Differences in Ultegra STI?

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  1. Joel Rose

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    I am considering the Flight Deck and have noticed that some retailers suggest a specific hood in
    order to fit the system. I currently have Ultegra but I don't know if it is 6501 or 6510. What is
    the difference? My current shifters have 'Flight Deck' printed on the levers if this helps.

    Thanks for any advice, Joel Rose
     
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  2. Russell Yim

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    >I am considering the Flight Deck and have noticed that some retailers suggest a specific hood in
    >order to fit the system. I currently have Ultegra but I don't know if it is 6501 or 6510. What is
    >the difference?

    The first generation Ultegra STI units that were Flight Deck compatible had the start/stop and mode
    buttons on the right hood only. Newer units have the mode button on the right hood, and the
    start/stop button on the left (it might be the other way 'round, but no matter.)

    So...if you bike's Ultegra has the hood with two button bulges on one side, you may need to get new
    hoods (I don't know if Shimano still has the old, right-side button only wire harnesses available.)

    >My current shifters have 'Flight Deck' printed on the levers if this helps.

    No, it doesn't. ;)

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  3. "Joel Rose" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I am considering the Flight Deck and have noticed that some retailers suggest a specific hood in
    > order to fit the system. I currently have
    Ultegra
    > but I don't know if it is 6501 or 6510. What is the difference? My current shifters have 'Flight
    > Deck' printed on the levers if this helps.
    >
    > Thanks for any advice, Joel Rose

    You can peel the rear portion of the hoods forward, and the model number of the levers is cast on
    the outer part of the shifter body. This is covered when the hoods are in their normal position.
     
  4. Sam Salt

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    As far as I am aware if it says Flight Deck on the hoods it should be compatible.try this link for
    some help. http://bike.shimano.com/Road/Ultegra/componenttemplate.asp?partnumber=ST-651 0

    When installing the Flight Deck make sure you put the little pads under the switches in the hoods as
    it won't work properly for long with out them.Unless they have done a redesign since I got mine.

    Sam Salt

    "Joel Rose" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I am considering the Flight Deck and have noticed that some retailers suggest a specific hood in
    > order to fit the system. I currently have
    Ultegra
    > but I don't know if it is 6501 or 6510. What is the difference? My current shifters have 'Flight
    > Deck' printed on the levers if this helps.
    >
    > Thanks for any advice, Joel Rose
     
  5. Joel Rose asked:

    >>I am considering the Flight Deck and have noticed that some retailers suggest a specific hood in
    >>order to fit the system. I currently have Ultegra but I don't know if it is 6501 or 6510. What is
    >>the difference?

    Russell Yim answered:

    > The first generation Ultegra STI units that were Flight Deck compatible had the start/stop and
    > mode buttons on the right hood only. Newer units have the mode button on the right hood, and the
    > start/stop button on the left (it might be the other way 'round, but no matter.)
    >
    > So...if you bike's Ultegra has the hood with two button bulges on one side, you may need to get
    > new hoods (I don't know if Shimano still has the old, right-side button only wire harnesses
    > available.)

    My 105 STI brifters have the hoods with both bumps on the right lever, but I installed the newer
    style Flight Deck harness, with one button on each side.

    It works fine, even though the left hood doesn't have the little pimple.

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