Re: [CR]Dura Ace hub question NOW history


Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 17:28:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Dura Ace hub question NOW history
To: Angel Garcia <veronaman@gmail.com>, CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <70e14d4c0610121504o2ddaf9del8d364d1a06c21af6@mail.gmail.com>


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?

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, Republic of Texas

Angel Garcia <veronaman@gmail.com> 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 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