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Updated 9.2.2011
The Maeda Iron Works Company (later called SunTour) was founded
in 1912 by Shikanosuke Maeda and their first product, the bicycle freewheel, was
named 8.8.8.   Why "8.8.8?" The number 8 represents success, wealth and prosperity...

1950s rear derailleur



Even Suntour could
not escape the drill out
craze of the 70's!

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The "Blue Line"

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Suntour alloy cog freewheel
(2 images)

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Superbe (Superbe Pro)

Suntour Superbe  brake levers
(3 images)

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1979 Superbe group

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1985 Superbe Pro Group

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Brake calipers, hidden spring

"Sunset for SunTour:"
a brief history by Frank Berto

 "Suntour Museum"

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