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Shimano Flight Deck ?komatiite
May 20, 2002 3:19 PM
I am finally thinking of upgrading to a FD but am having a heck of a time finding a compatible harness. I have a Giant OCR 1 with all 105 components (one button/lever). now when i do actually find some decent prices, 105 model #'s are listed and i do not know which #'s i have (pathetic, i know). of course i want a compatible harness in which ALL of the functions work (cadence, etc.). can someone point me in the (right) dirx cuz im really itching to get one.
re: Shimano Flight Deck ?weiwentg
May 20, 2002 4:53 PM
not pathetic at all; it is all slightly confusing. to be sure, you could check Shimano's Europe site for the model numbers.
I believe you need the SM 6500 RS harness. see here:

this is the kit that fits all shifters with one button on each shifter. the (I think) year 2000 Ultegra and 105 shifters had no integrated controls. since yours came with the buttons, there's no need to worry about that.
re: Shimano Flight Deck ?komatiite
May 21, 2002 6:16 AM
that link is quite helpful. i have seen the compatability diagram before, but to actually have it explained with specifics makes all the difference. according to it, i have the 2001 (which makes since since ive got a 2001 OCR1) single button levers requiring the 6500-RS harness.

thanks for the link. unfortunatley my LBS cant get any of the harnesses. looks like i'll have to do some more hunting online....
Have onemuncher
May 21, 2002 7:34 AM
That I don't need - I got the deck 2nd hand with the "wrong" kit. Post your e-mail address, and I'll hook up and send it you.

Failing that, a LBS here has them in the bargain bin for about $5 - I can pick you one up at the weekend.
I could use one ..tarwheel
May 21, 2002 12:22 PM
Hey Muncher,

I could use a new Flight Deck harness if you can get them for $5. I'm swapping all my gear to a new frame and the FD sensor unit doesn't have a replaceable clincher strap, so you practically need to buy a new harness assembly if you switch it to another frame. Mine is the 6500 model, I believe. The model # might be on the owner's manual I copied and mailed you a while back.

-- Tom Mather, Raleigh, NC
I could use one ..curlybike
May 21, 2002 5:48 PM
Trim the remains of the strap off of the sensor and use clear silicone tub caulk to glue it in position. Hold it there with a piece of electric tape until the caulk cures.
I could use one ..muncher
May 22, 2002 12:22 AM
Hey Tom,

I'll get up there on sat and see if I can pick a couple up.

However, if your sensor is like the one I have (a plastic ratchet-cip) - you can get them undone by jamming a thin screwdriver in the end to release the catch on the ratchet - takes some force, but I managed it.

Watch this space.
Can you pick me up a bunch??!!!MrCrud
May 21, 2002 5:15 PM
I need a few road harnesses of that type!!!! They're pretty hard to come by!! Email me for more details!!

Thanks for any help!!

Have onekomatiite
May 24, 2002 5:58 AM

that'd be great if you could pick me up one of those harnesses! i need the 6500-RS for my 105 shifters (at least according to the link posted earlier for Shimano euro).

here's my email. drop me a line and let me know the
details. i dont suppose your LBS has any flight decks computers on sale? i could definitely use one of them as well......