Shimano BL-1051, SLR 105
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Category:  Brake Levers
Name:  Shimano BL-1051, SLR 105
Brand:  Shimano
Primary Group:  105 1050 Series
Model:  BL-1051
Years:  1987 - 1988
Country:  Japan
Weight:  256 grams
Added By: JFischer on 08/07/07
Updated By: MGTS on 02/13/13
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StyleAeroReturn Spring Yes
Quick Release NoCable AdjusterNo
Lever Material AluminumLever MarkingsShimano 105, SLR
Body Material Hood/Body Markings
Attachment Bolt Access5mm Allen Key, with lever pulled in  
General Information
Shimano 105 Aero brake levers, together with the SLR dual pivot brakes set they are widely believed to be one of the finest braking setups for road bikes ever produced. 
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Component Groups
Primary Group NameBrandQuick InfoBrowse Group Components
105 1050 SeriesShimano1987 - 1989, Road RaceView 20 Components
Details:   Introduced in 1987 Shimano 105 would introduce  alot of new technologies that year. that would not be seen on Shimano 600 for another year. Technologies such as SLR (Shimano Linear Response) Brake systems in 1989 The grouppo was updated  for 7 speed and it was replaced by the 105SC group in 1990.
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Shimano Model Number Prefix List:

BB Bottom Bracket BL Brake Lever BR BRake
CB Coaster Brake CJ Cassette Joint CN ChaiN
CP Chain Protecto CR Chain Ring CS Cassette Sprockets
DF chain DeFlector DH Dynamo Hub FC Front Crank
FD Front Derailleur FE Fork Ends FH FreeHub
FS Front Suspension HB HuB HD HanDle bar
HP Head Parts (Head Set) HS Handle Stem IF Inter-3 Freehub
LP LamP MF Multi Freewheel PD PeDal
RD Rear Derailleur RH Rollerbrake Hub RM RiM
RR ReflectoRs RS Rear Suspension SB Shift Brake lever (Nexus, ?)
SC Speed Calculator (cycle computer) SF Single Freewheel Freilaufritzel SG Speed chanGe hub
SH SHoes SL Shift Lever Schalthebel SM SMall parts
SP Seat Post SQ Seat Quick release SS Single Sprocket
TL TooL WH WHeel ST Shift Brake Lever (STI, Rapid Fire, etc)
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