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 Post subject: what year was xt739?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:59 am 
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fished out a set of v levers and 8 speed shifter pods,
marked as xt739
what year did this product run :?:
on another tangent, got a single hershey v brake, anyone got an 'amercian flavoured' v brake for sale.
cheers al


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:42 am 
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According to my First Flight Shimano time line manual it was 1996.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:46 pm 
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1996-1998. Do they have the two letters together like U, V or W with another letter from A to L which will date your parts?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:54 pm 
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cheers folks,
brake levers: BL-M739
shifters pods: SL-M739
purchased over the years and fitted to different bikes, only realised the other day when tinkering around in the garage, that they kinda 'dovetail' together as one unit, eurreka moment :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:58 pm 
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I've got some NOS ST-M737 SLR Plus STI units on the Vit T2.
I'd be grateful if someone could put an age to them and let me know what the 'SLR Plus' bit is all about. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:00 pm 
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The 737 shifters are 94 but the SLR plus is not on the Firts Flight list.
The link is here;

http://www.firstflightbikes.com/vintage.htm


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:07 pm 
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Cheers Lid.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:10 am 
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http://members.home.nl/children-of-the- ... groups.htm

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:36 am 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
SLR, 'Shimano Linear Response'. It was their low friction braking system. I think that they put a weaker spring in the brake levers and modified the pivot designs. They also used lower friction cables. The idea being that low friction in the system means an easier lever action with more power being transferred to the cantilevers. Don't know what was improved for the SLR+ ones though, probably just even better pivot designs or better return springs?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:29 am 
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Thanks Russell, info appreciated :)


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