Cranes are a much revered bird in Japan, and all of Shimano's other
derailleurs at the time were named after birds; Lark, Skylark, Hawk, Eagle.
>From: "Ed Braley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: "John" <email@example.com>, <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
>Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Dura Ace/Crane??
>Date: Sun, Nov 26, 2000, 4:46 PM
>Crane derailleurs went with the Dura Ace components. For some reason Shimano
>called the Dura Ace level rear derailleurs Cranes.... Go figure. I'm sure
>someone knows why, but I can't be bothered.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "John" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2000 7:26 PM
>Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Dura Ace/Crane??
>Title doesn't match the picture.
>John Dunn in Napa Valley