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Old 07-29-19, 06:01 AM
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1971 Suntour GT

Suntour GT rear derailleur on my all original (except for tires saddle, tape) 1971 Hetchins Italia.

A local NorCal woman was living in the UK and had Hetchins build this bike for her. Back then about the only choice in a long arm RD was the Campy Gran Turismo and the Suntour GT.

The story I was told was that Alf Hetchins hated the Campy Gran Turismo RD so he used the "lighter weight" Suntour GT RDs instead.

It shifts surprisingly well for such a boat anchor.

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