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Questions tagged [shifter]

Questions about shifting between gears or the shifters themselves.

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RX100 front shifter does not click and falls back to inner chainring [duplicate]

On my road bike with Shimano RX100 combined brake/shifters I noticed that the shifter for the front chainring no longer clicks and so fails to keep the chain on the shifted-to outer chainring. Instead,...
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Front gear issues with middle ring (not always making it over)

I've been trying to straighten out some shifting issues on a kid's bike, it's a Diamondback and is a few years old. On the front gear-set it has a few issues that I am having trouble fixing through l ...
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My bike goes up one gear at a time, but down two: is this normal?

Just over a year ago I bought a new bike (a Giant Escape 3) with a trigger gear system - my previous one had a grip-twist to change gears. After riding and experimenting for a while, I was able to ...
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Issue with the gears? [duplicate]

My cycle seems to have this problem, that whenever I change the gear it starts changing from the second sprocket. Whenever I start from gear one it starts from the second biggest sprocket, though it ...
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Wanting to change from bar end to road shifters

Just purchased a Co-op ADV 3.1 and the gearing is great, problem is I am hating the bar end shifters and would like to apply road bike shifters while maintaining the MTB gearing. It came with Deore ...
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adding bullhorn handlebars, what about shifter and rear derailleur?

I am changing to bullhorn handlebars and I'm having some difficulty figuring out what sort of derailleur and shifter I should get. I would like to use a 9 speed bar end shifter as I currently have a ...
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Rapid-fire Gear Shifter won't shift

I have a MTB equipped with Shimano brake combo rapid-fire shifters. My front shifter won't shift. When I push the lever to change to higher gear, it comes back to initial position. The gear changes as ...
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Sora front derailleur friction shifter

I have Sora front derailleur (bottom-pull), and I want to use friction shifter with it. I installed Dura Ace bar end shifters (on thumb shifter mount). No matter how I adjust the tension the shifter ...
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Help! My Campagnolo Record 11 shifters get stuck on my bar tape

I have on my rig Campag Athena 11 and Record 11 shifters. Recently, I've noticed the rear gear changing lever, are getting stuck on my bar tape, so when I want to upshift my cassette, I have to flick-...
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Repair or Replace Shifters

Two fold question. MTB has 7 speed cog and 3 chain-rings. Shimano Deore LX rear derailleur and Acera front derailleur with rapid fire shifters. First, the right shifter will now only index four cogs. ...
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Can't reassemble Shimano bar-end shifters

I have a Shimano (I think Dura Ace) 10-speed rear shifter from around 2008, it came on the aero bars of a Cervelo P2-SL. Like a genius I took it apart today and I cannot for the life of me work out ...
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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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BR505 disc vs Ultegra 6800 caliper

I'm looking to get a built bike with either Shimano BR505 disc brakes or Ultegra 6800 caliper brakes. The bikes I'm looking at basically have the same frame and components. They both have the same ...
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Shimano a410 compatible brifters

Which brifters are compatible with Shimano RX100-A410 2x7 drivetrain? Microshift SB-R472s perhaps? Thank you for your time.
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Trigger shifters partly malfunctioning

I cleaned my wife's 1999-vintage mountain bike, and because no good deed goes unpunished, I seem to have caused a problem in the process. This bike has a Shimano Deore 9-speed drivetrain with trigger ...
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Problem getting to big ring with XTR M960 Shift Lever

First, I don't think it's a derailleur issue. I already played around with the barrel adjuster at the shift lever, as well as the limit screws without success. The derailleur appears to be properly ...
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front gear shifters not working

I made some adjustments to the front derailer on my road bike as when I was in the big front gear and smallest low gear the chain was rubbing on the front derailer outer edge. I followed guides on ...
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compatible Shimano 3 speed left shifter (model: ST-EF51-AL)?

I have a Carrera Subway Limited edition 2014 with V brakes. The front gears don't shift any longer since I recently got caught in a lot of rain. I've been told by a cycle repair that I need to change ...
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What is low gear and what is high?

I read around the net that 1 is low and 3 is high, but it's opposite on my bike. Is this correct? I have a Sturmy-Archer src3 ll.
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What Factors Should I Consider When Picking a Base Bar

So I have a road bike, with STI shifters, but I'm looking to do an Iron Man. I've done centuries before on the bike just staying on the low bars, but I've found that the swim is just so exhausting for ...
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Ways to combine Shimano M-615 SGS with 9-speed cassette and shifter

current setup is Shimano M-615 SGS rear derailleur, Shimano Deore M591 shifter and Shimano CS-HG81-10 11-36T cassette My idea is to return to 9-speed while not throwing the derailleur. Wanna change ...
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What could be preventing my bicycle from shifting gears?

I recently purchased a second-hand bicycle. I found that the back wheel was not spinning freely, and was rubbing against the disk break, so I adjusted the position of the wheel to the right. After ...
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Shimano Rev Shift / RevoShift

When using the twist grip for changing gears on my Elektra bike, the rear derailleur at the bottom of the cable is not moving the chain to the next position. The shifter appears to be stuck on #3 ...
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Are my gears setup backwards?

I have a trike with Shimano shifters. There are 3 gears in the front and 8 gears in the back. Gears are changed by rotating wheels found on each handlebar. The gear shifters have a window telling me ...
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rear derailer broken [closed]

what model and number of derailer should I reorder for a replacement? Thanks, Dave
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Shimano Claris st-2400 3x8 or 2x8?

I wanted to purchase Shimano claris st-2400 and I was confused since some places say its a 2x8 and some other say its 3x8 . For example https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-ST-2400-Claris-Shift-3x8-Speed/dp/...
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Double up-shift on Sram X01/XX1?

For over a year now I'm using Sram's 1x11 X01 drivetrain. It works great, but the only thing I miss from my 3x9 XTR is the double up-shift on the rear derailleur. With 11 gears it only makes even more ...
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SRAM 11 speed Apex derailleur w/ SRAM GX 10-42t cassette

I'm building up a drop bar bike and working with sram for the first time. The issue I've run into is that a local shop advised me that the indexing for the sram 11 speed road line and the mtb line ...
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Mix Shimano Deore derailleurs with Microshift shifter for Shimano

I have Shimano Deore derailleurs 3x8 and I am thinking about upgrading my system with a combined shifter/brake system, such as Microshift's SB-R483. Microshift themeselves states that this system is ...
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What are the steps required to revert from STI shifters to friction shifters?

I'm curious about trying friction shifters out for my commutes – especially since I had a shifter cable mishap recently that cost me a lot more time than it should have. My commuter is a '70s road ...
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How to correctly adjust 3 speed shifter

I have a second hand chapelli 3 speed bike. Everything was fine until I got a flat tire on my back wheel. I was able to figure out how to get the back wheel off (after a bit of Googling), by ...
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Installing Alfine shifter with nexus 8 hub

My nexus shifter needs replacing and I don't like the twisting type of shifters so I wanted to use a trigger one with my nexus hub. Can I use the Alfine SL-S503 with a nexus 8 internal hub? I think ...
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Installing downtube shifters with no clamp

I am trying to convert my Schwinn Mountain bike into a road bike. I bought a set of Shimano SL-SY20A 3 (2) x 7 Speed Down-Tube Shifters. they have a clamp attached but my downtube is very wide and the ...
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Using 3 gear shifter on 2-ring chaninset

I recently picked up a children's bike from a council waste site. I'm going to refit it and I had a question about the compatibility of the gear shifter and chainset. The shifter is a grip-shifter ...
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Cycle Gear Number Wrong [duplicate]

I have a cycle. Its name is Hero Winner(Indian Brand). When the shifters in the cycle show 3 it is on the 4th gear. So when it shows 5 it is on 6. It is 18 speed if that helps. So my cycle is one ...
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can I use a 10 speed brake lever shifter If I have a 7 gear cassette

I'm restoring an old Myatta 1000 and want to use a brake lever shifter that I have. It is a 10 speed shifter and I have a 7 gear cassette. Can i use this?
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Gear cable head stuck in Shimano Sora lever

During the replacement of gear cable (Shimano Sora 2017 brake/gear levers), I incorrectly threaded the gear cable, gave it a little tug, and now the head of the cable is stuck in the lever housing, ...
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Nexus 7s shifter: how to replace cable?

I've got this part on my bike: A shimano nexus 7s shifter. The bowden cable's inner lining is worn after 17 years so I was trying to replace it. But what I can't find is how to disassemble the ...
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Shimano 9-speed shifters high-end vintage vs low-end modern [closed]

I'm upgrading an old Cannondale r700 roadbike to 9x2 speed. It is fitted with its original 105 groupset but it needs new shifters. So far I can see two options. Buy a new set of Shimano Sora 3500 ...
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How to collect Shimano ALTUS parts together?

So today this morning i was trying to shift with the front shifter, but after a while it was just shifting on nothing i mean was not working then i tried to push it hard and then everything came out. ...
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Which the function of this “thing” (photo) in Shimano XTR SL-M952 rear shifter?

Well, I bought this shifters (Shimano XTR SL-M952) and during the cleaning I found this curious detail in the rear shifter body (integrated to the clamp). What is the purpose or function of this thing?...
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compatibilty of 10 speed dura ace bar end shifters and xt 10speed rear derailleur

on my new surly cross check i have installed the following: 10 gear Dura Ace Barendshifters (7900), 26-36-48 crankset, xt front derailleur, 10 gear xt shadow rear derailleur 11-32 casette. while ...
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Can't press shifters (stuck) [closed]

My rear shifter says the chain is on gear 4, but actually it is on gear 7. When I try to swap the gear, I just can't press/pull the lever: it's stuck. The 2nd problem I have is that when I'm riding my ...
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Using 9 speed bar end shifters in friction mode with 10 speed derailleurs and cassette

I am going to build a new bike, and I'd like to reuse my old bar end shifters if possible. I prefer using them in friction mode. Is it possible to use 9-speed Shimano bar end shifter on friction ...
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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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Preventing downtube cable stops from sliding out of place

I've got a vintage road bike with no braze-ons for shift cables: Instead, it's got a cable stop holding the cables against the downtube and parallel to the chainstays. Unfortunately, it seems to slide ...
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Friction-shift (rear) always changing up the gears

I have an old french touring bike (from the 70s or 80s) with downtube friction shifters. I recently had it serviced, and ever since there's been a constant pressure on the rear gears which means they ...
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Upgrading From Ultegra 6600 to 6800 Help

My Ultegra 6600 shifters need replacing. My thought was to replace it with a new 5-piece 6800 set including shifters, front derailleur, rear derailleur SS, an 11-28T cassette and obviously a new chain....
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Can a 11-speed derailleur be used with a 9-speed shifter?

Can a 11-speed derailleur be used with a 9-speed shifter I want to buy a 11-speed derailleur and have a 9-speed shifter so will they work together or not?
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Front derailleur feels “disconnected” in cold

I've got a Shimano Deore 3x front derailleur and it works perfectly fine while warm. But after a ride in cold (about -10..-15 C) there is a problem in shifting up: first time I pull the lever it goes ...