Shimano Bicycle Parts - ‘73

Shimano Bicycle Parts - 73 Front cover main image

This catalogue for the 1973 model is very similar to the one for 1972, but with a few telling changes, including:

  • The inclusion of the nascent Dura-Ace groupset (page 2 and page 3) including the Titlist front derailleur
  • The weird aircraft-style ‘console’ gear levers have inexplicably changed from being double to being single (page 8 and page 11)
  • The Tourney centre-pull brakes are joined by a side-pull version (page 19).
  • The cable-operated disk brake is joined by a hydraulic version (page 20).

  • Publisher: Shimano
  • Country: Japan
  • Date: December 1972
  • Derailleur brands: Shimano
  • Derailleurs: too numerous to mention - see individual pages