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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-20-08, 06:29 PM   #1
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quck: ultegra vs 600 headset-- any difference?

i have a shimano 600 headset and a shimano ultegra one.
i know they're both technically ultegra, but one specifies the name while the other simply says 600.
this tells me that the 600 is older, but is there any real difference here? they look pretty identical. i'm going to install one in about an hour-- is there a benefit to using one or the other?
if they are in fact identical, i'm probably going to use the 600 as it's less conspicuous (ultegra "sounds" more expensive)...
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600 = old name for ultegra (as you know), so I would probably just opt for the newer model if there isnt a price difference (in which case i would opt for the cheaper model)
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i have them both in my hand, literally. both have probably seen similar # of miles, both are in great condition. i'm installing one on my gf's iro, but i want to make sure there isn't a difference i'm unaware of before i put the 600 on.
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