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Questions referring to the derailluer responsible for moving the chain along the cassette

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Shifting issues

I just finished some repairs on my bike, (Mongoose 26" 21 speed). I noticed that for some reason when I try to shift using the shifter, it won't shift to the lower gears. I can't get past seven. I ...
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Acera rear derailleur / freewheel compatibility

I'm looking at buying an e-bike conversion kit with a rear geared hub motor that requires a freewheel. On my current bicycle, I've an 8 sprocket cassette (Shimano HG CS-HG41-8an) and my rear ...
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What type of rear derailleur is used on my bike?

Direct mount or hanger mount? Sooo, one glance at these photos will tell you why I'm asking this... Needles to say, I need a new one and I'd like to know what I should be looking for. It's for a 21-...
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Replacement rear derailleur

Recently damaged the rear derailleur on my old city bike - the derailleur is a Shimano integrated 6-7 SIS Max 28t - which is no longer manufactured. I can get a used replacement via ebay but was ...
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Is it possible to service rear derailleur pulleys?

The outer pulley of my RD-M735, when spun, sounds scratchy and feels slightly grindy as if there is a tiny piece of dirt/grit that has fallen inside. I have literally soaked it in WD-40 and then 3-in-...
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10 gears to singlespeed

My second hand Hercules bicycle came with 10 gears. Two gears in the front and five in the back. The gearshift does not work well and since I cycle in the same gear all the time anyway, I consider ...
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Can I put a hanger derailleur on a direct mount frame?

I have a road bicycle whose threads for the direct mount derailleur are stripped in the frame. Is it possible to use a hanger derailleur instead? Are there other options?
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Rear derailleur cage hits largest cog on cassette

I got a new rear derailleur for my wife's bike after a stick turned the original one into a twisted mess of metal. The derailleur is a Shimano Acera, the cage is slightly longer than the original. ...
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Cannot shift into lowest gear

I've been fiddling with my rear derailleur trying to fine tune it, because I just replaced my entire drivetrain (same components, but new) The problem that I'm facing now is that I can't seem to ...
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New derailleur - shifts up smoothly, or down - but not both

I've just replaced the rear derailleur and cassette on my bike. I have Shimano Tiagra 9 speed shifters. The cassette is now a 9 speed 11-32 and the derailleur a Sora RD-R3000-GS. I've set the limits ...
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Remove old non-indexed levers for gear changing to make “fixed” speed bike?

I recently got an old bicycle for the sole purpose of using it on a trainer. It has old non-indexed levers for gear changing and they don't seem to work OK. The front one slips into lower after a ...
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Why is cross chaining 'bad', but 1x is OK?

When you run 1x, aren't you basically force to cross chain?
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What are the causes of rear derailleur chain noise?

My rear derailleur is making some noise and I'm having trouble diagnosing the cause. It seems like it's coming from the rear cogs and sounds similar to chain noise. I'm re-building my bike after an ...
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Best Way to Upgrade My Bike

About three months ago I bought a second hand bike for £70; to be honest it is reasonably good. Current setup for gears is a 2 x 18 (38-48 front, 13-28 rear). As far as I can tell it's not a branded ...
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Bike chain slips in a strange way

I bought a new bike about a month ago. And it made a strange sound from the first ride , I thought the sound was because it was new and will disappear with time but it didn't. The sound is like a ...
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Is this regular chain/pulley noise or is there someting I should check/adjust?

Extra images I'm 99% certain the noise is coming off one or both of the derailleur pulleys, but not sure if it's to be expected or if it's irregular and something that should be fixed? Edit Just ...
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Ultegra 6800 shifter with R8000 rear derailleur?

I'd like to replace a Shimano 105 5800 11-28 cassette on one of my bikes (CAADX 2016) with a CS-HG800-11 11-34 to get a wider range of gears. My rear derailleur is Ultegra RD-6800-SS, which can't ...
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Gears shifting when bouncing on mtb

I got my motobecane partially disassembled and I did all tuning and alignment myself. Being a new joiner it makes me feel I am missing some point. The issue is when my bike is on the stand the ...
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Rear derailleur moves to much for each click - tried everything

Two years ago I build a bike (flat bar) with SRAM 1x11. Around a month ago the rear-derailleur broke (guide pulley broke). I bought a new rear derailleur: Shimano 105 RD-5800-GS. After installation ...
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Derailleur tension causing chain friction?

I have a foldie which recently seemed a bit harder to pedal. Specifically back pedaling seems harder than it should be (if I kick the pedal back, it barely travels a quarter or half turn. I noticed ...
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Replacing Spark 720 2015 derailleur + hanger using markings

Broke my rear derailleur a week ago along with the hanger. On my Spark 720 year 2015, the old hanger said 142-RWS12 IDS-SL so I ordered a new one from eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/SCOTT-23528...-/...
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Bike shifts well for low gears OR high gears - but not both

I have been having issues with my 9-speed rear derailleur and was hoping somebody could help shine some light on it. Thanks in advance! I can adjust my rear cable tension such that either the few top ...
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Parking rear-wheel first: which sprocket to put rear derailleur in?

So, I want to keep this from happening: To that end, I like to park my bicycle rear-wheel first, which was discussed in answers to this question, where I'm taking the images from. Since almost ...
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Will Shimano M6000 Rear Derailleur SG (medium cage) work with cassette other then 42t?

I was thinking about buying Shimano Deore groupset to upgrade my ride, checking both older M610s and newer M6000s. The hitch is I want 2x10 set commuter flavor. That means narrow ratio cassette, like ...
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Can I upgrade a Hercules Dirtrider 26" with gears and a disk brake?

I found that dropouts are needed for derailleur setup & fork space>120mm...can I install any hanger or weld a dropout to the frame?...and also the fork end gap was around 105mm in wheel fitted ...
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DX derailleur 1990 maximum teeth?

I'm trying to upgrade my cassette on a (commuter road bike) bike that uses a Shimano rear DX derailleur from ca 1990. What would the maximum tooth count be for this RD? The model says rd-m650 but I'm ...
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XT derailleur 1995 maximum teeth?

I'm trying to upgrade my cassette for lower gearing on a Nishiki Continental. The previous owner put on a (NOS) Shimano XT rear derailleur. I use friction shifters. I looked on the back of the cage ...
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Why do SRAM rear derailleur not have a parallel movement

My SRAM rear derailleur (Rival 22 circa 2016) has a non parallel movement. When it is in the lowest gear, the cage and pulley sprockets align with the cassette sprockets, but when it's in the highest ...
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Determine which cage length on Shimano Ultegra 6800

How can I determine which cage length is on my road bike? I have a Shimano Ultegra 6800 groupset, with 11-28 casette and 52-36 chainrings. I found this resource, however, I measure 60 mm between the ...
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Upgrading an old Trek

I have an old Trek from the early 80's, the serial number says its either a 610, 613, or 614. A lot of the parts are getting old and I'd like to replace a lot of them. One part that I an not sure on ...
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Fitting a 9 speed 11-50T on MTB for 1x9 conversion

I'm trying to understand if its possible to fit a 9 speed 11-50T cassette (found one on Ali) on my MTB. The plan is to go 1X9. The problem is that I can't seem to understand the if a specific ...
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Rear wheel replacement: freewheel -> freehub and cog size changes

I've replaced the rear wheel on my bicycle. The new wheel is different in two respects: I got a 8-speed freehub because 7-speed freewheel hubs seem to be difficult to find these days. I had a 7-speed ...
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Replacing one derailleur with another type

I have an older bike (between 10 and 15 years old), which has a alivio derailleur. It's an 8 speed, and I just replaced the cassette, chain and crank set. I noticed that there was a large amount of ...
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Why is my Ultegra 6600 much noisier when cross chaining compared to my Deore XT M8000?

This has been bugging me for a while. The Ultegra has no visible wear. The chain has no measurable stretch. The Deore is silent even when dirty and not oiled. The Ultegra is much noisier when freshly ...
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Misaligned new derailleur?

I just installed a new Alivio M4000 rear derailleur to replace a Tiagra derailleur on 1X-converted road bike. It looks wildly misaligned to me and shifts terribly. The hanger is perfectly aligned. ...
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Can I use Shimano 8 speed rear deraileur (Claris) with 6 speed SIS downtube shifter (for a 6 speed freewheel)?

So currently I have Shimano SIS downtube shifter (6 speed) with indexing, a 6 speed freewheel, and Tourney TX for the rear deraileur, they index properly. If I want to swap the RD with Shimano Claris,...
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Highest gear “jumps” under load

When I'm in the highest (smallest) gear and pedaling hard, it sometimes "jumps". I'm not sure if that's the right word, but I feel a bump in my feet for a moment and then I continue pedaling. It ...
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Shimano RD-5800 and 7 speed cassette

Is Shimano RD-5800 rear derailleur compatible with a 7 speed cassette?
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Rear derailleur bouncing up and down in easiest gear

I crossing at a cross junction, so I literally only had a few seconds to cross because the cars beside me would turn right. As I pushed towards the curb I heard a loud bang. Anyway after that ...
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Can jockey wheels be used in either position in derailleur cage?

Old jockey wheels are getting toothless and I was wondering, does it make a great difference which jockey wheel goes where? Can you use the same profile jockey wheel in either position?
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Cables for my rear gears do not work

The rear derailleur on my Huffy 21 speed bicycle does not switch anymore. It will click and turn, but the gear won't switch. When I attempt to force it manually it switches back to the biggest gear (...
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If the B-screw is too loose, would it significantly increase wear?

After installing an 11-34 cassette, it makes a grinding noise even though the B screw is all the way in. The grinding sound happens only when using the largest gear. Does the grinding sound mean that ...
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Can't shift down from 50T with clutch on, but can shift down with clutch off, why?

Can't shift down from 50T with clutch on, but can shift down with clutch off, why? I'm using sunrace 11-50 and XT RD-M8000 (SGS), finished setting up everything for absolutely perfect shifting, then ...
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Rear gears not shifting between 6 and 7

I've just replaced the rear derailleur on my kids bike. I've fitted the biked with a Shimano Altus. The issue I am seeing is the shifting between gears 6 and 7. When I move from 7 to 6 the chain ...
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Trying to find Derailleur hanger for a custom road frame

Hi everyone, I'm trying to find out which derailleur hanger to order for this frame I was given. A friend at a local co-op had this frame lying around, and it needs a hanger before I can install a ...
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Why the adjustable spring tension on the cage of Shimano rear derailleurs?

Why do some Shimano rear derailleurs have an adjustable cage spring tension and what is affected by increasing it (default is low tension)?
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Will I need a new derailleur when changing to a higher ranged cassette?

I want to upgrade my bike cassette. Currently I'm using single chainring 53T with 7 speed cassette 14-28T. I'm dying when riding hilly a road. Thinking of upgrade the cassette to Hyperglide 12-32T ...
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adding bullhorn handlebars, what about shifter and rear derailleur?

I am changing to bullhorn handlebars and I'm having some difficulty figuring out what sort of derailleur and shifter I should get. I would like to use a 9 speed bar end shifter as I currently have a ...
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Upgrading cassette from 11-28T to 11-32T?

I recently got a road bike that is equipped with a cassette that is 11-28, and while it runs like a dream on flat surfaces, I burn out on extremely steep hills. With that being said, is it worth the ...
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Why has the Centeron pulley disappeared on many Shimano rear derailleurs?

I have no idea if it's only some mechs or all nowadays but a while back I noticed its absence. Always thought it was a clever design to aid alignment when things were slightly out of adjustment. ...