SunTour BB-100, Superbe
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Category:  Bottom Brackets
Name:  SunTour BB-100, Superbe
Brand:  SunTour
Primary Group:  Superbe
Model:  BB-100
Years:  N/A
Country:  Japan
Weight:  301 grams (Spec)
Added By: aronjancso on 08/14/12
Updated By: MGTS on 12/29/17
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SunTour BB-100, Superbe
Bearing Size/Count per side1/4" / 9x9Spindle MarkingsSuperbe 68-W
Fixed Cup MarkingsSuperbe Japan [Thread size]Adjustable Cup MarkingsSuperbe Japan [Thread size]
Spindle StyleSquare Taper (JIS)Axle MaterialSteel
Available ThreadingsEnglish/ISO: 1.370 x 24;
French: 35mm x 1mm
Length(s)113mm
Tools NeededSpanner, Locknut Wrench and Fixed Cup Wrench  
General Information
Also available in French 35 X 1.0 Threading and 70mm width (114mm length).  Made by Sugino for Suntour.
Quality:Rarity:
 
 
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Component Groups
Primary Group NameBrandQuick InfoBrowse Group Components
SuperbeSunTour1977 - 1985, Road RaceView 28 Components
Details:   Face lift to "Superbe II" in 1983
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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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