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assumed model year of parts?(3 posts)

assumed model year of parts?DougSloan
Jun 9, 2003 1:36 PM
Sometimes I see what appear to be great deals on parts, but then I wonder if I'm getting the most recent model. For example, Campy 10 speed cassettes changed in 2001(?); some places offer them as low as $139 (Performance) for the steel/ti, and some as high as $199, including my LBS. However, I've not seen anyone detail what model year. The changes may not be huge, but I wonder if discount places are unloading old stuff and not telling us.

So, is it fair to assume you are getting the most recent model, unless stated otherwise, or is it buyer beware?

Dura Ace non-Flight deck STI levers...Dave Hickey
Jun 9, 2003 1:46 PM
I've seen the same thing with the non-flight deck levers. A lot of the mail order companies where selling them at huge discounts and they weren't mentioning that they were non-Flight deck. If someone assumed they were 2002 or 2003 expecting flight deck, what they're really buying is NOS.

I'm a color freak. Many times manufacturers will change logo color from one model year to the next. The mail order ad might show the new logo but what they send you is last years model.
if you have the Shimano part numberlaffeaux
Jun 9, 2003 2:52 PM
Check here to see what year(s) it was offered:

For parts newer than 2000:

For parts from 1990-1999: