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French Patent # 1,378,296 - Simplex

French Patent 1,378,296 - Simplex main image

This patent is one of several, taken out by different brands, for clever devices to allow derailleur systems to be used with back-pedal brakes.

Why on earth do people like back-pedal brakes? Is it a Dutch thing? Does it go with a lifelong love of infinite horizons, frozen canals and flavour-lite rubbery cheese?