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Old 11-25-17, 06:17 PM
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Don Buska 
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Bikes: 1975 Fuji 'The Finest', 1975 Fuji Super Road Racer S10-S,1980 SR 10-Speed, 1980 Fuji Newest, 1984 Araya 14-Speed, 1985 Bridgestone 500, 1986 Fuji 'Sekkei Series', 1995 Gary Fisher Kaitai MTB

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The only Suntour branded bikes I've ever seen are those custom built for catalog pictures and used for trade shows. Components on the bike you show appear to be rather low end. Is that Suntour decal in your picture the only one on the bike? I could see a low-end maker putting on the Suntour decal to add some cred to the product.

They did offer some frames (LITAGE series) in their 1994 catalog which were all aluminum, after the combined SR-Suntour company formed. Although Suntour is my favorite vintage components company, I haven't followed their SR-Suntour years much as it became more-and-more MTB related.

What else is Suntour beside the derailleur? Hubs? What model derailleurs are those?
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