Shimano SL-6208, 600EX
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Category:  Shifters
Name:  Shimano SL-6208, 600EX
Brand:  Shimano
Primary Group:  600EX
Model:  SL-6208
Years:  Mid 1980's - ?
Country:  Japan
Weight:  69 grams
Added By: JFischer on 02/01/08
Updated By: bik3porn on 09/26/15
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Shifter Type DowntubeAttachment Style Clamp-On; Downtube - Top Mount;
Downtube Braze-on (standard)
Shifting Systems6sp Shimano SIS
Lever MarkingsShimano 600 SL-6208
Lever Material  
General Information

Indexed version of the Shimano 600 downtube shifter.  Index shifting was introduced into the 600 line sometime in the mid to late 80's

These were available in four options:-

Model SL-6208-FCAI (As per photos above) Downtube Braze-On A-Type/M5 

Model SL-6208-FCBI - Downtube Top Mount Braze-On B-Type

Model SL-6208-BCAI - Band A-Type

Model SL-6208-FAI - Downtube Braze-On A-Type/M4.5


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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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