Re: [CR]shimano crane?


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Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 15:35:52 -0500
From: John Thompson <JohnThompson@new.rr.com>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
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Subject: Re: [CR]shimano crane?
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whiteknight@adelphia.net wrote:
> The top pivot in the Crane is sprung. My understanding is that is how
> they were able to use the slant parallelogram design while Suntour's
> patent was still valid.

The Crane isn't a slant parallelogram, just a drop-parallelogram. Shimano didn't start using a slant parallelogram until the Dura-Ace "SIS" in 1985, after the SunTour patent expired.

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-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA