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What is this? "SMS Max"

Old 07-05-20, 07:53 PM
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What is this? "SMS Max"

I was looking at a used bike listed locally. It is a Bridgestone Kabuki. It has something sticking out from the rear derailleur, or maybe it is part of the rear derailleur, I don't know. On it is written "SMS Max". I asked the owner about it, but she does not seem to know anything about that.

Thanks for any help,

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Old 07-05-20, 08:02 PM
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Bridgestone SMS Max derailleur

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-m...problem-s.html

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...nown-year.html
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Old 07-05-20, 08:06 PM
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About the most awful shift system of the 70 though /90's bikes. IMHO you should pas on this bike .
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Old 07-05-20, 08:10 PM
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Thanks for the help. My initial Google searches did not turn up anything. The seller wants $180.00 or offer. I really don't know if it is worth getting and putting on some kind of replacement derailleur.

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Old 07-05-20, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
About the most awful shift system of the 70 though /90's bikes. IMHO you should pas on this bike .
Thanks,
Yes. I just posted as you did that this might be one to pass on after reading those postings.

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Old 07-05-20, 11:56 PM
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I have to say that most of the early indexing systems can work far better to day than they ever did at the time just by using modern chain and cabling.

A newer style freewheel with appropriate sprocket spacing will also greatly help indexing performance.
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