Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Show me your rear!

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Show me your rear!

Old 05-06-17, 06:26 PM
  #26  
rjhammett
Senior Member
 
rjhammett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Posts: 2,301

Bikes: 92 Colnago Master PIU, 83 Pinarello Record, 92 Tommaso, 92 Merckx MX Leader, 90 Serotta Colorado II, 99 Tommasini Sintesi, 90 Pinarello Montello, 89 Tommasini Super Prestige, 08 Look 585, 89 Merckx Corsa Extra, 72 Holdsworth Professional and 3 more

Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 311 Post(s)
Liked 390 Times in 183 Posts
I must have 25+ rear derailleurs in my parts bin. Various brands and models but all pretty high end. For some reason I really like the looks of this Ofmega Premier derailleur.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
IMG_0472.jpg (90.9 KB, 159 views)
rjhammett is offline  
Old 05-06-17, 07:12 PM
  #27  
JohnDThompson 
Old fart
 
JohnDThompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Appleton WI
Posts: 23,748

Bikes: Several, mostly not name brands.

Mentioned: 142 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3049 Post(s)
Liked 2,173 Times in 1,297 Posts
Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
Looking forward to building up this old LeJeune, fitted with Huret rd. I know, it doesn't take a lot to blow my kilt up these days...

There's nothing wrong with the Svelto derailleur. Yellow Jersey's Andy Muzi was fond of them:

https://www.cyclingforums.com/thread...y-good.144849/

The Svelto works better than this old battle-axe, even though it has springs in both pivots like all modern derailleurs:

JohnDThompson is offline  
Old 05-07-17, 01:53 AM
  #28  
randyjawa 
Senior Member
 
randyjawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - burrrrr!
Posts: 11,340

Bikes: 1958 Rabeneick 120D, 1968 Legnano Gran Premio, 196? Torpado Professional, 2000 Marinoni Piuma

Mentioned: 202 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1272 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1,407 Times in 790 Posts
Just make sure thine sporran and dirk be in their proper places.
Aye, laddie! Tis fine advice yee offer.
__________________
"98% of the bikes I buy are projects".
randyjawa is offline  
Old 05-07-17, 03:39 AM
  #29  
Bobtoo
Member
 
Bobtoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Fife, Scotland
Posts: 43

Bikes: 1979 Dawes Fox, 1982 Dawes Super Galaxy, 1978 Carlton Corsair

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This is some of my RD collection.







The Deore was on my Super Galaxy when I got it. After three years I finally got round to buying and fitting the Cyclone Mk2 that it should have had. The Cyclone was fitted for originality and it was an unexpected bonus to find that it shifted better than the Deore.

The VX-GT was a previous attempt at getting the rear mech at least period-correct. I actually made it up using the cage from a damaged AR-II that I had and a short cage VX. Unfortunately (and perhaps unsurprisingly) it didn't work very well, so it didn't get used.

The Simplex came with a neglected £40 bike that I bought on a whim. It should really go in the bin but maybe one day it'll be useful to somebody restoring a low-end bike for nostalgic reasons.
Bobtoo is offline  
Old 05-07-17, 07:37 AM
  #30  
johnnyace 
Le savonnier
Thread Starter
 
johnnyace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,702

Bikes: I can count 'em on one hand

Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 727 Post(s)
Liked 577 Times in 263 Posts
Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
The Svelto works better than this old battle-axe, even though it has springs in both pivots like all modern derailleurs:

I think that literally is a battle-axe head, perhaps excavated from Viking ruins? It certainly looks like one, anyway.
johnnyace is offline  
Old 05-07-17, 10:52 AM
  #31  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 13,147

Bikes: 1978 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 80 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2419 Post(s)
Liked 1,118 Times in 659 Posts
I think rear derailleurs are an outrageously fascinating subject.

While the job of a rear derailleur isn't particularly complicated, it seems like the most outwardly technological thing on a bike. All the pulleys and moving parts and springs and everything. The RD is the "sexy" part of a bike.

I find the 80s and early 90s ATB RDs to be the coolest derailleurs. These things were meant for all terrain bikes, so they were rugged, they had the capability to wrap a huge load of chain AND handle wide widths of cogs- they were a "do it all" sort of thing- all business. The finer ones looked gracile and elegant, while still being all "business."

I should go through and photograph all the silly derailleurs I have.

The Suntour XC triple pulley- a really really nice shifting unit- with tons of cable wrap. Pastor Bob got this one working on a 38T cog.




The two top of the line Shimano ATB RDs- the M735 and the M900. Two of the very coolest derailleurs ever.





The second generation of the Mountech- a long, long cage, a huge tension/wrap pulley and the operation of an MII Cyclone:



The innovation of Suntour- circa 1984.




The derailleurs that made Suntour chase their own tail- the Sachs/Huret Duopar.




People find these pretty- but I don't think it shifts very well and I read of the spring going bad in them. But it is nifty looking.



My personal favorite- the Suntour XC Pro.





Followed very closely by the XC Comp:




And then one of the finest "modern" derailleurs- the Dura Ace 7803 GS.





Man... I could do this all day...
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jigglin’ huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Old 05-07-17, 09:16 PM
  #32  
Slightspeed
Senior Member
 
Slightspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 2,257

Bikes: 1964 Legnano Roma Olympiade, 1973 Raleigh Super Course, 1978 Raleigh Super Course, 1978 Peugeot PR10, 2002 Specialized Allez, 2007 Specialized Roubaix, 2013 Culprit Croz Blade

Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 739 Post(s)
Liked 803 Times in 415 Posts
Here's my Suntour VGT Luxe, and mounted on the '73 SC. I paired it with a Sugino AT triple, with a Shimano 6 speed Megarange 34 on the back. It all works great!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
2017-05-07 19.43.05.jpg (100.9 KB, 92 views)
File Type: jpg
2017-05-07 19.40.40.jpg (93.2 KB, 92 views)
Slightspeed is offline  
Old 05-07-17, 09:23 PM
  #33  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New York, NY, USA
Posts: 40,176

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 495 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7014 Post(s)
Liked 1,764 Times in 1,099 Posts
I just had to try one of those Campagnolo Gran Turismo derailleurs a few years ago. It was astonishing how badly it worked. It was hard to get it into the gear I wanted, and then once I managed, it wouldn't stay. But it would make a good weapon.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 06-08-21, 07:37 AM
  #34  
johnnyace 
Le savonnier
Thread Starter
 
johnnyace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,702

Bikes: I can count 'em on one hand

Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 727 Post(s)
Liked 577 Times in 263 Posts
Two recent acquisitions:


johnnyace is offline  
Old 06-08-21, 08:31 AM
  #35  
Sluggo
Senior Member
 
Sluggo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Left bank, Knoxville TN
Posts: 619
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Liked 119 Times in 54 Posts
Is it a zombie thread if the OP revives it?


Sluggo is offline  
Likes For Sluggo:
Old 06-08-21, 09:01 AM
  #36  
johnnyace 
Le savonnier
Thread Starter
 
johnnyace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,702

Bikes: I can count 'em on one hand

Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 727 Post(s)
Liked 577 Times in 263 Posts
Originally Posted by Sluggo View Post
Is it a zombie thread if the OP revives it?
Still a legit topic, I think. No shortage of C&V rear derailleurs out there. Speaking of which, what RD is that? Side view, please. I didn't know Joe made derailleurs!
johnnyace is offline  
Old 06-08-21, 09:05 AM
  #37  
Sluggo
Senior Member
 
Sluggo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Left bank, Knoxville TN
Posts: 619
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Liked 119 Times in 54 Posts
I don't have a great full-on side view. Look here: Joe';s derailleur (disraeligears.co.uk)

Sluggo is offline  
Likes For Sluggo:
Old 06-08-21, 11:20 AM
  #38  
droppedandlost 
small ring
 
droppedandlost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: PNW
Posts: 894
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 369 Post(s)
Liked 622 Times in 283 Posts
Jubilee for my Jubilé

__________________
droppedandlost is offline  
Old 06-08-21, 11:56 AM
  #39  
KAH
Unsafe at Any Speed
 
KAH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 86

Bikes: Bikes: 2015 Volagi Viaje XL, 85 Specialized Rockhopper w/drops, 81 Miyata 912, gone but not forgotten late 60s Coast To Coast Sting-Ray(J38 knockoff), Schwinn Typhoon, 75 Sekine GS, 81 Trek 412, 85 Trek 720 Touring.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Liked 11 Times in 7 Posts
this party as been going on sense 2017, so I'm fashionably late
Hey does this RD-MT60 Deore make my cassette look fat?
KAH is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
USAZorro
Classic and Vintage Sales
0
07-31-17 04:30 PM
oddjob2
Classic and Vintage Sales
0
06-05-17 09:20 AM
SteveSGP
Classic & Vintage
20
05-08-13 07:46 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.