Mar 5, 2003 11:45 PM
|does anyone know a site with vintage shimano stuff? the shimano 600 parts have some interesting 'scroll' work on them. i've found some downtube levers to replace the plastic modolo levers on there. does $20-25 sound like a fair price?
are there brake levers that went with this set? the bike has shimano 600 brakes but the levers seem like something off a 'cheapy' bike and don't really go to well with the other DA and 600 parts. also does anyone know when Dura Ace hubs were 6 speeds?
Mar 7, 2003 7:06 AM
|All your answers can be found here grasshopper...
Embrace the vintage steel in your grasp...feel the energy.
|kind of helped||moschika|
Mar 7, 2003 7:58 AM
|thanks, there isn't anything on the 600 parts. but i did learn that the "crane" rear derailleur was dura ace. i've seen a few of those at the recycling center but thought they were 'junk' derailleurs, now i won't be so quick to pass.
also saw a pair of the dura ace center-pulls on a bike. they didn't look all that exciting and the bike was huge so i didn't get it.
|re: vintage shimano - brake levers...||MrDan|
Mar 7, 2003 12:09 PM
|The old shimano 600 brake levers are drilled. I'm not
at home with the bike now, but I believe they have the shimano 600 logo stamped and painted in black on them as well...
|re: vintage shimano||hnmalone|
Mar 10, 2003 12:23 PM
|The group you are referring to is the 600 "Arabesque," sometimes also listed as 600EX. It was available from about 1979 through 1983. A good group for its time, one step below Dura-Ace. Consisted of brakes and levers, deraileurs and down-tube levers, crankset, hubs (rear free-hub!)
Search eBay bicycle area for "600" and/or "arabesque;" you can usually find a few items listed, some of them brand new in box. Prices range from $5 to 20$ per component.
|thanks for the info||moschika|
Mar 12, 2003 1:20 PM
|that really helps nail down the time period of my bike. and also what to look for, i.e. 600EX brake levers to replace what was on there.|
|thanks for the info||M_Currie|
Mar 17, 2003 6:31 AM
|A couple of years ago I bought an old Ross bike with 600ex components, just for the cranks. I should have the brake levers somewhere in a box . Email me if you want them cheap, like for the cost of shipping.|
Mar 17, 2003 11:13 PM
|but what's your email. i can't seem to email from this board. it says i need to login and when i do, that function isn't available. my email is moschika at yahoo dot com.
i would very interested.
|What about cheaper vintage Shimano stuff?||girchygirchy|
Mar 16, 2003 5:44 PM
|My dad's old 3-speed from around '73 has a Shimano 3-speed shifter, brake levers, and Tourney brakes. Any information about these pieces?|| |