Questions tagged [derailleur]

Mechanism to move the chain from one sprocket to another.

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Will a 3x10 or 3x9 front derailleur work on a 6/7 speed chain?

Will a 3x10 or 3x9 front derailleur work on a 6/7 speed chain? Can't seem to find a good MTB front derailleur for 6/7 speed chain. Tourneys won't do it for me
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Broken Rear mech inner plate

My chain got caught in the guide plate and broke the encircled part of the rear mech (See photo) I'm using Shimano GRX 810 Rear derailleur. There are no observable misalignment. Question, is it safe ...
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Will Shimano Acera 8 speed derailleur work on 6 speed freewheel?

I want to get a higher quality rear derailleur from the Tourney which I have right now(it broke). I want a Shimano Acera RD-M360-SGS. The problem is that its 8 speed. Will it work on my 6 speed ...
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Barrel Adjuster Strategy - What's the best way to use barrel adjusters?

I was taught that barrel adjusters are to be used as an on-the-road way to adjust brakes or derailleurs. I think the exact quote was "Leave the barrel adjuster for the customer to use on the road&...
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Chain skipping on upper pulley of rear derailleur

Background: I have a full suspension mountain bike with SRAM GX Eagle components. I snapped my chain recently, and replaced it with a new one of the same model. Made sure to size it the same as the ...
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Can I fit a compact cassette with a long cage derailleur?

my bike currently has a combination of 50X34 crankset and an 11x32 cassette and it looks like my rear derailleur is a long cage. I'm buying new wheels and I want to take the opportunity to try and buy ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My shifter shifts only one gear up and down

I just was on a ride and all of a sudden I could only shift one gear up and down (in this case it was the 10th and 11th respectively the 21th and 22th). If I try to move the shifter further up (so up ...
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Direct mount vs. hanger derailleur

Currently repairing a bike that I got off the road for free years ago. Around three years ago, a stuck link caused a chain jam while pedaling at high speed, causing the metal around the b-knuckle on ...
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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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How do I determine the “length” of this derailleur?

What length is this derailleur please. Cannot determine if its a short, medium or long.
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I need a new bike derailleur, which one?

I have a fairly old Specialized Hardrock Sport. I want to get new derailleurs. Is there a specific one I should get. I'm not sure the one now is the original.
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Can I reorient my dérailleur so the top jockey doesn't hit the cassette?

I was running a RD-M7000 dérailleur on my Scott E-Genius 730 and I recently received some good advice here that the Deore RD-M6000 is a drop-in replacement. I have now purchased and fitted that, but ...
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What type of rear derailer can I use [duplicate]

I bought a used frame without a derailer. What type will I be able to use? I would like to switch to trigger shifters and a good quality derailer. See photos.enter image description here
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Is my Shimano Deore SLX dérailleur a medium or long cage?

I have a Scott E-Genius 730 Plus and would like to replace the rear dérailleur (the probable cause of difficulties described in my last question). It's a Shimano Deore SLX Dyna-sys unit, it's for a 10-...
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Bottom jockey wheel on rear derailleur keeps skipping chain

Basically the angle between the bottom and top wheels is too great causing the chain to skip to the outside of the bottom wheel under force. If I use the higher adjustment screw on the shimano ...
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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 derailluer broken bolt

I am trying to figure out the right part to replace this bolt that broke. It went through the rear frame of bike into derailleur to a shimano dyna sys II unit. I believe it is a hanger bolt but the ...

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