Questions tagged [shifter]

Questions about shifting between gears or the shifters themselves.

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Shifter isn't working, cable doesn't react

When I pull the shifter for my front dérailleur the cable doesn't react. Even with tension on the cable. Now I made the cable loose. Also my barrel adjuster is disconnected, maybe the problem is ...
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Front derailleur not shifting up

I have a road bike with shimano front derailleur and dropped shifter. For weeks my front derailleur has been very stiff, requiring much force on the shifter to go onto the bigger ring, so the other ...
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I can't shift to the largest chainring

Please help. The derailleur seems to be fine, I'm suspecting the handle. I can't shift to the largest chainring at the front, it drops back to the second largest ring as soon as I release the shifter. ...
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Reason for different hex screw sizes

Recently I've installed a front derailleur and while doing it used nearly all hex screwdrivers from my multitool. For example, on the left hand of the handlebars I have a brake, a shifter and a fork ...
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Shimano 11 speed component combinations

I want to upgrade my bike to a 1x system using a Shimano GRX-crank upfront. I however have a flatbar and can thus only fit flatbar shifters. What is the lesser evil? 11-Speed XT derailleur with XT ...
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Which STI name plate is this?

The spec sheet on my bike says I have Dura-Ace 9000 components. I want to buy a replacement name plate. The one on the left is genuine Shimano Y63X98020 and the one on the right is what I'm trying ...
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Gear lever fouls on bracket mounting the assembly to the handlebar

The lower derailleur gear lever on the right side of the handlebar fouls on the mounting bracket securing the whole gear/brake cable assembly to the handlebar. At present, I cannot change gear with ...
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Will any 10 speed cassette work with a 10 speed shifter?

I have a 10 speed shifter Shimano Deore SL-M610. I replaced the cassette from Shimano CS-HG50, 11-36 to XT M771 10, 11-36 about a yer ago. I'm currently experiencing some issues with the chain ...
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Pinion C1.12 with drop bars?

In your opinion, what's the best way to install drop bars on a bike with a Pinion gearbox, in particular the C1.12. Some of the options I'm aware of: shifter on bar end split bars with shifter next ...
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Mixing 11 speed shifter with 10 speed front derailleur (Shimano)

On my Specialized Rockhopper hardtail I run a Shimano 3x10 drivetrain. The derailleurs are both XT with the front mech being model number FD-M781. For an excellent price, I can get a new take off XT ...
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How to replace downtube shifters with stem shifters?

My bicycle has clamped downtube shifters that I would like to replace with stem shifters. Is it as straightforward as replacing the downtube shifters with cable stops, then running cable to the stem ...
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Dura Ace 7800/7900 vs 9000

I have Dura Ace 9000 mechanical shifters and I'd love to have hoods that aren't black. The only product I've found are Hudz but they only fit 7800 and 7900. Obviously there was enough of a change ...
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Changing the shifters

I have a 2014 Opus with Shimano Tiagra 10 speed. I have seen Tiagra shifters which don't have this annoying cabling coming out of the shifter and instead, they are together with the brake cables which ...
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Shimano ST-EF51 (3x7) Shifter Compatible With Shimano 200GS (2x7) Groupset?

I have an old Montague Paratrooper Bi-Frame with a 2x7 Shimano 200GS and the shifters and brakes need replacing. Will the Shimano ST-EF51 3x7 work with the 200GS groupset? Cheers,
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How to get housing seated into shifter barrel adjuster

I just picked my bike up after getting some work done. Shifting was a little off so I tried to adjust the barrel adjuster on the tiagra SL-4700 shifter and it looks like the housing has come loose :| ...
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Are there rim brakes for road bikes compatible to Shimano hydraulic brake levers / brifters?

Are there any rim brake calipers with road-style mounting compatible to Shimano hydraulic brake levers, specifically ST-U5060? are Magura ST-06 / ST-08 compatible?people combine Magura disc ...
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Combining Deore XT 9-speed shifters with Deore XT BR-M8000 (I-Spec-II)

I wanted to convert my trekking bike to a mountain bike, and replace the Deore XT V-Brakes with disc brakes. However, the bike still has a perfectly functional Deore XT groupset (9-speed; unsure about ...
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Sram trigger shifters for flat bars

I have a Kona Rove ST (specifications here). I'd like to change the drop bars by flat bars (it will be better for the travelling I'm planning, but that's not the point). But I don't know what ...
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How to identify/find replacement bolt for STI

I have an old road bike with Ultegra ST-6501 STI levers. In the photo below you can see that the right lever has lost the rear bolt that holds the "outer" (shift up) portion of the lever in place ...
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Microshift Advent rear derailleur cable pull ratio?

What is the pull ratio of the MicroShift ADVENT rear derailleur? I like the gearing of their 11-42 9-speed cassette and 47T derailer's capacity, but not the ADVENT road shifter(s), and investigating ...
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Metal strand lining protruding from ends of shifter housing

What could I have done wrong to cause the metal strands within my shifter cable housing to protrude out the ends? Did I use the wrong ferrules (I also have black, plastic ones)? Did I get cheap cables?...
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Shimano 105 FD-R7000-F front dereailleur chain rub

Recently purchased a new Cube Attain GTC 2020 road bike, it came with : Front Derailleur - Shimano 105 FD-R7000, 31.8mm Clamp Rear Derailleur - Shimano 105 RD-R7000-DGS, 11-Speed Brake System - ...
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Suddenly it is harder to pedal

This is related to a previous post, but I thought it best to just start with a new post. My local bike shop installed an 8 speed indexed shifter on a Huffy MTB which has a 6 gear freewheel. About 2 ...
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Stiff Shifting Levers

I was helping a friend build a bike from used ultegra 6700 components, and for some reason the shifting levers feel really stiff or difficult to shift, particularly when increasing in cable tension (...
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Swapping position of Shimano shifter and brake lever

I have Shimano Acera shifter and Shimano MT200 hydraulic brakes. The brake lever is mounted outside and shifter is mounted inside of handle bar. See picture below. I want to swap position of this two ...
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Mountain bike not shifting properly

I have taken my mountain bike to 2 different shops to have my gears adjusted. They do not shift properly and end up "clicking" instead of shifting into the correct gear. I have had 2 shops adjust ...
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Bought a Vintage Bianchi 1985 road racer, came with Shimano 600, can I easily turn it into index shifting?

As my title says bought a: Bianchi 1985 vintage in almost mint condition Shimano 600, 12 speed (2x6) with freewheel, friction shifters I'd like to turn it into an index shifter. Do I just swap out ...
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The shifter dosen't want to shift to the lower gear

This is a new shifter and derailleur but only can shift to the highest gear and won't shift back to the lower gear. How can I fix this? I already changed the cable housing but when I pull the ...
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My SRAM X3 rear derailleur will only shift to the lowest gear but won't shift back higher

The rear shifter is new and the shifters work smoothly but only can shift to the bigger sprocket and no matter what I do the shifter doesn't shift back to the smaller sprocket. I don't know if this ...
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Hard and noisy Shimano ST-EF29 front shifter with brake lever

I bought brand new Shimano ST-EF29 (3x8 Speed) Shifter + Brake Lever (both left and right) for my MTB which I installed some 3 months ago. But it is very noisy (especially when shifting from 3rd to ...
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Is it possible to replace Shimano stem shifter SL-S441 Indexed SIS with new metal knobs but keep the clamp?

I have a Stem Shimano SIS SL-S441 (2x6) shifter on my bicycle. I want to restore the bicycle, take it apart, repaint it. I'm very much a noob and I've searched for 6 hours and unable to find the ...
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Shimano SL-RS47 SIS handlebar shifter reassembly

How do I reassemble the Shimano SL-RS47-7 SIS left shifter on the handlebar after it became separated after an accident? The shifter became separated and I could only get it into first gear. It does ...
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Any compatible trigger shifters for el-cheapo TD ONE derailleur?

Bought a cheap RoadMaster MTB's as a first "grown up" bikes for my daughter. For the price (~$60 in a sale) they play nicely, but it shows the poor quality of the components. The biggest gripe is the ...
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Replace gear shifter with one with gear number display

My current back gear has a shifter without a gear number display, with only the + and - signs on the ends. I was thinking to replace it with a numbered one. Would using a numbered one cause any ...
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Sram thumb lever issue

Is there anyway I can fix this for it to function properly again, or am I gonna need a whole new shifter? The lever is cracked and broken at the collar where the hex bolt threads in so I'm guessing I'...
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Triple crank, extra click while downshifting

I have an Ultegra triple crankset and shifters on a Giant road bike. When downshifting from the outer ring to the middle ring it requires an extra click. I've experienced this on several triple ...
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How to create a bicycle that rolls backwards when you pedal forward?

This may seem like a crazy question, but I am currently trying to design a kinetic machine where pilots are facing away from the direction of motion, adding whimsy and curiosity. As someone who doesn’...
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Is my rear shifter broken? Ultegra 6800 shifter, 11 speeds, 9 clicks, only 8 causing cable tension change

I was riding and noticed that I wasn't getting to the two or three smallest gears. Shifting along the eight or nine largest gears were fine though. I checked the limiters and the cable tension and ...
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Using a Tiagra/105 front derailleur with R3000 shifters

The Sora 2x derailleur mech that came with my gravel bike broke in half. Is the 2x Tiagra/105 front derailleur compatible with the R3000 shifters? Thanks!
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New build, front derailleur won't shift to outer cog

I'm building a new bike using a Deore T6000 front derailleur with Microshift BS-M10 bar end shifters. I'm having trouble getting the derailleur to shift the whole necessary range and am looking for ...
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My shifter is not moving my gears

My shifter is moving the cables but is not moving the derailer up or down and it is not moving the gears this is my front gears
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Front derailleur compatibility of Shimano 3x10 speed flat bar shifters

I'm trying to find a pair of 3x10 speed flat bar shifters and am somewhat confused over the compatibility. My understanding was that all (front) road shifters up to 10 speed can be mixed and matched ...
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Could I add chain rings, front derailleur, and shifter for the front derailleur from other bike?

I have a bike that has only one chainring and no front derailleur (obviously). Could I take the chainring set, front derailleur and shifter from another bike and put it on my bike? My bike never ...
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Old thumb shifter slips - can it be mended? [duplicate]

This bike is over 17 years old and not particularly high quality, but it does not make sense to replace the whole thing over one shifter. So I am looking to repair it if possible. I'm confident with ...
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Is not changing/shifting gears much bad when riding around?

I usually would set the gear to one level and leave it at that if I felt comfortable -- however, I just heard of someone changing gears on stops and whatnot to help with the initial inertia from full ...
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Can I use Shimano Claris shifter to my Shimano Tourney road bike

Planning to upgrade my road bike and buying a Shimano claris because my bike shifter still thumb shift Can I use a 8 speed Shimano Claris shifter to my 7 speed Shimano Tourney ?
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Deore RD M592 with old school shimano trigger shifter

I have an old school Devinci Coyote (2002) whose Alivio rear derailleur is having trouble shifting properly. I was wondering if I could replace it with a new Deore M592 without having to change the ...
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Compatibility of Tiagra 4700 shifter with MTB front derailleur

I am aware that with the introduction of the Tiagra 4700 groupset Shimano now uses the 11-speed road cable pull ratio also for their 10-speed road systems. Therefore a Tiagra 4700 right shifter is ...
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Anyone know of 3x7 brifters with internal cabling?

Kind of similar to this question (sorry for the repetition). I have an old (beloved) specialized A1 with Shimano RSX shifters. They periodically suffer from this problem where they stop shifting. I'...
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Bike won’t shift to 6 or 7 gear because shifter is too stiff

On my bike I have 7 gears at the back and 1,2,3,4,5 are normal and shift fine but some reason I can’t shift to 6 the lever or switch won’t go and feels stiff I’m unsure what it is I thought it might ...

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