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Questions tagged [shifter]

Questions about shifting between gears or the shifters themselves.

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How can non index shifters be limited to a specific range of gears?

Searching on eBay, I find shimano SL-MY34s. Description says that they should only be used with 5/6/7 gears. What limits them to this range?
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Where to get replacement bike frame cable entry grommets?

Does anybody know where to get more of these ? These hold shift and/or brake cable ferrules where the cables enter the frame. Here is what they look on a bike if that helps: These specifically are ...
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Shimano STI does not shift up/to lower cogs

Typ: Shimano RS505 2x11 hydraulic Problem: Up shifting is possible to the 5th or 6th cog, after this the STI does not give the click feedback and the derailleur does not move to the next smaller cog. ...
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Shimano Metrea ST-U5060-R compatibility

So I'm trying to find out if Shimano Metrea ST-U5060-R would be compatible with any Shimano 11 rear derailleur? Also, would it also be compatible with the T4700 Tiagra derailleur since it seems to be ...
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Are Shimano 105 R7000 STI Levers compatible with the older R5800 deraillers?

My bike currently has Shimano 105 5800 components (shifters, rim brakes, derailleurs), and I've recently discovered that both my shifters are wearing out. The derailleurs seem to be in good shape, ...
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Installing SRAM X3 7-speed shifter with Acera derailleur : shifting stops at 4th cog

I've never installed one of these trigger shifters. Here's what I'm doing: Acera derailleur has chain on the smallest cog. Mount trigger shifter on handlebar with its gear set to 7. Run cable to and ...
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Will any Shimano mountain bike shift cable set work with any Shimano mountain bike derailleurs and shifters?

(Forgive me if this question has been asked before - but I don't know if I'm searching with the correct keywords to find the answer...) My rear derailleur cable is stuck hard into the side of its ...
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Can't change M7000 front shifter from 2x into 3x

I bought exactly this set of shifters, latest SLX model. I had similar SLX shifters, just the older ones, where the front one had a little button so it was easy to change from 2x to 3x. Now this new ...
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Is it possible to add a TT shifter to Di2 junction box?

Is it technically possible to add another shifter to an already functioning Di2 setup, allowing for an extra shifter at the end of an aero extension bar, hooked up to the same junction box as the ...
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Road STI with MTB Derailleurs

Not that this question hasn't been asked to death but I'm experiencing very poor shifting, here's my setup: Shifters: ST-5700 (10-Speed Road) Derailleur: M6000-SGS (10-Speed MTN) Cassette: Sunrace ...
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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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Tiagra upshifting jumping 3-4 gears in middle of cassette

My Tiagra 10-speed shifters have recently been jumping multiple gears. Shifting down (from smallest cog to biggest) is fine (10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1), though maybe a little stiff. But shifting up will ...
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Oil leaking from right gear shifter?

The right gear shifter on my bicycle (which controls the gears on the rear wheel) has some wear holes and appears to be leaking oil over the shifter (see pictures). I'm fairly new to cycling, though, ...
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Dura Ace 7700 (with American Classic RD205 rear hub) Broke Shifter. Upgrade Options

I’m currently putting quite a lot of miles on an older Canyon F10 carbon bike equipped with Dura Ace 7700 shifters, derailleurs and brakes. My wheels are American Classics with a newer RD205 hub, ...
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Bent shift lever on Shimano Deore MTB shifter

I bent the shifter lever on my Deore shifter mech and the bottom lever that would shift me into an easier gear is running into the lever above it when the bottom lever gets pressed in. If I try and ...
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What's wrong with my gear shifter?

The mechanism inside one of my gear shifters is a bit skewiff and I can't lock the cover on properly. Any idea what the problem is? Pictures of the dodgy one and the ok one for comparison with the ...
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Shifter/brake-lever compatibility with front and rear derailleurs

I am currently converting my bike from flat bars to drop bars for a long touring cycle. I used to have Shimano SL310 shifters (8x3), but have now bought Shimano Sora ST-3300 (8x3) to mount on the drop ...
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Very stiff front derailleur

My girlfriend has been having problems with her front shifter/derailleur since she got her bike. For some reason, moving the chain from the middle ring to the big ring at the front, is very stiff. ...
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Shimano thumb shift compatibility

I need to replace a stiff twist-grip shifter with a thumb shifter to make gear down-changes easier for my wife. There is a choice of two available locally: Shimano SL-TX50R Tourney and Shimano Altus ...
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Replacement shifter for Shimano exage 7-speed - modern shifter compatible?

I've got an early 1990s Schwinn Crosscut with Shimano Exage LX400 components. I've just pulled it out of storage. The bike is in pretty good shape overall. The derailleurs are moving freely and the ...
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Repairing Shimano front shifter ST-EF41-L

My son's bicycle gear shifter SHIMANO ST-EF41-L (front 3 speed) malfunctioned (Both levers became free). I disassembled it and found 3 very small plastic parts on the bottom side of the shifter were ...
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Can I replace a Shimano Deore SL-M590 3speed Left shifter with an Acera SL-M310?

Total n00b question here, I did have a look for similar questions & answers first! I have a 2009 or 2010 Specialized Rockhopper SL with all Deore parts. The left shifter is broken. I can pay £23 ...
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Tourney drop to flat bar conversion [duplicate]

Is it possible to convert a drop bar road bike with 2x7 Tourney brifters to flat bar using Tourney rapidfire shifters? I believe they only come in 3x7 variant, so is it posible to use that and just ...
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How do I use the trim function correctly on Shimano shifters

I have Shimano SL-4700 Tiagra (flat handle) Double shifters. However the front shifter has 4 positions in this order: High High trimmed Low trimmed Low As can be seen in the image below. ...
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STI Shifter Lever body loose

I have Shimano STI shifters (model ST 2300) and the shifter lever (the part for braking and shifting) is loose. So if I hold the head (cockpit) and move it, the head also moves a bit. How can I ...
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Sora STI Shifters with Deore

I'm building a touring bike and was interesting in using STI shifters, just wondering if this setup will work. Shimano Sora 3500 STI Triple 3x9 Speed Road Lever Set with Shimano Deore M590 Top Swing ...
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Shimano Thumb Shifter button question

I inherited an old early 1990s Schwinn CrossFit with Shimano Thumb Shifters like in the photo below. There is a tiny black button that sticks out of the side of the shifter's circle. What is it for ...
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RB not ridden in 4 years unable to shift gear

After a bit of advice. I recently dusted down my Carrera after a 4 year stint in the shed. Knowing that it had a few issues I dropped it in to my local Halfords store. It required a few things mending ...
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How to replace brake lever from integrated shifter?

I had recently upgraded from grip shifter to thumb shifter. I have attached the new ST EF50 shifter for my Btwin RR 340vtt. Just today I broke the brake lever from the shifter. I don't want to replace ...
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New 2012's Sora 3500 vs used 2003's 105 5501

I am preparing my bike for a 2000 km trip. I have an old and used ~2003 hybrid bike with 105 derailleurs and want to change the current horizontal handlebars to road ones, so I have to change cables ...
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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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Where to get gear shifter for 31.8mm handle bars?

I'm based in the UK and have bought some new handlebars that are 31.8mm for a hybrid 8 gear bike. My old handlebars were smaller in diameter so my old gear shifter won't fit. No gear shifters online ...
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Downtube shifters won't stay in low gear on rear derailleur

I've finished a bike restoration today and it's my first time using downtube shifters. They work and will span the full range of gears but won't stay in the big cog on the back for long, the shifter ...
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Rohloff twist shifter is too slippery when sweating

My Rohloff Speedhub is pretty slick, but unfortunately so is the twist shifter when I'm sweaty. In southern Florida, riding my trike, that's pretty much all the time. Switching gears already has ...
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Internal Cabling Problem?

I've been having some bike issues with a 2016 Trek Allant 7.4 . I'm looking for any documentation about this problem, or any known solutions that don't include externally routing the cable.   ...
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Brifter loose even with bolt tight

How to clamp a brifter to the bar more securely if the clamp is already very tight? More detail: After a small crash (no scratches on me, just a few on the bike), one Shimano Ultegra brifter was ...
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What shifters are compatible with the 8 speed cassette and Deore derailleur on my Trek 6500 ZX?

The top half of my right shifter fell off on a trail the other day, so I need to replace it, but I'm not sure what my options are. The bike is a 1997 model Trek 6500 ZX with an 8-gear rear cassette ...
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Question about Shifters

I have a bike with lever/downtube shifters. I hate them, feel like they don't stay in gear for more than 10 minutes at a time, and would prefer a bike that has preset gears. Is there a way to get the ...
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Restoring a steel Japanese bike from the early 80s

I recently picked up a Shogun 2001 touring bike from the early 80s. It's hardly been ridden and has a beautiful double-lugged frame with F&R racks, Al fenders and brazed-on threaded fittings for ...
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Drop bar to flat bar conversion

Gearing 14-Speed Shimano A070 STI Crankset Prowheel Ounce 42/52T Double Chainring Alloy Crankset Shifters Shimano A070 STI Front Derailleur Shimano Claris Rear ...
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Run a Shimano STX derailleur with 8 speed cassette or bigger?

I've heard that it's possible to run the same derailleur with different shifters to get a different number of gears. I would like to know what the limits are to this idea. I want to keep my Shimano ...
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Shifter not changing gear cable tension

I'm a beginner and I'm working on a bike. I'm trying to fix the shifting gears. I'm holding the shifter cable where it comes out of the housing by the front derailleur and I feel no change in tension ...
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Claris vs Sora shifters

I'm upgrading my road touring bike, currently with a 3x8 drivetrain and bar-end friction shifters. I'm going for integrated brake/shift levers, and wondering about the difference between the Claris ST-...
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Hot water to unjam trigger shifter

Can I use hot water to unjam my Shimano trigger shifters? Has anyone had any experience with this?
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Troubleshooting a new shifter

I'm trying to troubleshoot a new rear shifter that my bike store installed. The new shifter is a Shimano EF65, 9 speed. The bike is a 2016 Trek Allant 7.4D. I don't know what the derailleur is off ...
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All gears shift smoothly, but won’t shift into 1st gear/large cog. Help?

So I was tuning my newly acquired bike today and working with all 8 gears on the rear derailleur. I managed to properly set the high limit screw as well as cable tension so all gears shift smoothly ...
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How to increase friction on a Shimano SIS+Friction rear shifter when it is in friction mode?

I'm using some Dura Ace SL-7700 downtube shifters on my road bike. I bought them NOS. The right (rear) shifter has the D-ring for switching from SIS to friction mode. It's a bit strange that the ...
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How to dismantle Campag Ergolevers (hex key won't turn)

Following my recent question Overhauling 1998 Campagnolo Chorus Ergolevers, I attempted to take apart the right hand lever. But I got stuck at pretty much the first hurdle: undoing the bolt that ...
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flight deck st 4400 shifter replacement

flight deck st 4400 shifter not working. I have sprayed it and a man said is was US. What other shifters can I use new or used. I do not need the electrics cheers Steve
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9 speed SRAM shifter for dropbars?

Does anyone know if SRAM makes a 9 speed compatible shifter for dropbars? What's the best option for shifter/derailleurs for a 2x9 cross bike?