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 Post subject: Shimano Sant'e ?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:29 pm 
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Does anyone remember this groupset on early 90's (I think ?) bikes ? I am sure it was called "Sant'e" , I remember it being sort of a white colour, I think it was in the old Ron Kitchen Cats? or maybe the Freewheel Cats not sure..

Never seen any around for sale.. ?

Was I imagining things ?

:? :? :roll: :roll: :wink: :)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:32 pm 
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Indeed there was a Sante groupset - late eighties. 105 level if I remember right.

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http://equusbicycle.com/bike/shimanosante/index.html


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:39 pm 
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Thats the kiddy,, WOW it still looks nice, brought a few memories back that has... cheers :D :D

Have you ever seen any around for sale ? was it a limited run ?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:19 pm 
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Think it was limited for just a year or two. They're fairly common on US ebay - not cheap though.

http://sporting-goods.search.ebay.com/sante_Cycling_W0QQ_trksidZm37QQcatrefZC12QQfromZR40QQfsprZ0QQsacatZ7294


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:36 pm 
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It's actually based on Ultegra. Was aimed at people riding road bikes who weren't neccessarily interested in competing or maximum performance. Depending on how you view marketing that means it's either a) for posuers or b) sportive riders.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:06 am 
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In Cycling Weekly March 30 1989 -

Sante Chainset inc BB - £59.95 (same as Ultegra)
Sante Hubs inc cassette - £40.00 (same as Ultegra)
Sante Brakeset - £55.00 (same as Ultegra)
Sante Gearset £60.00 (same as Ultegra)

I reckon therefore what terryhfs says is correct!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:26 am 
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Blimey, i was only boring my wife about this groupset the other day!! I remember it looking really sweet. Wanted it at the time but could never afford it.


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Yea me too :cry: :wink:


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I think I`ve got a front caliper (only) of this stored somewhere - might make a good front brake for a fixed/single. Anyone interested?


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