Re: [CR]Suntour V-Luxe


Example: Framebuilding:Restoration

From: Bikerdaver@aol.com
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 22:00:45 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Suntour V-Luxe
To: fred@twistcomm.com, bianchipan@yahoo.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 10/20/2004 6:42:40 PM PST, fred@twistcomm.com writes: My 1971 Paramount was set up as a racer by it's original owner with a Suntour V-Luxe replacing it's Campy derailer. In 1971 or 2 the Suntour was smoother shifting than Campy's finest. Why not try installing it on a bike and seeing for yourself? --------------------------------------------- As far as its racing heritage is concerned, does anyone else recall the Suntour advertizement for this derailleur in a cycling mag or shop poster? It was a little confusing in that it showed 2 or 3 racers off their saddles going for a sprint. But in the photo you couldn't tell what kind of derailleur they had. If I remember correctly, the ad had this "8.8.8" marketing logo on it which obscured the derailleurs. Does any one else recall this and also what was the "8.8.8"
issue all about anyway?
cheers-
Dave Anderson
Cut Bank MT