Shimano FD-A105, 105 Golden Arrow
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Category:  Front Derailleurs
Name:  Shimano FD-A105, 105 Golden Arrow
Brand:  Shimano
Primary Group:  105 Golden Arrow
Model:  FD-A105
Years:  1983 - 1986
Country:  Japan
Weight:  113.5 grams (avg)
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Added By: JFischer on 07/18/07
Updated By: James_D on 05/11/18
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# Rings Designed For DoubleOuter Plate MarkingsShimano Golden Arrow
Inner Plate MarkingsFD-A105 Shimano JAPAN VIAClamp MarkingsGolden Arrow
Inner Clamp MarkingsNoneDesign CategoryParallelogram
Pivot Arm MarkingsNonePlate MaterialSteel
Clamp Style28.6mm ClampCable Attachment Bolt5mm Allen Key
CableStop YesClamp Bolt Type5mm Allen Key
Max Ring Difference 14T  
General Information

First Generation Shimano 105 front derailleur.  This group is commonly known as the Golden Arrow group.  Usually paired with the crankset from the group which was equipped with a 52/42 chainring set.  Should have no problem handling 38-52 jumps.

Trap-Ease Mechanism, Indent Guide Mechanism, Golden Arrow Pattern.  Also available in a triple version (rare?) model number FD-T105.

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Component Groups
Primary Group NameBrandQuick InfoBrowse Group Components
105 Golden ArrowShimano1983 - 1986, Road RaceView 14 Components
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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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WeightSourceNotesAdded By
115 GramsUnknown JFischer
112 GramsActual JFischer
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