Re: [CR]shimano crane?

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Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 12:57:01 -0400
From: Scot Osterweil <>
Subject: Re: [CR]shimano crane?
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To: LDD <>
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Dan, One anecdote is not reliable data, but I switched from a Cyclone to a Crane because the Crane performed better. I've kept it for 28 years and it still performs well. cheers, Scot Osterweil Brookline, MA. On Oct 14, 2005, at 3:24 PM, LDD wrote:
> 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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