Shimano (1970's era)
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Category:  Brake Levers
Name:  Shimano (1970's era)
Brand:  Shimano
Years:  1973 - ?
Country:  Japan
Weight:  212 grams, with hoods
Added By: Bill Kloos on 02/08/11
Updated By: Gazelleer on 10/16/17
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StyleNon-AeroReturn Spring No
Quick Release NoCable AdjusterNo
Lever Material AluminumLever Markings"Shimano" horizontal on lever
Body Material AluminumHood/Body Markings"Shimano" and Logo on Hood
Attachment Bolt AccessNutted  
General Information
Comparing two NOS units side by side, this lever is identical in every respect to the First Generation Dura Ace listed as M-140/MA-100 (1973-1976), but for the different treatment of the blade finish; this one has a plain blade and simply "Shimano."
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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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