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Is it possible to buy just one part of a shimano 600 RD?

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Old 10-18-12, 06:04 AM
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Is it possible to buy just one part of a shimano 600 RD?

I've got this shimano 600 EX rear derailleur that I'd love to use, but somehow the outer part of the cage got warped and the chain makes contact with it. It's aluminum so I can't really bend it back. I kinda doubt these kind of parts are available any more, especially when you can get a whole one for pretty cheap..
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Old 10-18-12, 06:16 AM
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Yes, indivivual parts were offered but, as you say, finding sombody who has one may be difficult. Who says you can't straighten them? I do it fairly often, with varying degrees of success depending on the bend. They're a lot like out of true wheels, with a very high probablity of success no matter how large the bend, provided it's gradual. It's the small, sudden bends that are tricky.
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Who says you can't straighten them?
i thought if you bent aluminum too much it would break, so I never tried to bend it back.

I tried just now and had it straightened out pretty well, but then it broke in two.


if anyone has a broken shimano 600 EX or tricolor RD laying around, i could use the outer part of your cage

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Sorry to hear it broke. So, are we talking 600EX or New 600EX? Short, medium of long cage? If you don't know, just post the part number, which should be stamped on the back of the parellogram. The cage attaching to the pivot or the other side or both? The reason I'm asking is because many Shimano derailleurs used cages with identical geometry. Expanding the selection of donor derailleurs will increase your odds of finding a replacement.
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frantik - may I ask for a photo of the part you need? I might just have something in my parts bin that would work. Also, please include the DR model #...

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It's an RD-6208... the "new" 600EX. looks like short cage to me, pulleys are ~47mm apart. I'd actually love to swap out the short cage for a long cage, but just finding a replacement would be pretty awesome

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I might be your man. I have a dead/parts 6207 RD in my pile of parts. I know the cage is good. Won't be able to check until tonight though.

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^ cool man, just let me know
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hey.. "Japantown-ish".. we're practically neighbors!
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hey.. "Japantown-ish".. we're practically neighbors!
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^ replied


Dang, when complete Tricolor RDs are going for $11, maybe I should just buy a complete new one lol
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-600-...item3f1d76de1e
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^ cool man, just let me know
Don't have the inner cage, but would a complete Tri Color 600 work? If you want a mid or long cage I have a couple of older M737 Deore XT's too... just let me know.

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I don't really need a whole one.. this is just a spare RD I've got laying around that I'm trying to make complete again.

though you did catch my attention with Deore XT
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saturday bump.. any of you guys get a chance to poke through your parts bin?
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so i discovered, even though i broke the cage in half, i could still bolt it back on, and I guess i bent it enough so the chain doesn't drag any more. When the pulley gear bolts are tightened down enough, the two broken parts of the cage don't move.

i don't know if i would want to use it for shifting, but i it seems to be perfect as a chain tensioner on a single speed MTB running 48x22 which is low but it's intended to be ridden in the rain so I figured might want a lower gear.




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