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If expoxy doesn't work, you won't need to replace the complete set. Left-hand STI shifters (for front derailleurs) tend to be more durable and reliable than right-hand shifters, Front derailleurs are used less frequently than the rear. As a result, left ones are easier to find and cheaper on eBay. Right now there is an "almost new" LH Sora ST-3304 on ...


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Most shops don't carry spare parts for STI shifters. Most problems are internal and even if you can get spare parts, the cost in labor to replace most things (except clamps, hoods, and name plates) coupled with the cost of the spares exceeds the cost of a whole new unit. The piece you need is called an outer support unit. Shimano does have part numbers for ...


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I spent the last few days spraying lubricant on the pedals and clipping in and out of the pedals on a stationary bike whilst leaning against a wall. The pedals did gradually become loose but were still too stiff for my liking. Nonetheless I ventured out to my local park wearing one normal trainer and one cycling shoe on the other foot. This allowed me to ...


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If you have the tension adjusted all the way down they should clip out easily. Two things to check: Is the cleat tight on the shoe? If it can rotate at all, you won't be able to clip out. Are you rotating your foot outwards to unclip? When I first got my clipless I tried to rotate in, and that doesn't work too well.


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Sounds like it could be the tension on the cable. If its the original then replace it. If its new then look at reindexing the gears? Have a look on Sheldon Brown for a much more comprehensive run down of what it might be. If all else fails it could be that its got rotated or slipped at some point. Just loosen the screw holding it to the frame and lift it up ...


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The first thing to do is check the brifter out to see if its actually broken - maybe its just a cable broken at the brifter or inadequate cable tension or something. You can get your bike shop to check this out. If it is broken, you can look for people who specialize in refurbishing brifters (they do exist, but they are hard to find). As for replacement ...


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If the chain won't move to the smallest sprocket, there are two likely causes: too much tension on the Bowden cable (usually a result of re-tightening it too much – during operation it is more likely to lose tension) outer limiter screw on the derailleur too tight Of course there's also the possibility of a bent derailleur, but I'll leave that out for ...



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