[CR]Re: Shimano 151 or 144 pat.?

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From: <OROBOYZ@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 09:28:47 EST
To: mark@bulgier.net, feldmanbike@yahoo.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Shimano 151 or 144 pat.?

In a message dated 2/28/2002 2:05:08 AM Eastern Standard Time, mark@bulgier.net writes:

<< Shimano made 151mm road rings? That doesn't sound right to me, can anyone confirm? I know they made 151 track rings, and maybe even track rings for road chain (3/32" wide, not pitch), but an actual road ring? Oldest Shimano road cranks I've seen were 144mm. >>

Hmmm. I never saw a 144 Shimano road chain ring pattern either. I thought Shimano (Dura Ace) bravely broke away from Campy-initiated 144 mm to use 130 mm from the very beginning? I remember (albeit a faulty memory system at work!) Assos being the first company to match step with Shimano and use the 130 as well. Sugino and Suntour kept with the "old" 144 pattern for a while...

Ditto, can anyone confirm? (I know... Chuck, you have the chain ring guide reprint available for $12.95, right? Ha!)

Dale Brown
Greensboro, North Carolina