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.
This is a particularly beautiful example finished in pristine white - possibly the least practical colour that you could choose for a derailleur.
- Derailleur brands: Sachs-Huret
- Categories: Sachs-Huret - the Rival story
- Country: Germany, manufactured in France
- Date of introduction: 1983?
- Date of this example: 1985 (stamped 1485, week 14 1985)
- Model no.: 2900-00 H?
- Weight: 222g
- 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.