Shimano history question??



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It'S A Nom De P

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I'm trying to answer a question in a quiz...does anyone know the answer???

What did the company 'Shimano' achieve in 1999 that they had never done before?

Thanks in advance

steve
 
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Clive George

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"It's a nom de plum, dude" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I'm trying to answer a question in a quiz...does anyone know the answer???

yes

> What did the company 'Shimano' achieve in 1999 that they had never done before?

That would be telling :)

Hint - it isn't anything to do with fishing (their main source of income), and strictly speaking
they didn't achieve it. The actual achievement was very widely reported though.

cheers, clive
 
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Ewoud Dronkert

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On Thu, 20 Feb 2003 13:21:23 -0000, It's a nom de plum, dude wrote:
>What did the company 'Shimano' achieve in 1999 that they had never done before?

Be the main bike component manufaturer of choice by the winner of one particular stage race in July.
 
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Andyp

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at a guess, after spending 5 mins on the web, I would say Compressed Air Gear Shifting was
the answer.

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Andy Welch

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On 20-Feb-2003, "Clive George" <[email protected]> wrote:

> "It's a nom de plum, dude" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> > I'm trying to answer a question in a quiz...does anyone know the answer???
>
> yes
>
> > What did the company 'Shimano' achieve in 1999 that they had never done before?
>
> That would be telling :)
>
> Hint - it isn't anything to do with fishing (their main source of income), and strictly speaking
> they didn't achieve it. The actual achievement was very widely reported though.

Yes, even the Yanks heard about that one.

Cheers,

Andy
 
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Andy Welch

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On 20-Feb-2003, "andyp" <[email protected]> wrote:

> at a guess, after spending 5 mins on the web, I would say Compressed Air Gear Shifting was
> the answer.

Ah well I was right off track then !

Cheers,

Andy
 
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Andyp

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automatic gear shifting?

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W K

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"andyp" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> at a guess, after spending 5 mins on the web, I would say Compressed Air Gear Shifting was
> the answer.

maybe true ... but ...

I guessed, then checked. Interestingly enough on a pro-campy site.
 
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Simon Ward

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andyp <[email protected]> wrote:
> at a guess, after spending 5 mins on the web, I would say Compressed Air Gear Shifting was
> the answer.
Possibly, but probably not the answer that the OP was looking for :) As someone has already
mentioned, even the Yanks got it right (and there's a big, fat clue if ever there was ;-) )

Simon
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Tony W

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"Ewoud Dronkert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 20 Feb 2003 13:21:23 -0000, It's a nom de plum, dude wrote:
> >What did the company 'Shimano' achieve in 1999 that they had never done before?
>
> Be the main bike component manufaturer of choice by the winner of one particular stage race
> in July.

Not really a big fat Yank then.
 
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Trealaw Boy

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I think it is the first time a Shimano equipped bike won the Tour de France.

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"It's a nom de plum, dude" wrote:

> I'm trying to answer a question in a quiz...does anyone know the answer???
>
> What did the company 'Shimano' achieve in 1999 that they had never done before?
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> steve
 
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David E. Belche

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Ewoud Dronkert <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 20 Feb 2003 13:21:23 -0000, It's a nom de plum, dude wrote:
> >What did the company 'Shimano' achieve in 1999 that they had never done before?
>
> Be the main bike component manufaturer of choice by the winner of one particular stage race
> in July.

In a similar vein, was Joop Zoetemelk (1980) the only rider to win the Tour de France on a
British-built machine [1]?

David E. Belcher

Dept. of Chemistry, University of York

[1] Not counting Luis Ocana and his heavily-disguised Speedwell Ti, as that was only used for
mountain stages in '73.
 
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