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Questions about shifting between gears or the shifters themselves.

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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 x-3 rear derailleur will only shift to the highest gear but won't shift back lower

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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Any MTB trigger shifters that work with Shimano RD-4600?

Are there any MTB style flatbar trigger shifters that are compatible with Shimano 4600 road components?
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Reassemble my Shimano Deore XT shifter

It's an old 9 speed shifter bought in 2010 or so. It has been completely in bits and i have it all nicely back together, it operates "normally" for once shift only, doesn't reset and so only gives me ...
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Problems with cheap housings

So, I converted my road bike from downtube shifters to STI brifters, and I noticed that the cable housings don't sit properly in the downtube cable stops, do you think that would be a problem ? EDIT:...
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Should I replace with 8sp or upgrade to 9 speed? Or 10 speed? [closed]

The original shifters that came with my 2001 Kona Blast MTB is gone. Also, the cassette and chain are long over due for replacement. Hence, was think of dropping the 8 speed (3×8) altogether for the ...
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Shimano downtube shifters 3x7 speed

I have an old road bike with 3x7 speed and STI levers. I need to downgrade it because I can't reach the levers due to my small hands. What downtube shifters can I buy to that will work with my ...
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Shimano Tiagra 4700 10 speed lever only shifting 9 gears

I have a Shimano Tiagra 4700 10 speed group set. I can only get 9 gears working - the shifting is smooth with no jumps but one gear is missing, either at the top or bottom depending how I setup the ...
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Shimano Revoshift twist grip unusably tight

Shimano twist grip shifter on Apollo Neo 6 girls bike. I bought this bike 6 months ago for my 7 year old. After getting it serviced at 99 Bikes the shifter was so stiff my daughter couldn’t change ...
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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 ...