[CR]Older Shimano Dura-Ace "Black" Bits

(Example: Framebuilding:Brazing Technique)

From: "Robert Clair" <r.clair@cox.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <712218.878.qm@web37107.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 20:50:33 -0600
Subject: [CR]Older Shimano Dura-Ace "Black" Bits

any reference materials/pictures out there that can differiniate between the first and second versions. assume that:

the slotted brake levers were first, the "drilled" ones second.

the flat sided front changer first, the four-slotted one second.

the crane rear changer first, the dura-ace one second.

the cranks may have been different, etc.

anyway we're shakin' the parts box in the back closest and seem to have about one of each. maybe it's time to finally wave the majic wand and, shazam ! build up the Wiz ... second thought, maybe not.

robert clair
aleandria, va 22308