Shimano Crane DR-101 Vintage Rear Derailleur

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Primary Group: Dura-Ace
Model: Crane DR-101
Years: 1970 - 197?
Country: Japan
Weight: 225 grams (avg)
Shifting Systems: Friction    
Cable Adjuster: Yes
Cage Length: Short    
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 finish was excellent with that anodised ‘glow’ that Campagnolo had perfected. The chromed parts were bright and polished.  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. All very classy.

This example of the Crane is a early version, with the outer cable stop part of the casting of the rear knuckle.

 Condition: Used, in very good condition.