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Old 01-01-07, 02:47 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 01-01-07, 02:59 PM   #2
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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.
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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.
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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.
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