SunTour CS-AP20-S8, XC Pro
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Name:  SunTour CS-AP20-S8, XC Pro
Brand:  SunTour
Primary Group:  XC Pro
Model:  CS-AP20-S8
Years:  1992 - ?
Country:  Japan
Weight:  319 grams (Spec)
Added By: euphras on 08/01/10
Updated By: euphras on 08/01/10
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SunTour CS-AP20-S8, XC Pro
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Identifying MarkingsTooth DesignSuntour PowerFlo
Hub Compatibility Suntour FreehubCog Count8
Material Steel  
General Information
Eight speed cassette for Micro Drive freehub bodies with the typical "external" rubber sealing ring on the hub axle. The smallest 11 teeth cog is screwed onto the 12 teeth lockring cog, largest cog is 28 teeth.
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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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