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 Post subject: What is it? Deore or DX
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 4:46 pm 
Karma Queen / Cake Meisterin
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I picked up a set if thumbies from ebay, thaught they might be OK an an old frame I'm putting together. They were advertised as Deore have the code RC for 93 and the model number of SL-MT62.

My question is this, what have I got?

I thought all MT62 circa '93 were DX but I'm sure they had DX written next to the Deore at that time :?

Is it DX or Deore :?:

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Alison


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 4:55 pm 
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I seem to remember Thumbies being phased out by 1990 when STI appeared. And it wasn't until 1988 that Derore II (7spd) came in so I'm not sure in that two product years that Deore 7spd shifters were around that they had evolved into Deore DX yet. Hmm, not absolutely sure.


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They are on the Sheldon Brown site as going up to 92 and on here, http://www.fa-technik.adfc.de/Hersteller/Shimano/, up to 93.

I just want to confirm what I have.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 5:10 pm 
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oh yeah, that may have been the (still evident) good trait of Shimano to keep quietly producing the stuff they phase out. (I believe they still make M952 chainrings!)

sorry, know no more. Ask LTS Biker - he seems to know lots about Shimano's number system and years of manufacturer etc.


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I sold a pair of nos deore dx thumbies, and they just had deore on the levers them selves. The box however had DX all over it.

Scroll down to the bottom of this thread for images...hope that helps
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8375&highlight=thumbies


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:29 pm 
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Deore DX cranks have just got Deore written on them too.

Just proves that like the Germans, the Japanese are super logical up to a point. Nomeclature of products being one of the weak areas... :?


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 8:42 pm 
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Cool! I have got some DX thumbies for £7 then, they are exactly the same as yours JeRkY.

I'll have to think of what they are going on.

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