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Vintage Components - Shimano Front Derailleurs

Front derailleurs: Dura-Ace clamp-on | 600 clamp-on | Ultegra Braze-on | FD-Z206 front clamp-on | Deore XT (Elk) clamp-on | 105 clamp-on | Golden Arrow clamp-on

Shimano Shimano rear derailleurs can be found here

Shimano Dura-Ace front derailleur clamp-on, 28.5 mm. Used

Part# FD-60

We believe these is rare, first-generation Shimano Dura-Ace front derailleurs. They wereprobably made 1973 - 1974. The introduction of Shimano Dura-Ace coincided with Campagnolo's release of its Super-Record group. The high-end bike business suddenly got much tougher.

We have two: Dura-Ace front clamp-on #1 | #2

Shimano Dura-Ace front derailleur clamp-on, 28.5 mm #1. Used, $35.00

Shimano Durace Ace front derailleur

First generation Dura-Ace parts were the first truly professional components to come from Asia. They would not be the last.

Shimano Dura-Ace front derailleur

These derailleurs were designed for five and six-speed systems.

Shimano Dura-Ace front derailleur clamp-on, 28.5 mm #2. Used, $35.00

Shimano Dura Ace front derailleur

In great condition after all these years.

Dura Ace front derailleur

And from the back

Shimano 600EX Arabesque front clamp-on derailleur, 28.6

Part# FD-61

Technically, this is a Shimano FD-6200, but it is better known as a Shimano 600EX Arabesque (for its decorative engraving) front derailleur. They were produced fromt 1978 to 1984.

Shimano 600 EX front derailleur

These super-shifting front changers weigh in at about 110 grams

Shimano 600 front derailleur

Top view. There is a little rust, but very little wear.

Shimano Ultegra FD-6401 braze-on front derailleur. used. $30.00

Part# FD-62

  • This derailleur was produced 1992-1997.
  • Weight: about 100 grams
  • This FD-6401 was introduced to work on 8-speed groups.

Shimano Ultegra front braze-on derailleur

Ultegra components have a high level of finish.

Shimano Ultegra front derailleur

And it looks just as good from the back.

Shimano FD-Z206 front clamp-on derailleur. Used, $25.00

  • Produced 1984 - 1986
  • 28.6mm clamp
  • Will handle an 18-tooth front chainring difference

Shimano front derailleur

A well-designed and made front derailleur.

Shimano front derailleur

And from the back

Shimano Deore XT (Elk) triple clamp-on front derailleur. Used, $25.00

  • Shimano part# FD-M700
  • Often referred to as the "Elk" front derailleur for the Elk graphic on the outside of the parallelogram.
  • 28.6mm clamp-on
  • Part of the Deore XT M700 group made for touring and MTB bikes
  • Produced 1983 - 1986
  • Highly-regarded derailleur that was used on the first generation of Specialized Stumpjumpers

Deore XT front derailleur

Factory specs say this will handle a 22-tooth chainring difference.

Deore XT front derailleur

Frpm the back

Shimano 105 clamp-on front derailleur. Used, $25.00

  • Shimano part# FD-1050
  • Produced 1987 - 1989
  • 28.6mm clamp-on
  • Will handle 14-tooth chainring difference
  • We believe this is the first derailleur to carry the 105 group designation

Shimano front

Just lightly used

Shimano 105 front derailleur

From the back

Shimano Golden Arrow clamp-on front derailleur. Used, $40.00

  • Shimano part# FD-A105
  • The Golden Arrow components carried a 105 part number, but they were marketed as Golden Arrow parts.
  • These derailleurs were produced 1983 - 1986. 105-branded parts succeeded them in 1987
  • 28.6mm clamp-on

Shimano Golden Arrow front derailleur

A simple, well-made front derailleur

Golden Arrow front derailleur

From the front