Shimano 600 Ultegra (SL-6400) Vintage Braze-On Downtube Shifters

✓ Original shifters - in production from the 1980s to the 1990s
✓ Professionally checked & cleaned
✓ Worldwide shipping

Shimano 600 Ultegra downtube shifters, hailing from Japan and in production from the 1980s to the 1990s. Made from aluminium and weighing in at 68 grams. A fine choice for keeping your vintage bike authentic, but also great for any other compatible bike.

The shifters have been carefully cleaned, thoroughly checked by one of our mechanics and graded as mint condition, but do take a good look at the detailed photos so you can see the cosmetic condition before you buy.

OVERVIEW


Condition - Mint
Condition Notes - Left hand lever has been installed but not used, all other parts are NOS
Model ID - SL-6400
Production Era - 1980s & 1990s
Country - Japanese
Material - Aluminium
Weight - 68 g
Stock Code - U-S-B132V

TECHNICAL INFO


Fixing Type - Braze-On
Shift Type - Shimano SIS, Friction
Speed* - 6 Speed, 7 Speed
Shifter Boss Type - Standard (ISO / Campagnolo)
Boss Thread Size - M5 / 5 mm (Standard)

*See help section.

SHIPPING, TAXES & RETURNS

We've been safely sending orders around the world since 2010. There's a handy shipping calculator on the shopping cart page so you can see the cost of postage as soon as you've added it to your basket. Your order will be carefully packed and sent with tracking & insurance, we despatch most orders within 2-3 days but larger items and orders placed before the weekend can take an extra day or two to process.

We accept returns, please notify us within 14 days and ensure the item arrives back with us no later than 30 days after the order was received.

We don't charge VAT, however, if buying from outside of the UK please remember that there may be import fees to pay directly to the delivery company before receiving the order. Unfortunately we can’t advise on the exact costs as it varies from country to country, so please check your national rates before purchasing.

HELP SECTION

Fixing Type - if you have small mounts on either side of the frame’s down tube you need braze-on shifters, if there are no mounts you’ll need clamp-on (sometimes referred to as band-on). Some 'aero' frames have mounts fixed to the top of the down tube, for these frames you require top mount shifters for the correct boss type (see below). There are also 'Clamp-Over' shifters that allow front & rear shifters to be used on a frame that only has a single braze-on.

Shift Type - friction shifters don't click into gear when you change, when they do click it's referred to as indexed shifting. For this to work correctly you must use the same system as your rear derailleur, if you're using friction levers you can mix and match. You don't need to worry about the front derailleur as left downtube shifters aren't indexed.

Speed - the number of cogs at the back the right shifter is designed to be used with. This is important with indexed shifting but with friction shifters you can in theory run any shifters with any speed setup, although the right lever will need to be pulled back further to shift into the larger cogs.

Shifter Boss Type - the shape of the mount (for braze-on fixings only). Campagnolo / ISO is standard and easily identified by the flat sections on either side, usually combined with a square base for the backing stop plates to fit. There are also Shimano ones with a keyhole shaped base and much less common French ones that are round with no flat sections.

Boss Thread Size - M5 (5 mm) is standard for Campagnolo / ISO bosses, but Shimano bosses will often have M4.5 (4.5 mm) threads and the French bosses would likely have 5 x 1 mm threads.