Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:23 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Shimano 600?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:08 pm
Posts: 73
Hi, I have an 88-89 Raleigh Road Ace with a shimano 600 groupset. Could anyone tell me does this have a cassette or a freewheel? I can't see how to get a removal tool into it. Any advice please?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shimano 600?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:44 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:41 pm
Posts: 9314
Location: Cumbria
Pound to a penny it has a casette, unless it's something odd like a helicomatic lol. Any pictures?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:48 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:28 am
Posts: 7183
Location: Gorleston-on-sea (If there is a bright center to the universe this is place furthest from it
May well be a Uniglide cassette


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:20 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:08 pm
Posts: 73
Hi,
Is there an idiots guide to uploading photos anywhere?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shimano 600?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:49 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:08 pm
Posts: 73
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shimano 600?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:03 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:56 pm
Posts: 2954
Location: Cumbria land of beauty
Resize the image on your computer change the largest pixel count on the height and length to 1050 and and save then upload as normal as you see photof**ket is no longer an option.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shimano 600?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:14 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
King of the Skip Monkeys
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:34 pm
Posts: 29268
Location: Cells Interlinked
Thats a Uniglide cassette. Last cog screws onto the threaded part of the cassette body and looking at that picture, it will just be an arse to get off in a hurry.

Sheldon Browns ever useful site:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html

Image

The easiest thing to do is take the axle out, get a long 10mm allen key and take the whole Uniglide bit off including the cassette and fit a standard shimano 7 or 8 cassette body back on. Then you can fit a 7 or 8spd cassette with all the benefits.

Park Tool guide

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-he ... -section-2

You can even go 9spd if you want, if the rear is 126mm, you may need to spread to 130mm. Then you can fit your newly suited and booted 9spd wheel in, new chain, cassette, 9spd down tube shifters and off you go. You wont even need to change mechs.

Or 8spd

or 7spd but these are a bit trickier to find good ratio cassettes for.

or even 10spd with new mechs and shifters and chain


Attachments:
oily uniglide.jpg
oily uniglide.jpg [ 135.33 KiB | Viewed 503 times ]


Last edited by legrandefromage on Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:38 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shimano 600?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:17 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
King of the Skip Monkeys
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:34 pm
Posts: 29268
Location: Cells Interlinked
I went mad and fitted 10spd to this 1979 MKM/ Wes Mason - I used STI but with downtube shifters, you can trim the front mech easier so you dont have to swap anything

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shimano 600?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:28 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
King of the Skip Monkeys
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:34 pm
Posts: 29268
Location: Cells Interlinked
Your existing 600 downtube levers will even shift 7spd with just an adjustment to the reach of the rear mech.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shimano 600?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:08 pm
Posts: 73
Sorted thanks. The freehub was shot so took the cassette and freehub off in a oner


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], Gren, MatBH5, mattr, NeilM and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group