SunTour BA-SP00-S, Sprint 9000
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Name:  SunTour BA-SP00-S, Sprint 9000
Brand:  SunTour
Primary Group:  Sprint 9000
Model:  BA-SP00-S
Years:  1989 - 1990
Country:  Japan
Weight:  441 grams
Added By: steel-is-real on 04/19/09
Updated By: steel-is-real on 04/22/09
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SunTour BA-SP00-S, Sprint 9000
Design Category Single PivotCable Adjuster
Quick Release Yes, at cable stopAttachment Bolt TypeRecessed Allen Key
Cable Attachment Bolt5mm Allen KeyFront of Arm MarkingsSuntour Sprint, BRS
Back of Arm MarkingsReach CategoryShort reach
Min Reach39mmMax Reach49mm
General Information
Suntour Sprint 9000 (BA-SP00-S), also sold as Dia-Compe BRS400 (BA-45)
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Component Groups
Primary Group NameBrandQuick InfoBrowse Group Components
Sprint 9000SunTour1987 - 1990, Road RaceView 9 Components
Details:  

Suntour Sprint became Sprint 9000 in 1987 and received a re-designed parallelogram and cage, along with index ability for 6 and 7 speed Suntour Accushift Winner Pro freewheels. 

Suntour introduced the Sprint gruppo, price between Superbe Pro and Cyclone, to compete with Shimano 600 Ultegra. Suntour Sprint was splendid value, everything looked expensive and the finish was superbe.

Late 80's group.

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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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