Shimano SL-A105, 105 Golden Arrow  (Report Pending)
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Category:  Shifters
Name:  Shimano SL-A105, 105 Golden Arrow
Brand:  Shimano
Primary Group:  105 Golden Arrow
Model:  SL-A105
Years:  1983 - 1986
Country:  Japan
Weight:  63 grams
Added By: JFischer on 07/07/07
Updated By: JFischer on 01/25/11
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Shifter Type DowntubeAttachment Style Clamp-On; Downtube - Top Mount;
Downtube Braze-on (standard)
Shifting SystemsFrictionLever MarkingsShimano [Golden Arrow Pattern]
Lever MaterialAluminum  
General Information

Part of the First Generation Shimano 105 group, commonly refered to as the Golden Arrow group.  The shifters are probably one of the more common parts of this group.  These were sold both in multiple clamp on and braze on arrangements.

SL-A105BA: Band A Type, 63g    SL-A105FA: Brazed-On A Type, 53g     SL-A105BB: Band B Type: 85g    SL-A105FB: Brazed-on B Type, 73g    SL-A105FC; Brazed-on A Type.   (Note, two 'Brazed-On A Types present in catalog, reason and differences unknown.)

Light Alloy construction, Pearl Bright Finish, Lever Non-loosening Mechanism, Human Engineered Design.

Reported By:froderi1
Report Date:1/1/2023
Report Reason:Incorrect Content,
Outstanding Report Submitted  
Additional Resources
Resources:Reference & ChartsCatalogs
Component Groups
Primary Group NameBrandQuick InfoBrowse Group Components
105 Golden ArrowShimano1983 - 1986, Road RaceView 14 Components
Brand Information(click to expand)

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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