Re: [CR]Early Dura Ace

Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 18:59:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Feldman <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Early Dura Ace
To: jerrymoos <>, "David G. White" <>, Classic Rendez-vous <>
In-Reply-To: <00fd01c387af$c99975d0$efddfea9@mooshome>

And, occasionally in an old parts box, you'll find a pair of Shimano brake levers with built-in extension levers and Dura-Ace logos stamped on them. With the chainguard-equipped DA crankset that was available, Shimano anticipated "comfort bike" spec thirty years
in advance.
David Feldman
Vancouver, WA

--- jerrymoos wrote:

> Piece of trivia for you. The first Dura Ace brakes

\r?\n> were actually

\r?\n> centerpulls.


\r?\n> Regards,


\r?\n> Jerry Moos

\r?\n> Houston, TX


\r?\n> ----- Original Message -----

\r?\n> From: "David G. White" <>

\r?\n> To: "Classic Rendez-vous"

\r?\n> <>

\r?\n> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 6:32 PM

\r?\n> Subject: [CR]Early Dura Ace



\r?\n> > I'm gathering parts to restore a bike using circa

\r?\n> 1974 vintage Dura Ace

\r?\n> > componants. I've got the brake calipers,

\r?\n> high-flange hub-set, Crane

\r?\n> > rear derailleur, all of which I have confirmed are

\r?\n> of the correct

\r?\n> > vintage. I've also got an early Dura Ace crankset

\r?\n> and front derailleur,

\r?\n> > but I am not certain they are early enough. Does

\r?\n> anyone have a 1973,

\r?\n> > 1974 or 1975 Shimano catalog with clear photos of

\r?\n> the crankset and front

\r?\n> > derailleur? Or does anyone have advice on how else

\r?\n> I can accurately date

\r?\n> > these parts? Also, does anyone have a set of

\r?\n> circa 1974 Dura Ace brake

\r?\n> > levers you'd consider selling?

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Thanks,

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > David

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > David -- I need a good winter project to work on

\r?\n> when I'm not

\r?\n> > snowboarding -- White

\r?\n> > Burlington, VT