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    Default For cycle enthusiast nerds

    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...hanged-cycling

    Not my cup of tea, but there seems to be a few who might be interested.
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    Default Re: For cycle enthusiast nerds

    That reminded me of this site. http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Home.html


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    Default Re: For cycle enthusiast nerds

    I've got Suntour on my 1990 Rock and Road, works great

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    Default Re: For cycle enthusiast nerds

    They left out Suntour. Functioned better than Campy at 1/5 the cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    That reminded me of this site. http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Home.html

    I had a Zeus seatpost and pedals. Campy look alikes made in Spain.

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    I owned a Paul rasta, an ESP, and a 7700, though not a GS. I never had a cogwheel larger than a 25 on my rear wheel. Even doing the Climb To Kaiser. 39, if youíre wondering.

    Sometime around 1998 or so I went single speed on the MTB. I havenít shifted a mountain bike in a long time. I havenít shifted other than Dura Ace on a road bike in an even longer time.

    SRAM stuff is still gimmicky. Just different for the sake of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    They left out Suntour. Functioned better than Campy at 1/5 the cost.
    My commuter bike has Grease Guard pedals on it, still...

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    Default Re: For cycle enthusiast nerds

    Those derailleurs are more mechanically efficient than gears, but you do need to keep them clean and lubed. I wonder how many derailleurs are never cleaned or lubed after they are sold. Planetary gears seem to be making a comeback, but not for competition.

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    I'd add this one - the beginning of the Japanese revolution. Cheap, totally bulletproof, worked perfectly. That was in the age of Huret Allvits and Simplex plastic atrocities. There's a reason Shimano took over the world.

    "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
    for nature cannot be fooled."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahp View Post
    Those derailleurs are more mechanically efficient than gears, but you do need to keep them clean and lubed. I wonder how many derailleurs are never cleaned or lubed after they are sold. Planetary gears seem to be making a comeback, but not for competition.

    Every single one Ii ever worked on. For competition bikes (I tuned several World Championship winning machines, and several Iron Man Championís bikes) each chain roller got a separate drop of oil, each side. Both derailleur pulleys were oiled, as well as every pivot of the parallelograms. Front and rear derailleurs.

    Well. Used to.

    The last few bikes I worked on saw me plugging a laptop into them derailleurs to customize the shift profile. You do not lube the linear electric actuators.
    You still lube the pulleys, though.

    Oh, and the floating pulley goes on top. Itís the lower pulley thatís fixed.

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    This one only costs $600!

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