Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    84
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Shimano Vs Suntour

    Suntour or Shimano Rear Derailleur for a Peugeot U08 bike - Which do you prefer and why?

    Background: Peugeot (U08) on which I had a rear derailleur jam (Suntour Cyclone). Former owner just mentioned that he'd had a fall a few years ago. Seems to me if someone was using middle gears (in the back) then it wouldn't have put a possibly already bent derailleur to full stress. Full stress must have happened with me changing gears to the lowest gear (highest sprocket). There is no front derailleur on this bike. Chain was on smallest chainset.


    PS Gear Shifters are SunTour / Cyclone. There was no clicking when I switched gears. Friction gears?
    Comments on these welcome too.
    Last edited by Liquidfusion; 01-01-07 at 01:57 PM.

  2. #2
    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    3,542
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the shifters are friction, and either derailler will work. friction shifting works great with modern deraillers. if using a perod-correct derailler, just get whatever is most accessible.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    St Peters, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Rans Enduro Sport, Hase Kettweisel Tandem, Merin Bear Valley beater bike
    Posts
    23,830
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If it was my bike I'd go through my junk box and stick on the first derailleur I found that I thought would handle the biggest rear cog. Suntour or Shimano wouldn't be a factor. Zero cost is the factor.

    If I didn't have a junk box, I'd ask everybody I knew who rides bikes what they had available. Old rear derailleurs that don't have to match an indexing shifter are a dime a dozen.

  4. #4
    Death fork? Naaaah!! top506's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    The other Maine, north of RT 2
    My Bikes
    '71 Gitane Super Corsa, '73 Atala Giro d'Italia, '73 Schwinn Super Sport, '76 Viscount Aerospace Pro, '81 Miyata 710, '81 Lotus Classique, '84 Ross Signature 290s, '84 Shogun 500, '85 Miele Gara, '87 Miyata 512, '89 Centurion Ironman, many more
    Posts
    3,077
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
    Old rear derailleurs that don't have to match an indexing shifter are a dime a dozen.
    Execpt for the Huret Luxe Super Touring I was looking for........
    If the OP wants to pay the freight I'll send him one of each, and both better than the Simplex that came stock on a UO8.
    Top
    You know it's going to be a good day when the stem and seatpost come right out.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •