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New Cycling April 1965 - Shimano advert (1st style)

New Cycling April 1965 - Shimano advert (1st style) main image

In April 1965 Shimano placed this advert for their new parallelogram derailleur the ‘Sportsman’. This is a fairly blatant copy of the Campagnolo Sportman (note the lack of ‘s’). The Shimano Sportsman appears to be very similar to the later Shimano Archery, but has a slightly different pulley cage with a point on the bottom.

Perhaps Shimano had to abandon the Sportsman name because it was too similar to Campagnolo’s model name.


New Cycling April 1965 - Shimano advert (1st style) main image
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