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An Ultegra GS vs ??? question
I've spent hours digging thru old posts, but I have a question... please.
I have zero experience with Shimano. I'm C&V, and old stuff. Campy or Suntour. Friction shifting.
Question regards the Ultegra RD-6500 GS.
I've been offered one of these for a reasonable price, and I'm curious. It would replace a Campy Rally RD. I would be using either downtube or Suntour barcons on a 7-speed freewheel rear end. Someday, I might get a bike with a wider back-end, but not yet.
Are there any improvements in shifting?
Is the RD-6500 GS a particularly worthy RD? Was/IS the RD-6600 or RD-6700 worth skipping over this option?
I would appreciate hearing from those who know this RD.
1959 Hilton Wrigley Connoisseur (still my favorite!)
1963 Hetchins Mountain King (the gravel grinder)
1971 Gitane Tour de France (The War Horse)
1971 Gitane Super Corsa (The Garage Queen)
1980 Ritchey Touring (The Grail Bike)
1984 Tom Ritchey Team Competition (NOS show bike)
(replacing the stolen 1981 Tom Ritchey Everest custom)
1985 ALAN Record (Glued & Screwed. A gift.)