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Old 05-07-18, 08:30 PM
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List of Shimano derailleurs

Some time ago, I shared a spreadsheet of cassettes. I've since added the major attributes of Shimano's derailleurs from the last 20 years. If you're frequently mixing and matching like I am, or just into data, maybe this will be useful.

https://goo.gl/fH9kXj

I'm tempted to redo it with Shimano's specification PDFs. They have a whole lot more detail (things like painted vs anodized construction) I don't find terribly relevant, but I'm open to suggestions for ways to expand this.
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Wow...there was 8 years from 6500 to 6600, but only 4 years in between each redesign afterwards.
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There is an ADFC site with component info.
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Great project that has no end. Thanks. Andy
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Originally Posted by 2_i View Post
There is an ADFC site with component info.
Definitely some good legacy stuff there, though a little hard to interpret. Almost everything on their list predates 2000.

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Great project that has no end. Thanks. Andy
Indeed. Thankfully there's not much maintenance at this point, Shimano doesn't release derailleurs that often.
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Originally Posted by alexdi View Post
Some time ago, I shared a spreadsheet of cassettes. I've since added the major attributes of Shimano's derailleurs from the last 20 years. If you're frequently mixing and matching like I am, or just into data, maybe this will be useful.

https://goo.gl/fH9kXj

I'm tempted to redo it with Shimano's specification PDFs. They have a whole lot more detail (things like painted vs anodized construction) I don't find terribly relevant, but I'm open to suggestions for ways to expand this.
Cool. Thanks for sharing.
I wrote a series of compatibility posts/charts (including Campagnolo and SRAM) - link.
Can I add your spreadsheet for download (translating for the Serbo-Croatian site version as well)?
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Originally Posted by Slaninar View Post
Cool. Thanks for sharing.
I wrote a series of compatibility posts/charts (including Campagnolo and SRAM) - link.
Can I add your spreadsheet for download (translating for the Serbo-Croatian site version as well)?
I've used your charts as a reference. Just added a link to the site in the Notes section.

I update this sheet with some frequency, either by adding, correcting, or reformatting data. Copies are likely to be outdated quickly. I've no intention of taking it down, so maybe a link would suffice for now?
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I've used your charts as a reference. Just added a link to the site in the Notes section.

I update this sheet with some frequency, either by adding, correcting, or reformatting data. Copies are likely to be outdated quickly. I've no intention of taking it down, so maybe a link would suffice for now?
I'd put the full credits (unless you want anonimity - can all be arranged via a PM as well) and coud just put a link to your (regularly updated) document.
For the Serbo-Croatian version, I could provide a short translation of terms and use the same link, though I'd rather make a translated version of the chart, providing a link to the updated, original version if you think that's OK.
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Originally Posted by alexdi View Post
Some time ago, I shared a spreadsheet of cassettes. I've since added the major attributes of Shimano's derailleurs from the last 20 years. If you're frequently mixing and matching like I am, or just into data, maybe this will be useful.

https://goo.gl/fH9kXj

I'm tempted to redo it with Shimano's specification PDFs. They have a whole lot more detail (things like painted vs anodized construction) I don't find terribly relevant, but I'm open to suggestions for ways to expand this.
At the risk of being too obvious, add the previous twenty years' worth of derailleurs. Many of those are still in service.

For a long time, Shimano provided annual updates to their printed dealer service manual. Shouldn't be too hard to come up with the specs. I have most of them myself with only a few gaps.
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Originally Posted by Ghrumpy View Post
At the risk of being too obvious, add the previous twenty years' worth of derailleurs. Many of those are still in service.

For a long time, Shimano provided annual updates to their printed dealer service manual. Shouldn't be too hard to come up with the specs. I have most of them myself with only a few gaps.
Good point.
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Old and New exploded diagrams.
https://www.paul-lange.de/index.php/...ichnungen.html

Old exploded diagrams, everything is mixed together.
https://bernd.sluka.de/Fahrrad/Shimano/TM/?C=S;O=A

Play around on the Shimano tech site and you'll get huge lists of derailleurs.
https://si.shimano.com/#/
Examples:
https://si.shimano.com/#/en/search/Co...lleur&type=MTB
https://si.shimano.com/#/en/search/Co...leur&type=ROAD
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Originally Posted by Ghrumpy View Post
At the risk of being too obvious, add the previous twenty years' worth of derailleurs. Many of those are still in service.

For a long time, Shimano provided annual updates to their printed dealer service manual. Shouldn't be too hard to come up with the specs. I have most of them myself with only a few gaps.
Shimano's 'specification handbook' PDFs only appear to extend to 2005. Schematic breakdowns mostly just confirm a derailleur existed; they don't, unfortunately, tell me the numbers to fill in the table. The ADFC link is the most useful so far.

I've arbitrary excluded derailleurs below 8 speeds or that won't fit standard hangers, both because the information is hard to find and I couldn't think of many circumstances where someone would care. Are people pairing 6-speed derailleurs with new cassettes and shifters?
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Originally Posted by alexdi View Post
Shimano's 'specification handbook' PDFs only appear to extend to 2005. Schematic breakdowns mostly just confirm a derailleur existed; they don't, unfortunately, tell me the numbers to fill in the table. The ADFC link is the most useful so far.
As I said, Shimano provided paper notebooks with parts specs and often exploded parts diagrams, updated every year or so. Here's one in electronic format (UK market version):
Shimano Spare Parts Catalogue - 1994 to 2004
Not sure when they stopped providing paper copies, but I have US 1984 through 1998 or so, with a gap or two.
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I've arbitrary excluded derailleurs below 8 speeds or that won't fit standard hangers, both because the information is hard to find and I couldn't think of many circumstances where someone would care. Are people pairing 6-speed derailleurs with new cassettes and shifters?
Again, not that hard to find if you broaden your search beyond electronic copies. Perhaps you should check out the C&V forum. Lots of people are still using these derailleurs with modern cassettes, or trying anyway. Obviously they won't work with index shift levers, but some folks use them with friction shifters.
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Old 05-13-18, 11:36 AM
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Good link on that parts catalog, I added a bunch of MTB derailleurs dating back to 1994. This site was also helpful:

Shimano Rear Derailleur Specification - the Buyer's Guide, 2015

I don't know if I'll get into non-indexed derailleurs. Disproportionate data collection effort relative to the utility.
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