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Flight Deck Compatability Question(4 posts)

Flight Deck Compatability QuestionHorace Greeley
Jan 30, 2003 12:22 PM
I currently run old 105 shifters with a flight deck (6500). The shifters have both control buttons on the right lever. My second bike in the process of being built will have DA shifters which have control buttons separated (one on each lever). Will the old 6500 flight deck head work on both bikes, or will I need to purchase the newer 6501 head? Thanks.
Go west, young man.the other Tim
Jan 30, 2003 12:32 PM
The older 6500 FD head will work with the newer harnesses.
Thanks (LOL), any differences...Horace Greeley
Jan 30, 2003 4:31 PM
between the 6500 and 6501?
Restorable odometer and multi-bike/wheel/cassette setups ...the other Tim
Jan 30, 2003 5:36 PM
are two things that come to mind. I think the 6501 was a little easier to setup, but that may have just been better instructions. It's been a while since I've used a 6500. I think the two differences I mentioned make it worth upgrading. I'm so lazy that I have one head unit for each bike, but I use the multi-bike feature for different wheels/cassettes on some bikes.