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SunRace 555 Arabesque

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This is a fantastically blatant copy of the Shimano 600 EX 6200 of 1978. The ‘555’ designation has a curious echo of Shimano’s ‘333’ logo. SunRace have even copied the Shimano’s weird psychedelic Arabesque patterns that are so reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix’s legendary visit to Morocco - perhaps the whole derailleur looks better when you are comprehensively stoned.

Unfortunately there is a hint of nastiness about the finishing. Otherwise this would be the first perfectly kitsch derailleur.


  • Derailleur brands: SunRace
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Date of introduction: 1995?
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: 555
  • Weight: 185g
  • Maximum cog: 28 teeth
  • Total capacity: 28 teeth
  • Pulley centre to centre: 46mm
  • Index compatibility: friction
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: two sprung pivots
  • Materials: aluminium
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