The ad has been posted on the OBRA (Oregon Bicycle Racing Asn.) list before
and it's a Sugino Mighty Compe ring. But did Shimano do 144mm track rings
<firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 6:28 AM Subject: [CR]Re: Shimano 151 or 144 pat.?
> In a message dated 2/28/2002 2:05:08 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> email@example.com 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