Re: [CR]Dura Ace hub question NOW history


Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 18:43:17 -0400
From: "David G. White" <whiteknight@adelphia.net>
To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Dura Ace hub question NOW history
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You can find more Dura-Ace info here:

1) Shimano date codes: http://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm#shimano

2) Shimano date codes again: http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Japan/Shimano_date_codes.htm

3) 1973 Dura-Ace catalog: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/shimano1973/

4) 1974 Dura-Ace catalog: http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Dura-Ace-74/

David

David G. White Burlington, VT

Angel Garcia wrote:
> Dura-Ace history can be found here:
> http://dura-ace.shimano.com/publish/content/duraace/en/home/history.html
>
> Angel Garcia
> Verona, IT
>
>
> On 10/12/06, Tom Dalton <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> It sounds like Rick is describing the first type of DA hub, which I
>> believe dates back to around 1974. I first saw the later hubs that John
>> describes, the later fully-polished hubs that were engraved "Dura
>> Ace," in
>> the spring of 1984. In between Shimano introduced the Dura Ace EX,
>> the EX
>> Direction 6 and the AX hub sets. I don't know the exact years for
>> all of
>> those, but my point is that there are more than two major variants on DA
>> hubs. There are 4 in the CR timeframe and 6 beyond it. Then there
>> are at
>> least a couple of track hubs.
>>
>> There is one date I remember. I can remember seeing an ad for the
>> new EX
>> cassette hubs in Bicycling while in my elementary school library, which
>> would have been late 78 or 79. Without seeing your hub, and assuming
>> that
>> Shimano discontinued fist gen. Dura Ace production once EX came out,
>> your
>> hubs are no later than 1979.
>>
>> Tom Dalton
>> Bethlehem PA USA