Re: [CR]re: favorite on-topic touring derailleur


Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 22:04:53 -0500
To: Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
From: Mark Stonich <bikesmith@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]re: favorite on-topic touring derailleur
In-Reply-To: <200706301941.l5UJf22T023312@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
References: <200706301941.l5UJf22T023312@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

At 6/30/2007 12:41 PM -0700, Donald Gillies wrote:
>I challenge and list member to back up that rumour of not being rugged
>by explaining how they "wore out" a VGT - ANY - Suntour V, VT, or VGT.

By riding them. I've worn out at least a dozen, just in normal use. By "worn out" I mean an unacceptable amount of slop in the parallelogram bushings. OTOH I noticed today my son is still riding the Cyclone I put on his bike 22 or so years ago.

Don't get me wrong, the 3 you mention are still among my favorites. They were cheap enough that I figured the short life span was worth the excellent shifting.

Mark Stonich;
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