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You can use either the Sora or 105 shifters (all the cable pulls will match). Sora 9 speed has the proper ergonomics (instead of the silly button that it used to use on 8 speed), so its a good shifter. As for if you will notice any performance difference, both should shift fine (if the 105's are indeed in good condition) [if you're racing, maybe you'll ...


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Silly question, but have you tried indexing your gears? I had hell with my 105 groupset (Cannondale too) when I first got it a couple of years ago. The problem I find with gears is that if you start messing with all of the different settings, it can throw the whole system of entirely. It took me forever, partly because I was a novice at the time, to get ...


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You say you've lost some of the other bits. This kills the brifter. Seriously, just buy a replacement, probably you can find it used for $50. Normally you'd redo the bar tape in order to replace the entire shifter, but if you want to avoid that, you could probably swap the entire internals of the new unit into the old body (I say probably because it may ...


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This is a freewheel, not a cassette, and thus it has no lockring. It does have the ability for a skilled and careful mechanic to disassemble and replace bearings, to rebuild it. However, it is cheaper to simply replace it.


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Based on the edit, put a new cable on. And while you're at it, you may as well replace the cable housing.


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As previously stated - the mileage you have done - should not affect the gear change. Your drive-train is still very young. Check the cabling - in particular the gear cabling entering the lever. The newer 105 (5700 onwards) use under bar tape cabling. In some cases - I have seen the inner gear cabling can end up being pulled through the gear ferrule cap. ...


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Trek Fuel ex8 - has hydraulic disc brakes. Hydraulic disc brakes do not require adjusting - they are self-adjusting. In that, as the pad wears - the distance between pad and disc is adjusted automatically. The squeaking and squealing of disc brakes is a common complaint. My first advice would be to - bed the pads in - make sure the discs and pads are clean ...


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Batman's advice is good. Take it to the shop if you're unsure. However, if the pads are new they need to be broken in, so the braking should improve after some use (if properly adjusted). Do some hard braking on every downhill for a while.


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The difference in chain width between 9s and 10s is less than 1mm so it won't make much of a difference once the mech is adjusted correctly. I have M660 on my bike and M665 on brother's bike and they aren't so much different, so if 10s is proven to work on one, it should work on the other. Front shifters have the same cable pull, but front derailleurs have ...


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Thanks for the answers, guys. For the benefit of anyone who's come across this with the same issue: As you both suggested, a bent derailleur hanger was indeed the problem, and bending it back out with a spanner and re-indexing resolved the issue (although shifting isn't quite perfect). I falsely assumed, with my limited experience, that this problem ...


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Read this article, all 11 speed cassette works with all Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo drivetrain, meaning chain and RD and crankset, so the answer is the Shimano 11 speed chain and Campagnolo 11 speed chain are interchangable. http://fitwerx.com/campagnolo-shimano-and-sram-11-speed-wheel-compatiblity


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I can't see how a flat inside ring with no pick-up points machined into it wouldn't be compatible, providing the bolt patterns match up (which they do, I think). The bolt patterns are compatible. There are two reasons why the chainrings still may be counted as non-compatible: Not all Shimano chainsets have identical fitting of the chainring, ...



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