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Old 10-06-15, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
Now if you want to really go back in time. I have yet to find a Suntour Cyclone derailleur that was abused to where it wouldn't work. Although I'm sure that they are out there.

However, I have seen bikes left out in the rain and half rusted and I could still get the Cyclone stuff to work.

I went a couple of decades riding Cyclones with both the short and long cages. When play started developing in either the cage pivot or the parallelogram, I would go to a bike sop, sort through their box of trashed derailleurs, find a new one with a broken other half and rebuild mine. (This was pure luxury. Like you said, those Cyclones shifted very well long after a lot of play developed.)

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