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vintage shimanomoschika
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 helpedmoschika
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 shimanohnmalone
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 infomoschika
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 infoM_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?