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Shimano 600 STI(4 posts)

Shimano 600 STIDSR
Jan 31, 2003 2:59 PM
I'm an mtb-er considering an older used steel bike. I'm looking at one that's from around 96-97 with a Shimano 600 STI group. Price is around $500 which is around the neighborhood I'd be willing to spend. Any thoughts on Shimano 600 though? It's no longer in the Shimano line-up so I don't know much about it. I think it's the precursor to Ultegra. At least it's still STI. Any reason to be hesitant? Thanks in advance. S
re: Shimano 600 STIjtolleson
Jan 31, 2003 3:44 PM
No worries, assuming the usually caveats about checking the condition and fit of a used bike. It is indeed the old Ultegra, and was a pretty good workhorse. You don't say what the rest of the bike is, but presumably something of that vintage would be worth $500 TOPS and maybe a fair bit less.
re: Shimano 600 STItmb
Feb 1, 2003 12:07 AM
I've got a '95ish steel road bike w/ full 600. I've been riding it for about 4.5 yrs., without much trouble. The drivetrain is original,except rear D. & chain.The shifters got a little sticky, nothing some wd-40 couldn't fix. Overall, I'm happy w/ the bike. At 24#'s, it's no light weight, and I would love something new& light, but this years bike budget went to my new custom Titus Racer-X.
If your looking to get the road bike for training and such, I think an older steel rig w/ 600 is a good way to go. The more I ride mine, the more I enjoy it,now if we could just get rid of all the cars on the road....
re: Shimano 600 STInoveread
Feb 1, 2003 8:03 PM
As others have said, 600 is old ultegra. Good solid stuff, but $500 does seem a bit high for a used bike with the stuff. Especially when for say $800-$900 you can get a new bike with new Ultegra...