Shimano LB-100 "ALMI Lever" (Titlist, Tourney, Eagle, Lark)
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Category:  Shifters
Name:  Shimano LB-100 "ALMI Lever" (Titlist, Tourney, Eagle, Lark)
Brand:  Shimano
Model:  LB-100
Years:  Mid 1970's
Country:  Japan
Added By: JFischer on 10/18/07
Updated By: bikeboombikes on 01/10/09
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Shimano LB-100 "ALMI Lever" (Titlist, TourneyShimano LB-100 "ALMI Lever" (Titlist, TourneyShimano LB-100 "ALMI Lever" (Titlist, Tourney
Shifter Type DowntubeAttachment Style Clamp-On
Shifting SystemsFrictionLever MarkingsShimano
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General Information
I have seen these shifters on several bicycles as early as 1976.  Not part of any of the early Shimano component groups, but was sometimes paired with a mixes of Shimano 600 and lower components.

It is specifically known as the LB-100 "ALMI Lever"
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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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