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Yes. Barrel adjusters are reusable. More useful for the front mech which doesn't have any on-the-fly adjustment. And useful for the rear mech for quick adjustment without having to get out of the saddle.


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Shimano, the distributor, and the retailer can pretty much set the price they want. It is common for older components to be more. Clearly the distributor and retailer are not going to take a loss. The marginal cost to Shimano is pretty low. Most of the cost is R&D, tooling, and branding. Shimano wants you in their higher end stuff to promote their ...


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The short answer is that the 11 speed cassette is slightly wider than a 10 speed one (34.95->36.75mm = +1.8mm) which in turn is slightly wider than a 9 speed one. Sheldon Brown died before Shimano 11 speed came out, so his chart only goes up to Campag 11 speed, that that suggests 36.5mm for Shimano 9 speed compared to 40.1mm for Campag 11 speed (+3.6mm). ...


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Freehub bodies tend to be hub specific. So the chances of Shimano doing an interchangeable one is remote. Freehub bodies can be significantly expensive when compared to the price of a cheap/moderate wheel - so might be more economical to replace the complete wheel - especially when you factor in not only the cost of the freehub but also the cost of labour to ...


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In addition to Frisbee's answer, consider the middlemen in the supply chain. There's two main models - Depreciating Stock means the retailer has bought the item at a price, and has to sell it with markup on top to make it worthwhile. While sitting around that stock item's cost is not available, its locked away till the item is sold. Accountants love to ...


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You're trying to pull more cable through but the shifter is already in min gear after one click, while the derailleur is not. The shifter needs to be in the correct gear (smallest cog) when you install the cable. So when the cable is un-done, you should repeatedly press the thumb shifter while pulling the cable until all the tension is released. Then ...


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There are numerous top end bike companies selling their bikes with part 105 11sp builds . You need obviously the 5800 shifters, front/rear mech and chain. But you typically see money being saved by using non 105 brakes and chainset.


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There is a problem with the cable that links the shifter to the mechanism (rear derailleur) The cable has become slack over time and needs to be tighter. You can tighten it by turning a barrel adjuster if there is one present. it might be as pictured and there might be one where the cable leaves the shifter on the handlebar. looking in the direction of the ...


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At the absolute minimum you should be able to replace just the freehub body. Some Googling should turn up some compatible options. The plot thickens, this hub seems to use a different freehub style to most other Shimanos. This would work with the majority of clickity hubs, but Sheldon says the silent ones are different. The freehub body is the dark grey ...


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Assuming that the cabling is clean, that the derailleur is nicely indexed and well alligned, the derailleur hanger not bent, and the chain correctly moves lateraly +/- 4mm for each gear up or down, then I would have a look at the distance between the upper jockey pulley and the sprockets. The distance should be on all sprockets less than 25 mm and more than ...



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