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Can I replace Shimano Deodore SL-M511 with SL-M590 or SL-M510?

I am new to this and have purchased a bike that has damaged (broken) the left shifter. Can I replace this by purchasing a Shimano Deodore SL-M570 or SL-M510. Are these compatible?
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Can I swap a gravel wheel with 1x10 cassette for a new road wheel with 1x12?

I'm thinking about buying new set of wheels for my Topstone 4. I'm currently using default wheels with changed tires and default 1x10 cassette and ideally I would want to put new road wheel with 1x12 ...
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Should a 10 speed shifter only click 9 times?

The LTwoo shifter I bought (the elite version of the a7) is a 10 speed but only clicks 9 times. Should it be 10 clicks?
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Can I modify mechanical bar end shift levers such that they don't stop in the downward pointing lever position?

I like to build bikes with bar end shifters on moustache bar, looks neat, is cheap and pretty convenient. However, with my current setup process, the left lever points straigth downwards in the small ...
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Is my shifter numbered backwards?

This may be a noob question, maybe I'm over thinking it. But on the bike I just ordered, when I I move from the smaller to the larger rear sprocket, the dial on my shifter counts down. But on my front ...
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pedals only move bike at highest gear

Recently my bike will only move if I’m in the highest gear. I can pedal at lower gears but it will not move my bike forward at any reasonable speed and when I get up to even a very low speed the ...
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Is Shimano GRX Di2 Bluetooth compatible?

Can I connect Shimano GRX Di2 via Bluetooth to E tube project software?
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Order of setting up new shifting system

I'm getting close to being finished with my Trek 520 frame-up build (with custom drivetrain). The only thing that remains is cabling the front and rear derailleurs, setting the limit screws and ...
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SRAM 1:1 shifter + Shimano 11 speed MTB RD

I'm planning my next bike build with an 11-50 cassette but I don't want more than 10 gears for personal preferences. I've seen Chinese-brand drivetrains (LTWOO) that can do this but I want something a ...
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Can someone recomend compatible Road/Lever shifters to drive a Shimano Deore RD-M5020-SGS, Shadow Plus, 10 Speed rear mech

I have a Whyte 429 with the Deore SL-M4010, 10 Speed driving the Shimano Deore RD-M5020-SGS, Shadow Plus, 10 Speed rear mech. I want to put Gravel (Drop) bars on it because I simply find it so much ...
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Shift lever can’t move cage to large chain ring. Shimano Ultegra 11 speed hydraulic

The large lever can’t be moved more than a short distance to where it would normally start moving the cage but won’t move any farther. It doesn’t move the cage at all. Something in the shifter is ...
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Front (left) shifter M9100 (12s) on 11s crankset? Any reason this would not work?

Retromoding a bike with disc brake at the front. The lever is a Deore 6100 with I-spec EV attachment. The bike will get a crankset with a double Chainring and a 10 or 11 speed setup for the rear. I ...
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Gear cable stuck in Sensah empire shifter mechanism

I was trying to install a new gear cable. However, I messed up by trying to upshift while the cable head was not seated properly. Any ideas of getting the cable out?
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Retromod: stuck with shifter replacement, which ones would work?

Retromoding a beautiful 1992 marin with fantastic original color scheme. Adding a disc fork and disc brake at the front. Rear is 7 speed xt (also have spares dx and lx 7 speeds). Issue is that ...
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Flatbar shifters for 11-speed GRX groupsets

I have a GRX RD-RX810 rear derailleur and I need a compatible (thumb) shift lever for flat bars. Any suggestions which shifters are compatible for my setup?
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My Shimano EZ fire plus on the right side isn't shifting below 3 and the left one wont shift above 3

The shifters have been doing this since I got the bike a while ago, but the chain is also starting to fall of the gears when I'm riding it. I don't know how to fix this so can anyone help me?
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Shimano Claris stuck in highest gear

I've got a 3-year-old bike with Shimano Claris (looks like ST-R2000-R) shifters. The other day, the temperature outside dropped to 40F. I took my bike out and found that I couldn't upshift the rear ...
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My bike has ultegra r8020 shifters, can I install a different left Shimano shifter?

My left Shimano Ultegra Shifter is not working properly when I try to go to the big crank set. I was wondering if i can use another Shimano left shifter, because Ultegra R8020 is so expensive. Any ...
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Shimano Drop Bar shift+brake lever for 12S Deore XT/SLX build?

Thinking of converting a flat bar hybrid bike (2023 Canyon Pathlite 6) to a drop bar. Looking for a Shimano drop bar shift / brake lever that will work with my current transmission and brakes. SLX 12S ...
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Can I use road shifters with Linkglide cassette?

We know that road shifters for CUES may be coming in the future. What's interesting is that CUES derailleurs feature a tension adjuster, which is meaningful. In general, it seems like the new groupset ...
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Cassette Compatibility Issues (11 to 40 teeth)

I ride a 2021 Trek Emonda SLR 8 (lightweight, no electronics) with a R 9100 Group: 50/34 teeth in front and 11/30 teeth in back on my cassette. Would like to upgrade to an 11 - 40 teeth cassette (...
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How do I remove a severely stripped/rounded-off Allen/hex head bolt?

I need to replace my handlebar on my Trek 830. I have a spare one, but it has shifters still attached to it. I tried to remove them. However, the hex bolt on the front shifter is severely stripped! ...
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Chain repeatedly slips on rear cogs to next higher gear...and sometimes back and forth. What to adjust?

EDIT: Just to be clear, everything has worked fine with the bike and the Kickr up until a few weeks ago (that is, for about six months the combo has worked fine). So something's gone a bit out of ...
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Shifter only clicks in one direction

My bike shifters on both the front and rear derailleurs suddenly stopped wanting to shift down. They both shift up no problem and the cable looks fine but when I try to shift down on either of them ...
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Shimano left shifter ST-5800 shifting between LOW and HIGH TRIM

After removing the shift cables on my left shifter, I was playing around with the trim positions and noticed a weird behavior. If I start from the HIGH position, I can press the inner lever three ...
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11 speed XT mountain cassete with 105 derailleur and shifter

Will an 11 speed mountain cassette (like the CS-M8000) have the same indexing as an 11 speed shimano 105 derailleur and shifter? I know the cassette needs a spacer to fit on an 11 speed road hub, ...
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Do I need a specific Sturmey Archer indicator chain/rod and cable?

Like the title says, I have an old refurbished bike from the 50's I want to get working again. It has a Sturmey Archer 3 speed shifter and internal gear hub, and that's about all I know about it. It ...
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My bicycle shifter fails

In my bicycle the shifter Shimano st ef41 does not work. It fails when I press it. Tell me please and how to remove all wires from shifter. Image from https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/...
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Setting the Ritchey Venturemax handlebars in gravel

Is there any instruction anywhere on how to properly align the Ritchey Venturemax handlebars? On the official website there is only the following "technical" screenshot, but there is no ...
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Want replacement shifter hoods - how do I find the model of my shifters?

I'm looking for replacement shifter hoods for my bike - the current ones are original, and the bike's 13 years old. I know my bike's a 2010 Specialized Roubaix Expert. I've got the serial number. It'...
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Shimano nexus 8 internal gear shift cable holder is broken. What can I do?

I have a Cube Hyde Pro equipped with a Shimano Nexus 8. The cable holding place is broken. As you can see in the image below: As a temporary solution I glued it with a cyanoacrylate glue but it is not ...
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Is the mechanism that holds a bike to a specific gear in the lever that I use to change the gear or in the derailleur?

I have a big-box-bike 18 speed that I ride around the neighborhood for exercise. Recently it stopped staying in the rear gear I put it in -- I roll the gear selector where I want it, but as soon as I ...
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suddenly can't shift up?

First things first, I am not very good at mechanics, so if my question looks very inexperienced, sorry for that. I bought a road bike with shimano ultegra r8000 and after 2 years during a descend I ...
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Compatibility of Microshift BS-M10 10 speed friction shifter with 11 speed derailleur?

As you know it’s very hard to get any modern bar end shifters right now. Unfortunately I love them. I have an opportunity to buy Microshift BS-M10 shifters which are meant for 10 speed shimano ...
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Replacing Shimano Deore LX SL-M510 shifters

I need to replace both of the shifters on Giant Rainier MTB. It has Shimano Deore LX rear derailer (mega drive) & Powerglide2 34T 9-speed cassette ~ Deore SL-M510 Trigger Shifters, (now wholly ...
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Bike cable tension not consistent when shifting up as compared to down

I'm trying to fix an issue on a (somewhat cheap) newer bike and it's giving me a bit of a run around. The issue is that when shifting up and down, the alignment is off. Normally, I could easily fix ...
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Broken gear shifter case. Is it safe to use?

My campag gear shifter is cracked in the plastic. I realised this when changing bar tape. It works perfectly and may be from a crash a few years ago. Is it still safe to use? Thanks for all opinions ...
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Replacement options for 10-speed Tiagra 12-30 CS-4600 with RD-4601 derailleur

I am currently running a 10-speed Tiagra compact double 50/34, 12-30 CS-4600 with an unknown type derailleur (labeled "KH", "RD-4601", "JAPAN VIA" ). I am happy with ...
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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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Upgrading my shimano road groupset, compatibility issues

I'm in the process of upgrading my road bike's groupset, since it's quite old now. I don't want to blow my budget so I wish to upgrade as little as I can with the most impact. I currently ride my road ...
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Tight shifting and handlebar weird stiffness

I got my hybrid bike serviced 2 days back. Before the service, the handlebar used to turn freely, and the shifter was not stiff. I had given it because the day before something went wrong with the ...
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Can any front shifter be used for 3 x 9?

I want to buy a new front shifter for my 3x9 speed MTB. The XTR M970 shifter is rare and expensive. Can I just use the front shifter from a 2/3 x 10 system? e.g. Shimano XTR M980 ? Are Shimano front ...
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Which of 1x10 or 2x9 speeds is better for commute?

I currently have an old 3x7 speed quasi-all-terrain bike (a CUBE that is somewhere between a city bike and an all-terrain one). I need to get a new one and the general options are 1x10 or 2x9 shifters....
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Shifter requiring to press the lever fully without resistance before engaging

I have Shimano LX shifters M571 on my trekking bike (probably from 2008, but not sure). I notice that recently it starts to behave strangely: the thumb levers do not have any resistance (and do ...
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Tiagra 4600 trigger shifters, 10-speed 105 RD-5701-GS derailleur and 11-32 cassette compatible?

My Cannondale Quick 1 Carbon has Tiagra 4600 trigger shifters, a 10-speed 105 RD-5701-SS derailleur and a 12-30 cassette. I would like to change to a 11-32 cassette, and understand that I would ...
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Mounting friction shifters below the handlebar

I have a bicycle with stem mounted friction shifters, and I really like the way they work. I would like to use a similar friction shifter on another bike, but that bike has a threadless headset and ...
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SRAM DoubleTap - attempting to shift down in lowest gear

My bike has a shifter with the SRAM DoubleTap mechanism, where you push it over one click to shift up and two clicks to shift down. When you're in the lowest gear, it only allows you to push it over ...
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Could I use a Shimano GRX RX400 10-speed shifter with a Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 10-speed rear derailleur?

I am trying to be budget friendly and recycle parts for a new project.
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Shimano 105 - Shifter Internal Lever Broken

I've managed to snap an internal lever (it looks similar to the one on the right side in the pic) in my Shimano 105 (11-speed) right shift - think I just pushed it too far over and it snapped. I can't ...
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What crankset fits BH Ultralight RC?

This is somewhat related to an issue I had previously posted. The shop initially said it was the cassette, but after a thorough check-up, the shop told me that the issue is the wear & tear of the ...
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