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Questions tagged [shifter]

Questions about shifting between gears or the shifters themselves.

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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 ...
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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 Integrated ST-EF51 Shifter and Brake Lever

I have: Shimano Integrated ST-EF51 Shifter and Brake Lever (7-speed), on my stock Marlin 5. I'm having trouble shifting with the cassette (back Wheel gears). It seems I'm skipping a gear from 7 to 6,...
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Can I attach SRAM trigger shifters to a 31.8mm braze on adapter?

I noticed that Paul's Components make an adapter that enables SRAM shifters to be mounted to a road bar by exploiting the Matchmaker system. I live in England so anything from Paul's is très expensive,...
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Not able to shift to largest Chain Ring - Lever not clicking, when cable is connected to FD

After installing Shimano TZ 30 Front Derailleur, I am not able to shift from middle ring to big ring. I can successfully shift Shifter from 1 to 2 and even from 2 to 1. But not from 2 to 3. If I ...
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Rear derailer shifts fully only in middle of cassette and loses alignment with cogs over time

I didn't even realise it, but I had been using the double shift Rapidfire feature on shimano's mtb sti's to move the chain only once up the cassette. Thats two clicks for one change. Its only when I ...
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Can I use Shimano STI brifter with 11 speed mountain derailleur?

I'm considering a 1x drivetrain for a gravel bike. Shimano hasn't yet released a road/gravel solution to the market that incorporates a rear derailleur with a "clutch" (that keeps the chain from ...
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Shimano gear indicator stuck

I've got Shimano Deore shifters like the one on the picture and XT rear derailleur. The shifter and the derailleur work perfectly well, the chain and the cassette are quite new. Bit the problem is ...
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total novice friction thumb shifter recommendation [duplicate]

I'd like to replace my broken grip shifters on a circa 1992 Trek. I was at a bike co-op and the guy who was helping me out (everyone was awesome, Bike House in DC) said top mounted friction thumb ...
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Shifter doesn't reach bigger gears

My gear shifters (c. 2000 Shimano XT) will not shift to the bigger cogs (higher cable tension). Pushing the shift lever doesn't move the indicator past about half way so I can't reach the big cog on ...
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Campagnolo cabling: can I use other non-Campagnolo brands?

The obvious reason why, is cost! I need my front derailuer's cable to be replaced and I'd like to simply buy some raw brake cable from the bike shop and simply re-insert into my existing campy cable ...
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Hydraulic disc brakes and road shifters

I want to build a road/cyclocross bike with a Dura Ace 9000 rear derailleur and a matching shifter (Dura Ace 9000), but I really want to have disc brakes as well. My understanding is that a mechanical ...
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Claris front shifter with mtb derailleurs?

My son's bike (Decathlon road bike with 24" wheels) has the following configuration: Shimano Claris 3x8 STI shifters: the crank set is a Suntour 48-38-28 teeth with 152mm crank length; the cogs are a ...
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Incrediably stiff rear downshifts

I have a '13 Trek MT-60 for my son that uses a Shimano Tourney derauilleur with a 6 speed revo shifter. The problem he had was that the shifting with it was incrediably stiff, even for an adult. I ...
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Are deore 9 speed shifters compatible with Alivio & Altus derailleurs?

I have a 3x9 hybrid with an Alivo RD and Altus FD. The shifters are Altus. Can I upgrade my shifters to Deore M590 without changing my derailleurs? I plan on changing my derailleurs in the future but ...
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Another front friction shifter problem [duplicate]

A search gave me the 2011 thread about slipping shift levers, but I'm not convinced what my problem is quite the same. Manual on my '88 Bridgestone 400 says it has an AL11GS L434 lever SIS downtube ...
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How to mount TT shifters and TT brake levers together?

I am starting a new project to build a custom bike with bullhorn handlebar. It'd most likely be made either with road or hybrid type of frame. I am planning on having both front and real derailleurs, ...
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Shimano EF51 shifter lever replacing

My previous shifter's thumb pawl broke. Its a ef51 7 speed. I bought another one but it seems it has a 4 finger brake lever. Can any1 please show me how to replace the brake lever coz I spent all the ...
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How do I change the front 3 gears on a half-friction-shifter-half-indexed bike?

The left handle area controls the friction shifting and the right handle controls the 6 indexed gears in the back. How do I change the front gears?
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Is the shifter really broken?

My high shifter isn't shifting in gears 1-4 (5-8 are fine). I took it to a shop and they said I need a new shifter because it's in "really bad shape". No details or anything. Does it seem like they're ...
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Swapping 1994-95 Diamond back sport response components out

My Diamondback sports response is from roughly 1994-95, The Shimano STX shifters are completely done on it. I would like to not purchase a new bike seeing that nothing is wrong with this frame. Is ...
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Front derailleur cable tension too high with Acera shifter and Ultegra derailleur

I'm trying to install some Acera trigger shifters to use with my Ultegra derailleurs. The rear derailluer/shifter combo (8 speed) is working great. The front however (3 chain rings) seems to have a ...
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How should an unattached SunRace R90 bar end shifter behave?

A few months ago I bought a SunRace R90 9 speed bar end shifter off eBay because it was ridiculously cheap and left it in a drawer. My 8 speed Ultegra bar end has just died and I'm considering buying ...
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Servicing/fixing an Ultegra bar end shifter

After almost 15 years of flawless service my 8 speed Ultegra bar end shifter has suddenly stopped working. With the wire detached from the derailleur so there's no tension in it the lever now only ...
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What are rotary gears? Sturmey Archer 3 Speed

I am confused by the three three-speed hubs that Sturmey Archer offers that are supposedly the same thing (3 speed hubs with a 177% range). I can gather that the S-RF3 is simply an Aluminum version of ...
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Loose brake cable hook bushing inside the brake/shifter hood

I noticed a slight clicking noise and a resistance when squeezing the right (from the bicyclist's point of view) brake. Inside the hood, I can see a white rubber thingy (pivot bushing, thanks mikes) ...
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Road bike/3x7 shimano - Upper gears shift fine, Gear 1x7 unreachable [duplicate]

Getting it to shift down into gear 1 on the crank arm gearset is almost impossible unless I manually derail the chain with my foot on the fly while rapidly trying to prepare for a steep hill, etc. ...
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Can old, stiff friction shifters be made serviceable?

I've got a few friction shifters knocking around but all seem so rough as to be impossible to use on a bike. Are they meant to be like that or can a service be done on them to get good use out of them?...
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Shifter cable broke down: misuse, lack of maintenance, shifter or regular occurrence?

My rear shifter cable just snapped yesterday. It broke down without any real warnings that I can recall. It neatly broke right at the head, that remained inside the shifter (a Shimano one). If I ...
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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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Can a double rear derailleur work?

I was wondering instead of a long cage rear dearailleur (RD), what would happen if 2 rear short cage RDs were used instead? I realize the 2nd one might cause some mounting issues but assuming there ...
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Does Shimano XTR RD-M9000 SGS 11-Speed Shadow+ MTB Rear Derailleur Long Cage work with 10speed XT shifter?

I just bought a used bike with a broken 10 speed XT rear derailleur. Would a NEW Shimano XTR RD-M9000 SGS 11-Speed Shadow+ MTB Rear Derailleur Long Cage ( 182006158222 ) be compatible with 10 speed XT ...
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Are Shimano Claris brifters compatible with 90's Shimano 600 parts?

Is Claris backwards compatible with older shimano 600-tricolor? Can i just switch ill working parts with Claris since they are both 8 speed groups?
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My santa cruz heckler ghost shifts from frame flex. Is there anything I can do?

I just bought a 2013 heckler used and found that it ghost shifts under heavy pedaling. I weight 230 so I am probably putting more pressure than average. But this only happens when I have smallest cog ...
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Shimano Deore shifters not returning to neutral position [duplicate]

Today I was adjusting the angle of brake levers and shifters and I messed up something. Gear shifting is working properly/smoothly (up and down, both on chain ring and cassette) it is just that thumb ...
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Downshifting problems

My wife has a bicycle like this. It is only a few months old and it gets light use on weekends on (smooth) some dirt roads. Recently it sometimes fails to downshift at the rear (i.e. shift to the ...
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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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Shifter with stuck barrel adjuster

I've been looking for a solution on this but couldn't find anything online. I have an Alfine 8 speed internal gear hub and it started skipping recently. I tried to use the barrel adjuster on the ...
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9 speed Shimano shifter with 7 speed drivetrain

Can I use a 9 speed shifter with a 7 speed drivetrain, with good shifting and without needing complex adaptations? I am considering that as an alternative for this need: Using only the brake lever, ...
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Using only the brake lever, separated from an integrated shifter/brake

I have an old Shimano STX integrated shifter/brake. The shifter part is broken. Can I separate the shifter part, with reasonable effort, so I use only the brake and get a new shifter? From what I ...
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Suitable Shimano integrated shifter/brake replacement for old STX

I am looking for a replacement of an old Shimano STX right shifter, from a Raleigh MT-200 (I am pretty sure this is accurate). It is an integrated shifter, 7 gears, cantilever brakes. Other than ...
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When down-shifting my rear derailleur (Campagnolo 10spd) is skipping multiple gears.

The problem feels like it is in the shifter as it just "lets go" when I press it. I'm told it could be the G spring. Is it something in the derailleur or the shifter? If its the shifter is replacing ...
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Road shifter to Mountain Bike derailleur compatibility (Example: SRAM x7)

I am wondering what's involved in switching out Mountain Bike (MTB) shifters to integrated road shifters while keeping the rest of the MTB drivetrain (derailleurs, cassette, etc.) unmodified. Note ...
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Searching model number of Shimano shifting lever

On my daughters bike, the cover of the revo shifting lever is broken. The specifications of the bike say the shifting lever is SL-RS35, but when I look at images in the net, these look completely ...
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Bullhorn bar + STI brake/shifter

I'd like to install a bullhorn handlebar on my existing hybrid bike and would prefer to continue using my flatbar Shimano STI R42O gear/brake lever system rather than a bar end brake/shifter solution. ...
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SRAM 2x10 shifter-derailleur combination

I am looking to upgrade parts on my Rocky Mountain Metropolis bicycle and want to go to SRAM products. Since I ride my bike everyday, I want the best SRAM parts. Looking at the Red line. That being ...
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24 gear SRAM shifters- PROBLEM

So recently i bought a carrera vengeance for £45 which is a bargain and the only problem was the gears(24 gear SRAM shifters) for the left side. When i got it i tried to shift but it just clicks and ...
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Effectiveness of disc brakes with brifters

How well do mechanical (non-hydraulic) disc brakes generally function when used with brifters?-- This combination seems to be increasingly common among e.g. adventure bikes such as the Salsa Vaya, ...
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Ease of servicing brifters

How easy are "brifters" (e.g. Shimano Total Integration or Campagnolo ErgoPower) to maintain and adjust as a hobby cyclist at home?-- Although quite a lot of road bikes have them (including even light ...
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Shimano STX rear shifter, broken spring

I have to repair a Shimano STX shifter 7 speed (from a Raleigh MT200 bike from 1995). It has a broken spring, and I am almost sure that is the only thing to be repaired. It is similar to that ...