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Old 05-29-08, 05:10 PM   #1
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help! looking for a shimano 600 6 speed cassette. wtb??

went to the lbs and said i need a new chain and cassette. the chain is pretty easy to get, but i was wondering where can i get the rear cassette? it is a 6 speed.
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Are you referring to a freewheel or a cassette? A six speed freewheel should not be hard to find, my LBS stocks them, new Shimano. If its a freewheel, try a different LBS or look on-line.
A six speed cassette is quite hard to come by.
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Try eBay; put "freewheel 6" into the search box. Typical price will be 7-15 bucks. And you don't need a Shimano, although they're real common ... Suntour was prominent then, and Sachs too.

And by the way, if it's 6-speed Shimano 600, it's not a cassette, but a threaded freewheel ...
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Are you referring to a freewheel or a cassette? A six speed freewheel should not be hard to find, my LBS stocks them, new Shimano. If its a freewheel, try a different LBS or look on-line.
A six speed cassette is quite hard to come by.
Will you be ready to ride somewhere in the area in July? August?
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And by the way, if it's 6-speed Shimano 600, it's not a cassette, but a threaded freewheel ...
Not true... I have a NOS Shimano 600 EX 6 speed cassette in front of me right now. OP , if this is what you are looking for PM me.
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Not true... I have a NOS Shimano 600 EX 6 speed cassette in front of me right now.
+1, you beat me to it! DongDong, determine if you have a freewheel or a cassette. If it's a cassette, contact mainducoyote because these things are rare.
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My bad ... I should have remembered that, because I've got a 6-speed Dura Ace cassette from 1982 on one of my bikes ...

That said, I'll bet that it's a freewheel.
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Will you be ready to ride somewhere in the area in July? August?
Hey Robbie, I was cleared to get back on the bikes WAY ahead of schedule. The doc says I set some sort of record for recovery from rotator cuff surgery. I just got back on the bikes last weekend, but only road, no mountain biking for another 2 months at least. My road rides are very small distances and no speed. The bones still hurt where they cut and polished. But I should be up to some decent short rides, like 25 miles by July certainly by August.
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Hey Robbie, I was cleared to get back on the bikes WAY ahead of schedule. The doc says I set some sort of record for recovery from rotator cuff surgery. I just got back on the bikes last weekend, but only road, no mountain biking for another 2 months at least. My road rides are very small distances and no speed. The bones still hurt where they cut and polished. But I should be up to some decent short rides, like 25 miles by July certainly by August.
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Rocco, I'll let you know about riding the Tobacco Trail from the Durham Bulls ballpark.

And DongDong, I've got a 6-speed cluster that slides onto Shimano splines if you need one. Perhaps we can trade something or other.
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