Dura-ace 7-speed HG?!?

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  1. Gonzo Bob

    Gonzo Bob New Member

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    Somewhere I've read that this beast never existed.

    So is this auction bogus?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=56197&item=3697166019&rd=1
     
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  2. Bill Lloyd

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  3. Gonzo Bob

    Gonzo Bob New Member

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    > Must not have been riding long, then.

    Only 20 years :rolleyes:

    > Sure, 7-speed HG Dura-Ace existed. From about 1990 to 1993 it was the
    > state of the art. I still have a 7-speed Ultegra HG bike.

    Dura-ace was already *8*-speed HG by 1990. In fact, it was 8-speed UG in 1989.

    What I'm wondering is if that auction is some other non-Dura-ace 7-speed HG freehub and cassette but with a Dura-ace lock-ring. If so, it won't fit my old Dura-ace hub shell that currently has a 6-speed uniglide freehub on it.
     
  4. In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
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    >On 2004-09-02 13:26:29 -0700, Gonzo Bob
    ><[email protected]> said:
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    >> Somewhere I've read that this beast never existed.
    >>
    >> So is this auction bogus?
    >>
    >>

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=56197&item=3697166019&rd
    =1
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    >Must
    >>

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    >Must not have been riding long, then.
    >
    >Sure, 7-speed HG Dura-Ace existed. From about 1990 to 1993 it was the
    >state of the art. I still have a 7-speed Ultegra HG bike.


    1990 Dura Ace was 8spd.
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    Alex
     
  5. Bill Lloyd

    Bill Lloyd Guest

    On 2004-09-03 15:19:08 -0700, Gonzo Bob
    <[email protected]> said:

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    >> Must not have been riding long, then.

    >
    > Only 20 years :rolleyes:
    >> Sure, 7-speed HG Dura-Ace existed. From about 1990 to 1993 it was

    > the
    >> state of the art. I still have a 7-speed Ultegra HG bike.

    >
    > Dura-ace was already *8*-speed HG by 1990. In fact, it was 8-speed UG
    > in 1989.


    So there were 4 years when Ultegra was 7 speed and Dura-Ace was 8
    speed? I thought Dura-Ace went 8 speed the same time they introduced
    the integrated shifters/brake levers. In 89-93, everything was
    downtube shifters or bar cons.
     
  6. Jeff Wills

    Jeff Wills Guest

    Bill Lloyd <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > On 2004-09-03 15:19:08 -0700, Gonzo Bob
    > <[email protected]> said:
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    > >
    > >> Must not have been riding long, then.

    > >
    > > Only 20 years :rolleyes:
    > >> Sure, 7-speed HG Dura-Ace existed. From about 1990 to 1993 it was

    > the
    > >> state of the art. I still have a 7-speed Ultegra HG bike.

    > >
    > > Dura-ace was already *8*-speed HG by 1990. In fact, it was 8-speed UG
    > > in 1989.

    >
    > So there were 4 years when Ultegra was 7 speed and Dura-Ace was 8
    > speed? I thought Dura-Ace went 8 speed the same time they introduced
    > the integrated shifters/brake levers. In 89-93, everything was
    > downtube shifters or bar cons.


    Nope. STI was available to racers in prototype form in 1989. It became
    widely available in 1990:
    http://dura-ace.shimano.com/publish/content/duraace/en/home/history/7400.html

    I *think* Ultegra went STI and 8-speed in 1991... but I'm not 100%
    certain.

    Jeff
     
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