Shimano FH-6261, 600EX (6sp)
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Category:  Hubs
Name:  Shimano FH-6261, 600EX (6sp)
Brand:  Shimano
Primary Group:  600EX
Model:  FH-6261
Years:  Early 1980's - Mid 1980's
Country:  Japan
Weight:  643 grams
Added By: JFischer on 01/28/08
Updated By: JFischer on 01/28/10
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Shimano FH-6261, 600EX (6sp)Shimano FH-6261, 600EX (6sp)Shimano FH-6261, 600EX (6sp)
Gear Compatibility CassetteFront Bearing Size/Count
Rear Bearing Size/CountRear Spacing124mm; 126mm
Spoke Drilling36Flange SizeLow Flange
Gear Threading/Pattern UniGlideBody Markings
Axle MaterialSteelShell MaterialAluminum
General Information
6sp version of the Shimano 600EX low flange freehub.  There were also high flange and 5speed versions of this same hub.  Weight is for both front and rear hub, 126mm rear hub.  The 124mm hub was only about 3 grams lighter.  Shimano packaged the cassette along with the hubs in this early setup, yielding an interesting mix of model numbers including: 6261 (silver 6sp), 6260 (black 6sp), 6251 (silver 5sp) and 6250 (black 5sp).  Add 2 to the last digit to get the corresponding large flange version model numbers.
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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. 
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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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