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IknowURider 02-15-14 05:56 PM

Shimano Crane RD
 
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curious what you guys think this is worth. I think it's right in there with a sun Tour Cyclone.

Note; that is NOT rust in the bolt holes, I'm getting weird reflections with the flash. (sigh)





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repechage 02-15-14 06:18 PM

Suntour is better shifting but if you have a full Shimano bike then it would be useful. I think unless you have two bidders who placed snipe bids on the same auction you will be under $35. I bought only one a few years ago for $20 landed.

juvela 02-15-14 06:43 PM

one weak point on these is the lower outer rivet of the parallelogram. it also serves as part of the cable anchor. the load from the cable always causes it to bend.

IknowURider 02-15-14 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by juvela (Post 16499146)
one weak point on these is the lower outer rivet of the parallelogram. it also serves as part of the cable anchor. the load from the cable always causes it to bend.

Interesting observation . Causes what to bend? The cage?

IknowURider 02-15-14 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by repechage (Post 16499099)
Suntour is better shifting but if you have a full Shimano bike then it would be useful. I think unless you have two bidders who placed snipe bids on the same auction you will be under $35. I bought only one a few years ago for $20 landed.

yeah I was thinking 20.00 is market-correct. thanks.

juvela 02-15-14 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by IknowURider (Post 16499269)
Interesting observation . Causes what to bend? The cage?


not the cage, the rivet. it is too thin to keep from getting bent by the load from the cable.

r0ckh0und 02-15-14 09:36 PM

I sold one at a swap a few weeks ago for $20 or $25..............

IknowURider 02-16-14 12:24 PM

Thanks for the help. That's about what I expected

Sixty Fiver 02-16-14 12:27 PM

$20.00 - $25.00 sounds about right... the short cage version would fetch more.

They are not nearly as nice as a Cyclone in the shifting department, Suntour still held the patents on the slant parallelogram when the Crane was in production and Shimano never found a way to equal that until they could adopt that technology in the mid eighties.

Metacortex 02-16-14 03:04 PM

Checking on eBay the Crane GS has recently been selling at prices from between $22 to $100. Of course they would go for less at swap-meets or on Craigslist.


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