SunTour Cable Housing Guide
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Category:  Small Parts & Accessories
Name:  SunTour Cable Housing Guide
Brand:  SunTour
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Country:  Japan
Added By: unworthy1 on 02/04/08
Updated By: Tommy on 01/16/10
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Part Type Cable GuideIdentifying Markings SunTour on clamp band
MaterialSteelLocation 
General Information
Later version logo stamped on downtube cable guide, plus cable guide/stop for use with barcons or stem-mounted shifter, and chain stay cable stop with even later stamped logo. All chrome plated steel, made by SunTour.
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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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