Old 06-24-10, 02:06 PM
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Bikes: '73 Bottecchia Giro d'Italia, '83 Colnago Superissimo, '84 Trek 610, '84 Trek 760, '88 Pinarello Veneto, '88 De Rosa Pro, '90 De Rosa Professional, '91 Pinarello Montello, '94 Burley Duet, 97 Specialized RockHopper, 2010 Langster, Tern Link D8

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embankmentlb: Thanks for the kind words
Pars: I too have a SunTour 7 spd but it is a Accushift(sp?). I also tried the Shimano which was closer to the IRD. In the end the IRD is better. I just returned to biking after 30 something years with steady biking in 2008 on a Specialized Rockhopper. Had too cause I have a step hill to get home with one very short section that is 20%+ and the rest at 10%. Needed the lower gears. In fact, had to walk the first week!

Come to think of it, I also have a Regina America that looks nearly new, but a 6 spd.

I am of the mind that 6 speeds are plenty. I just need to get up the hill! I also have Suntour Ultra 6 that I bought in 197x with the chain. Used that on a 72 Moto Le Champ.

Now that I am in better shape, I can make it up with the 28/42 on the 'Nago. I changed chains cause I read somewhere that it would make a difference. It did, slightly. It is nearly as smooth as zacster describes. Certainly a lot better than what I was riding the 60's and 70's!

I think Sach was bought by SRAM, can't remember (age thing) but it is on there site, I think. I typically look at Universal Cycle cause they are in town and with the good prices, it is an easy pick up for most consumable items. I didn't think paying much more for the 890 was worth it for me.

I have more vintage chains that are still good than I know what to do with!

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