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Underneath the black and white paint of the Miche logo on this derailleur you can clearly see the raised contours of a ‘SunTour Blaze Lite’ logo - for that is what this is - a SunTour Blaze Lite and some extra paint.

What the difference was between a Blaze Lite and a SunTour VX Lite is beyond me - they seem identical. Both are cheap, workmanlike derailleurs with rather too much plastic for my refined tastes.

  • Derailleur brands: Miche, manufactured by SR SUNTOUR, by rebranding a SunTour model
  • Country: Italy, manufactured in Japan
  • Date of introduction: 1993?
  • Date of this example: 1993 (two letter date code is JD)
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 249g
  • Maximum cog: 26 teeth (hanger 24mm) or 28 teeth (hanger 26mm or more) (Source: Sutherland’s 6th edition)
  • Total capacity: 28 teeth (Source: Sutherland’s 6th Edition)
  • Pulley centre to centre: 56.5mm
  • Index compatibility: 7 speed
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: unsprung
  • P pivot: sprung
  • Materials: aluminium rear knuckle, steel parallelogram plates and outer pulley cage plate and plastic front knuckle and inner pulley cage plate.