The top pivot in the Crane is sprung. My understanding is that is how they were able to use the slant parallelogram design while Suntour's patent was still valid.
I've used a Crane for over 30 years on one of my bikes and have always found to to shift Superbely (so to speak). I'm not particularly familar with the Simplex Super LJ, so can't caompare to that.
David - Just call me a fan of 1st generation Dura-Ace - White Burlington, VT
> 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...
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