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Vista V GT

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This is a SunTour V GT (4900) branded up for Vista by simply changing the embossing on the outer parallelogram plate.

The date of this derailleur indicates that Vista were possibly own-branding quality SunTour derailleurs even before Schwinn had taken the historic step of own-branding the Shimano Crane as the Schwinn GT300 Le Tour .


  • Derailleur brands: Vista, manufactured by SunTour
  • Country: USA, manufactured in Japan
  • Date of introduction: 1972?
  • Date of this example: unknown (no two letter date code)
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 381g
  • Maximum cog: 34 teeth
  • Total capacity: 36 teeth
  • Pulley centre to centre: 66mm
  • Index compatibility: friction
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: two pivots, front sprung and rear unsprung
  • Materials: aluminium knuckles, steel parallelogram plates and pulley cage plates.
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