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How did Shimano 105 get its name? (nm)(11 posts)

How did Shimano 105 get its name? (nm)Steve Redgrave
Jun 13, 2001 12:19 AM
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Because the first 104 trys didn't work!Car Magnet
Jun 13, 2001 6:33 AM
Saw this one coming didn't you?
105thCima Coppi
Jun 13, 2001 7:25 AM
The 105th try does not work either!!!
Answer, young oneIn the Campy Camp
Jun 13, 2001 7:04 AM
There are 1,114 gods in the Shinto religion. No 105 happens to be the God of second rate, fast wearing out, over-priced, ever changing, compatibility problem laden, profit raking miscellaneous items that were fitted to the running gear of the God's chariotts. For some strange reason, they chose that number.
See my answer to "Pissed Off." nmSpoke Wrench
Jun 13, 2001 7:48 AM
no message
And the Winner Is ...drum roll..Breck
Jun 13, 2001 8:05 AM
Let's see now, what was the name of the Mountain Grouppo Campy came out with back in the early nineties(?) ...exactly :)

cheers Campy Man
And the Winner Is ...drum roll..JamesT.Kirk
Jun 13, 2001 8:23 AM
There were 3 actually, Centaur, Icarus and Record OR. Centaur and Icarus were discontinued around '94.
you forgot Olympus and Euclidnm
Jun 13, 2001 9:13 AM
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What do I win??JamesT.Kirk
Jun 13, 2001 8:24 AM
There were 3 actually, Centaur, Icarus and Record OR. Centaur and Icarus were discontinued around '94.
um...Hank
Jun 13, 2001 12:07 PM
other than perhaps the cassette and c-rings and a few bits of plastic and less polish, 105 is the same as Ultegra and represents a decent value. And lately, Shimano hasn't been changing stuff as often as Campy.
re: How did Shimano 105 get its name? (nm)Velocipedio
Jun 13, 2001 10:39 AM
I think a more pertinent question is "how did the Shimano component line become such a hodge-podge of inconcictent product names?"

I mean, Sora. Tiagra and Ultegra cound like they're all part of the same product line, but 105? Dura Ace? Campy is a little better [only a little] -- at least there are no numbers in there. Shimano's MTB groups at least some consistency -- LX, XT, XTR...