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Vintage Components - Shimano Rear Derailleurs

On another page, we also have: Shimano front derailleurs

On this page: Dura-Ace 7401 6/7-speed SIS rear | Dura-Ace 7402 8/9-speed SIS rear | Deore XT mid-cage | Deore XT long-cage | Deore long-cage | 600 Ultegra RD-6401 | 600 SIS short cage rear | 600 EX (short cage) | 500 long-cage | 400 CX medium/long cage 7-speed | 105 5800 11-speed short-cage | Tiagra RD-4700 10-speed rear | Crane GS (long cage) | RD-AL11 friction 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 XT mid-cage rear derailleur. Used, $90.00

  • Shimano part# RD-M735
  • Produced 1992 - 1993

Shimano Deore mid-cage

Shimano SIS, STI & friction compatible

Shimano Deore XT rear derailleur

The back side. Note that it has sealed bearing pulleys.

Shimano Deore XT rear derailleur

Another view


Shimano Deore XT long-cage rear derailleur. Used, $50.00/each

  • Produced 1992 - 1993

Deore XT long cage rear derailleur

A little scuffed, but works perfectly

Deore XT long cage rear derailleur

The back side

Deore XT rear derailleur

From behind


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 friction.
  • 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 Ultegra RD-6401 rear derailleur. New, $80.00

Part# 75119

  • We have two
  • These derailleurs were removed from new bikes so that customers could make equipment changes.
  • Will work with 6, 7 & 8-speed SIS systems or friction shifters.
  • Will handle up to a 28-tooth rear sprocket
  • Sealed pulley bearings

Ultegra rear derailleur

New, pulled from a new bike

Shimano ultegra rear derailleur

We have at least one factory box.

Shimano ultegra rear derailleur

And a view of the back. Though it is new, it was mounted on a new bike before being put into stock.


Shimano 600 RD-6208 (SIS) rear derailleur

  • 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,

We have two: 600 rear #1 | #2

Shimano 600 RD-6208 (SIS) rear derailleur #1. Used, $125.00

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 RD-6208 (SIS) rear derailleur #2. Used, $100

Shimano 600 rear derailleur

The original pulleys are in nice shape.

Shimano 600 SIS rear derailleur

And from the back


Shimano 600 EX (short cage) rear derailleur. Used, $30.00

  • Full component name: Shimano RD-6207
  • Produced 1984 - 1986
  • This is a friction derailleur, we think the last 600 model before indexing was introduced.
  • This model was produced with several variations, with silver and black parallelograms.

Shimano 600 rear derailleur

Though a bit scuffed, the pulleys don't show a lot of wear.

Shimano 600 rear derailleur

Another view


Shimano 500 long-cage rear derailleur. Used, $40.00

  • Shmano part# DC-110, 500GS
  • Produced in the mid 1970s
  • Friction only
  • Shimano's catalog says this derailleur will handle up to a 34-tooth rear cog.

Velobase.com says: 500 was Shimano's first "famous" touring group in the 70's. It was the forefather of the 600 full group, which was introduced in 1976. But they still produced 500 as a cheaper alternative of 600.

Shimano 500 rear derailleur

It comes with the hanger.

Shimano 500 rear derailleur

And the back of the derailleur


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 105 5800 11-speed short-cage rear derailleur. New, $75.00

This is a new, unused derailleur taken off a new bike in our shop. It does have a few scratches.

Here's what Shimano had to say about this derailleur: Setting a new bar in the trickle-down technology trend, Shimano 105 5800 brings uncompromising 11-speed road performance to the more budget conscious rider. With a foundation set firmly on the success of Dura-Ace and Ultegra, Shimano's 105 5800 group is a workhorse component package that can hang with the best the industry has to offer. Powerful improvements across the range deliver optimized drivetrain and braking performance that will instantly take your riding to a whole new level. There are lots of flashy, distracting contenders out there, but if you're main focus is getting down to business, the new Shimano 105 group is ready to log some overtime.

Shimano didn't just limit their redesign of the RD-5800 to increase the gear range, but while they were at it, they added a new spring balance and cable pitch, increasing potential for adjustability. With the RD-5800 rear derailleur, shifting is crisp and predictable and adjustment is as simple as it gets. The SS (short-cage) version allows for use with cassettes up to 28t. The Shimano 105 RD-5800 rear derailleur offers reliability and workhorse performance at a price point that won't even get close to breaking the bank.

  • 11-speed
  • Improved shift accuracy
  • New spring balance and cable pitch
  • Lighter action
  • Will handle 28-tooth large cog

Shimano 105 rear derailleur

There are a few shop-wear scratches, but it is a new changer, taken off a new bike.

Shimano 105 rear derailleur

View from the bottom

Shimano 105 rear derailleur

And here's another look at it.


Shimano Tiagra RD-4700 10-speed rear derailleur. New, $50.00/each

  • This derailleur was taken off a new bike in our shop.
  • It will handle a 34-tooth rear sprocket when coupled with a double front crankset and a 32-tooth rear sprocket with a front triple.

Tiagra rear erailleur

Tiagra offers a lot of bang for the buck.

Tiagra rear derailleur

Front view

Shimano Tiagra rear derailleur

The back of the derailleur

Tiagra rear derailleur

From the back

Tiagra rear derailleur

A modern derailleur is a comlicated thing.


Shimano Crane GS touring derailleur. Used

  • 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.

We have two in stock #1 | #2

Shimano Crane GS touring derailleur #1. Used, $150.00

Crane GC rear derailleur

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

Crane GC

Rear view

Crane GC rear deraillleur

Another view.

Shimano Crane GS touring derailleur #2. Used, $150.00

We have completely rebuilt this derailleur.

Shimano Crane rear derailleur

The derailleur that put Shimano on the pro parts map

Shimano Crane rear derailleur

From above

Shimano Crane rear derailleur

From behind

Shimano Crane rear derailleur

The back of the derailleur

Shimano Crane rear derailleur

We realler did rebuild this derailleur. Here it is part-way through the job.

Shimano Crane rear derailleur

Here is another shot of the derailleur getting lots of love. We made the pictured round spacer as the old one was missing.

Shimano Crane rear derailleur

We really break down a derailleur when we overhaul it.

Shimano rear derailleur

The pulleys come in for their share of attention.


Shimano RD-AL11 long-cage rear friction deralleur. Used, $35.00/each

  • Produced in the years around 1984.
  • This is a friction, slant parallelogram rear derailleur
  • It will handle up to a 34-tooth rear cog.

Shimano RD-AL11 rear derailleur

A highly-functional, economical rear derailleur.

Shimano rear derailleur

From underneath.

Shimano rear derailleur

The back of the derailleur