SunTour FD-2700, MounTech v2
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Category:  Front Derailleurs
Name:  SunTour FD-2700, MounTech v2
Brand:  SunTour
Model:  FD-2700
Years:  Mid 1980's - Late 1980's
Country:  Japan
Weight:  102 grams (Actual),
w/o optional cable stop
Added By: Tombo on 10/22/18
Updated By: Tombo on 10/22/18
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SunTour FD-2700, MounTech v2SunTour FD-2700, MounTech v2SunTour FD-2700, MounTech v2SunTour FD-2700, MounTech v2SunTour FD-2700, MounTech v2
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# Rings Designed For TripleOuter Plate MarkingsSUNTOUR MounTech (both printed)
Inner Plate MarkingsMAEDA IND. JAPAN VIA {DATE CODE;
e.g. "BF" for June 1985}
Clamp MarkingsSUNTOUR
Inner Clamp Markingsdiameter (e.g. "28.6")Design CategoryParallelogram
Pivot Arm MarkingsNonePlate MaterialNickle plated steel
Clamp Style28.6mm ClampCable Attachment Bolt8mm Wrench
CableStop OptionalClamp Bolt Type8mm Wrench;
Flat Head Scewdriver
Max Ring Difference 20T  
General Information
Toothed High-Low-adjustment screws make it easy to adjust the FD (in the literally meaning of) "manually" - w/o tools like screwdrivers etc. 

Cable housing stop may be optional.  The attachment point to the clamp looks to be threaded and may be able to be removed if not needed.


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SunTour FD-2700, MounTech v1SunTour
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SunTour (Maeda)

SunTour derailleurs have a two-letter date code. On rear derailleurs the code is stamped on the back side of the inner parallel arm. On front derailleurs it is stamped on the back side of the inner cage.

The first letter represents the year. Larry Osborn and I believe O (Oh) is 1972, V is 1979 and A is 1984. As with Shimano, the second letter is the month code, where A is January and L is December.

SunTour Year Code

N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
 
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992

SunTour Month Code

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

The earliest Suntour derailleur I have found with a code is marked OF. A rear derailleur marked OD (corresponding to April of 72) was reported by Leighton Walter. I have a bike that dates from between 1970 to 1972 that has the original SunTour derailleurs. These derailleurs do not have date codes on them, so I believe the coding started sometime between 1970 and April of 1972.

(source: vintage-trek.com)

 
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