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You can drop in a compact crankset which has Hollowtech II compatibility. Otherwise, you can remove the existing bottom bracket and install a new one compatible with the crankset you buy. This site gives you a guide to all the bottom bracket types you can install in your frame (look under conventional threaded), in case you find you want to switch to another ...
You are right to say that the compact crankset will give you smaller gears to help you get over hills. You can do a straight swap of the crankset, everything else will be compatible, although will need readjustment. If you currently have a 5600 crankset, then you are absolutely safe to swap for another 5600 (compact) crankset. Now, the compatibility ...
You'll need the FC-5650 chainring and crankarms. Reusing the BB should be OK. Yep shifter and derailleur is compatible but you will probably need to adjust the front derailleur down the seat tube to accommodate for the smaller front chainring.
Friction shifters have no clicks. If there's chain rub, simply move the shifter a little.
If you're looking for a Shimano group set, I prefer the Shimano groupset xt. It is budget friendly. You'll love the quality and the performance of this brand and unlike some of the other group sets it works smoothly.
For most people, they're just a bit pricier. The weight difference is insignificant for almost everyone (excluding possibly serious racers). As for durability, I'd expect its more of a function of maintenance rather than trim level. But I'd actually guess the "lower end" Tiagra part is probably a bit more durable since its probably got a bit more material ...
It could be the same stickiness problem but affecting a different pawl in the shifter? Try flushing the shifter with some sort of light oil; I use 3in1 oil with PTFE that can be bought from any auto-parts store for cheap. It comes in an aerosol can with a little red straw that should allow you to spray directly into the hole where the shift cable threads ...
User 6527 is probably right actually; 3 speed hubs really only need to be accurately adjusted in second gear; pull more cable and you're in 3rd gear on a shimano hub or 1st gear on a SA hub, release cable and you're in 1st on a shimano hub or 3rd on an SA hub. The problem comes with 7 and 8 speed nexus hubs that aren't compatible with 7 or 8 speed derailleur ...
Often, this is a problem with derailleur adjustment, so I'd double check and triple check that first. The first thing to do is check if the rear derailleur is bent. If it is, get it un-bent - it is near impossible to adjust a rear derailleur which is bent adequately. The second thing to make sure you have adequate cable tension, proper cable installation ...
My hoods were degrading too causing me to get black rubber on my hands after every ride. I called Shimano and they said that they no longer support the ST-5500 lever and they do not carry any replacement parts. I called Hudz, and they said that they do not have hoods that are compatible. A STOPGAP SOLUTION: Rub your hoods with baby powder. It makes them ...
You can find what you're looking for under names like "downtube shifter lever boss kit".. You should be able to find something at a bike shop (especially one which works on older bikes) or a frame builder. Another alternative is to use a clamp.
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