Re: [CR]Campy NR vs Suntour

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Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 12:40:34 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Campy NR vs Suntour

In a message dated 5/7/02 9:21:34 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< I generally don't use vintage Campy components, even on my vintage bikes, because they do not work well compared to other options (I make an exception here for the excellent Campy hubs, particularly front ones). Would you really rather shift with a Campy NR rear derailer or a SunTour VGT Luxe or even a modern Shimano 105 ? >> Well, now that you mention it, yes I would. Either a pre 1985 Nuovo Record or Super Record are MY first choices. In part because I can change the derailleur return spring without having to unrivet the lower body like on the later Campys. I use handlebar end shifters (yes, Campy, thank you) and have noticed that it is sometimes necessary to change that spring. On ALL of the Japanese derailleurs that I have seem, that spring is fitted on a one-way drive pin. You can't change it, you get to throw the whole derailleur away and replace it. By the way You CAN make them last longer if you always park the bike in the small cog. Stevan "more of a rider than a collector" Thomas Alameda, CA