Shimano Crane D-501 Vintage Rear Derailleur

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Primary Group: Dura-Ace
Model: Crane D-501
Years: 1973 - 1976
Country: Japan
Weight: 225 grams (avg)
Cage Length: Short
Shifting Systems: Friction
Max Cog Size: 28
With the Crane, Shimano pulled out all the stops in an attempt to make a truly world-class derailleur. It was an all aluminium design with a dropped parallelogram - a world first.

The pulleys had a two part bushing system so that bronze rotated on bronze. Even the springs seemed to have less of a tendency to lose their tension.

Condition: Used. Very Good Condition.