Shimano 600EX headset – HP-6200


Beautifully made late 70s, early 80s Road, Touring or early MTB headset

In stock


The excellently finished Shimano 600EX 1″ threaded headset was produced in the late 70s and early 80s at a time when Shimano were on top of their game. The HP-6200 headset can be found in the 1982 catalogue taking up a position in the 600EX road/touring groupset and also as part of the ‘new’ Deore groupset which found it’s way onto some very early mountain bikes (we have a few more of these short-lived Deore parts in stock too). This 600EX series was also known as ‘Arabesque’ thanks to it’s graphic treatment.

The Shimano 600EX headset used a ‘starfish’ shaped spanner to adjust them along with the Dura Ace AX headset, as long as you are careful it is possible to use a standard headset spanner though. The headset is ISO with a 26.4 crown race and 30.2 mm cups and comes supplied with loose bearings.

  • Model: HP-6200
  • Black version
  • British thread/ISO
  • 37.7 mm stack height
  • Made in Japan
  • Weighs 142 grams

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 5 cm