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Does anybody remember the good old days of Shimano Ultegra 600?

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Sadly, I missed this glorious looking bike first time round- but I can certainly see its appeal!

As a very novice cyclist (i.e.- preferably only on flat surfaces!), I may not be appreciating the true wonder of this ‘good old days’ specimen. However, according to cycling forums, more expert users have said the Shimano Ultegra 600 is likely to still be in working condition today- provided it wasn’t neglected or worn out over many miles of cycling. Now that IS well made!

Intrigued by the bike, I’ve done some reading and the Shimano Ultegra was introduced in the early 1980’s as an alternative to more expensive recreational bicycle accessories. It even grew in popularity with competition cycling enthusiasts, particularly with its gear options.

Panic not though- it’s still possible to purchase the this bad-boy today, bringing the good old days back! There’s a ‘build-your-own’ option here; http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-SHIMANO-600-TRI-COLOR-GROUP-GROUPPO-COMPLETE-BUILD-KIT-2x8-SPEED-DOUBLE-/263108957442. And there’s some helpful instruction videos on youtube if you did fancy a new DIY project- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfBiXgf8JxI.

Best of luck!!
Gabrielle

by MoCCconsultantGabrielle on August 26th at 9:20am

Sadly, I missed this glorious looking bike first time round- but I can certainly see its appeal!

As a very novice cyclist (i.e.- preferably only on flat surfaces!), I may not be appreciating the true wonder of this ‘good old days’ specimen. However, according to cycling forums, more expert users have said the Shimano Ultegra 600 is likely to still be in working condition today- provided it wasn’t neglected or worn out over many miles of cycling. Now that IS well made!

Intrigued by the bike, I’ve done some reading and the Shimano Ultegra was introduced in the early 1980’s as an alternative to more expensive recreational bicycle accessories. It even grew in popularity with competition cycling enthusiasts, particularly with its gear options.

Panic not though- it’s still possible to purchase the this bad-boy today, bringing the good old days back! There’s a ‘build-your-own’ option here; http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-SHIMANO-600-TRI-COLOR-GROUP-GROUPPO-COMPLETE-BUILD-KIT-2x8-SPEED-DOUBLE-/263108957442. And there’s some helpful instruction videos on youtube if you did fancy a new DIY project- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfBiXgf8JxI.

Best of luck!!
Gabrielle

by MoCCconsultantGabrielle on August 25th at 3:02pm
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