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Sachs New Success touring

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The Sachs New Success was a well designed, well constructed and well finished piece of equipment - but Sachs was just not a fashionable name out on the open roads - and it did not sell. A few years after the appearance of this model Sachs gave up the fight and sold their bicycle components division to SRAM.

If you have to bow out, this is not a bad model to bow out with.

I think this is an earlier version of the Sachs New Success, with less cut-away pulley cage plates, sealed bearings in both pulley wheels and dome-headed pulley bolts.


  • Derailleur brands: Sachs
  • Country: Germany, manufactured in France
  • Date of introduction: 1994?
  • Date of this example: unknown (stamped ‘Y4’)
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 265g
  • Maximum cog: 32 teeth (stamped on cage)
  • Total capacity: 34 teeth (stamped on cage)
  • Pulley centre to centre: 70mm
  • Index compatibility: 8 speed
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: two sprung pivots
  • Materials: aluminium, with steel inner pulley cage plate
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