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Sanko PA

Sanko PA derailleur main image

This is a very beautiful derailleur from Japan’s leading brand of the time. Its geometry is that of the Campagnolo Gran Sport (with the pulley cage pivot exactly between the two pulleys) rather than the geometry of the 1963 Campagnolo Record. It is made in pressed steel, but the pressings and the chrome have a distinct air of accuracy and quality. In terms of build quality, it is easily the equal of its European competitors.

The Sanko PA was used by the Japanese team at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, an event of great significance for Japanese cycling.


  • Derailleur brands: Sanko
  • Country: Japan
  • Date of introduction: 1963
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 320g
  • Maximum cog: 28 teeth?
  • Total capacity: 26 teeth?
  • Pulley centre to centre: 45mm
  • Index compatibility: friction
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: two pivots, front sprung and rear unsprung
  • Materials: steel
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New Cycling 09/1963 - Sanko ad

New Cycling 09/1963 - Sanko ad

New Cycling September 1963 - Sanko advert thumbnail


New Cycling 04/1964 - Sanko ad

New Cycling 04/1964 - Sanko ad

New Cycling April 1964 - Sanko advert thumbnail


New Cycling 12/1964 - Sanko ad

New Cycling 12/1964 - Sanko ad

New Cycling December 1964 - Sanko advert thumbnail


New Cycling 04/1965 - Sanko ad

New Cycling 04/1965 - Sanko ad

New Cycling April 1965 - Sanko advert (1st style) thumbnail


New Cycling 04/1965 Sanko ad

New Cycling 04/1965 Sanko ad

New Cycling April 1965 - Sanko advert (2nd style) scan 1 thumbnail


New Cycling 11/1965 - Sanko ad

New Cycling 11/1965 - Sanko ad

New Cycling November 1965 - Sanko advert thumbnail


New Cycling 01/1966 - Sanko ad

New Cycling 01/1966 - Sanko ad

New Cycling January 1966 - Sanko advert thumbnail


New Cycling 03/1966 - Sanko ad

New Cycling 03/1966 - Sanko ad

New Cycling March 1966 - Sanko advert thumbnail


New Cycling 09/1966 - Sanko ad

New Cycling 09/1966 - Sanko ad

New Cycling September 1966 - Sanko advert thumbnail


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