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Sachs-Huret Pilot (2900-00 H)

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The Sachs-Huret Pilot was a strange beast. It was basically a Sachs-Huret Rival (2850-00) but with an 'improved' p-pivot, an all-aluminium pulley cage and significant sideways float in both its pulley wheels. Why the tension pulley had float is anyone's guess.

Note that that, under all that lush chrome, the outer pulley cage plate is not steel but aluminium. Its a cunning marketing ploy to cleverly disguise the more desirable metal as its cheaper cousin.


  • Derailleur brands: Sachs-Huret
  • Categories: Sachs-Huret - the Rival story
  • Country: Germany, manufactured in France
  • Date of introduction: 1983
  • Date of this example: 1984 (stamped 1084, week 10 1984)
  • Model no.: 2900-00 H
  • Weight: 218g
  • Maximum cog: 30 teeth (Huret) or 28 teeth (Sutherland’s 6th edition)
  • Total capacity: 28 teeth (Huret) or 30 teeth (Sutherland’s 6th edition)
  • Pulley centre to centre: 50mm
  • Index compatibility: friction
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: sprung
  • P pivot: sprung
  • Materials: largely aluminium with a steel inner parallelogram plate and p-knuckle.
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