Shimano Uniglide, 600EX
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Category:  Cassettes
Name:  Shimano Uniglide, 600EX
Brand:  Shimano
Primary Group:  600EX
Years:  Late 1970's - Mid 1980's
Country:  Japan
Added By: rbman on 11/06/09
Updated By: JFischer on 11/13/10
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Shimano Uniglide, 600EXShimano Uniglide, 600EXShimano Uniglide, 600EX
Identifying MarkingsTooth DesignUni-Glide
Hub Compatibility Shimano UniglideCog Count5; 6
Material Steel  
General Information
Early Uniglide 5 Speed Freehub and Cogs.  Splined, not threaded, to fit on a Shimano Splined Hub.  Uniglide has evenly spaced splines on the Freehub, as opposed to the later 'keyed' Hyperglide.  Outer ring (smallest) is threaded to secure the cogs to the hub.  Use 2 chain whips to remove outer cog, and remove entire cassette.  Inner 4 gears on cassette were held together with 3 "screws".  Even spacers separated the cogs.  Cone wrenches can remove the entire hub and cogs, or just the cassette can be removed.  
Other pics show the front of the cassette with a locking 13 tooth cog, and spacer.
Back of cassette has one of the small screws removed for illustration.
See the file on the Uniglide Rear Wheel Hub that is the match for this Freehub.
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Additional Resources
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Component Groups
Primary Group NameBrandQuick InfoBrowse Group Components
600EX, 6200 seriesShimano1978 - 1987, Road RaceView 49 Components
Details:   The Shimano 600EX groupset was made in a multitude of variations and generations.  Often, more than one variation was being produced at the same time.  Included in the Shimano 600EX groupsets is the easily recognizable Arabesque group with detailed engravings and designs.  The 600EX group went from friction shifting at its introduction, to 6 speed SIS shifting later in the 1980's. 
Brand Information(click to expand)

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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