The sad aspect of this discussion is that many people - myself included, to be honest - are ignoring the historical significance of the Suntour derailleurs. I think it's a shame that so many of us are blinded by the "sexiness" of the European pieces that we would be ashamed to equip our bicycles with some of the most historically significant derailleurs or brake sets.
Of course, that leads me to the obvious question of what makes a derailleur "sexy" anyway?
Fred Rednor - hopeless bicycle romantic residing in
Arlington, Virginia, USA