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FLIGHT DECK, rear der. type?(5 posts)

FLIGHT DECK, rear der. type?Stephan
May 19, 2001 3:09 PM
Hello guys,

I just bought a Flight Deck computer and I am setting it (at least I am trying to...) but I have to choose between 2 options regarding my rear derailleur type and I do not know what to enter in the computer. I have the Ultegra ST-6501 levers, 27 speed with an Ultegra RD 6500 rear der. (the bike is a 2000 model one). The 2 options to choose from the computer are:
- 111 for Traditional rear derailleur
- 222 For Rapid Rise Rear derailleur (reverse spring type)

If anybody knows which one I should choose let me know.
Thank you and have a good day,

May 19, 2001 4:25 PM
You have a traditional setup. Rapid rise is only found on MTB components (and then only on XTR, I believe)
Hi it is me again...Stephan
May 20, 2001 11:22 AM
Hi Dr Flight Deck,

I finally bought a Flight Deck SC-6501 (ST-6501 levers, 27 speeds, and SM-6500 harness) and installed it this week-end. I entered all the infos (including 111, hehehe) in the computer and tried it. As usual there is a problem: no auto start (in theory it should work right?) I have to manually press the button on the back of the computer (will not even start from the start button on the hood! I have the 2 buttons on the right hood) to start it and then it works fine, and I can use the 2 buttons to switch between functions. Is your setting the same mine? Did I miss something in the settings, did you have the same problems?

Thank you again and have a good day,

it's not a bug, it's a feature!DrD
May 20, 2001 2:53 PM
Sadly, that's the way the power saver mode works (see page 13 in your sc-6501 manual) - 30 minutes of inactivity or no buttons being pushed and the unit goes into power saver mode - you have to hit the A or B button on the back of the head unit to wake it up.

To get the computer to record anything, you have to be in mode 1 (in something other than clock) and hit St/Sp button (left lever) so that the mph or kph indicator starts flashing (page 10 in the sc-6501 manual).

Once it's awake and set-up, it autostarts just fine (it records data when you are moving, stops when you stop)
it's not a bug, it's a feature!Stephan
May 21, 2001 8:19 AM
Hi Flight Deck hero,

Ok let me say that before you think that I am dumb (even if I admit that I can be sometimes): my SC-6501 computer did not come with a manual, only the SM-6500 harness did and the manual was ONLY about the SC-6500 computer. I suppose that now I have to find a manual for the SC-6501, and when you know how difficult it is to contact Shimano...

Second thing, to me (and maybe that I am wrong), autostart means that once you move your bike and that the magnet meets the sensor, the computer starts by itself (at least some do like Cateyes)! I really do not get this part, was it the same thing with the SC-6500 (you had to press the back button to start it?)?

Anyway thank you Flight Deckman, you have been really helpful, I am going to try to contact Shimano to get the right manual because there are still a few things unclear about this computer.

Have great rides,