Questions tagged [shifter]

Questions about shifting between gears or the shifters themselves.

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Can I go from MTB shifters to road shifters?

I am kinda a newbie, so excuse my terrible vocabulary. So I was thinking about getting a 1995 Trek 720 Multi-Track and switching out the bars for some road bars and new road shifters. Although, after ...
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Compatible thumb shifter for Shimano Nexus 8 speed internal gear

My bike has an 8-speed nexus hub and the plastic adjustment screw broke. Now I can't adjust the cable anymore and can't use some of the gears. My question is, can I use a normal thumb shifter on my ...
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How to fix shifter returning to 6th gear

I need help I was riding my Roadmaster Granite Peak bike when suddenly the gear shifter just shot into 6th Gear and will no longer lock into other gears for you to have it stay in a gear like 2nd or ...
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What front derailer and shifter that can be used with a shimano cranket set FC-M610 (48-36-26 AL gears)?

I want to build an MTB and have this new FC-M610 crank. What front derailer and shifter that can be used with a Shimano crankset FC-M610 (48-36-26 AL gears)?
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Friction shifters keep sliding into high gear

Recently, one of my friction shifters (the one on the right side of the bike) has been sliding into the highest gear. I can access the lower gears if I hold it in place while biking. I'm wondering if ...
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Do I have to change chain when swapping 11 speed casette to 9 speed?

I just got a wahoo kickr core and bought a 9 speed casette for it. Went for a ride on zwift and after a few gear changes, things started getting loud and ugly. Eventually, the chain slipped completely ...
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Info on revoshift knobs?

Why do Revoshift knob have two separate cable and barrel adjust ports coming out? Do they each go to each derailleur?
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Can I use a front shifter designed for 3x10 speed setups on a 3x7 bike?

There are front shifters marketed for 2x10 or 3x10 speed setups. Why should they be only used in combination with a 10 speed rear shifter? Do they have any relevant influence on the rear sprockets, ...
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My bike is not shifting to the proper gear

So I have a Shimano derailleur and it shifts up decent only problem is it does not shift to the gear it's supposed to shift to. On my bars it will say I'm in gear 5 for example but the back of my bike ...
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Can I mix shifter (deore m4100 10 speed) with my Rear Derailleur (deore m6000)?

Can I use deore m4100 10speed shifter with my RD deore m6000 10speed RD?
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Missing piece from shifter

I am missing the piece that holds the cable in the shifter body. Does anybody know if I can buy just that part? Are the treads standard and a could buy an inexpensive shifter and just take off this ...
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Why would 6 stops on a Shimano shifter travel 7 cogs with a Shimano derailleur?

I'm replacing the rear shifter on my old Kona mountain bike from the late '90's. It has an 8-speed rear cassette with a Deore XT derailleur. I got a basic ST-EF500 8-speed Shimano shifter/brake ...
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Can a counterfeit Shimano chain be used on an authentic Shimano drivetrain?

I accidentally purchased a fake CNHG901 HG-X11 Chain for my Shimano 2x11 M700 Groupset because my original chain already had 0.75 wear. I was naive and stupid to think that I'd actually get a ...
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Sore/inflamed fingers after cycling

I consistently get soreness/inflammation in the knuckles of my right hand the day after even short rides (e.g. 16km yesterday, with a ~2h break in the middle). Bike is a Scott Speedster with Tiagra ...
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Left shifter is not catching/gets stuck when there is cable tension

I need help with my left shifter. When I have the cable attached to the derailleur and have even the slightest tension applied, the shifter won't shift to the largest cog (I have double front ...
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Able to shift to final gear on bike, but not on smart trainer

I own a Trek Crossrip LTD 2016 edition bike with a SRAM 11-32 cassete in the back. I also recently purchased a wahoo kickr core to go along with the bike. When the bike has the wheel in and not ...
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Shimano new shifters needed to replace 105 10speeds

My right shifter has completely broken and I need to buy new shifters. The current setup is a 10-speed system using 105's. I appreciate that the new 105's come in an 11-speed option only. The ...
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How much can bike shift cables spool, and over what radius?

Some shifter designs have become known for causing broken cables, anecedotally because they're causing too much repeat spooling and unspooling over too tight a radius. For example, broken cable heads ...
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Brifter won't downshift

I've got a bike with a Dura Ace R9100 drivetrain. About 800 miles on it. Until my most recent ride, no problems. On my last ride, the rear derailleur would occasionally upshift spontaneously, and the ...
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Change old external ultegra brake cables to under the tape brakes

Is it possible to change my old external ultegra brakes to integrated brakes ?
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Shimano Deore SL-M590 shifter lever stuck

I have the Shimano Deore SL-M590 9-speed shifter, bought new and used for about 3 years. On my ride today, the upshift lever got permanently stuck forcing me to complete my ride in the lowest gear. I ...
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Why are trigger shifters so widely used, instead of the twisting grip shifters(revoshift)?

I recently rebuilt my whole bike. It was in terrible condition. I also decided to get a new freewheel with more speeds. While i was doing some research and looking through shifters and freewheels, i ...
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Sora R3000 brifters with the M4000 rear derailleur

Is the pull ratio still the same ? I can only find info on the older gen sora shifters not the most updated ones..
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Looking for Bar-end shifters (Shimano Golden Arrow)

I want to use bar-end shifters instead of downtube shifters on my '85 Koga Miyata Traveller, but I don't know if it can be done easily. I believe all components are original, because the derailleurs ...
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Change out shifters to be push-pull

I have a Specialized Rockhopper 29 that has a Shimano Tourney RD-TX800 8 speed rear derailleur and a Shimano Altus FD-M315 2 speed front. The shifters installed on that are Microshift TS39-8R which ...
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replace shimano st-ef-41-l with shimano alivio left shift

My shifter st-ef41 is broken the only available shifter is the Shimano alivio or the Shimano acera. please advise Asap thanks
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Three speed STI shifter on two speed crankset

I just bought old Shimano RSX STI shifters for my 90s road bike, which had a Shimano 600 Tricolor Group (2x7) with downtube shifters. While the rear shifter I bought is correctly a 7 speed one, the ...
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very hard to shift gears when clutch is activated

I have a fairly old Shimano RD-M8000 with which it becomes increasingly hard to shift gears when the clutch is activated. Particularly the mid-range gears are hard to shift into, the very low and very ...
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Broken Sturmey-Archer dual cable 5-speed shifter

I have this Sturmey-Archer shifter which controls a hub with 5 speeds with cables on both sides of the hub. These 5 speed with 2 cable shifters are very hard to find and my shifter broke as the ...
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Alternative to 5-speed twist shifter for Shimano Nexus 5-speed IGH?

I'm going to buy a SG-C7000-5D / SG-C7050-5D and don't want to use the twist shifter. Unfortunately there aren't many 5-speed flat bar shifters around theses days. I've searched for alfine shifters, ...
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Fitting Matchmaker X to SRAM Guide T brakes?

I've got a prebuilt MTB that came with an SRAM NX drivetrain and Guide T brakes and I'm looking at upgrading the drivetrain to higher end parts. I'm thinking about taking the upgrade opportunity to ...
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Grx 10 speed problem

I have a new 10 speed grx group set. The right hand shifter have only 9 gear. I check the problem is in lever,i felt in high gear it was making a big jump. Are there any suggestions for someone who is ...
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Derailleur indexing problem - doesn't change from 8 to 7 but skips form 3 to 1

I just fitted a new 8 speed Shimano cassette (CS-HG41-8) and chain (CN-HG40) to my new turbo trainer (Elite Suito). Answers to my previous question suggest that this should work OK (see Can I put a 8 ...
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Ultegra 6600 right shifter lever alignment

Have a set of Ultegra 6600 SL shifters that I'd love to put to use, but encountered an oddity with the right hand (rear) outer shift lever. It appears the lever return goes too far and so as a result, ...
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Is the Shimano SL-M590 shifter compatible with XTR RD-M900 rear derailleur?

Shimano is known for making their high end components incompatible with their lower ranges (e.g. dura-ace 7400). How do they handle this on their mountain bike range? In my case, I'd like to run a RD-...
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Why does my front shifter take so much effort to get into 3rd?

I'm trying to get my son's bike dialed in. We bought it used and it's not quite right with respect to the front shifting. I got the front derailleur stops adjusted properly so it limits at the right ...
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I want to upgrade my 2020 Allez from Claris to Shimano 105

I have a 2020 Specalized Allez that came with Shimano Claris, but since I live in a very hilly area, I feel as if I need more gears. I have been biking for a while now, but I don't know if I need to ...
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What is this adjuster in the shifting cable?

In the shifting housing leading to my Shimano R7000 Front Derailleur sits an adjuster (see attached image). I could not find any documentation on the Shimano Website. Does anybody know (1) what this ...
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What is this stamped metal piece that fell out of a new hydraulic shifter?

I’m finishing setting up a new bike, and right as I finished bleeding and shifting around the left shifter (r7025), this little stamped steel bit fell out. It’s about 11mm in diameter and 0.5mm thick....
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Why is this STI shifter cable corkscrewing?

I have a roadbike with an older Shimano 105 set of brifters. The left hand / front shifter has always had problems getting the chain to the big ring, to the point I often have to dismount to reset ...
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Shimano STI shifters: do they come in different sizes?

I was sure that there's only one size for Shimano road bike shifters. But now I'm helping a friend to choose a bicycle and it seems that a lot of them have bigger shifters judging by images that I'm ...
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Using a 10 speed Shimano 105, do the shifters ever wear out? Should I get a spare just in case?

As per title as I would like to keep my bike as Long as I can.
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What size mounting bolt does a Shimano SL-M7000-11 take (pic included)

I've searched far and wide and can't seem to find a parts list for this shifter. I've lost the bolt and need to purchase another. It is the right-hand (rear) shifter, for an 11-speed Shimano XT group.
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Need help understanding my grip shifters on my handle bar

I am new to mountain bikes and recently bought the Apollo Phaze bike. I was wondering if anyone can help me understand the functions of these gears and when to shift them. For example, when commuting ...
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Broken 105 shifter in fall, cause and is repair possible?

Yesterday I went for a ride and unfortunately, as it was kind of wet, my wheel slipped while braking into one corner and I crashed. Speed of the crash was around 20 kmph (12 mph) (nothing crazy, most ...
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Derailleur-shifters compatibility Shimano GRX

Shimano writes in the description of the Shimano GRX Shadow Plus RD-RX812 11-speed rear derailleur that it is compatible with shifters GRX ST-RX810 and ST-RX600 shift/brake levers. Should I understand ...
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Sora shifter broken

Wacky shifting on my 9 speed Sora shifter. It's fine going up toward biggest cogs but skips 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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