Re: [CR]Shimano Forged Dropout Intro Timeline?

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Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 19:58:04 -0600
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
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Subject: Re: [CR]Shimano Forged Dropout Intro Timeline?
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scott davis wrote:
> I'm trying to date a frame w/ Shimano forged drops. Anyone know when
> Shimano introduced forged long dropouts w/ derl. hanger? They look
> similar to Campy only beefier. Were they seen before Dura Ace in the
> 70s? Scott Davis St. Paul, MN USA

These ones?

I don't know when they first came out, but they were certainly available by 1981 -- I must have brazed hundreds of them at Trek back then.

John (
Appleton WI USA