"New" Shimano 105 vs. "old" ?

"New" Shimano 105 vs. "old" ?

Post by Michael J. Westcot » Thu, 01 Jun 2000 04:00:00


The specialized web site lists specs for the Allez
A1 sport and includes "new" Shimano 105.  How do
you tell the difference between the new and old just
to be sure you're getting what is advertised?
Thanks, Mike
 
 
 

"New" Shimano 105 vs. "old" ?

Post by Nick Payn » Fri, 02 Jun 2000 04:00:00

"Old" 105 had a silver-grey paint finish on the parts. "New" 105 is polished
aluminium.

"Old" was 8-speed. "New" is 9-speed.

Nick



Quote:
> The specialized web site lists specs for the Allez
> A1 sport and includes "new" Shimano 105.  How do
> you tell the difference between the new and old just
> to be sure you're getting what is advertised?
> Thanks, Mike


 
 
 

"New" Shimano 105 vs. "old" ?

Post by rjk3 » Fri, 02 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>"Old" 105 had a silver-grey paint finish on the parts. "New" 105
is polished
>aluminium.

>"Old" was 8-speed. "New" is 9-speed.

>Nick

For 2000, the 105 crank arms are hollow and weigh maybe 20 grams
less than the 1999 cranks.  This means you can pick up 1999
cranks very cheaply,

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"New" Shimano 105 vs. "old" ?

Post by Jeff Will » Fri, 02 Jun 2000 04:00:00

The comments below are correct, but Shimano's "105" series has gone through
a half-dozen generations (at least) since its mid-80's birth.  IIRC, it
originally had 6-speed indexed shifting, single-pivot brakes, and freewheel
hubs.

I think that Shimano's groups go through a 2 year lifetime before major
revisions.

Jeff

Quote:



>>"Old" 105 had a silver-grey paint finish on the parts. "New" 105
>is polished
>>aluminium.

>>"Old" was 8-speed. "New" is 9-speed.

>>Nick

>For 2000, the 105 crank arms are hollow and weigh maybe 20 grams
>less than the 1999 cranks.  This means you can pick up 1999
>cranks very cheaply,

 
 
 

"New" Shimano 105 vs. "old" ?

Post by Dieter Buerssn » Sat, 03 Jun 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>IIRC, it originally had 6-speed indexed shifting, single-pivot brakes,
>and freewheel hubs.

IIRC, Shimano 105 started with friction shifting.