Shimano SL-6400, 600 Ultegra (7sp)
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Category:  Shifters
Name:  Shimano SL-6400, 600 Ultegra (7sp)
Brand:  Shimano
Primary Group:  600 Ultegra
Model:  SL-6400
Years:  1988 - 1991
Country:  Japan
Weight:  60 grams
Added By: JFischer on 12/22/07
Updated By: steel-is-real on 07/18/12
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Shimano SL-6400, 600 Ultegra (7sp)Shimano SL-6400, 600 Ultegra (7sp)Shimano SL-6400, 600 Ultegra (7sp)Shimano SL-6400, 600 Ultegra (7sp)
Shifter Type DowntubeAttachment Style Clamp-On; Downtube - Top Mount;
Downtube Braze-on (standard)
Shifting Systems7sp Shimano SIS
Lever MarkingsShimano 600, Fric, SIS, Light Action, BL-6400
Lever MaterialAluminum  
General Information

Seven speed indexed shifters, late 80's.  The rear is indexed for 7 speed SIS. ( -6401 is 8 speed)

There were four mounting options:-

SL-6400-FCAI  - Downtube Braze-On A-Type / M5 
SL-6400-FCBI  - Downtube Top Mount Braze-On B-Type
SL-6400-BCAI  - Band A-Type
SL-6400-FAI     - Downtube Braze-On A-Type / M4.5

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Shimano SL-6401, 600 Ultegra (8sp)Shimano600 Ultegra
Component Groups
Primary Group NameBrandQuick InfoBrowse Group Components
600 Ultegra, 6400 seriesShimano1988 - 1998, Road RaceView 32 Components

 Shimano added the word 'Ultegra' to their 600 group set in 1988 with the introduction of the 6400 series groupset.  Also often recognized by the tri-color stripe on many of the parts. 

The Ultegra group was developed to provide a high-performance racing type bicycle for amateur racers and performance oriented sports cyclists. Ultegra features polished bearing races, high strength steels, a striking modern colour treatment and compact high-tech design theme. This approach creates a new upgraded image for a fashionable high quality racing-type bicycle aimed at the performance cycling enthusiast. (1991 Dealer Manual)

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Shimano Model Number Prefix List:

BB Bottom Bracket BL Brake Lever BR BRake
CB Coaster Brake CJ Cassette Joint CN ChaiN
CP Chain Protecto CR Chain Ring CS Cassette Sprockets
DF chain DeFlector DH Dynamo Hub FC Front Crank
FD Front Derailleur FE Fork Ends FH FreeHub
FS Front Suspension HB HuB HD HanDle bar
HP Head Parts (Head Set) HS Handle Stem IF Inter-3 Freehub
LP LamP MF Multi Freewheel PD PeDal
RD Rear Derailleur RH Rollerbrake Hub RM RiM
RR ReflectoRs RS Rear Suspension SB Shift Brake lever (Nexus, ?)
SC Speed Calculator (cycle computer) SF Single Freewheel Freilaufritzel SG Speed chanGe hub
SH SHoes SL Shift Lever Schalthebel SM SMall parts
SP Seat Post SQ Seat Quick release SS Single Sprocket
TL TooL WH WHeel ST Shift Brake Lever (STI, Rapid Fire, etc)
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