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Old 06-01-05, 09:03 AM
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suntour superbe pro indexed

hi,

This is probably pushing the limits of what one could call vintage, but I'll ask anyway.

I have a few questions about the Superbe Pro group that seems to be so universally well-regarded here. I understand that Suntour made an indexed version of this group for a little while in the late 1980s before their demise (if not you can disregard the rest of my questions). If so, are those as high-quality and desirable as the earlier friction shifters? What year did the switch to indexed occur, and is there an easy way to tell which one a bike has without examining the bike in person (I'm referring to ads online, of course)? For example, would a 7-speed indicate indexed shifting?

thanks,

ashok
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