Shimano FD-A417, RSX
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Category:  Front Derailleurs
Name:  Shimano FD-A417, RSX
Brand:  Shimano
Primary Group:  RSX
Model:  FD-A417
Years:  1999
Country:  Japan
Weight:  119.8 grams (Actual),
AMW 1000 Jewelry scales
Added By: tonyf on 07/15/10
Updated By: MGTS on 02/05/17
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# Rings Designed For TripleOuter Plate MarkingsRSX
Inner Plate MarkingsFD-A417Clamp MarkingsNone
Inner Clamp Markings[Clamp size] JapanDesign CategoryParallelogram
Pivot Arm MarkingsNonePlate MaterialChrome plated steel
Clamp Style28.6mm Clamp; 31.8mm ClampCable Attachment Bolt5mm Allen Key
CableStop NoClamp Bolt Type5mm Allen Key
Max Ring Difference 22T  
General Information
This component dated April 1999 (Shimano date code XD) is part of the RSX 8 speed series. Released and discontinued in 1999, directly replaced by the Sora groupset.
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Component Groups
Primary Group NameBrandQuick InfoBrowse Group Components
RSXShimano1995 - 1999, Sport & RecreationView 8 Components

 RSX was introduced in 1995 and was positioned below the 105SC and the RX100 group sets. The original RSX series was 7 speed & later modified in 1999 as an 8 speed group. This only lasted until the end of 1999 when the RSX name was withdrawn & replaced directly with Sora. 

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Shimano Model Number Prefix List:

BB Bottom Bracket BL Brake Lever BR BRake
CB Coaster Brake CJ Cassette Joint CN ChaiN
CP Chain Protecto CR Chain Ring CS Cassette Sprockets
DF chain DeFlector DH Dynamo Hub FC Front Crank
FD Front Derailleur FE Fork Ends FH FreeHub
FS Front Suspension HB HuB HD HanDle bar
HP Head Parts (Head Set) HS Handle Stem IF Inter-3 Freehub
LP LamP MF Multi Freewheel PD PeDal
RD Rear Derailleur RH Rollerbrake Hub RM RiM
RR ReflectoRs RS Rear Suspension SB Shift Brake lever (Nexus, ?)
SC Speed Calculator (cycle computer) SF Single Freewheel Freilaufritzel SG Speed chanGe hub
SH SHoes SL Shift Lever Schalthebel SM SMall parts
SP Seat Post SQ Seat Quick release SS Single Sprocket
TL TooL WH WHeel ST Shift Brake Lever (STI, Rapid Fire, etc)
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