Some information on dating Japanese components can be seen at:
Dennis Young Hotaka, Japan
> Does anyone know of a site or has a list of japanese components? I'm trying to
> get a date for some Suntour Superbe, Shimano Dura Ace & 600 'Arabesque' and a
> couple Sugino and SR Sakae parts. Are they even within the CR timeline?
> Also what were some bikes that came with these? I would like to put the
> Shimano group onto period correct frame. Seems like most of what I've seen on
> this list is Campy components on Euro frames. Did any quality Euro frames have
> Japanese parts or only Japanese frames?
> Eric Acuna
> Santa Rosa, CA