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Old 01-18-11, 08:21 PM   #1
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Anyone want to trade a Cyclone M2 GT rear derailleur for a Huret Duopar? With photo!

I have the Duopar (non-titanium). Came on the '82 Trek 715 I just got but I'm not familiar with it and would rather have the one I'm used to. The Duopar is supposed to be a great touring derailleur and this one looks / functions well, but I like Suntour.

Or...should I keep the Duopar? Any thoughts appreciated. The Trek was originally supplied with either.

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Keep the Duopar. Expand your horizons. Nowadays, Huret's are very unfairly underrated derailleurs.
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I have the Duopar (non-titanium). Came on the '82 Trek 715 I just got but I'm not familiar with it and would rather have the one I'm used to. The Duopar is supposed to be a great touring derailleur and this one looks / functions well,
Or...should I keep the Duopar? Any thoughts appreciated. .
Besides keep the Duopar, my only thought
is along the lines of "if it ain't broke......."
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Do you mean a long-cage Cyclone M-II?



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Keep it. The Duopar is an amazing derailleur. I have two in use. Love the beautifully cast bronze linkage piece pared with the cheapness of stamped steel. Not to mention the complete puzzlement I feel every time I have to reassemble one.
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Do you mean a long-cage Cyclone M-II?
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I have the Duopar (non-titanium). Came on the '82 Trek 715 I just got but I'm not familiar with it and would rather have the one I'm used to. The Duopar is supposed to be a great touring derailleur and this one looks / functions well, but I like Suntour.

Or...should I keep the Duopar? Any thoughts appreciated. The Trek was originally supplied with either.

I'll be happy to make that trade--I've been looking for a Duopar to replace a crappy long-cage Simplex. The one I have is is comparable condition to yours--I'll post a photo in a little bit.
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Sorry, not a very good picture--it's still darkish here and with the heavy overcast and some snow it's likely to be pretty dark all day. Anyway, the Cyclone is in good used condition--you can see that the pulleys show little wear. There are the usual scratches, and the lettering on the derailleur body is largely worn off, as is usual with Mk IIs that have had any significant use. I've been planning to remove the Cyclone anyway, and replace it with a NOS mid-cage Vx that I have.
I can PM you some better pictures later, if you want.
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If something falls through for Jon, I'll take that offer. Work it out with him first though.
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Machine Age, a Duopar removal tip that might be useful to you whether you keep the derailleur or trade it: the little plastic cover over the derailleur mounting bolt is quite fragile. If you try to pry it off from the front with a screwdriver, it will probably break. I've seen that happen twice. I won't elaborate on the circumstances. The right way to get the cover off is to stick a small allen wrench or something like it into the mounting hole in the back (with the wheel removed). That will neatly push out the little plastic stem that fits snugly into the mounting-bolt hole to hold the cover in place.
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Hi thanks for the offers, I am slammed at work today but stand by, will get right back into it!
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Machine Age, a Duopar removal tip that might be useful to you whether you keep the derailleur or trade it: the little plastic cover over the derailleur mounting bolt is quite fragile. If you try to pry it off from the front with a screwdriver, it will probably break. I've seen that happen twice. I won't elaborate on the circumstances. The right way to get the cover off is to stick a small allen wrench or something like it into the mounting hole in the back (with the wheel removed). That will neatly push out the little plastic stem that fits snugly into the mounting-bolt hole to hold the cover in place.
Same with the Alvit
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Machine Age, a Duopar removal tip that might be useful to you whether you keep the derailleur or trade it: the little plastic cover over the derailleur mounting bolt is quite fragile. If you try to pry it off from the front with a screwdriver, it will probably break. I've seen that happen twice. I won't elaborate on the circumstances. The right way to get the cover off is to stick a small allen wrench or something like it into the mounting hole in the back (with the wheel removed). That will neatly push out the little plastic stem that fits snugly into the mounting-bolt hole to hold the cover in place.
Great tip, I just tried that out and it worked. There was another allen nut screwed into the backside of the mounting nut (the one that unscrews from the front). Took off the back nut and popped off the cover. I definitely would have broken it trying to get it out w/a screwdriver!

On the trade, I'm slightly embarrassed to say that I probably just overpaid for a Cyclone set that I impulse bid on Ebay so I don't need the trade anymore. Note to self: cultivate better impulse control! Looks like the set is in nice shape though...Thanks again for the trade offers.
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That's a Duopar Eco (economy). It's the steel version of The Duopar.
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That's a Duopar Eco (economy). It's the steel version of The Duopar.
Yup.

Well I now have both the Duopar AND the Suntour and only need one. Would sell the Duopar if anyone's interested. I'm at glittle[at]machineageinc[dot]com if anyone wants to take it offline.
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