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Shimano SL-RS700 shifters and Shimano Tiagra R550 Brake Levers should fit. I have used Rapid Fire shifters with 7,8,9,and ten speed drive trains and couldn't feel any difference between Acera level and Deore SLX. Long term durability and weight may be a difference but in the realm of 4 years of use I have seen or felt little difference in performance. I ...


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Microshift makes Shimano-compatible 11 speed flat bar shifters. I have not used them personally, but they seem to be getting good reviews on the Internet.


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Can't really tell much by your video. We see you clicking up & clicking down, but you don't appear to be turning the cranks. The gears will not shift unless the drive train is in motion.


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I do not know if your answer was answered yet; I found blow ups of bicycle parts for 1987 Rockhopper at this website: http://mauisvintage.blogspot.com/2010/06/exploded-shimano-parts-diagrams-for.html


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That is normal behaviour. You pushed the piston way out, so oil from behind it found a way out. General actions suitable for your case as well: remove wheel remove pads carefully push the lever a couple of times in order for the pistons to extend a couple of mms. if one is stuck, make sure you push the other one with a plastic tyre lever while pulling the ...


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If you want to go from Shimano 10 speed road to 11 speed road, you'll need a new cassette, new shifters, a new chain and a new rear derailleur, since the cable pull ratios have changed (again). Zinn also notes that 10 speed FD might not shift as nicely as 10 speed FD with the 11 speed shifters, so may as well throw one of those in. So, in the drive train, ...


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First, I think you made a good decision. Hydraulic disc brakes are the way to go, and the M355 are really nice for the price. Also, I assume brake pads/discs are not contaminated and caliper is straight in relation to the disc. These are indeed the cheapest brakes, and therefore there is not much place for adjustments. If without touching the lever the pads ...


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Regarding Q2 -- I think both brakes should feel like your front brake -- when the pads contact the rotor, the lever feel should change instantly. If this is not the case for the rear brake, I assume it is due to (tiny) air bubbles somewhere in the rear brake system. It is strange that in spite of this, you observe that the front provides less braking power ...


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It is possible -- you can either find a 36 spoke internal gear hub (since you have a 36 hole rim) and have the wheel re-built with the new hub and bodge on the cables for the IGH shifting. Alternatively, there are automatic shifting hubs (e.g. the SRAM Automatix) which will also have a coaster brake and no shift cables. That being said, its probably going to ...


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Shimano publishes a compatibility document. Go to URL http://productinfo.shimano.com/#/ , select "compatibility" to download a document "2015-2016_Compatibility_v010_en.pdf" According to that document, you would also need to change you crankset, your front and rear derailleurs, and possibly your bottom bracket.


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My money says you're chainline is crooked! I bet all the individual parts are just fine. As you pedal, it's pulling the chain left or right and you're skipping teeth. With enough time or force, it pops the chain off. When you get a new wheelset for your bike or just as regular maintenance, you need to have your wheel trued/re-dished. If you take it to a ...


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You should just be able to replace the chainrings for 11 spd ones. You can also get 9-spd 105 shifters if you just want tidier cable routing (I assume you mean internal as in under the bar tape) which would let you keep the rest of your groupset as is.


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Putting 500 dollars into a Specialized Sirrus is insane, unless you have one of the top end ones which are well over 1000 dollars. I'd say that you need a different bike shop to tune it up -- 210 lbs should not be a problem on a hybrid like the Sirrus, and all of them from the Sport Disc upward are spec'd with decent components for commuting. If you were ...


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Yes, my friend just bought that bike new and ended up taking it back and getting a similar priced Cannondale, mainly because it came with a Shimano 105 group set. I would look at that as a major upgrade especially if you are experiencing poor shifting. If you have 500 to spend you could probably get an Ultegra group as an even better upgrade and have a ...



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