Questions tagged [shifter]

Questions about shifting between gears or the shifters themselves.

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Sora shifter broken

Wacky shifting on my 9 speed sora shifter. It's fine going up toward biggest cogs butskips 2-3 gears when going down from the biggest cog. It shifts fine when going down from the middle to smaller ...
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Normal MTB trigger shifters and hydraulic brake levers on a bullhorn handlebar

Was wondering if mounting Altus shifters and hydraulic brake levers on the vertical sides of a bullhorn handlebar would work or would be possible? I tried holding one of my grips on my flat bar while ...
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What previous Shimano road shifters are 10sp and exit cables under bar tape?

I'm swapping out some parts on an old road bike I have to build it up as a winter/less cared about run around. Looking for what I can on auction sites etc., but the model numbers elude me. I have a ...
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Shifting Lever Unit replacement/interchangeability on Shimano 8 speed XT/XTR shifters

Are the levers/internals interchangeable? Meaning will they all fit the same housing or can I swap one for the other if needed? Will any 8s XT/XTR shimano 8 speed shifter lever fit any other 8s XT/...
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Best solution for 2x8 index shifting [closed]

I've been riding a pretty well-tuned frankenbike (I call it the argos, I've had it for 15 years) set up with claris 2x8 shifters (r2400) and dura ace (7700) derailleur on the back with an old ultegra ...
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Shifter won't click and cable doesn't move

My front gear is set on the smallest gear then the shifter suddenly doesn't click. I also see no cable movement from the front derailleur. Here is the link for the vid: https://imgur.com/ZncNh70
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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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Weird sounds from Sram GX crank / shifters?

When moving the chain backwards while bike is standing, I hear some weird sounds.. I made a playlist on youtube and would greatly appreciate some help :(. Video titles give more details. Should it ...
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If the parts inside a friction shifter are rusty, should I replace them?

I recently got a bike from my neighbor, and it has shifting problems. It won't shift out of the lowest gear on the rear cassette. The shifters don't do anything. I can pull the cable by hand, and it'...
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Shift Cable for 1963 Schwinn w/Sturmey Archer Shifter

This is the shifter on my 1963-64 Schwinn Racer: This is the old cable: I'd like to replace the cable and found this: It's hard to tell what the cable ends look like inside the packaging but is ...
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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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Giant conduct compatible stem

Does anyone have any experience with the Giant conduct system (semi hydraulic breaks) and compatible stems? My partner bought a bike which came with a conduct 100mm stem. She feels that the reach is ...
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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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Can Shimano Claris R2000 shifters be paired with Claris 2400 derailleurs?

Can I use the modern looking shifters with the older model derailleurs without any problems in shifting?
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Is my right DI2 shifter bad? It will shift “up” but not “down”

The left shifter and front derailleur work fine. The right shifter works fine if I shift to a smaller gear; the bike does not respond if I shift to a bigger gear. I plugged into my PC and from there ...
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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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Use indexed shifters on new bike

I have a 26 inch 24 speed mountain bike. When I get another bike, can I re-use the Sunrace indexed shifters on the new bike? It would be a 26 inch bike also.
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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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Front derailleur twist shifter replacement - from small to big ring in one click

Replaced front OEM Grip Shift SH-F3 barrel shifter with Twist Grip M25-7 shifter on Vintage consumer-type bike w Shimano GS100 and 3 chainrings (x7 cassette). Mounting went fine, cable run is clean ...
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Replace vintage barrel nipple Shimano shifter cable

My West German bike has an old friction shifter. The shifting cable snapped and I discovered the nipple is barrel shaped but horizontal, much like a MTB brake cable, but smaller. I can't figure out ...
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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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Post head-on crash w/ another bike, shifters no longer shift

Hi everyone on bicycles StackExchange, I had a head-on crash with a drunk guy who rode his bike into mine and since both shifters stopped shifting. the right hand shifter clicks but does absolutely ...
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Road bike: can't shift down on front gears

I only have two chainrings on the crank. The chain is stuck on the big one. When I hit the button on the shifter to shift down I am not seeing the cable move at all which is odd. Not sure where to ...
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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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Bar end shifters onto a flat bar - temporary fix solution

I have a bike in progress that will use Shimano bar end shifters, but I am putting on a Jones Loop Bar. I am ordering a set of Paul's Thumbies, but they will take over a month to reach me. In the ...
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Older Shimano Ultegra Shifter compatibility

I have an older Shimano Ultegra Shifter that broke, and I am wondering how I can know what shifters are compatible with the gear set as a replacement? My broken shifter is on the right side and is a ...
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Shimano shifter neither reaching top nor bottom gear

So, I have the Shimano shifter, depicted below that selects from the 7 rear-wheel sprockets. To my surprise it no longer reaches highest nor lowest gear. At first I thought the cable could have lost ...
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105 R7000 rear shifter malfunction

Disclarimer: sorry for the wall of text and for my English: I tried to describe the problem as best as I could and English is not my native language. Hello. I have a following problem with my Shimano ...
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How do I figure out what the model number is of my Shimano rear derailleur?

Here are pictures of my current derailleur I need to replace.
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Hey my right gripshift won't turn, need help

My mongoose bikes right shifter won't shift, it's too hard or stiff and the wire that connects to the gripshift is loose which isn't normal because the left shifter is in place and not loose and works....
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Replace Vintage Shimano Trigger Shifter

I have a Cannondale M600 Red White & Blue. My 7 speed Shimano integrated trigger shifter will no longer function. I cannot tell the model I cannot fix it nor find an identical replacement what ...
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Why can't my rear shifter shift into low gears?

I have an entry-level Trek mountain bike bought several years ago, with a Shimano derailleur. It's been hanging in my garage for the last few years, taken down only a few times for rides. I just did a ...
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Possible drivetrain problem?

I recently bought a bike and upon riding it and coasting for a relatively short time I heard a noise that sounded like the chain sort of clicking louder than the freewheel, then eventually the chain ...
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Identify control on left-side of Sun Recumbent Trike model EZ3 handlebar

I own the Trike model listed above, I bought this Trike about 10 years ago, and I'm starting riding again but since the manuals are not very users friendly, I need to know the purpose of the 3 ...
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Threaded bleed port - 105 7020 shifter

In attempting to bleed my Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brakes, I seem to have threaded the bleed port so the screw no longer tightens. Screw is fine in the other shifter, and same issue when using screw ...
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Shimano Nexus with shift levers

Shimano Nexus usually comes with a twist shifts. Is it possible to also use shift levers with Nexus? Which ones? More concretely, Shimano Nexus C6000 Revoshift (8s) (hub) and Shimano Alfine 7000 (8s) ...
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Tiagra levers moving loose

Lately I have noticed that, whenever I use the bar-end lever to shift the gears up (both front and rear) for the first couple of actions the lever feels loose: it moves to the end of its range without ...
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Have old bar end shifters which don't seem to fit in the new handlebars

I retrieved the Shimano bar end shifters from some old handlebars and now I want to fit the shifters to new bars. However strangely I can't fit the shifters in the new bars. See the following photo: ...
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Rear cassette shifting

I replaced my free hub body due to pedal slippage. I also replaced rear cassette and chain for regular maintenance. Since then the problem started and I replaced shifter and cables as well as rear ...
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How should I mount a downtube shifter clamp that lacks a locating hole?

Usually, the band on downtube shifters has a hole that fits over a dimple on the tube, like this: The band on this pair of downtube shifters lacks this hole: I can't put them over the dimple; it ...
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Shimano GRX groupset with mechanical brakes for CX/Gravel

I'm going to upgrade my cyclocross bike with new 1x11 dedicated components. Currently bike has old 105 5700 groupset and cantilever brakes. Those mechanical brakes are the main problem - I don't want ...
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Are rear derailleur cable intervals equal?

On one occasion in the past I paid attention to get the rear derailleur to be "just right". On eight gears on an MTB, I would get gears 1-2-3 and 5-6-7-8 to be perfect (minus the chain rub on one end ...
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How to get the fixed part of a bar-end shifter out of the handlebar when it is stuck?

I have a Shimano bar-end shifter where the fixed part is stuck in the handlebar. How can I get this part out in a way that I can reuse it in new handlebars? Note: I know that I have to loosen the ...
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Can I use a 1x10 wide range cassette with Shimano SL-BS79 bar end shifters?

I'm putting together a drop bar hybrid conversion for a gravel bike and want to run a 1x10 drivetrain. So far the only shifting component I have is a pair of Shimano Dura-Ace sl-bs79 10 speed bar end ...
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Can I use a Sora rear derailleur with my 7 speed shifter?

Since the only problems cames from my Tourney rear derailleur. I want to change it to a Shimano Sora derailleur, but, I don't want to change the shifter, I'm ok with 7. Would a Sora rear derailleur ...
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Broken shifter cable in Shimano Ultegra 6600 10-speed shifter

I broke my rear derailleur cable right at the shifter. These are Shimano Ultegra STI shifters from a 2008 Giant TCR C2 (I think they're Shimano 6600). I'm assuming that the cable head and frayed wire ...
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Shimano 105 rear derailleur issue

I have a specialized roubaix of 10 years old. With shimano 105 group. I’m having trouble with my rear derailleur. I want to adjust it so i start on the smallest gear at the back and change gear one by ...
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New bike rear derailleur not working correctly

I got this new bike over a week ago, and I was trying to fix the bike's derailing system and I can't seem to get it fixed. I tried watching a ton of videos online on how to adjust your derailleurs ...
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Fitting component group set to bike

I received a Trek One Series 1.2 Alpha 100 and want to replace its components completely. I am trying to make sure I order the correct parts and sizes. How and what do I look for when buying new parts ...

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