Geoff and Ed,
Check the levers closely - look under the gum hoods. The 1st generation Dura-Ace levers I've seen packaged with black calipers have black bodies and silver levers. Shimano's decision to do it that way is odd because the bodies are entirely hidden by the gum hoods and thus when they are mounted one can't see any difference from a regular silver version.
David White Burlington, VT
Geoff Duke wrote:
> Interesting Ed
> My brake levers are marked Dura-Ace (as is my chrome headset locknut)
> and are slotted.Sounds like there were as many Shimano permutations as
> there were Campagnolo.
> Geoff Duke Melbourne Australia
> At 10:03 PM 9/4/05 -0600, you wrote:
>> Hello Geoff,
>> Sunday, September 4, 2005, 8:18:36 PM, you wrote:
>> > The bike I have just pulled apart had black hubs,black calipers but
>> > and slotted levers.
>> My brake levers, which did come as a set with the calipers, are silver
>> and drilled.
>> Ed Lutz
>> Loveland, CO.