Shimano FD-C400, 400CX
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Category:  Front Derailleurs
Name:  Shimano FD-C400, 400CX
Brand:  Shimano
Primary Group:  400CX
Model:  FD-C400
Years:  Mid 1990's - ?
Country:  Japan
Added By: Tommy on 12/12/09
Updated By: theschwinnman on 07/16/10
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# Rings Designed For TripleOuter Plate MarkingsNone
Inner Plate MarkingsFD-C400 Shimano VIA JapanClamp MarkingsNone
Inner Clamp Markings28.6Design CategoryParallelogram
Pivot Arm MarkingsNonePlate MaterialSteel
Clamp Style28.6mm ClampCable Attachment Bolt5mm Allen Key
CableStop NoClamp Bolt Type5mm Allen Key
Max Ring Difference 24T  
General Information
The 400cx was Shimano's first hybrid specific groups for sport/recreational use.  It was placed under the 700cx in the product line up, but it was not decidedly low end.  The front dérailleur was available in both 31.8 and 28.6 clamp diameter, and up pull and down pull variations.  It was designed for 21 speeds, and a 20, 32, 44 tooth crankset. 
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Resources:Reference & ChartsCatalogs
Component Groups
Primary Group NameBrandQuick InfoBrowse Group Components
400CXShimanoSport & RecreationView 2 Components
Details:   Lower-middle grade hybrid specific group from Shimano in the early to mid 90's (references point to the 93 / 94 model years approximately).  
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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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