Questions tagged [shifting]

Questions relating to the act or mechanisms involved with moving the chain from one gear to another.

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Can Shimano Claris use 11 speed cassette?

I'm sort-of new to road biking. I'm planing to upgrade my bike and group set slowly (since I'm a broke high school student). Right now I'm running Shimano Claris group set (except I have a R8000 ...
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How to lower gearing on Tiagra 4700

I have a bike with Tiagra 4700 hydraulic groupset and I want to lower the gearing from the present minimum 34/28. The one thing I'd not like to replace is the shifters: These ST-RS405, while truly ...
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Down shift quickly

Are there any hacks or types of shifters that let you quickly shift down across the gear range? On my 10 speed to get down to gear 1, I have to pump the shifter 5 times. Is there an easy way to ...
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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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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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Build endurance on small hills

I've got a bunch of small hills on the paved roads that follow along rivers by where I ride. They might be a few hundred meters (more or less), so it takes some effort to keep the same pace (or close)....
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Shifting is crunchy in Shimano CB-E110

Looking for advice for my GFs Pelago Brooklyn, which has a coaster brake Shimano CB-E110 hub. When shifting gears, the chain hops and crunches. The chain also looks a bit saggy. I only have experience ...
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Do simpler casettes have less issues with missing shifts?

On my new Trek Marlin with a 8 gear cassette, sometimes I try to downshift into the middle of the range of gears and it doesn't take (upshifting works fine). I can hear the gear clicking for a few ...
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Tiagra 4503 front derailleur replacement

I have a bike with a 4503 Shimano setup (Tiagra triple, 9 speed). The front derailleur is broken. I can quickly get a 105 derailleur (5703) at the local bike shop. I just want to be sure that it is ...
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Can't shift to highest front gear

I've been trying to propely adjust front gears in my bike, but failed to do so. I can't make the front gear to shift to highest gear. I can make it work when testing the bike while it's lifted, but ...
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Why are my Shimano 105 11-speed shifter/derailleur acting like they're 10-speed?

I recently got a pair of Shimano 105 shifters and a rear derailleur and put them on my bike. The front derailleur is a Shimano Tiagra, and the cassette is also Shimano. The cables are new, but the ...
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Compatibility between Shimano 105 crankset and Shimano Deore derailleur

I have a wild idea to replace a crankset on my Merida Crossway 500 (2014) (which is now SR Suntour NCX-FX-10s 48A-36-26 CG) with Shimano 105 5750 cCompact 10sp (switch from 3-speed to 2-speed). The ...
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2 speed (double) shimano road shifter on triple chainring crankset?

I would like to put a 2-speed Shimano road shifter on my bike. The bike is 3-speed front crankset. Could I put these two together?
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How to attach cable mounting points to a bicycle frame?

I have a frame-building project that is near completion: An old 90ies steel MTB frame was cut, and converted into a frame for a cargo bike. In my enthusiasm, I have overlooked one detail: The ...
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Front Derailleur Chainring Size Tolerance

I'm rebuilding an old bike and have an existing crankset with 52-42-30 chainrings. I'm looking for a front derailleur. Most of the triple front derailleurs I've come across say they don't support a 50 ...
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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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Upgrading 20 year old road bike's groupset

I own an Scott AFD 709 from the late 90s to early 2000s with an Ultegra 6500 group set. Would it be possible to upgrade to the newest Tiagra 4700 groupset (https://www.vanillabikes.com/products/...
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Will 8 speed shifters work on 6 speed cassette?

I currently have a Shimano tourney 6-7 speed rear derailleur that is pulled by some 6 speed downtube index shifters, and a 6 speed Shimano cassette. The shifting is perfect. But I want to get some ...
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Issue shifting from largest cog to second largest

Got a Canyon Spectral 3 weeks ago, have done around 2 hours riding on it and have noticed an issue with shifting from the largest cog to second largest. The drivetrain is SRAM NX 1x12. There are two ...
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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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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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Tiagra lever extremely stiff on new bike

I bought myself my first real bike (Conway GRV 600) three weeks ago and was pretty happy with it. My GF decided she wants one too and got herself a Canyon Endurance Bike (cheaper than mine but same ...
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No trim and can't shift into small chainring

I have the dura ace 7900 front shifter and derailleur and after my shifting cables have been replaced I have noticed the following. I cannot trim anymore. The chain jumps onto the big chainring with ...
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Rear derailleur cage bigger than cassette necessity

I use a Shimano Ultegra 6600 rear derailleur with short cage in a 11/28 cassette. The derailleur is at the end of its useful life and would like to exchange for a cheaper one, since I intend to ...
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Cannot shift to lowest gear - chain too short?

I’m in the process of switching from an 11-25 to 11-32 rear cassette. The upgrade has involved replacing the cassette, rear derailleur (short to medium cage) and fitting a new chain. I can cleanly ...
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Cannot shift into lowest gear

I've been fiddling with my rear derailleur trying to fine tune it, because I just replaced my entire drivetrain (same components, but new) The problem that I'm facing now is that I can't seem to ...
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Front derailleur cable suddenly very slack (no shifting), not sure what's caused it

I last rode the bike on Sunday. Throughout the ride I noticed the front shifter (grip friction shift, Shimano) was feeling "looser" than normal (hard to describe, it didn't feel "right" and seemed to ...
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One extra position on front derailleur besides trim

After I changed shift cables, I have 4 positions on my front derailleur. WTF? I have a double chainring. I have a trim position as well, but after shifting to the big chainring, I can still move the ...
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Chain shifting when back pedaling

On my bike I found that when I backpedal, if the chain isnt perfectly straight, it is prone to shift to a more central gear. E.g would be if on the small chainring and the largest cog, backpedaling ...
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Rear derailleur moves to much for each click - tried everything

Two years ago I build a bike (flat bar) with SRAM 1x11. Around a month ago the rear-derailleur broke (guide pulley broke). I bought a new rear derailleur: Shimano 105 RD-5800-GS. After installation ...
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Parking a 3-speed internal hub in 2nd gear permanently

I recently bought a gently used, not super well maintained Columbia 3-speed bike from some time in the 80s. It has an internal hub - the dreaded Shimano 333. My eventual plan is probably to convert ...
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Downtube shifters won't stay in low gear on rear derailleur

I've finished a bike restoration today and it's my first time using downtube shifters. They work and will span the full range of gears but won't stay in the big cog on the back for long, the shifter ...
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Q-rings shifting chain not smoothly hitting the teeth

I bought my bike with Q-rings a while ago. Recently I switched to NoQ rings because I wanted to make a better comparison (hadnt ridden round rings in 2 years). This weekend i re-mounted the Q-rings ...
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Problems with shifter?

I have problem with my gears. How can I fix this or where I can find wire like this?
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Friction shifter for Rohloff speedhub?

This is might be trivial for someone who actually have a one, but after countless hours reading and watching about the Rohloff speedhub I can't answer this question myself. AFAIK the OEM grip shifter ...
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Gears shift perfectly when suspended on rack, but not on the ground?

So I had recently solved some issues I was having thanks to the community. I re-tuned my bike on a suspended mount and everytning looks great. On the ground, all of the gears work smoothly except for ...
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All gears shift smoothly, but won’t shift into 1st gear/large cog. Help?

So I was tuning my newly acquired bike today and working with all 8 gears on the rear derailleur. I managed to properly set the high limit screw as well as cable tension so all gears shift smoothly ...
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pedaling gap after shifting internal hub

I have a 3-speed internal gear hub. After switching between gears no pedaling is possible until I rotate the chainring about a half turn. Is it normal or did something go out of adjustment?
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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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Can't shift down from 50T with clutch on, but can shift down with clutch off, why?

Can't shift down from 50T with clutch on, but can shift down with clutch off, why? I'm using sunrace 11-50 and XT RD-M8000 (SGS), finished setting up everything for absolutely perfect shifting, then ...
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Shimano 7 speed with click shift not enough range. Can only get 4 of 7 gears

The indexing shifter (lever for down, click for up type) doesn't seem to have enough range to cover the entire 7 gears. Limiting screws are all the way out. If I adjust the cable I can get 4 lower ...
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When shifting both left and right shifters, what's the preferred sequence?

My technique has always been "easier, then harder". When switching to the big chain ring, I first downshift at least twice on the right (easier) and then upshift on the left (harder). When switching ...
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Electronic shifting for planetary gear hub

Gear hubs are nice, but after getting a Rohloff I realized that shifting is extremely difficult and requires lots of effort. So this got me thinking: do electronic shifting systems exist for gear hubs?...
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My chain slips when I use an inappropriate gear, and the chain loosens when changing gears (most of the time). What should I do?

As the title says, it seems like my chain slips way too often. This happens if I pedal hard, go uphill, or ride at an inappropriate gear (even when not pedaling hard). Besides that, it seems like my ...
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Why does shifting under power affect shift quality?

I recently was attempting to shift up a hill and observed that The shifting levers on the handlebars displayed significant resistance to my pushing them. Despite several rotations of the crank, the ...
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Rear derailer/chain skipping/shifting issues

I have a Shimano Tiagra derailer on my 9 spd cassette and it's been behaving really strangely. On the road, when I attempt to shift to bigger cogs, the chain will struggle to move up, sits on the ...
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When shifting gears, how does a bike chain catch the new cog so reliably?

I think I understand the derailleur mechanism pretty well, yet I still find it surprising how the chain catches on the new cog so reliably. Is there something I'm missing? Is it just with the proper ...
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Fixing balky front shifting

I've got a Campagnolo Chorus 2x9 drivetrain on my bike. Lately I've found that shifting to the big ring is very difficult: The only way to get it to shift at all is to make a simultaneous front and ...
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Shifting down problem with roadlink

I have a caadx and recently changed my cassette from 12-28 to 11-36 using a RoadLink setup. I'm using an Ultegra 6600 for my rear derailleur, 11-36 deore cogs and deore 10-speed chain. The cogs,chain ...
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9 speed SRAM X5 trigger shifter only clicks 5 times and skips through a lotta gears

Mongoose SX 6.5 26" Modified Was originally a MTB but made it a Frankenstein hybrid build. Just made the modifications this weekend and I thought it would go over smoothly. Got parts from a Novara ...