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Integrated brake and shifter combination levers found on many road bike dropbars

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Shimano ST-5500

I can't find any bracket cover for the Shimano ST-5500 for sale online, however i found someone on Shopee (philippine's ebay) selling a bracket cover for ST-5600. Will a ST-5600 bracket cover fit in a ...
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Campagnolo Chorus 10-speed shifters - bad shifter feel

I run an early-2000s Campagnolo Chorus 10-speed groupset on one of my bikes. Shifting is generally OK and the rear mech works fine on the stand, but out on the road it is often hard to get good shifts ...
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'Classic' looking 11 speed brifters?

I'm building a Crust Lightning Bolt in the new light blue. I want to put 2 x 11 speed brifters on it but I'm struggling to find something that fits the look of a classic rando bike, e.g. silver levers....
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Shifter not working in cold weather

My commuter bike has a 7-speed Tourney groupset with thumb shifters. When commuting today, I arrived at the office and shifted down a few gears before parking the bike as usual. I noticed that the ...
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Cleaning sand out of brifter

Recently while scooting through a ditch that had soft dry sand at the bottom, my front wheel bogged down and I had to awkwardly hop off the bike over the bars. In the process my bike summersaulted ...
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Is it possible to use SRAM brifters with non-SRAM hydraulic brakes?

"SRAM hydraulic brakes are issue-prone." Even if this is a damning blanket statement heard about a major parts manufacturer, I am not here trying to argue it. It is simply a premise of my ...
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Shimano Claris and Sora left brifters interchangeable?

Are the left brifters for Sora ST-R3000 and Claris ST-R2000 interchangeable, assuming they're both 2x? The pull ratio should be the same since they're made for x9 and x8 drivetrains, respectively, ...
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Are brifters meant to spin/slide on impact, by the choice of a low attachment-bolt torque?

One delicate and valuable part on a bike, the rear derailleur, is attached by a sacrificial part. The derailleur hanger is designed to be weak and to bend on impact, sparing the derailleur and the ...
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Can I use 8s Claris R2000 Rear Derailleur on a 10 Speed Cogs (11-28t) and 10s drop-bar brifters/sti?

A 8s claris roadbike derailleur on 10s cogs and Sensah Phi 10s drop-bar shifter.
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How to identify model of Shimano levers/brifters?

Sticky Shimano Brake Hoods How do I find out what brake hoods I have on Shimano levers? Mine have become tacky and sticky and adhere to my gloves! I have Di2 Ultegra and not sure if the levers are ST-...
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Chainring spacing of cranksets universal?

My understanding is that 7/8/9/10 chainring spacing is the same. I have a Shimano Claris double/2x8-speed that I want to upgrade to a triple front, but using a 10-speed crank. I’ve acquired a Shimano ...
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Are road mechanical disc brakes safe to pair with a steel gravel bike

This is a follow up to this post: How to increase brake responsiveness on Microshift style STI brifters paired with mechanical disc brake I have mountain bike mechanical disc brakes on a steel gravel ...
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How to increase brake responsiveness on Microshift style STI brifters paired with mechanical disc brake

I have a set of microshift style STI brifters. They are paired to a generic brand mechanical brake set on a Kent Nazz gravel bike. I can't seem to get the brakes to be as responsive as I would like. ...
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How to attach Micronew Sti Shifter to handlebar

I bought a pair of Micronew R7 2x7 sti shifters. They don't come with a manual but look almost exactly like the Microshift sti shifters. I looked inside the shifter while holding down the brake ...
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Why is there a gap between the levers of my Tiagra 4700 shifter?

I just took delivery of a used 4700 groupset and noticed that the left shifter has a large gap between the brake lever and downshift lever. Anyone know why this is? Any solutions? It certainly doesn’t ...
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Sticky/Not fully returning ultegra r8070 brake lever

Got this used di2 equipped bike with what seemed to be just a spongy front brake. Bleeding as per manual. Still "mushy". Emptied the line and disconnected the hose. The lever just don't ...
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Ross 294S Shifting Overhaul, Help

first post here. Getting in to road cycling, bought an old Ross 294S steelie with downtube friction shifters. Want to switch to a brifter system. I’ve watched a bunch of vids and googled but can’t ...
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Three speed STI shifter on two speed crankset

I just bought old Shimano RSX STI shifters for my 90s road bike, which had a Shimano 600 Tricolor Group (2x7) with downtube shifters. While the rear shifter I bought is correctly a 7 speed one, the ...
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Why is this STI shifter cable corkscrewing?

I have a roadbike with an older Shimano 105 set of brifters. The left hand / front shifter has always had problems getting the chain to the big ring, to the point I often have to dismount to reset ...
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Converting hybrid to gravel bike, flat to drop bars and brifters?

I'd really like some advice on changing the bars on my bike to drop bars from flat. My bike is nothing special, but I really like it and would like to try to convert it, rather than buy a new bike. I ...
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Are there rim brakes for road bikes compatible to Shimano hydraulic brake levers / brifters?

Are there any rim brake calipers with road-style mounting compatible to Shimano hydraulic brake levers, specifically ST-U5060? are Magura ST-06 / ST-08 compatible?people combine Magura disc ...
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Triple crank, extra click while downshifting

I have an Ultegra triple crankset and shifters on a Giant road bike. When downshifting from the outer ring to the middle ring it requires an extra click. I've experienced this on several triple ...
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How can I get a snapped gear cable out of my Shimano brifter?

Shimano's brifters that route the cables under the bar tape make the gear cable turn through a tight corner to get into that routing. This seems to weaken the cables and, if they're not replaced in ...
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Shimano 105 brifters (5800) and Avid BB5 compatibility

Are Shimano 105 brifters (5800) compatible with Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes?
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Anyone know of 3x7 brifters with internal cabling?

Kind of similar to this question (sorry for the repetition). I have an old (beloved) specialized A1 with Shimano RSX shifters. They periodically suffer from this problem where they stop shifting. I'...
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Brifters for Shimano Acera M3000 9 speed

I'm trying to find out if I can swap the handlebar on this bike Trek Lync 3 for a dropbar one. It has 9 speeds and Shimano Acera M3000 rear derailleur. Would any Shimano 9 speed brifter work? (...
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Shimano integrated shifter/brake, model ST-2200

The question I am asking is on the Shimano ST-2200 (Claris) shifter brakes. Are the actual levers made of plastic?
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Mating Brifters and MTB drive train and disc brakes - Marriage or Divorce

Looking to buy a Salsa-Cutthroat equipped with SRAM Rival brifters; a 1X drive train (11-42t rear cassette RAM Rival long cage deraileur); SRAM GX 1000 crankset; and SRAM Rival Hydraulic Disc Brakes. ...
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Brifter loose even with bolt tight

How to clamp a brifter to the bar more securely if the clamp is already very tight? More detail: After a small crash (no scratches on me, just a few on the bike), one Shimano Ultegra brifter was ...
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STI brake shifters for cantilever brakes?

I have a Jamis Aurora 2016: Jamis Aurora I'd quite like to convert it to have brake lever gear shifters (the shifters are on the end of the handlebar drops which I don't really like). But will they ...
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