Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Central CT USA
Bikes: 1991 Tomassini Prestige 1973 Raliegh Supercourse, 1975 Panasonic Sport Deluxe, 1983 Fuji S-12, 1975 Motobecane Mirage, 1983 Motobecane Super Mirage 1999 Trek 930 1989 Trek 930 ,
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Mountain bike rear deraiileur on old road bike
Ok, The ancient Huret Allvit on my 1974 Raleigh Record is fading finally. I just got a mountain bike derailleur off a Huffy Mountain Bike.
I know, please don't LOL too hard. But it did have Shimano SIS components, so I stripped it. Those old thumb shifters were pretty cool in their day, some still swear by them.
I figure any type of Shimano is better than that Huret.
The Huffy MTB had a five speed rear cog, so I think this will work. Has anyone ever tried this? I noticed when you go on REI's site they don't list MTB or road, just whatever speed it is. Hmmm. And God, are derailleurs expensive new. whew.