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Old 11-30-07, 08:30 AM
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Shimano R600 Brake Levers

Are any of you using them? What are your thoughts as to the durability and quality? I'm looking at replacing the OEM levers on my 88 Nishiki. Thanks in advance. Lp
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Old 11-30-07, 08:43 AM
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I've had them on my Bridgestone (Ribby) for several years.
They look good, feel good, work good and last forever. Other than that they suck.
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Old 11-30-07, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
I've had them on my Bridgestone (Ribby) for several years.
They look good, feel good, work good and last forever. Other than that they suck.
The R600 brake levers and calipers on my old reliable steel Specialized are about the only thing I prefer about it to my new bike with Ultegra. Fit my hands better, seem to pull more cable for the same lever movement, easier to get at from the hoods or the drops, and seem to have a lighter action - and work as good as ever after 17 years and over 20,000 miles.

I'd certainly prefer them for a long steep bendy descent - the Ultegras seem to be all on or all off in comparison, and have a lot more spring resistance
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Old 11-30-07, 11:28 AM
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I have them on my '86 Mercian Vincitore and while they are rather unspectacular, they do look good, work well and don't give any problems. I'd say use 'em if you got 'em!

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Old 11-30-07, 11:32 AM
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Cane Creeks are nice too, and cheaper. They are more comfortable for me on the hoods compared to Shimanos or DiaComp aero levers.
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