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Old 11-12-22, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by darkmoon View Post
Brakes, front

7700




25th

I used to like the darker anodized brake shoes and quick release on the original 7700 parts, but the polished versions on the 25th Anniversary set just seem way more classy.
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Originally Posted by smd4 View Post
I used to like the darker anodized brake shoes and quick release on the original 7700 parts, but the polished versions on the 25th Anniversary set just seem way more classy.
me too, not to mention that spare parts for the 25th anniversary are impossible to find, that is why I prefer the standard 7700 even if the25th anniversary are aesthetically much more stunning
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Dura Ace 7700 and 25th anniversary comparison 006

Drive train

They are cool, super cool


7700




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Again, I like the more-silver 25th Anniversary chainrings compared to the regular 7700. And of course the ubiquitous white lettering on the RD.
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Originally Posted by smd4 View Post
Again, I like the more-silver 25th Anniversary chainrings compared to the regular 7700. And of course the ubiquitous white lettering on the RD.
Me as well,this thread inspires for a third road bike build probably for 2024 with Dura Ace 7700-7800
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Originally Posted by georges1 View Post
Me as well,this thread inspires for a third road bike build probably for 2024 with Dura Ace 7700-7800
I wanna see ya new bike, georges1

Any other guys inspired by this thread?
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Originally Posted by darkmoon View Post
I wanna see ya new bike, georges1

Any other guys inspired by this thread?
new road bike is a project I am thinking about and that will be in 2024 not before, but as usual a reynolds high grade frame size 56cm-57cm, wheels I will have to check what I will buy,tires will be continental, drive train will be mix of DA7700/7800, ritchey stem, bar and seat post, selle italia flite sadle.
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Dura Ace 7700 and 25th anniversary comparison 007

cranks right

7700



oh, outa focus, sorry.



25th



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I admit Iím a sucker for the branding/lettering on the crank dust caps. Iím trying to find an aftermarket set. Iíve been able to get a 25 th Anniversary rear derailleur, brakeset and some headset parts, so hopefully a set of these will show up eventually.
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Zullo

I didn't know this Italian builder, ZULLO.

It's a beautiful bike, of course with DA 25th anniversary set.



The source of this pic and report:https://cyclingtips.com/2018/12/bike...sary-groupset/

Pix are pro's shots, much better than mine, hahaha
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Originally Posted by darkmoon View Post
I didn't know this Italian builder, ZULLO.

It's a beautiful bike, of course with DA 25th anniversary set.



The source of this pic and report:https://cyclingtips.com/2018/12/bike...sary-groupset/

Pix are pro's shots, much better than mine, hahaha
Yeah, Iíve got that page saved as a favorite. It had the first pics where I really noticed the polished brake shoe holders and quick releases, and was really smitten with those features. A beautiful bike.
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You know, I like 7700 myself, since I have them on both my red and blue Tommasini road bikes. However, like many of you, I’ve been having a hard time finding replacement hoods. If one wants to get them for theirs, one has to shell out over $100 on eBay. That’s a lot of dough for 24 year old (or so) rubberized hoods. Now, I know Hudz made by ODI, manufactures several hoods for more recent road levers but ODI does not make a 7700 DA series of hoods.

We got enough dedicated members here on Bike Fourms who love 7700s; why not persuade ODI or someone else to make replacement 7700 hoods? Don’t tell me you haven’t already thought of this!

FYI: Now, look, we all know several companies manufacture replacement hoods for vintage Campagnolo Super Record, Nuevo Record, etc., but 7700s are nice!

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Originally Posted by darkmoon View Post
I didn't know this Italian builder, ZULLO.

It's a beautiful bike, of course with DA 25th anniversary set.



The source of this pic and report:https://cyclingtips.com/2018/12/bike...sary-groupset/

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gorgeous italian bike with one of the best groupsets ever made
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Dura Ace 7700 and 25th anniversary comparison 008

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oops, outa focus again, sorry.
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Iíve already mentioned the dust cap branding, but it looks like the crank bolts are Titanium too. Stunning. I donít think weíll see the likes of parts like these again.
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Exactly, smd4
Titanium bolts.
You have sharp eyes

The plaque says so.

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It’s a shame Shimano didn’t continue on with the 7700 series as they did with the 7400 series. I understand they kept making the 7710 Track series (crankset, bottom bracket, front hub specifically). There something aesthetically pleasing to the eye to the components which Shimano seems to have lost with every new series they introduce. When the 25th Anniversary Box came out in 1998, some older roadies scoffed; it didn’t look nearly as beautiful as Campagnolo’s 50th Anniversary Super Record set back in 1983. I honestly like both sets, the only difference is Giuseppe Saronni actually raced his Colnago with the Campy 50th Anniversary set on his bike, when he won the UCI World’s in 1982. How many can say that they won a huge race with the DA 25th? Personally, I wish there was. But then of course it was the L…. Years.

Is it me or do the new road component sets from Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM….(sigh)?
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The Dura Ace 7700 was a league of its own followed closely by the 7800. I prefer the fc7700 cranks to the fc7400 and fc7800
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I picked up a 25th Anniversary headset locknut and top cone from eBay. Mirror polished compared to the milky polishing on the regular 7700 pieces. Probably will install them over the winter break.
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Originally Posted by georges1 View Post
Öfollowed closely by the 7800. I prefer the fc7700 cranks to theÖfc7800
When I first saw the 7800 cranks, thatís when I knew Dura Ace would never be as classy as the previous versions. They havenít proven me wrong in the years since. The black rear derailleurs look like something off the Batmobile.
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When I first saw the 7800 cranks, thatís when I knew Dura Ace would never be as classy as the previous versions. They havenít proven me wrong in the years since. The black rear derailleurs look like something off the Batmobile.
It is even worse with the br 9000 rim brakes or the very last Dura Ace derailleur which looks like an XTR shadow derailleur . When Dura Ace lost its polish glossy finish for something dark and not really Dura Ace like, it is where it went wrong.
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Dura Ace 7700 and 25th anniversary comparison 008

front mech


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Originally Posted by darkmoon View Post
front mech


7700





25th

An apparent difference, though not visible in the photos, is that regular FD7700s have a plastic cover over the spring; on every 25th Anniversary version Iíve seen (admittedly not a lot), the spring cover is missing.
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Dura Ace 7700 and 25th anniversary comparison 009

front mech 002

Yep, 25th has no plastic cover.
I don't know if it's needed and a must.


7700




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Of course they arenít necessary. But nice to have. Wonder why the Anniversary group didnít use them? To show off the spring?
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