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Vintage Components - Shimano Brakes

On this page: Dura-Ace 7400 brake calipers | Dura-Ace 7800 brake calipers

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Shimano introduced its first professional level component group in 1973, labelling it Dura-Ace. This was also the first year Campagnolo produced its Super Record groupset. Shimano continually improved its Dura-Ace components. But Shimano really silenced all critics when Andy Hampsten won the 1988 Giro d'Italia on a Dura-Ace equipped bike.

Shimano 7403 series brake calipers. $90.00

We date these calipers as 1990 production. They have the high-mechanical advantage dual-pivot design, both front and rear.

These calipers have a minimum brake-pad reach of 39mm and a max of 49mm

Shimano Dura-Ace calipers

The rear caliper (left) has some scuffing. You can see it in the photo

Shimano Dura Ace calipers

Back of the calipers. They are in wonderful condition.

Shimano Dura-Ace 7800 brake calipers - $70.00

The Dura-Ace 7800 groupset was produced from 2006 through 2008. These calipers, with a reach of 39mm to 49mm are in lovely condition.

We don't have the original pads that came with the front calipers, but we will have no problem coming up with a good replacement for them, if the buyer so desires.

Shimano Dura-Ace brake calipers

Shimano put a lovely finish on these calipers. Note, they are dual-pivot for high mechanical advantage.

Shimano Dura-Ace 7800 brake calipers

You can see Shimano's engineers removed all excess material to make rigid, light and strong calipers.