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Lepper 555 GS Arabesque

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When searching for the most perfectly surreal derailleur design, you might well start with SunRace’s 555 design, a seriously odd, posthumous, copy of the Shimano 600 EX (6200), naturally incorporating a bad interpretation of Shimano’s Arabesque patterning. You might then decide, as a final flourish, to prominently brand the result ‘Lepper’.

Ring that bell.


  • Derailleur brands: Lepper, manufactured by SunRace
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Date of introduction: 1995?
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: 555 GS
  • Weight: 238g
  • Maximum cog: 34 teeth
  • Total capacity: 34 teeth
  • Pulley centre to centre: 75mm
  • Index compatibility: friction
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: two sprung pivots
  • Materials: largely aluminium with steel pulley cage plates
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