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Old 07-27-12, 01:49 AM
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suntour deraillers

going to replace front rear deraillers on schwinn bike mid 80s,these are not index or sis just plain believe sun tour hero,whats a beter deraillers to use to upgrade,,sorry about spelling..i know bike not worth much,but i like it,got brooks seat,aliumiumn handle bars,switchimg rims
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There are lots of good ones, just pick the one that you like the looks of.

My favoite Suntour rear derailleurs:
Cyclone
VX
VGT-luxe

My favoite Suntour front derailleurs:
Cyclone
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Don't replace your SunTour derailleurs at all, unless they are broken or bent. Better would be to remove and clean them thoroughly. Then re-lubricate the pivot points. Remount them with fresh outer and inner cables. SunTour derailleurs worked very well as compared to any other derailleurs of their era, and are extremely durable.

Can you show a photo of the bike and a close-up of the derailleurs?
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Hero is basically the bottom end of Suntour, but still function fine. I would not replace them either.

Now if you just want something that looks nicer, sure, first generation Cyclone are beautiful.

On upgrades, you will reach the point that the frame and fork are the limiting factors, and seeking out a better bike is the best upgrade. Now that you have a bike, it takes the pressure off. You can take your time looking and wait on a great deal, and many of your upgrades will move easily to the new bike.
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have not figured out pics yet,my deraillers work god,just want something different to do,gives me something to do while i can still half way ride a bike,,,like working on thigs,saw some on ebay,also cyclone brake levers maybe....if i go back to orignal handle bars,,spelling sucks...this is my last bike i going to fix it up good even if a sprint....
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