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Old 07-18-13, 08:41 PM
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Suntour Mountech rear derailleur replacement

The cable cable anchor bolt on my rear derailleur is stripped.
The only other rear mtb derailleur I have is a Suntour XCE from a 1996 Trek 750 Multi-Track.

Would this work on my 1984 Peugeot Canyon Express?
( 6 speed cog in rear, triple in front, friction shift).

I may be able to use the anchor bolt from the XCE on the Mountech, but I ran out of day light and time tonight.

If I cannot use the replacement anchor bolt or the XCE what replacement do you recommend.

Thanks..
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Old 07-18-13, 09:34 PM
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With friction shifters, you can use any derailleur. The XCE will work fine.
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Old 07-19-13, 07:28 AM
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Is the XCE a better derailleur than the Mountech?
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Is the XCE a better derailleur than the Mountech?
They're different eras.

The Mountech derailleurs (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/...285500%29.html ) were the first of the "mountain" derailleurs. They worked well when new, not so well when worn. The XCE (XC Expert) (similar to http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/...erailleur.html ) was one of the SunTour's indexing derailleurs. They worked, just not as well as Shimano and thus faded from the marketplace. I'd call them roughly equivalent.
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Replaced the XCE and it works, but not as well as the Mountec
Did a complete tune up on this bike as I work in Aerospace and as my wife says "It is just a bike, and it is not going to the moon".

What is the best vintage transmission for my Puegeot?
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Old 07-20-13, 08:06 AM
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What is the best vintage transmission for my Puegeot?[/QUOTE]

Be more specific. Model and year? Intended use?

Your choices are limited by a proprietary Simplex derailer hanger on the early high end models.

It's Peugeot.
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Want it French? Huret Duopar was trying to do the same thing , have the upper guide pulley
float vertically to stay closer to the cogs..

Duo par for its dual parallelograms 1 in and out, 1 up and down.

Decent Touring Derailleurs at the time, shifted pretty well..


http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...QEwAQ&dur=1589
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My bike is a Peugeot Canyon Express 1984, made in Japan Tange magnalloy2001 chrome moly.
It does not have French threading (the stem is 22.2mm).
I use it as my main commuter and with the Schwalbe marathon + tires this bike is bullet proof and rides amazing.

I was maybe thinking about a Suntour V-GT derailleur.
The XCE is ok but I am not happy with the way it shifts, it feels cheap and sloppy...lol
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Friction shifting since Maeda Sun Tour died long ago, why not just get something off the low end cost, \
but functional, Shimano Line.
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