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Old 03-22-10, 07:04 AM
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soonerbills, you have the original cranks and chainrings, and they're probably 40t and 52t. That was normal. I think the original freewheel was 14-28t. So putting on a bigger freewheel (for lower lows) makes sense. And yes, the Crane derailleurs is close to period-correct. They're slightly newer but only slightly. They may not even be newer but yes, they are replacements. So do keep them if they work well, and they probably do.

Oh my God, I just realized I had a bike dream last night where I was elated with the performance of some old Suntour derailleurs and shifters.
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