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Questions tagged [shifter]

Questions about shifting between gears or the shifters themselves.

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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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How to adjust cable length on integrated brake/shift levers, when there is no barrel adjuster?

I feel bad asking this question because I've been doing bicycle maintenance for over 20 years and this seems like a noob question. I was unable to find a Shimano manual to answer this question. I ...
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Should I replace with 8sp or upgrade to 9 speed? Or 10 speed?

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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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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Bike is shifting on its own

Ever since I got my bike (Surly Long Haul Trucker), it has been prone to shifting on its own. This is almost guaranteed to happen when I stand up on the pedals, and happens regularly when sitting as ...
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SRAM X01 Eagle (12speed) in 11speed transmission: it work?

Well, I intend to use an SRAM X01 Eagle (12speed) rear derailleur in a 1x11 transmission (with a SRAM X01 "non-Eagle" 11speed trigger, cassette SunRace 11s 11-46, SRAM PC XX1 chain). Will it work ...
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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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Pedaling not connecting right away

I ride a rather usual Merida hard-tail mountain bike. Recently I've come to notice that when I start pedaling (bike already in motion), it can take up to as much as quarter of a turn for the pedals to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are there any 8-speed brifters with internal cabling?

I have a situation where the bike has (OEM) 8-speed Shimano Claris shifters with the cables coming out the side which interferes with the handlebar bag. (Photo below). SRAM doesn't list any 8-speed ...
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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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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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Shifter only uses first 4 gears

I've got a Shimano trigger shifter on an 8 speed derailleur. It only allows me to use 4 of my 8 gears. I can adjust the derailleur so that it is the top 4 or the bottom 4, but the shifter just won't ...
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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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RevoShift doesn't move cable between 6 and 7

I have a Shimano RevoShift 7 speed (indexed), that has trouble shifting between 6 and 7th gear. I disconnected the cable for a test, and I see that for the other gears, each click moves the cable ...
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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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Which bikes come with SRAM Automatix

I rented a bike with SRAM Automatix once and it was a pleasure to ride. I'm not sure what the brand was and I couldn't find any information online as to which bikes come with this hub. I guess I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nexus shifter with Alfine hub

Is it ok to use a Nexus 8 speed grip shifter with an Alfine 8 speed hub? The Alfine shifters seem to be all trigger shifters is that correct?
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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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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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Front derailleur rubbing against chainring

I'm trying to fix up my old (1999) Trek 4500, and I've run into a snag while adjusting the front derailleur. It's a Shimano FD-CT92 (bottom bracket mounted E-type), and it's rubbing against the ...
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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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Campagnolo Cambio Corsa primitive derailleur — can it be recreated?

Does anyone make this sort of system and sell it today, or is my only option looking for someone selling theirs? I've googled whether similar systems are being made today but found nothing to my ...
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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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Why has indexed shifting displaced traditional friction shifting?

I really don't like indexed shifters, at least on the front. They're harder to adjust, more sensitive to cable stretching, and limit the number of gear combinations you can use (because you can't ...
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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 ...