Re: [CR]Suntour taper is for real...gotta axle for sale?

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From: "Ed Braley" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Suntour taper is for real...gotta axle for sale?
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 20:12:44 -0500

The sprint uses a 109mm symmetric spindle, with same taper as the Campagnolo spindles. This bb axle is clearly marked "Sprint".

It's not the bolt circle diameter that matters, but rather the spindle and crank taper dimensions. SunTour patterned the Sprint and Superbe axle tapers after the European standards, or what became the ISO standard, and not the Japanese JIS standard. So Campy and Campy clone spindles fit these SunTour cranks as well as some other high quality Japanese road cranks from Sugino and SR. Many of these are Nuovo Record clones and have the 144mm BCD.

A Superbe track spindle or a Campy Pista spindle will probably work on the Sprint arms, but you'll have to try them to be certain.

Ed Braley
Falmouth, Maine.

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Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Suntour taper is for real...gotta axle for sale?

> In a message dated 12/2/2002 7:33:15 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> > Just a comment on the Suntour Superbe proprietary taper. It has been
> > suggested that it is of little consequence. I beg to differ.
> >
> > I just went to mount a Suntour Sprint crankset on the SR Pro-AM
> > frame I'm building up (thanks Jim Narlesky for the catalogue pics).
> > The frame came with a Sugino BB/axle and an SR AX crank. The Sprint
> > crankset ended up wedged about 3/8" out from where it's "normal"
> > position would be. Far from the Cyclone front derailleur's outer
> > range of movement and showing about a half inch of the taper of the
> > axle round the back. Not good. Maybe I could find an shorter axle
> > but I wouldn't be happy about the amount surface contact between the
> > axle/crankset or the crank bolts for that matter.
> >
> >
> In one of the later Sutherland's I believe it mentions using a later Campy
> bottom bracket on Superbe Pro. (and Sprint)
> The early Superbe's were Campy 144 bc clones weren't they?
> A quick search finds some old postings that should help you out.
> Pete Geurds
> Douglassville, PA