Questions tagged [derailleur]

Mechanism to move the chain from one sprocket to another.

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Fitting a 9-speed 11-50T cassette on MTB: which derailleur?

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 1×9. The problem is that I can't seem to understand the if a specific ...
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Using a cassette and derailleur with different sprocket/cog specifications

I am trying to make a cheaper (500ish) bike work with a Tacx Flux (2018 version). According to their website, the Tacx Flux only supports 8-11 speed cassettes, but my bike has a 7 speed freewheel (14-...
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Rear derailleur max capacity exceeded?

My MTB is a Lapierre X-Flow 512 2012. It has a Shimano RD-M980-SGS 10v rear derailleur which has a total capacity of 41t (see official specs). But it comes with a 11-36 cassette and a 24-42 crankset (...
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11-42t cassette with a 9 speed derailleur, will it work?

I'm trying to figure out if my 9 speed derailleur (Shimano Deore) will work with a 11-42t cassette (note that it is a specific 9 speed cassette). It is for a MTB 1× setup I previously had a 3×9 ...
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Why does my Shimano Deore SLX dérailleur not rotate into the expected (vertical) position?

I have a Scott E-Genius 730 Plus mountain bike (around three years old). I had a chain snap recently, so I have replaced the rear 10-speed cassette, and am now trying to route a new chain correctly. I ...
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Rear derailleur at limit, chain still rubbing

I gave my bike a thorough service recently by pulling it apart and cleaning/re-greasing everything. Now everything is back together and I just can't get the rear derailleur to work properly. The H ...
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Replacing Claris FD 2400 with R2000

My bike has a 2x8 speed Shimano Claris 2400 front derailleur and ST-2400 shifters. The FD is damaged. Can I replace it with the newer Claris R2000 FD? Shimano's compatibility guide indicates that it ...
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What thread does the b-screw on a shimano rd-6400/6401 have?

What thread does the b-screw on a shimano rd-6401 have? I need to recut the thread but am not entirely sure if it's an M4 fine pitch or something else.
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Shifting direction is different for front and rear shifters

I have been riding singlespeed and 1x setups for decades. The last time I had a front derailleur was over 30 years ago, and the shifter was on the downtube then, and I don’t have any memory of how it ...
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Can an 8 speed chain fit inside an 11 speed Shimano 105 (RD-R7000 ) rear derailleur?

I am using downtube friction shifters, I know my shifter's pull of 28.5 mm multiplied by the Shimano 105 RD's pull ratio of 1.4 gives me 40mm of travel, enough to traverse the entire width of my 35 ...
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Rear derailleur does not shift down

I'm working on a bike where the right shifter was not working and I replaced it. it's a 7 gear cassette and the problem now is that the rear derailleur would not shift down past 3. When I manually I ...
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Gears shift perfectly when suspended on rack, but not on the ground?

So I had recently solved some issues I was having thanks to the community. I re-tuned my bike on a suspended mount and everytning looks great. On the ground, all of the gears work smoothly except for ...
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Explanation on the lineup of SRAM Derailleurs

@thelawnet has given a very descriptive answer to my previous question which seeks an Explanation on the lineup of Shimano Derailleurs. I am pretty sure that there are people who confuse about the ...
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Imprecise shifting on a Shimano 9 speed set

Edit: Jeff’s answer - replace the cable housing - fixed the problem. I made sure the highest and lowest alignments were correct, that the cogs lined up with the gears, and then replaced all cable ...
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How to increase the durability of gear-shifters

I am not a professional cyclist and may not even be a good rider but it seems like I tend to break my shifters way too often. I initially had a SRAM-X4 8x3 Shifters which ripped apart in an accident. ...
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Shift lever and rear derailleur compatibility

I have got MTB with Shimano RD-M410 Alivio Rear Derailleur 8 speed. It has brake/shift lever for it model ST-EF50-8R. I would like to move to disc brakes and therefore want to change to ST-EF505 ...
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Why does my chain slip off the chainring when cruising or back pedalling?

My bike is a little more then a year old (although I do put a lot of miles on it, about 12 miles a day), this problem seems to have started about a week ago. It's a 7 speed Avilon Next (a cheap brand ...
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8 speed flat bar set up with Dura Ace RD-7700 or new Claris RD-2400

I'm buying a new drivetrain (cranks, cassette, chain) for my flatbar commuter that was mostly built of parts. I currently have a Dura Ace 7700 short cage derailleur on it, I got it from a friend a ...
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9-Speed Ultegra (6500) with Mountainbike Derailleur

I want to go bikepacking with my old road bike. The road bike has a standard crankset (53/39, double not triple), and an 11-28 cassette. The groupset is Shimano Ultegra 6500. Because I want to do some ...
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10 speed rear derailleur only shifting 7 gears…losing my mind

OK, so I have a rough and ready road bike (Planet X London Road) that is not shifting right.... It is running: Shimano Tiagra 4600 Shifters (3 x 10) but running it a 1x10 with one front chainring ...
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Different Derailleurs with different shifters

I want to install hydraulic disk brakes on my bicycle, however I also need shifters as shifters and brakes are integrated on my bike. I have 3 speed tourney FD TY 500 triple in front and Altus MD310 ...
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How to check and ensure parallelism of front derailer and chainrings?

Various instructions of front derailers with clamp want me to ensure that the derailer cage is parallel to the chainrings. What is the preferred way to do this? Since the derailer cage has quite a ...
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SRAM Red eTap on Ultegra bike

I own a 2018 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Ultegra. When I bought the bike I upgraded the crank set to the Cannondale Spider 52/36. I recently decided to go to SRAM Res eTap. During my install the FD is at ...
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Shift lever tight when cable clamped in derailleur, adjustments seem futile

I have a 2020 Giant Trance 2 I purchased new at the beginning of June 2020. Recently I had to replace my shifter cable (I broke a ferrule and the cable was fraying and very short, so I figured the ...
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My bike shifting won’t surpass 6

I own a Scott Aspect 740. On the shifter it says it is on gear 7, 8 or 9 however in reality on the rear derailleur the chain is only on 6 and won’t go past this. I’m looking for a fix as it is very ...
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Using 11-36t 9 speed derailleur with 11-40t 9 speed cassette

So I've got the shimano altus rd-m2000 and it says that it only supports 11-36t. However, I've seen people on forums say that it's possible with this derailleur. Even it I was wondering if with a ...
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Can I use a narrowide chainring on a double rings crankset?

I would like to go touring using my narrowide chainring, but I would like as well to put a smaller chainring (the infamous Grannie) so that I could have it as a last resort in case of really hard ...
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Why has indexed shifting displaced traditional friction shifting?

I really don't like indexed shifters, at least on the front. They're harder to adjust, more sensitive to cable stretching, and limit the number of gear combinations you can use (because you can't ...
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Standard to compact swap

I am looking to swap from a Shimano 105 standard 53-39 crankset to a 50-34 compact crankset. My question is: will I need to adjust the height of the derailleur when changing to the new crankset? And ...
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Cassette noise in gears 1,2 and 3 on newer bike

I was out riding when I broke my chain (too high of a gear and too steep of a gradient). Got chain replaced and now my cassette gear 1 (easiest gear) takes more power to pedal than gear 2 and when I ...
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Shimano Tiagra - Install smaller front chainring

I recently bought a used Trek Checkpoint ALR4, with which I'm very satisfied. The gearing is ok so far for going on plane ground an light uphills, but when going on long and steeper hills it gets ...
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Can someone help me identify this old Shimano derailleur?

I want to poke around online a bit and see if I can find anything out about it. It's a long cage, on an old 18 speed Univega MTB. Thanks.
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No movement between two lowest shifter settings

I bought a new derailleur, cassette, and hanger after a decent wreck. Shimano 105 set, 11 speed, 11-34 cassette. I've tried adjusting the shift cable barrel, H/L limit screws, and the screw that sets ...
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Which shifters are compatible with dura ace 740x?

I've read that Shimano updated the cable pull ratio on their other series early on but not for Dura-Ace until 1997 with the 7700. Which downtube shifting levers are compatible with their 7400/7401/...
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If a derailleur cable snaps on a long ride, how can I keep going?

A couple weeks ago I rode around Crater Lake, a 35 mile ride with over 4500 feet of cumulative elevation gain – the sort of ride you really want functional gears for. The night before my rear ...
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Rear derailleur shifting poorly, skipping gears

I've got a Shimano Sora on a 8-gear cassette, and have odd behavior and skipping, shifting under stress. This started with a trip to the mechanic for a tune up which replaced the chain. I had some ...
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Bicycle buying suggestions please! [closed]

As of yet, like most other Indians, I've only ridden a single speed, which was brought for 4000 rupees, about 13 years ago.. Yes, it's still in use! My budget now is strictly 13000 INR for the bicycle ...
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Can I use a 3x10 or 2x11 front derailleur on a 3x11 drivetrain?

I recently started changing the drivetrain on my Trail 6 (2020) and I wanted to jump to 3x11 from the 2x9 mixed Altus/Alivio it came as stock. My mistake was not paying attention to the type of pull ...
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What are the pros and cons of internal gears?

I've had my hybrid 24-speed for a bit over 3 years now, and just last weekend, when looking for a bike for my wife, discovered internal gears. Suffice to say it blew my mind when I saw 7-speed ...
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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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Chain catching after derailleur change

I am trying to figure out why my chain is catching with each revolution. You can see it in this short video [
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Shouldn't use two extreme gears?

I purchased a new Mountain bike a month ago and noticed after a week or so the gears were starting to slip, this was expected because of stretch in cables and wear in etc so I took it in for a tune up ...
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Front derailleur wont shift to small gear

I have removed the cable and loosened the range adjustment screws to take them out of the picture. Spring on front derailleur now pushes the cage all way to left. Looks correct so chain should move to ...
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Bent shimano 12 speed slx m7100 rear derailleur. Cause?

Rear derailleur (mileage: 600 miles) simply bent during my ride (I didn't crash and didn't notice something hitting rear mech). Bend is significant. It seems to me that the derailleur cage is bent, ...
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Identify a replacement shimano rear derailleur

I have managed to bend the rear derailleur on my gt palomar, the gear was not clicking through so I moved it through the gears set off and heard it crunch. The whole arm is bent. It appears to be a ...
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Chain length with new derailleur

I bought a 8spd chain and am putting it on a 7spd bikes. I thought I could use either a seven speed or eight speed chain. But it looks like the chain is way too long should I take out some links if ...
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Upgrading my bike

I'm very new to the world of bicycles, so apologies in advance. I have a second hand road bike built (by a professional) with spare parts of different components. The rear derailleur is Shimano Acera, ...
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Ribble CGR Ti - Replacement Gear Hanger

The gear hanger on my bike broke about 3 weeks ago. This is a sacrificial part, but Ribble are out of stock and seem to have no idea when this critical part will be in stock again. I have looked on ...
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Can I change my derailleur without changing my shifter?

I have Shimano V-Brake 8-speed shifters on my bike. These have the brakes and the shifter in one component. I'd like to change my derailleur can I put in a newer 8 speed Shimano derailleur that will ...
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Can I use Shimano 105 rear derailleur from 11-speed bike with 10-speed Tiagra shifters?

I have a 10-speed 2013 Specialized Allez Elite with Tiagra componentry (and an 11/28 105 cassette) and would like to install my old Shimano 105 rear derailleur in the back to replace the Tiagra one. ...

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