View Single Post
Old 05-17-19, 10:26 AM
Ride, Wrench, Swap, Race
dddd's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 8,028

Bikes: Cheltenham-Pederson racer, Boulder F/S Paris-Roubaix, Varsity racer, '52 Christophe, '62 Continental, '92 Merckx, '75 Limongi, '76 Presto, '72 Gitane SC, '71 Schwinn SS, etc.

Mentioned: 112 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1078 Post(s)
Liked 510 Times in 364 Posts
Alpha 5000 has the derailer geometry and shift cable movement of the higher-level parts, you can tell by looking that this isn't low-end.
There were higher-spec Alpha 7000 and 9000 parts as well as lower-spec Alpha 3040 (3000 series parts which were only compatible with similar lower-level parts).

Accushift works fine with modern chain, 8s chain for the 6s and 9s chain for the 7s.
The whole Accushift drivetrain works well if the front chainrings play nice with narrower chain width.
The Alpha freewheels featured more robust shifting as compared to earlier Suntour freewheels.

Market value of these parts is low however, so best to keep this bike as-is and find the right-sized buyer for it.

Last edited by dddd; 05-17-19 at 10:32 AM.
dddd is offline