Re: [CR]First Generation Shimano Dura Ace Question.

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Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 17:28:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]First Generation Shimano Dura Ace Question.
To: Mike Short <avartist@gmail.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <f76f62ad0709111131n61d365behba2056ddd3872079@mail.gmail.com>


The Dura-Ace centerpulls predate the "original" DA sidepulls and were I believe the first component identified as "Dura Ace". I believe at least some of the Japanese-made Schwinn World Voyageurs had DA centerpulls, with suicide levers as I recall. I agree the centerpulls weren't as well finished as the siedpulls. More like the later Tourney CP's. Actually, it is even possible the Tourneys were essentially just the DA CP's pushed down to a lower price point.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

Mike Short <avartist@gmail.com> wrote: Hello,

I was just wondering how the center pull Dura Ace brake set fits in to the early generation time-line. Sheldon Brown has a copy of a 1973 Dura Ace catalog but the brakes are side pulls and quite clearly better finished than the center pulls. Were the center pulls 1972?

Thank You,
Mike Short,
Austin Texas.