Re: [CR] Best vintage derailleurs for a 50/34 compact setup--Frenchor Campy


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To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 08:48:57 -0700
From: donald gillies <gillies@ece.ubc.ca>
Cc: j1847e@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: [CR] Best vintage derailleurs for a 50/34 compact setup--Frenchor Campy


Did you notice what people are saying ??

"Get a Campagnolo Rally, it works almost as good as Suntour!" "Some Rallys had a slant pantograph, until Suntour interceded!"

For the price of a rear Rally derailleur alone, you could have an entire Cyclone gear system : Rear Mech ($25), NOS Barcons($40), and front Mech($20), and beer money($30) left over for an entire month!

- Cyclone was lighter than : Simplex, Rally, Huret wide-range mechs - Cyclone shifted better than : Rally, Huret (According to Frank Berto) - Cyclones had : The quick cage, a convenient Suntour innovation - Barcons were : Uncontestably the best pinkie shifters of the 1970's. - Cyclone fronts : worked as well as Campagnolo, even for triples.

So, if you are looking for a gear system to shift a 50/34, I'd like to recommend those french derailleurs, "Suntoure Cyclonees !!!"

- Don :-) :-) Gillies
San Diego, CA, USA