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Old 07-09-18, 08:26 AM
Bike tinker man
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Location: Retired to Penang Malaysia originally from UK
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Bikes: My 1978 Raleigh from new, 1995 Trek, & constant changing & rebuilding of other bike projects.

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The same Shimano item part # can be made in several different counties, as they move production around to improve costing I guess, it should also have a year mark, (alphabet code) & country of manufacture.

Here in Asia Shimano parts can be seen Made in - Japan - Singapore - Malaysia - China, maybe other countries, I also have a set of these on one of my spare XC bikes those are made in Malaysia, & work fine.
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