Shimano FD-FE12
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Category:  Front Derailleurs
Name:  Shimano FD-FE12
Brand:  Shimano
Model:  FD-FE12
Years:  1980's
Country:  Japan
Weight:  173 grams
Added By: JFischer on 10/11/07
Updated By: Walkman-man on 07/06/15
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Shimano FD-FE12Shimano FD-FE12
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# Rings Designed For DoubleOuter Plate MarkingsShimano FE
Inner Plate MarkingsClamp MarkingsShimano
Inner Clamp MarkingsDesign CategoryParallelogram
Pivot Arm MarkingsPlate MaterialSteel
Clamp Style28.6mm ClampCable Attachment Bolt8mm Wrench
CableStop YesClamp Bolt Type
Max Ring Difference 14T  
General Information
Low end Front Derailleur which was paired with a wide range of rear derailleurs on many Shimano equipped bicycles of the 80's, including many Japanese built Schwinns such as the Traveler.  Also often paired with the Shimano Positron system.
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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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