Re: [CR]Shimano date codes


Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley

Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 10:37:15 -0700 (PDT)
From: Harris <bianchipan@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Shimano date codes
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <417902C6.4010404@adelphia.net>


I have in my hand what I believe to be 1st gen DA high flange hubs and they have codes s t rear,and s r front.Also,I both remember and have magazines with advertisements for Dura Ace components, way before 1976.

Harris Spracher Waynesboro Va.

"David G. White" <whiteknight@adelphia.net> wrote: I agree, there is something strange about the Shimano date code list. I have a wheelset I personally built in 1974 with large flange 1st generation Dura Ace hubs (silver, not black). I just checked and both hubs are marked S D.

I notice the date code table on the CR website starts in 1976, so perhaps Shimano had a different code prior to then. Does anyone know?

David

David G. White Burlington, VT

stephen fredette wrote:
>how very strange. i have two sets
>of black dura ace hubs; one is marked Z I and
>the other Y F. as far as i'm aware the black
>components were only made early on.
> yr obdt svt
> Stephen Fredette
> Hull, Massachusetts
>
>
>
>>Note the Shimano date codes page at the CR site:
>>
>>http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Japan/Shimano_date_codes.htm
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>>Z and J first generation?....Not according to the codes, way later.
>>
>>Dennis Young
>>Hotaka, Japan (what a mother of a typhoon that just visited here)