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Old 08-01-13, 11:15 PM
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Peugeot SunTour FD replacement

(Edit note: Sorry for original confusion with SunTour. Hey, they both start with an "S")
So my first project, a mid 70's UO8, is progressing along at a turtle's pace. but hey, it progressing.

So of course the Simplex FD bracket is cracked and will need to be replaced. And since I'm new to bike restoration, I'm not sure what options will work better than others. What FD should I be looking for as a replacement? I'm not a total tight wad, but I ain't made of money either so take that into consideration.

The Simplex RD appears to be operable but I'm not sure so it may need replacing too so perhaps a set may be needed.
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post a drive-side photo of the bike and/or rd. what model suntour rd is it? it can probably be completely overhauled and made to look and operate like new. you might need one or two replacement jockey wheels. so you just need a suntour fd to match it. (my opinion -- it always looks best to have matching component brands and matching or nearly matching models). check the disraeli gears web site for some ideas on a similar suntour fd. if you have a co-op nearby, they may have something close. someone here will surely be able to help you from his pile. it should cost like $5-$15. you may need to use a shim between the frame and the fd clamp. i had to do this recently with an '80 motobecane and a '76 suntour cyclone fd. i used two pieces of rubber tube as the shim. check craigs and ebay for more ideas in the suntour line.
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While not original to the bike the bike the Suntours where the best for reasonable price for these pretty much any nicer vintage Suntour FD will. These can be had for $10 or so on Ebay at a lot of LBS that have vintage parts or nearly any bike coop collective for free. IF you can't find one PM me I can get you one fairly cheap.
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Are you sure you're not confusing Suntour with Simplex? Suntour clamps don't often crack.
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Originally Posted by Grand Bois
Are you sure you're not confusing Suntour with Simplex? Suntour clamps don't often crack.
When hack 'mechanics' use a derailleur clamp of the wrong size and then over-tighten it - yes they do crack!
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Originally Posted by Grand Bois
Are you sure you're not confusing Suntour with Simplex? Suntour clamps don't often crack.
Doh! Yup, you're correct GB. Chalk it up to another newbie brain freeze.
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Darn.. I came here to see a Peugeot outfitted with Suntour...
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IIRC, that vintage of Pug may have a smaller Seat Tube diameter than your average FD will fit. May need a shim to make fit....something like 28mm instead of the more usual 28.6?
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Originally Posted by RaleighSport
Darn.. I came here to see a Peugeot outfitted with Suntour...
My '72 PX-10 is now equipped with Suntour Superbe Pro mechs. They work, and I never have to worry about them breaking or launching themselves into the rest of the drivetrain.

For a mid-70s UO-8, SunTour Cyclone or V-GT Luxe derailleurs might work pretty well. The RD will require purchase of a SunTour vintage or SunRace clawfoot replacement for what is on there now (Simplex Prestige).
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Originally Posted by kunsunoke
My '72 PX-10 is now equipped with Suntour Superbe Pro mechs. They work, and I never have to worry about them breaking or launching themselves into the rest of the drivetrain.

For a mid-70s UO-8, SunTour Cyclone or V-GT Luxe derailleurs might work pretty well. The RD will require purchase of a SunTour vintage or SunRace clawfoot replacement for what is on there now (Simplex Prestige).
I meant stock I know there's plenty of french bikes re-equipped with Suntour in this forum. I am a bit jelly of your PX-10 though... I've always wanted to try the pro bits.
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