Re: [CR]Paramount P15s & their Derailleurs

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Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 08:45:10 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
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Subject: Re: [CR]Paramount P15s & their Derailleurs
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Rich Pinder wrote:
> In 71/72/73 timeframe the schwinn lightwight pages list the Campagnolo
> Gran Tourismo long cage derailleur as coming on the P15s.
> Just found a picture of one... looks a bit wild to me ! (Like the look
> of the red 'C' s on the thing !)

And the weight of the thing ensures that you'll never lose traction on your rear wheel! They worked ok, but by the early 70s there were plenty of Japanese long-cage derailleurs available that worked much better.
> How well do these two derailleurs work ? I saw the reference from CR
> that said the Rally was a good performing unit.

The "Rally" had a couple incarnations. The one with dual springs ( worked very nicely; the one with only a single spring ( was pretty mediocre.

John (
Appleton WI USA