Magni’s Simplex Derailleurs
Here’s a pic showing the second set of shifters used by Fiorenzo Magni (and probably the rest of the Italian B team) during the 1949 TdF. the stocky Italian is on his way to winning stage 10, from San Sebastian to Pau, on a Wilier – La Triestina equipped with Simplex derailleurs. On Magni’s wheel – Edouard Fachleitner, in his purple and white jersey of the Sud-Est regional team.
From “La Gazzetta dello Sport – 200 Momenti Fotografici del ‘Tour’ 1949” by Emilio De Martino.