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  1. #1
    New Orleans
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    Jan 2006
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    SunTour Cyclone FD rides again post Katrina

    This isn't exactly vintage, but close enough.
    I bought this Specialized Hardrock Katrina frame (sticker says-Chrome Moly main tubes)(1989-1990 vintage according to you folks-thanks)-with a suntour rear derailleur,a Sugino crankset,cheapo pedals, an unknown BB and a little bit of front cantilever brake.It was a fair price-$20-on both ends-you can buy a complete hardrock in nice shape for $75-$125 in nice shape or so.He threw in a bunch of old Katrina wheels.
    I put a Katrina Cane Creek front wheel,an old Shimano stem shifter(works great!!) some other parts on. I then was looking for a front derailleur. I had several mountain FD, but they would require shimming-34.9 and the seat tube is more like 1.13"(28mm I think). I have 2 of these old 10 speed(2 chainrings) SunTour Cyclone 1978 vintage derailleurs. I didn't think it would work because the cage is kinda narrow, and I didn't think it had enough travel to span 3 chainrings. I was wrong-it works fine!! A BIG WEIGHT WEENIE PLUS-it weighs just 97 grams vs 130-160 grams for XTR-or LX front derailleurs.
    Sun Tour made nice, inexpensive,reliable, very light" stuff"-.Versatile to it turns out.
    As pictures-lights,kickstand-it weighs~26-27 lbs
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    Oct 2004
    Florence, KY
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    1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
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    Please explain all the "Katrina" stuff. Is it stuff that was underwater, or is it stuff that was looted?

    Just curious. I'm not going to call the cops - (like that would even result in anything there anyway )
    In search of what to search for.

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