Re: [CR]Favorite on-topic touring rear der?


Example: Framebuilding

Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 14:09:52 -0500
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: Mark Stonich <bikesmith@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Favorite on-topic touring rear der?
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At 6/29/2007 01:45 PM -0400, Joseph Bender-Zanoni wrote:
>Suntour:
>Cyclone GT
>Vx GT
>VGT Luxe
>
>Agree that the Duopar is very smooth, but not as durable as the
>above. The long cage Shimano Crane and Titlest are nice.

Interesting, I always liked the shifting of the Suntours you listed, and used many of them. But in my experience their weak point was durability. OTOH I don't think I'll live long enough to ever wear out a DuoPar. Mine are all the Ti version, which may have something to do with it.

BTW Tonight I'll be leading a moonlight ride for Hiawatha Cyclery. The only on topic parts on the whole bike will be Suntour BarCons, a B-66 and a Ti DuoPar.

Mark "still got 3 new ones in a drawer" Stonich;
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