[CR]shimano crane?

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Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 12:24:14 -0700 (PDT)
From: LDD <dgdannenbaum@yahoo.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]shimano crane?

I have checked the archives and have found little to no info so i'll ask. How do Shimano Crane rear derailleurs rank relative to the Suntour cyclone/superbe models, the Simplex Super lj and the Campy sr/nr models? I get from the archives that the purists swear by the campy stuff for what would have been traditional campy bikes. I also get that pure performance oriented folks seems to agree that the Simplex stuff and the Suntour stuff actuallly performed better. I am not trying to reignite that debate. The cranes that I have seen appear to look quite similar to the universally acclaimed Simplex SLJ-6600 ---do they perform similarly? I can not tell whether the top pivot is 'sprung' or not? Thanks all...

Dan Dannenbaum Crane Curious in Arlington VA

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