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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:32 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
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Why is there no real love for Suntour Superbe Pro?

I always thought that BITD it was superior (to the admittedly pretty faithful Record copy rather than today's innovative ) Dura Ace and only just below Campag in terms of finish, looks and performance.

I've got some Superbe Pro calipers and they are really sweet.

Thoughts?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:37 pm 
Special Retro Guru
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Location: busy forgetting how to edge flip on a 11x11 monster cube///...
i luvved the hubs...very good quality too..and shiny(vital)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:59 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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It's not the easiest thing to find, I know, I tried. It's lovely stuff!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:19 pm 
rider | rBoTM Winner
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I love Sun Tour. A bit more classy than Big S.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:26 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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have a superbe front and rear in very good condition waiting for something/ someone


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rider | rBoTM Winner
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Yes, but what about the gears?.......................


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:06 pm 
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Love for it here in spadefuls. I've got a few sets of the hidden-spring brake calipers, three pairs of road cranks, road and track pedals, a few track sprockets, and a pair of the loveliest downtube levers ever made.

The track group fetches huge money on eBay. I've always lusted after one of those pale metallic blue Cannondale track bikes with the steel flat-crowned fork and full Superbe Pro group from the early nineties.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:22 am 
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I think it's just a thing for those in the know and therefore you don't get lots of people bidding the prices up. Which is nice :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:03 pm 
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hamster wrote:
I think it's just a thing for those in the know and therefore you don't get lots of people bidding the prices up.

You don't?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0255036647

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0274042961

Brakes often go well over £100. True, the prices are still a step behind Campag for most things, but I haven't seen Super Record pedals go for that much, and a used Record front track hub might make half that.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:04 pm 
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I always like their blocks and the fact that you could get something with close ratios at the high end and spaced a little wider at the other e.g.

13,14,15,16,18,21 which gave a bite more flexibility than a 13 straight.


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