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How do i determine the length, diameter & if my road bicycle spokes are single or double butted spokes. Help so i can order correct size nipples

I have a Miyata "Three Ten - Red Head" model road bike, but both front and rear wheels are not the original wheels for the bike. There is no name, size or marking of any kind at all on ...
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Can I go from MTB shifters to road shifters?

I am kinda a newbie, so excuse my terrible vocabulary. So I was thinking about getting a 1995 Trek 720 Multi-Track and switching out the bars for some road bars and new road shifters. Although, after ...
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Is it normal for a rotor to move when brakes applied (hydraulic)?

I noticed a movement of braking disc when pressing rear brake and watching on rotor. It was moving about half millimeter. Is it normal for rotor to move minimally?
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Why is there a gap between the levers of my Tiagra 4700 shifter?

I just took delivery of a used 4700 groupset and noticed that the left shifter has a large gap between the brake lever and downshift lever. Anyone know why this is? Any solutions? It certainly doesn’t ...
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What's the difference of SHIMANO SORA and SHIMANO DURA-ACE?

I have a bike front derailleur and rear derailleur are Shimano Sora, I don’t know if it can be replaced with Shimano DURA-ACE
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Can I replace an XTR caliber BR-M996 fork post mount with an M820?

My MTB is vintage 2005 with XTR ST-M685 dual levers and disque brakes, BR-M966 fork post mount and BR-M965 at the rear. The BR-M966 has started leaking oil from the piston. Finding a replacement ...
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SRAM NX Eagle crankset on a Shimano bottom bracket SM-BB70

I just bought a SRAM NX Eagle crankset (DUB standard) for my bike but when it arrived I realised it doesn't fit in the bottom bracket installed on my bike (SM-BB70). Is there a way to make it work or ...
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How to fix Shimano E7000 Error 010?

Can anyone guide me to clear the E010 error code on a Shimano E7000? I tried all the steps according to the manual but can't resolve them.
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Should Tiagra 4700 use a 10s or 11s chain?

Considering that Tiagra 4700, which is a 10 speed groupset that uses 11s spacing (just missing one gear), would I be correct in assuming that it uses an 11 speed chain? Just picked up a partial Tiagra ...
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Compatible thumb shifter for Shimano Nexus 8 speed internal gear

My bike has an 8-speed nexus hub and the plastic adjustment screw broke. Now I can't adjust the cable anymore and can't use some of the gears. My question is, can I use a normal thumb shifter on my ...
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Best way to use Shimano 105 on an older frame

I have a cyclocross bike built on Shimano 105 (~2018), but the frame was too big for me, so I decided to buy a smaller one on the aftermarket and just move all my existing stuff to this frame. I found ...
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Are the HG-50 and the HG-81 Shimano cassettes interchangeable?

I run two different eMTBs - a hardtail KTM Macina Action (2014), and a full-sus Scott E-Genius 730 (2017). In rear cassette terms, the bikes were supplied with a Shimano HG-50 and a Shimano HG-81 ...
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Expand range on xt FC-M5100-2 cranks

I am wanting to convert Giant toughroad SLR from 2x10 to Di2 2x11. It has a QR 135MM rear axle and am told it should accept a shimano 11sp cluster, say the CS-M8000 11 46t The xt cranks are 26 36 ...
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Bash guard / chainring guard for asymmetric cranks

Short version: Where can I purchase a bash guard / chainring guard for 110 BCD asymmetric 4-bolt used by SHIMANO GRX Gravel Crankset FC-RX600-10 46-30T? Long version: I recently purchased SHIMANO GRX ...
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Which cartridge bottom bracked to replace cup and cone bottom bracket?

I'm into a bit of historical research. I have a 1986 Panasonic DX-3000 bike with a loose bottom bracket. I haven't opened it up yet (I'll be ordering the required tools for the job while ordering the ...
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Installation issues using new Shimano EP8 motor and cycling computer and Di2

I am busy building an ebike with Shimano components, but I would like to know how to connect all of these components. I have gone through quite a lot of manuals on the Shimano website and e-tube ...
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Chainline issues

When my 10 year old chain snapped, I realized that I needed to replace my rear cassette and crank, due to wear. Noted for the future! I ordered a 9 speed cassette from Shimano (same brand and number ...
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Questions about Boost frames and cranksets

I made the plunge and have purchased a new 2016 Stumpjumper FSR carbon frame. The post on eBay--from the Specialized Outlet Store, no less--was incorrect when it stated the frame had 142mm rear ...
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M8000 lever blade fit a m785 lever?

I bent my lever blade on a m785 lever and was wondering if a m8000 lever blade would fit as I can find one of them but not a m785 lever blade. The reason im asking is because the m785 blade says "...
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Need help identifying this frame

I have this bike that I am trying to sell. I have trouble finding out the exact brand of the frame itself but I think I figured out some of the parts (please correct me if I am wrong) handle bar: SR (...
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Understanding shimano brake parts

I have bought a second hand CUBE Analog (believe the year is 2019 but not certain). The right hand hydraulic brake lever doesn't have it's top cap and doesn't work. I'm trying to source parts to ...
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I wanted to adjust the rear derailleur and loosened the cable to begin. The twister shifter was working before loosening, now it isn't

The rear gears (6) were not adjusted properly and the biggest cog was allowing the chain to jump off next to the wheel. I know now I should have just adjusted the L-screw. But didn't realize that at ...
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SM-BB51 Replacment

I have an oldish bike around 8 years old. My bottom bracket has started to make a clunking/clicking sound. It currently has a SM-BB51 fitted. I'm unable to find a exact replacement in stock. I'm ...
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Should I Upgrade my MTB Rear Derailleur? (After Crash)

I mashed my 8 speed Shimano Acera rear derailleur in a crash over the weekend and need to get it replaced. Is it worth spending a little extra money and installing a slightly higher-end derailleur, ...
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What additional material do i need for the installation of my powermeter?

I bought the following powermeter: https://www.mantel.com/de/4iiii-precision-105-r7000-left and shortly after i had to Switch bikes. I (will) have the following bikes: Bike1 (current bike): https://...
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Will a shimano acera rear derailleur work with a shimano altus cassete?

Got sick of breaking rear axles. Im going to convert to a freehub. Currently i have a shimano acera 9 speed rear derailleur. I found a shimano altus cassete which has a huge 36 tooth sprocket which is ...
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Do I have to change chain when swapping 11 speed casette to 9 speed?

I just got a wahoo kickr core and bought a 9 speed casette for it. Went for a ride on zwift and after a few gear changes, things started getting loud and ugly. Eventually, the chain slipped completely ...
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Shimano RD M5120 and 10 / 11 speed compatibility

I thought the shimano mtb 10 speed is completely separate system and isnt compatible with anything else. However now there is a 10/11 speed RD - the RD-M5120 SGS. I was wondering how does this work. ...
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Info on revoshift knobs?

Why do Revoshift knob have two separate cable and barrel adjust ports coming out? Do they each go to each derailleur?
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My bike is not shifting to the proper gear

So I have a Shimano derailleur and it shifts up decent only problem is it does not shift to the gear it's supposed to shift to. On my bars it will say I'm in gear 5 for example but the back of my bike ...
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Can I replace an Acera front derailleur with an Alivio?

My bike features a Shimano Acera 9x3 gear shift system. My front derailleur is off and I'd like to upgrade it instead of just adjust or replace it. Can I replace it with a front derailleur of the ...
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Anyone know what a replacement Disc pads might be for Tektro HD-R290?

The brake pads say F10BS but they've been really hard to find (and unavailable on Tektro site). Does Shimano (or anyone else) offer a resin version of this brake pad as this one is metal-ceramic?
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Why would 6 stops on a Shimano shifter travel 7 cogs with a Shimano derailleur?

I'm replacing the rear shifter on my old Kona mountain bike from the late '90's. It has an 8-speed rear cassette with a Deore XT derailleur. I got a basic ST-EF500 8-speed Shimano shifter/brake ...
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What are the long-term effect of riding with a chain that's too short?

I bought my bike late November 2017, and have been riding it with the same chain ever since. I've only done very light riding with the longest rides I've ever done amounting to 60km. Last week, I took ...
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Shimano Steps 6100 loses power assist climbing hills

Having problems with bike losing power going up hill - 4 of last 5 rides. About 400 miles on bike (BMC Alpenchallenge AMP Sport). Have several 40+ mile rides with 4,000' of elev, so it works. Now I'...
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Does bike geometry or wheel affect maximum cog size?

I got a used Cannondale Super X 105 during the winter and when I was getting it ready for the summer, I couldn't index the rear derailleur properly. It wouldn't shift to the largest cog and shifting ...
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Is my cassette made of steel?

I want to know when to change my chain: I purchased the following item: It has two sides: 0,75 % --> for aluminium Cassette 1 % --> for steel cassette (according to https://de.wikipedia.org/...
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How to change chainrings on this Tiagra crankset?

I want to switch to 46/30 but don't know how to begin. The crankset is Shimano Tiagra FC-4700, 50x34T, 170mm
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Drive chain swap clarifications

Been thinking about upgrading my drive train, however, I'm not sure if I've fully understood the compatibility part and wanted to get some more clarifications. Currently have an Advent X (10spd) and ...
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Choice of Crankset

I recently bought a Specialized Sirrus 3.0 and it came with a Shimano MT-210-2 crankset and a rear Shimano Sora 9 speed 11-34T. The left crank arm fell off twice, stranding me while riding, so I asked ...
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Can a counterfeit Shimano chain be used on an authentic Shimano drivetrain?

I accidentally purchased a fake CNHG901 HG-X11 Chain for my Shimano 2x11 M700 Groupset because my original chain already had 0.75 wear. I was naive and stupid to think that I'd actually get a ...
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Options for a super-compact crankset for touring (replacing Shimano 105 crankset)

I plan to use my new Canyon Endurace AL (11-34, 52/36) for some touring and I'd like some slightly more pleasant gears as I'll be carrying some weight (I have a tailfin rack I'm using with it) up some ...
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Left shifter is not catching/gets stuck when there is cable tension

I need help with my left shifter. When I have the cable attached to the derailleur and have even the slightest tension applied, the shifter won't shift to the largest cog (I have double front ...
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How to reduce brake lever rattling sound at the pivot pin either by a fix or by replacement?

Context I have a Merida Speeder 200 with a Shimano MT-200 hydraulic brake system, which uses BL-MT200 levers. Over time these levers have developed a rattling sound. It appears to come from the lever ...
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Can I use a SRAM 10-speed cassette on my Shimano 105 9 speed groupset?

I'm looking to get a separate wheel for my indoor trainer for easy swapping between indoor and outdoor. I found a used wheel + cassette that has a SRAM 10 speed cassette on it already. Will this work ...
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Can I switch 44 teeth Chainring to 50 teeth

System: Shimano Claris 2000, 1x8 speed.
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RD + cassette compatability

I have a Shimano 11-42T 10s cassette and Shimano XT M786 SGS Deore RD, can I make these work together by using goatlink or am I wasting my time?
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Shifter cable cut deep groove into the rear derailleur casing

I have an old Shimano RD-M760 DEORE XT Rear Derailleur, where shifter cable cut a deep groove into the guiding steel tube. Here is a picture: Is that tube replaceable? I think that groove is a ...
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Late 90s mtb with shimano ig chain, trouble buying cassette

So I have really difficult time finding parts. I need to swap the rear cassette to a new one because the chain and some sprockets are worn out. However I can't find ig cassettes anywhere and I don't ...
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Shimano shoes: what is the correct equivalence of US and EU sizes? Or, which to trust more?

Shimano seems to have some contradictory sizing information for their cycling shoes. Their EU/US sizing corresponds differently from shoe to shoe, and also with some industry "norms" (if ...

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