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Shimano FD6500 Ultegra ... any good?

Old 06-16-10, 10:29 PM
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Old 06-16-10, 11:07 PM
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For what? It's a perfectly acceptable shimano 9s front deriallleur.
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For what? It's a perfectly acceptable shimano 9s front deriallleur.
Ditto... it's a lousy paperweight, though, and completely sucks as a kitty litter scoop.
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I've got 6500 & 6700. I like the 6500 better, other than the 9 speed. Shifts quieter and just as sure.
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Good for a double crankset.
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Originally Posted by wunderkind
Any good?
Ultegra is Shimano's second top top of the line. It's plenty good.
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What perfect timing! I can get a mint one. I understand there's the newer FD6600, 6700.... I guess my question is is FD6500 still relevant in today's modern compact crank set?
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What perfect timing! I can get a mint one. I understand there's the newer FD6600, 6700.... I guess my question is is FD6500 still relevant in today's modern compact crank set?
If you are using a 9 speed chain, the 6500 will be your best choice. 6600 and 6700 are for 10 speed chains. You can shift a 10 speed chain with a 9 speed front derailler but the 10 speed version will shift it quicker, in my experience. A 6500 FD will work fine with a compact crank to actually answer your question directly
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