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Old 04-24-07, 06:59 PM   #1
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Ultegra 6500 left shifter same as 6600?

Is the 6500 left (front der.) shifter pretty much the same as 6600? The shifters are both doubles, but I don't think it would matter if they were tripples. My mind tells me yes, but wanted to double check.
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Old 04-24-07, 07:27 PM   #2
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The shape of the hood is different. the 6500 did not have a double/triple designation. The 6600 has specific double and triple shifters.
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Old 04-24-07, 08:25 PM   #3
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Outside of the shape, is it safe to assume the functionality to be the same? I don't think the double/triple matters. I've used triple shifters on doubles without a problem. This will be used in a double application.
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It will still shift any front derailleur. go for it.
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It will still shift any front derailleur. go for it.
A refinement: It will still shift any road front derailleur.
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A refinement: It will still shift any road front derailleur.
I'd say anyone insane enough to install drop handlebars and brifters on a mountain bike deserves the pain they are about to incur.
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