Sep 12, 2001 6:53 PM
|The seller of this bike told me that Shimano 600 is the same as Ultegra---is that true? About how old are these components if they're Shimano 600? Also, can these accept a triple chainring?|
|re: Shimano 600---Info?||davidl|
Sep 12, 2001 7:01 PM
|My 1989 Cannondale has 600. I think it 's a precursor of Ultegra [old ultegra]. Works just fine.|
|re: Shimano 600---Info?||Atombomber|
Sep 12, 2001 7:28 PM
|600 was the predecessor to Ultegra, and the last few years was called Ultegra 600. I believe 600 was available through '97, and then changed to Ultegra when the system went 9 speed. The biggest difference is that the new stuff uses a splined hollow BB, and the older stuff had the square tapered spindle. 600 was 8 speed. The newer the product, the greater the technology and refinements.
As to 3 ring cranks, I don't know if 600 had that option, though for some reason I think they did the last few years.
Sep 13, 2001 7:28 AM
|They did not make a 600ex triple crank. At least I never saw one. I remember having to convert several bikes at the shop I worked at with 600 cranks to a triple and we just replaced them with deore xt.|
Sep 12, 2001 7:29 PM
|The progression is Shimano 600, early to mid 80s; Shimano
600 Ultegra, mid 80s to early 90s'; Shimano Ultegra, mid 90s to present.
For example, I have a Shimano 600 brakeset on an old Peugeot that I bought in 1984 (to replace the lousy Wienmann brakes that came on it). I bought another Peugeot in 1987 (my everyday bike, still running strong) and equipped it with Shimano 600 Ultegra group. If I were to refit it today, I would buy Shimano Ultegra.
Regardless of the name, it still represents the #2 group in the Shimano lineup, and probably their best value.
|re: Shimano 600||Chen2|
Sep 13, 2001 9:36 AM
|My commuter bike is a 1978 Trek with Shimano 600 52/39 crank set and 12-26 six speed freewheel, friction shifters (great bike, excellent condition). My other bike is a 1998 Trek 5500 (OCLV Dura-Ace). The head set says Shimano 600, go figure.