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1982 Schwinn derailer

Old 04-01-24, 10:45 PM
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1982 Schwinn derailer

What brand of derailleur was used on the Cruiser 5 in 1982? I think Schwinn made some.
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From the not-so-clear photo on page 28 of the 1982 Schwinn catalog, it looks like a stamped-steel Shimano derailleur. That being said, I worked on a Cruiser 5 recently that I seem to recall had a Suntour GT rear derailleur on it - which could be original or aftermarket.

To my knowledge, Schwinn never manufactured their own derailleurs. However, their practice up until the mid-80s was to commission parts to be made by major manufacturers such as Huret, Shimano, Normandy, etc. which would be marked "Schwinn Approved."
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Maybe confused with Simplex derailleurs? The font stamped on it can appear similar to Schwinn retro.
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