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Front derailleur twist shifter replacement - from small to big ring in one click

Replaced front OEM Grip Shift SH-F3 barrel shifter with Twist Grip M25-7 shifter on Vintage consumer-type bike w Shimano GS100 and 3 chainrings (x7 cassette). Mounting went fine, cable run is clean ...
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Converted to drop bar and dual brake/shift levers and problems with front derailleur

Hoping someone can help out here. I had originally had a 2016 Kona Deluxe hybrid. Over the years I changed to bullhorn bars with the original shifters etc. I love this bike, but I wanted drop bars and ...
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Mountain bike front derailleur won't shift up

I didn't use my bike for few months. Now the front derailleur won't shift up. Basically, when I shift to the second gear I hear a "click" then the chain is stuck between the first and the ...
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What's a good replacement for a Deore LX 3x10 front derailleur?

I recently acquired a Novara Randonee 2014 that came with a Deore LX 44-32-22 crankset, a 10-speed 11-32 cassette, and a Deore LX front derailleur with a stuck and stripped H screw. I broke that screw ...
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Can a 9x3 front derailleur fit on a 7x3 configuration?

I own a budget MTB (Decathlon Rockrider ST 100), with 3x7 speed and I want to upgrade the cheap derailleurs to something more reliable (Such as Shimano Deore). I already changed the brakes and ...
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Frayed cable inside front derailleur

I noticed today that my the cable controlling my front derailleur is beginning to fray. Hoping to get this great group's thoughts on the situation. It's a Shimano 105 2x11. Bike has about 150 miles on ...
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Shimano R7000 front derailleur height adjustment

I’ve been getting a little bit of chain rub on the extreme opposites but that’s to be expected, however when looking at the front derailleur this morning after a quick clean, it appears it may be ...
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Shimano Deore 2x10 derailleur M6025-L with 3x Alivio M4050 crank

Will my Shimano Deore front derailleur M6025 2x10 work with Shimano Alivio 3x crankset? I'm confused because my front derailleur is not 3x design.
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Carerra Hellcat - Front Derailleur issues - Possibly replace

I am new here and to cycling as an adult (last time I rode I was a teenager some 30 years ago). I have bought a second hand Hellcat and am having issues with the front derailleur (FD). It sort of ...
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Front derailleur change

My son has a Boss Stealth mountain bike, The front derailleur has stopped working. It is a 3 cog Sunrun 42t (picture 1) which I am finding difficult to find. The bike originally had Grip Shift ...
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Upgrading crankset to 48 tooth

I need to change my crankset and bottom bracket, is is possible to upgrade to 48 tooth from the stock 42? The front derailleur is shimano Alivo and has a clamp. It could be moved up to a higher ...
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Could two identical bikes require different pin positions for front derailleur cable routing?

This is a multiple choice question, with just two choices. But please explain a bit. Shimano's Dealer's Manual of some front derailleurs shows a "converter judgment tool". Suppose you work ...
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Debugging an FD problem through three visuals

The front derailleur cable is as taut as I can get it. To attach the cable with as much tension, it's first necessary to understand the inside of the barrel adjuster. And the H limit screw on a ...
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Broken front derailleur 7400 Dura Ace

The chain came off a couple of times while I was riding yesterday and when I tried to put the chain back, the small screw came off from front derailleur. I think maybe that’s a thing to attach the ...
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Front-derailleur bolt undoing: pliers and threadlocker

When I unscrew the front derailleur bolt to adjust the cable (wrapping around B and C), the entire parallelogram rotates. Part A: What is the appropriate way to unscrew the bolt? Hold the ...
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Front derailleur cable hits path of pedal

The front derailleur cable is on the path of the pedal. Derailleur cable is in the path of the pedal (right of picture): The amateurish solution of pulling it back with a loop requires a solution ...
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Tiagra ST-4720 on Trek 920 Disc (2016): front derailleur problems

I've upgraded my Trek 920 Disc (2016) bike with Shimano Tiagra ST-4720 Dual Control Levers. At the same time I've also replaced the disc brake calipers (Shimano BR-MT420) and the rear (Shimano ...
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What is wrong with my bike? Where is this sound coming from?

My mountain bike has 3 sprockets in the front and 7 in the back. Whenever I use the center sprocket in the front there is a clicking sound. I cannot identify exactly where it is from, I don't see the ...
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Shimano 105 front derailleur has some “extra shift” after shifting to small cog

I have a new bike (about a month old). It has Shimano 105 2x11 group set. The shifting works fine but I have noticed something odd on the front derailleur shifting. I am in the big cog at the front. ...
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Why front derailleur is rubbing crank arm?

Last week I realized that when I am on the big ring, crank arm touches front derailleur slightly. If I try to fix that with limit screw, then chain does the same (if I am on rear smallest gear). So it ...
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My front dérailleur doesn't shift into the big ring neither in the small one. If I pull the shifter nothing happens

I have a Shimano Sora groupset and my bike is 1 year old. I already tried everything with the limit screws and the cable tension but now nothing moves when I pull the shifter. I'm not sure how to ...
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Front derailleur not shifting up

I have a road bike with shimano front derailleur and dropped shifter. For weeks my front derailleur has been very stiff, requiring much force on the shifter to go onto the bigger ring, so the other ...
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Is the cable pull of Shimano GRX FD-RX400 same as the one of 10- or 11-speed road groups?

What is the required cable pull for FD-RX400? AFAIK Shimano road 11-speed front deraileurs require the same (larger) cable pull, while 10- and fewer-speed FDs expect lower one (with exception of ...
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Fit a chainguard when there is a front derailleur [duplicate]

My bicycle has a front derailleur. It's a hybrid. I use it to commute and would like to fit a chainguard. Is there any chainguard that can be fitted when there is a front derailleur?
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Mixing 11 speed shifter with 10 speed front derailleur (Shimano)

On my Specialized Rockhopper hardtail I run a Shimano 3x10 drivetrain. The derailleurs are both XT with the front mech being model number FD-M781. For an excellent price, I can get a new take off XT ...
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Di2 left shifter not working

I got myself a bike with Shimano di2, but I am new electric gearing. I have a problem, that Front derailleur (left shifter) is not working. Clicking any of the buttons on the left shifter, does ...
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Upgrading drive train for Cannondale Trail 6

I am planning to upgrade cassette, rear derailleur, chain rings and front derailleur of 2016 Cannondale Trail 6 I am looking for 11-36 or 11-38 10 speed rear and 2 speed front. Which model I need to ...
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Modify a front derailleur cage to allow for non-round chainrings like Biopace or Rotor?

I am repairing my road bike after a mishap where it swallowed the rear derailleur around the cassette and into the front derailleur. As part of the rebuild, I'm swapping out the badly worn old ...
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Can a broken/split chain be reassembled?

I am considering getting a new front derailleur. Since the derailleur is riveted together so far as I can tell, it looks I will need to break the chain. The chain doesn't have a master link, so I'll ...
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St 4700 shifter trim down question

I got a st 4700 tiagra shifter and fd r7000 front derailleur in double crankset. My problem is when i am in the big ring and try to trim down i pull the little lever on the shifter and hear a good ...
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2x front derailleur shifting adjustment for BB92 shell

I have a bike with a BB92 Bottom Bracket and would like some input on adjusting the front derailleur to consistently move the chain between the small and big chain rings. Front derailleur is a top-...
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Need to replace Shimano FD-M191

I need to replace a rusted up Shimano FD-M191 front derailleur. This is the original equipment on my 2010 Fuji Absolute 3.0, which has 3 gears in front and 8 in back. Acera SL-M310 rapid fire ...
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Tiagra 4503 front derailleur replacement

I have a bike with a 4503 Shimano setup (Tiagra triple, 9 speed). The front derailleur is broken. I can quickly get a 105 derailleur (5703) at the local bike shop. I just want to be sure that it is ...
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Will 2x11-speed front derailleur work on 2x9 system?

mine Shimano 105 FD-5501 broke (I stripped thread for screw which holds it on braze) and I need to buy a new one. Will 2x11 speed front derailleur work with mine 2x9 system? Thanks for help.
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Front derailleur not reaching the “L” screw!

I was having this problem with my bike recently. While the FD can switch without an issue between the second and third (largest) ring, it can't get the chain to the first ring (smallest). I ...
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Can a Mamachari be fitted with an 11 speed 52-36T crankset and FD?

I would like to upgrade this bike with a better and faster crankset, 52-36T, but I'm confused if my planned setup will be compatible with the bike I have. I have consulted in our local bike shop and ...
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Front derailleur will not sit properly on large cog without chain rub

I bought a Vilano Commuter bike ( 3x7 speed ) a while back and recently upgraded the front derailleur, crankset, brifters, pedals and rear derailleur to tourney A070 components. However, I can't seem ...
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New front derailleur

I need to replace the front derailleur on my friends bike, this one is old and rusted, its a shimano FD M191. I've read a bit about what I need to know before I buy a new one but I just wanted to be ...
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How do I know what gear combinations should work without chain rasp on front derailleur?

I tried adjusting the front derailleur on a 3x10 trekking bike. After fiddling around a long time, I concluded that is probably not possible to make all cogs work with all chainrings. How do I know ...
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Shimano R7000-FD compatible with 10 speed?

Is the Shimano R7000-FD compatible with a 10 speed chain / cassette? I currently have the R7000 chainwheel on my bike and that seems to work with a 10 speed chain / cassette. If I upgraded the FD as ...
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Converting 3x7 to a 1x7. Is it possible with only existing parts?

I own a 2000 model Specialized Ground Control full suspension. The front derailleur is rusty and temperamental so my solution is to remove it as well as 2 chain rings (they are removable on mine) and ...
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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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2 speed (double) shimano road shifter on triple chainring crankset?

I would like to put a 2-speed Shimano road shifter on my bike. The bike is 3-speed front crankset. Could I put these two together?
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How can I replace my front cog… or fix slipping off on folding bike?

I have a Faulkner folding bike and I notice often the 6th gear, high gear falls off switching to high gear. Someone mentioned that the cog might be a bad choice for the front of folding bike and may ...
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Using a Tiagra/105 front derailleur with R3000 shifters

The Sora 2x derailleur mech that came with my gravel bike broke in half. Is the 2x Tiagra/105 front derailleur compatible with the R3000 shifters? Thanks!
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Front Derailleur Chainring Size Tolerance

I'm rebuilding an old bike and have an existing crankset with 52-42-30 chainrings. I'm looking for a front derailleur. Most of the triple front derailleurs I've come across say they don't support a 50 ...
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Trimming Shimano FD-R3000 front derailleur

My front derailleur is a Shimano FD-R3000. I have been trying to adjust it following the ParkTool video at Basically it seems to be working OK now: the chain is not ...
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New build, front derailleur won't shift to outer cog

I'm building a new bike using a Deore T6000 front derailleur with Microshift BS-M10 bar end shifters. I'm having trouble getting the derailleur to shift the whole necessary range and am looking for ...
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My shifter is not moving my gears

My shifter is moving the cables but is not moving the derailer up or down and it is not moving the gears this is my front gears
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Lower gearing for a Trek 520

I have a stock 2016 Trek 520 bike and I'm a newbie to road cycling. It has Alivio front derailleur and Deore rear derailleur with Deore triple-chainring crank. The 2016 came with 26/36/48 front ...