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Yard sale bike....128
Oct 12, 2001 9:52 AM
It's been awhile since I've checked in, cheers to all, and I need your learned assistance.
S'ist vous plait.
Can anyone give me web sites or info regarding this old bike I just found:
Specialized Allez, SE, Shimano 600 group, double ring, mavic rims..
That's all I remember right now.
What year is this?
Shifters are on down tube...

Thanks for any info on this...


if nothing else, contact specialized w/serial number nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 12, 2001 10:03 AM
Where does Shimano 600 fit in the scheme of things?128
Oct 12, 2001 10:06 AM
Middle of the road? Cheap?
i think it's old ultegra-equivalent, but i could be wrong. nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 12, 2001 10:14 AM
Yep, that's the original name for UltegraTig
Oct 12, 2001 10:26 AM
I still sometimes catch myself saying "Ultegra 600"!
Look at the serial number. Some manufacturers start it with a year number. My guess is that it is a late 80's or early 90's bike, but I can't remember when Shimano dropped the "600" name. A picture would help.
According to Sheldon the '600'128
Oct 12, 2001 10:46 AM
designation was dropped in 98 although Sheldon Brown's site doesn't nail down when the '600' was used w/o the 'Ultegra'
RE: Where does Shimano 600 fit in the scheme of things?mr tornado head
Oct 12, 2001 10:23 AM
The 600 line of shimano components was the Ultegra level stuff. If I'm correct, it was actually called 600, then Ultegra 600, then the 600 was dropped to just "Ultegra."

sounds like a great deal... well, depending on what you gave for it. But if it fits, and is in working order, you're a winner!
600EX actually, early 80sJack S
Oct 12, 2001 10:30 AM
While we're on the subject, how about Shimano Positron?Spinchick
Oct 12, 2001 10:36 AM
low end, I'm guessing?
That is way old Huffy level stuff. A very early attempt at indexMB1
Oct 12, 2001 10:43 AM
shifting. But if it works.

BTW I getting a complete list of budget winter clothing ideas together. There were some really good ideas from the group yesterday. I'll just edit it a little bit and include my suggestions.
How old?Spinchick
Oct 12, 2001 10:54 AM
That's what's on the 12-speed I just took apart. It's a Columbia frame. I could tell it wasn't anything special but why does it have "Custom Built" decals all over it?

BTW, thanks for the "helping to keep me warm" thread yesterday. You are most kind, sir.
The serial # should also include the manufacturing date.MB1
Oct 12, 2001 11:04 AM
Usually the first or last 4 digits are the month and year.

That Columbia is even lower than many Huffys. About the only thing it is good for is to learn how to work on bikes. Even if you destroy it-no loss and you learned something.

You gonna use any of the tips? I like Dinos sock overshoes idea a lot. Just add a little duct tape over the toe area and get rid of the baggies. And Mr. Nylons in Memphis had a good idea about the ScotchGuard.
Well at least I've learned a few things.Spinchick
Oct 12, 2001 11:57 AM
Back to the weekend yard sales.
Well, for ten bucks it'll be a good bike to work on128
Oct 12, 2001 10:51 AM
mechanically before I buy my new bike.
It looks like the rear rim is Saturae C20 (never heard of it, unless that's Mavic and the decal fell off??) and the front is Mavic 192
It even came with a Zefal pump!

It must be a mid 90's model, I'm guessing...
And very little wear on any parts....

and Thank You!!

TEN BUCKS!?!?!? you should send me $15 for my...Js Haiku Shop
Oct 12, 2001 10:57 AM
course in how to buy bikes at yard sales, invest $10 in parts from nashbar, and sell 'em at 500% profit on ebay.

going, going...actually, it'll cost you $834.
Shoot for $83.40 10 times, you have a much better chance. nmMB1
Oct 12, 2001 11:20 AM
official announcement: looking for sugar momma. need $834 nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 12, 2001 11:29 AM
How about $0.83 101 times. Some people just won't quit. nmMB1
Oct 12, 2001 11:36 AM
Maybe some kind soul will adoptSpinchick
Oct 12, 2001 11:56 AM
the both of us? Somebody who is amused by obnoxious antics and good haiku.
obnoxious antics and good haiku...Js Haiku Shop
Oct 12, 2001 12:02 PM
so, what do you have to offer?
Why, my lovely POS Columbia road bikeSpinchick
Oct 12, 2001 12:15 PM
from 19friggen75. Will that do the trick?
So you figured out how old it is? Almost a classic POS. nmMB1
Oct 12, 2001 12:26 PM
600 downtube shifters4bykn
Oct 12, 2001 12:20 PM
Shimano went to STI on the Ultegra group in '92. Yours must pre-date that. Is that steel or carbon, Specialized swapped those names at some point. My old bike is a carbon Spec' Epic, and my buddie had an Allez carbon.
ps: for spares, MUCHO 600 stuff on ebay. nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 12, 2001 12:22 PM
The Allez SE was made in '86, '87128
Oct 12, 2001 12:26 PM
Just talked to the LBS guy, he had one and liked it alot "I only ride Japanese steel", good enough for me. He said it was top of the line at the time, the Mavic front rim was an upgrade, as he suspects the Saturae was the stock rim which is still on the back.
Oddly it has slicks on it, with no visible signs of cracking. I'll inflate them and see what happens...
Yeah, got this baby for ten bucks, and it has very little wear on it...
Lucky guy, lucky bike...

I still run the 600....vanzutas
Oct 12, 2001 12:58 PM
I am a poor college student and I still run 600 on my main ride (the stuff with a grey finish) it is the latest group before the current ultegra, it is really good stuff. The 600 stuff dates back at least to the 70's when it was stamped steel and not the Aluminum that I am sure you have there. This year I put a new wheel with an 8 spd. cassette on the bike and bought STI levers, it works great with the old 80's 600 stuff. so basically you got a good deal.

Ultegra 600LI Biker
Oct 12, 2001 1:12 PM
For a few years, including 1994, it was called Ultegra 600.
re: Yard sale bike....David Feldman
Oct 13, 2001 8:41 AM
It's a 1986 bike. Shimano 600 was what has morphed into Ultegra--this isn't a cheap group. The only weak part was the indexing cartridge in the right shift lever, if you can't find a new one the best solution is a pair of friction shift levers. The bike was built with cast lugs and Tange tubing. It sold for around $650 in its day.
This is a good all-around road bicycle.
now that I think about it.....vanzutas
Oct 13, 2001 9:46 AM
my right side shifter failed on my 600 stuff. I replaced it with a suntour indexed shifter and it worked fine.

Feldman? from the Seinfeld bizarro world?bn
Oct 15, 2001 8:41 AM