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Vintage Components - Shimano Rear Derailleurs

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On this page: Dura-Ace 7401 6/7-speed SIS rear | Dura-Ace 7402 8/9-speed SIS rear | Deore long-cage | 600 SIS short cage rear | Shimano 600 EX (long cage) | 400 CX medium/long cage 7-speed | Crane GS (long cage)

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Shimano Dura-Ace 7401 6/7-speed SIS compatible rear derailleur. used $120.00

The Dura-Ace rear 7401 was made in 1987-88. It's index (SIS or STI) or friction compatible. Weight is about 210 grams.

Drua-Ace 7401 rear derailleur

This derailleur will deliver crisp, accurate shifts in both friction and indexed modes.

Shimano Dura-Ace 7401 rear derailleur

The back shows it has had very little use.


Shimano Dura-Ace 7402 8/9 speed SIS compatible rear derailleur. used $75.00

This derailleur was part of the first generation SIS indexed system. Versions of the 7400 rear derailleur line were made from 1984 to 1995. This derailleur was part of the 8-speed index system, but it is also compatible with nine-speed shifters. The derailleur we have was probably made around 1989.

Shimano Dura Ace rear derailleur

The 7400 series could handle a 26-tooth rear freewheel cog

Shimano Dura-Ace rear derailleur

Top view. It has some minor scuffing, but is in otherwise great condition


Shimano Deore long cage rear derailleur. Used, $40.00

  • Shimano part# RD-MT60
  • Produced 1987 - 1988
  • 311 grams
  • 6 or 7-speed index as well as frinction.
  • Maximum cog size: 32

Deore long-cage

One of the first indexed Shimano derailleurs.

Deore Long cage

From the back

Deore long cage

Another view


Shimano 600 RD-6208 (SIS) rear derailleur. Used, $125.00

  • This is the first generation indexing Shimano 600 derailleur. It was produced 1986 - 1987.
  • Though designed for 6-speed, it will work on 7 & 8-speed SIS systems as well.
  • It is designed to work on freewheels as large as 26 teeth,

Shimano 600 rear derailleur

This derailleur weighs in at about 205 grams.

Shimano 600 SIS rear derailleur

Another view

Shimano 600 SIs rear derailleur

The back of the derailleur

Shimano 600 SIS rear derailleur

It's in great condition as this photo shows.


Shimano 600 EX (long cage) rear derailleur. Used, $50.00

  • Full component name: Shimano RD-6207 GS
  • Produced 1984 - 1986
  • This is a friction derailleur

Shimano rear derailleur

This will shift to gears that will get you over the mountain.

Shimano rear derailleur

The back side. The pulleys look about new.

Shimano rear derailleur

And from behind


Shimano 400 CX medium/long cage 7-speed rear derailleur. Used, $36.00

Part# shimano-rear-400cx-u77

  • This derailleur is an index 7-speed changer.
  • It has a "Centeron G" top pulley

Shimano 400 CX rear derailleur

From the front

Shiano 400 CX rear derailleur

And from the back. The long cage will allow it to handle a big freewheel


Shimano Crane GS touring derailleur. Used, $150.00

  • We believe this is the first version (round holes in pulley cage arm) of this legendary derailleur, produced in 1971.
  • Shimano part# DR-102
  • Maximum cog: 34 theeth (Sutherland's 4th)
  • Weight: 238 grams
  • Both pivots are sprung

Disraeligears.co.uk says of this derailleur: With the Crane, Shimano pulled out all the stops in an attempt to make a truly world-class derailleur. It was an all aluminium design with a dropped parallelogram - a world first. The finish was excellent with that anodised ‘glow’ that Campagnolo had perfected. The chromed parts were bright and polished. The pulleys had a two part bushing system so that bronze rotated on bronze. Even the springs seemed to have less of a tendency to lose their tension.

Crane GC rear derailleur

Shimano's first big leap into top-end components.

Crane GC

Rear view

Crane GC rear deraillleur

Another view.