Lepper GS

Lepper GS derailleur main image

A charm-free Taiwanese copy of a mid-range late-1970s Shimano derailleur (500GS perhaps?). I have no real idea of the date of this model, but have an abiding memory of its charmlessness.

  • Derailleur brands: Lepper, manufactured by SunRace
  • Country: Netherlands, manufactured in Taiwan
  • Date of introduction: 1984?
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 273g excluding the missing cable clamp washer
  • 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: sprung
  • P pivot: sprung
  • Materials: largely steel with an aluminium rear knuckle