Suntour Superbe Pro RD-5200 Rear Derailleur: Mid 1980's - Friction - Silver w/ Black Font (EXC)
This mid 1980's Superbe Pro rear derailleur is considered one of the best friction derailleurs ever! It's super smooth and quiet, and reliable to no end. Plus, it looks great! It may not have the prestige of a Campy Super Record, but it outperforms both Campagnolo and Dura Ace by a long shot. This 1983-1986 derailleur is similar to the famous Cyclone MK-2, but even lighter. The Superbe version of this is labeled RD-5300.
This one is scratched throughout, but is free of scrapes and is in wonderful mechanical condition. It is buttery smooth and has zero slop in the springs and pivots. It's mechanical condition would indicate low miles and lots of life left, and the amount of scratches betrays that. Certainly not a show bike contender, but if you're less concerned with aesthetics this will provide you with countless miles of smooth shifting.
- Short cage
- Silver w/ black font