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S-A's first patent for a 5-speed was in 1921. Never a company given to rash
moves, they eventually released a 5-speed to the riding public 45 years later.

S5: 1966-1976 LH bell crank 225% overall
S5-1: 1977-1981 Dual indicator chains
S5-2: 1981-1990
5 StAr: 1991-1993 First NIG mechanism
Sprinter: 1993-1999 First single cable design
Summit: 1999-2008 Ball Locking. Last British designed 5-speed
(W): 2009- First SunRace designed 5-speed 256% overall

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