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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:05 pm 
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As per title. Assumed they were only ever 6s and replaced in 90 with 300/400 stis in 7s, but a post from Facebook has raised this with this odd picture

https://images.app.goo.gl/3mg468RMttPBG9rk6

Along with someone swearing blind they have both groups in 7s but showing a picture of a bitsa bike.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:58 pm 
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I'm pretty sure my pal had them on his red Marin Palisades ?1988? But it might have been 6 speed.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:25 pm 
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I had these on a Ridgeback many moons ago


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:32 pm 
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Trail or country in 7s? We all know that 7s landed in 89 on mtn lx, deore and xt, thought that country and trial were gone in 90 when replaced by 300 and 400lx which were 7s did they update country and trail to 7s and run it longer?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:38 pm 
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I dont know, I had 200GS thumbies too, they were 7s but that was definitely 30 years ago!

Catalogues list it all as 6s

I would argue that these were an unlisted alternative to 300LX


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:18 pm 
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This is what I thought too


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:16 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
I dont know, I had 200GS thumbies too, they were 7s but that was definitely 30 years ago!

Catalogues list it all as 6s

I would argue that these were an unlisted alternative to 300LX

I have 7sp 200GS thumbies, lovely thing. Believe it is 1990, with 6sp being SL-M200, 7sp SL-M201, being offered same year. Here is the catalog page: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/M ... 9.JPG.html

No idea about those Exage parts. Anyway, there is usually some "not that promoted" version


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Not mentioned as 7speed in either of the 89 catalogues.
Because they came from 1990 group an hung around for a few years, you could buy the shifter not connected.
You'll find it under the 300LX groupset.
Probably had a load of use able
BL-M250 hanging around and these are classed as Exage Country and technically separate parts.


I can grab you more info in you want, it's in the catalogues.



Why not buy some

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312046842238.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:46 am 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
Not mentioned as 7speed in either of the 89 catalogues.
Because they came from 1990 group an hung around for a few years, you could buy the shifter not connected.
You'll find it under the 300LX groupset.
Probably had a load of use able
BL-M250 hanging around and these are classed as Exage Country and technically separate parts.


I can grab you more info in you want, it's in the catalogues.



Why not buy some

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312046842238.


That’s great, it’s not for me a question on a Facebook group.


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