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Fitting frame for a SunTour groupset?

Old 07-15-12, 09:18 PM
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Just finished a 3rensho build with a superbe pro group that i've been waiting to try out for a long time and can attest to the silky smooth brakes.

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Originally Posted by ScottRyder
Katakura Silk. Perfect for a Suntour group.

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I have no love for Accushift. I can't stand how the shifters feel, and on one Mangusta (Mongoose roadie) I had, it shifted so badly I backed out of selling the bike to someone out of embarrassment. Cyclone M-II is my group of choice, Nice looking, lightweight, and performs like a dream. The perfect package IMHO. I put it on my Club Fuji in place of the original ARX, and never looked back. I also have it on my 80 Raleigh Super Course 12, AND my 85 Peugeot PH10LE. Second on my list is Suntour Blue Line. I have a set with black inserts. It performs as well as the Cyclone in my opinion.,,,,BD

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are those the one's with the hidden spring?




Originally Posted by kuso
Just finished a 3rensho build with a superbe pro group that i've been waiting to try out for a long time and can attest to the silky smooth brakes.

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Originally Posted by mapleleafs-13
are those the one's with the hidden spring?
yes they are
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The hidden-spring calipers are, IMHO, the best-designed sidepull calipers ever designed, and the sexiest. White-background photo shows a prototype set, with no logo screening on arms. Black-background photo were late-production calipers with BRS stickers on the reverse.

Also threw up a pic with the main Spb/Spb Pro derailleur family tree...
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1983 Trek 760:

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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
1983 Trek 760:
Great minds think alike!
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Cannondale SR, Team Comp or ST from 83 to 89. Lots of Cannondales from that era used a variety of Suntour components, including the White Lightning.

'89 Black Lightning with Sprint/Accushift was one of the nicest indexed 7 speed DT shifting bikes I've ever ridden.
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Just finished a 3Rensho build ...
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Interesting retro look on Trek 760 1983 and Fuji Team, I am thinking about the different color on the head tube. Makes me associate to 70s Raleigh.
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Originally Posted by 1987
In most cases I prefer Campagnolo, but SunTour had character and was innovative. So I have dream about owning a complete SunTour groupset. But what would be a fitting frame brand to go with it?

Is there some classic bike model that you think of when you hear SunTour?

And a similar question: When hunting for a SunTour groupset, was any common model fully equipped with a SunTour top of the line groupset?
The '85 Trek 460 (little racer brother to the 760 above) was equipped with the then new Cyclone S RD and it works like no other. Smooth and quick shifts. I'd love to put one on the Techie PRE.

The "S" would rock on any Columbus/Vitus/531. But that's just me.
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Originally Posted by 1987
Interesting retro look on Trek 760 1983 and Fuji Team, I am thinking about the different color on the head tube. Makes me associate to 70s Raleigh.
The '83 Trek 760 came from the factory with the head-tube painted in contrasting color.
They also had nice, db 531 frames and fork, and Campy DO's, but have become a little pricier on eBay.

-Actually any of the preceding suggestions would be great if priced right for you.
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
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If you can find one.
As soon as I get my Katakura frame photographed it's going on the market ..

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I had no idea my suntour sprint group was sought after! the RD is well worn, but the cranks, FD and brake set is in good condition.
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Originally Posted by kuso
Just finished a 3rensho build with a superbe pro group that i've been waiting to try out for a long time and can attest to the silky smooth brakes.

You must get the superbe pedals to finish it up, some of the nicest pedals ever made. I would make the rear derailleur housing a bit longer. I know it is friction, so not a big deal, but that bend is going to eat the lining pretty fast.

Edit: I really mean no offense, just a suggestion as a working mechanic I have learned what cable lengths work best. The bike is beautiful BTW... the brake cable look a little short also which may add some unwanted friction.
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