Re: [CR]Dura Ace hub question NOW history

Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 17:28:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Dura Ace hub question NOW history
To: Angel Garcia <>, CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <>
In-Reply-To: <>

So does this mean that the only Dura-Ace conventional freewheel hubs ever made were the first Generation ones and that EX and more recent gruppos all used freehubs?


Jerry Moos Big Spring, Republic of Texas

Angel Garcia <> wrote: Dura-Ace history can be found here:

Angel Garcia Verona, IT

On 10/12/06, Tom Dalton 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