Re: [CR]Re: Black Dura Ace photos

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Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 17:24:42 -0500
From: "Wayne Bingham" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Black Dura Ace photos
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Roberto -

I meant to respond earlier, but seems like you found what you were looking for. Only thing I can add is that I believe that both the black and silver finish was available from the begining ('73 according to Shimano). The brake calipers also changed somewhere along the way, with the adjuster arm on the back caliper half (is that the way to describe it?) going to a split-arm design. Don't know when that happened, but I've seen both types. My 1st gen DA equipped (mostly) Martin can be seen here:

There's a couple good pix of the calipers and levers there.

Wayne Bingham Lovettsville VA USA

On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Robert Clair <> wrote:
> thanks so much ... i just swapped out some plain black rings as shown in
> charles pix for some semi-drilled chain rings. now looks like we're
> going to have to put them back on as the semi-drilled ones may be ex or
> later.
> plus side: just found some bullseye pulleys in blue (who knew, were
> not these always red), some dark blue clark's, and some ale clips in
> blue. and mavic ssc blues, and a san marco blue suede seat.
> watch out, no one will give a hoot about this one though. pop a top
> folks out there, and thanks so much to this list for getting this
> project back on the rails.
> oh by the way, did i say pop another top !!
> robert clair
> alexandria, va 22308