on the simplex hanger of the CB but having fitted it, its a good 1/2 inch skewed out of alignment with the front chainwheel. Judging by the shape and configuration of the really strong and thick rear dropout/hanger build, I can't imagine that it has been bent - if it had been then the bottom leg of the dropout would be similarly twisted - but it isnt. Has anybody out there ever come across similar probs with this model - I'm baffled! I'm tempted to try an unsubtle bend with a big shfiter but it is sure to bend the bottom leg of the dropout no matter how much I reinforce it..Having finally found the proper mech and period shifters I'd like to use them. I'll post pictures very soon Thanks Bob