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Shimano GRX Hydraulic Disc Sub Brake Levers with 105 groupset

The GRX groupsets seem to be compatible with common road groupsets (Tiagra, 105, Ultegra) which was also pointed out in this answer. Furthermore, a brief news article by Shimano states that the brake ...
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Problem bleeding Shimano XT brakes

I have a problem bleeding Shimano XT brakes: The oil can come down if I open the system at the bottom, and the oil drips down. But once I connect the syringe, put the little plastic cup screws on the ...
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Rear derailleur shifting backlash

I have a problem with my rear derailleur, which I cannot find a solution to. The shifter has some kind of backlash, when I shift up it all goes perfect, same as if I go down. But when I try to turn ...
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How do I adjust a Shimano RD-M6000 properly?

I've got 2 new fat Bikes (Framed Minnesota) with Shimano RD-M6000 rear derailleurs on them. (And another with an RD-M4120.) They're all using Shimano Deore triggers from the same line. I am having a ...
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What's the difference between a Shimano RD-M6000 and an RD-M4120?

I ordered some family bikes recently, and all were supposed to come specced with RD-M6000 medium cage rear derailleurs. The first one out of the box has an RD-M4120, which is a cheaper model, as far ...
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shimano xt m-8000 triple/double

Touring bike which is running XT M-8000 double crankset. It is geared too low. Chainrings are 36t and 26t with cassette ranging from 11t to 40t. I don't think the other M-8000 double chainring option ...
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Road-size compatible shifter for Shimano Alfine 11

Can someone recommend a shifter for the Shimano Alfine 11 that is compatible with road-size (23.8mm) bars? The standard shifter (Shimano SL-S700) is designed for MTB-size (22.2mm) bars. Thank you!
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Square Taper BB Upgrade as Part of Groupset Upgrade

I want to upgrade my bikes groupset to a Shimano 105. I currently have a "sealed cartridge, square taper, steel spindle, steel cups" bottom bracket. Will this be an issue upgrading to a new ...
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Brake cable reach

On my 2016 Giant Defy with Shimano 105 shifters I am finding it very difficult to reduce the reach on my brake levers and they need pulling almost to the handlebar to brake. Is it possible to reduce ...
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How do I measure my crank-arms?

I am interested in getting a left-side power meter for my road bike. It has Shimano 105 components. I'm considering a 4iiii Precision left-side crank, in a 105 or Ultegra version. I looked, and don't ...
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How to fix play in 70's freehub

I have a 70s racing bike equiped with Dura Ace. The cassette was quite wobbly so I dissembled and re-assembled it using new ball bearings & grease.There is still some play left, but to my feeling ...
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Shimano rapid shifter R440 gear display

I have a Masi flat-bar road bike with Shimano 105 groupset (been in storage for years). I've disassembled the R440 rapid shifters and lubed them so that they rachet properly. However, the 9 speed ...
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Front derailleur not having enough travel

I've got a bike running 9 gears in the back 3 in the front. This is the first bike I've been working on so it has some history. Also, I made plenty of mistakes while learning how to take care of a ...
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2020 Ultegra rear shifter doesn't shift (or indeed even move the cable); cable still tight and derailleur can move by hand

On a ride today, on a gear change, the chain dropped on the front crank. After putting it back on, the rear shifter no longer shifts up or down. The rear derailleur is on the second smallest cog. Some ...
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Replacing a mismatched Tiagra FD-4503 front derailleur [duplicate]

Note: I butchered the specs in a previous post, so I recreated the question. I haven't found great information on how to replace this derailleur, and I need to figure out what'll be compatible. I had ...
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Replacing a Tiagra FD-4503 front derailleur

Note: Wrong parts were listed originally as Alivio FD-M4000-DS6. Apologies. The broken derailleur was not replaced with the crankset a few years back. I haven't found great information on how to ...
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Shimano front derailleur not shift up after upgrade from 8 speed claris to 10 speed tiagra

my bike is Cube attain 2016: https://archiv.cube.eu/2016/776101 I upgrade the shifters to Tiagra 4700 and also the derailleurs and chain and the problem is front derailleur can not shift up. I found ...
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How do I rebuild Shimano XTR brake levers?

My right brake lever (Shimano BL-M9020 to be specific) has attracted some dirt around the blade pivot area, and some parts look shiny. I suspect the master piston seals are starting to leak. Replacing ...
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Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brake Leaking Oil

I have a Shimano 105 BR-R7070 hydraulic disc brake and just discovered that the front caliper is leaking oil from one side of the pistons. I'm wondering if this is fixable? If not, what replacement ...
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Removing Nexus 8-speed IGH from hub shell

I'm trying to remove my Nexus SG-C6001-8D from its hub shell to grease it. Sadly Shimano's documentation doesn't cover the process of extracting the internals from the hub shell. The info I can find ...
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What does the "-A" in a Shimano "FC-M171-A" crankset mean?

The FC-M171 and FC-M171-A are listed separately in Shimano's spec sheet (p73-74), but I can't see any difference between the listed specifications. Curious, as my old crankset was FC-M171 and the ...
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Cranksets: Altus with "wrong" chain line, or Tourney with right chain line?

I have a Specialized Sirrus Sport (2010). The Shimano Altus FC-M171 chainset is worn and needs replacing. It's 48/38/28 with 170mm cranks, and Shimano says its ideal chain line is "47.5 / 47.5+t&...
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What is the heritage behind Shimano groupset names?

Shimano’s groupsets have some fairly unique names. Here are the names, arranged in each hierarchy from lowest to highest cost: Mountain: Tourney Altus Acera Alivio Deore SLX Deore XT XTR Road: ...
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Shimano Nexus Inter8 hard to twist grip shift in higher gears

After my local bike shop did a tune-up on my HaiBike Radius, it has become very hard to twist my grip shift into higher gears when I am riding. The grips shift twists easily when I shift down or when ...
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Can I use a 10 speed Campagnolo Crankset with a 10 speed Shimano drivetrain and chain?

I'm looking at rebuilding an older Cervelo R3 which had a Campy Record setup. Most of the gear is pretty old now and probably needs replacing, and I have a set of race wheels which are set up for ...
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How long will Ultegra 11 speed mechanical parts (R8000) be available?

Given that the latest release of Shimano Ultegra (R8100) is 12 speed and electronic only, how long will it be before you can’t get Ultegra level replacement parts (not 105) for the Ultegra 11 speed ...
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Help with drivetrain decision [closed]

Currently upgrading my old steel mountain bike for commuting. I need some advice on what drive-train to go with. Current setup is 3x7. I will convert to either 1x9 or 1x10 with new rear wheel/hub. I ...
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Is a shifter from Campagnolo compatible with a derailleur from Shimano?

The Campagnolo Veloce is a ten speed shifter and the Shimano is also ten speed derailleur, so can a shifter be compatible with another brand derailleur, specifically Campagnolo and Shimano?
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Can I use Shimano B03S brake pads on my Tektro HD M285 Braking system?

Can I use Shimano B03S brake pads on my Tektro HD M285 Braking system ?
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Upgrade Schwinn 10 speed to Brifters

I would like to upgrade my 1980 Schwinn Traveler 10 speed. It presently has a Shimano 400 rear derailleur and Shimano FE(?) front derailleur. I would like to install Brifters. Is this a possibility ...
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Can I use 3x sti on 2x crankset?

So my friend is going to upgrade his bike and he's giving his sti for free (Shimano Sora R3030 3x9 sti). My question is if I can use it on my 2x crankset. Will my chaib fall off if I accidentally ...
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Shimano tourney 3x fd with 9speed cogs

I'm planning to upgrade my rear cogs and Rd with a 9 speed Sora and I want to retain my 3x setup. I already found the r3030 which is 3x9 Sora shifter. My main concern is if the Tourney 3x FD ...
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9 speed cassette and shifter with an 11 speed derailleur, will it work?

So recently my uncle gave me a Deore M5100 11 speed RD, but my current setup uses an Alivio shifter with a LTWOO A5 elite RD and an 11-46T cassette. While yes the LTWOO RD is designed to handle a 46T ...
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Can you use a Shimano alivio m4000 9speed right shifter for a Shimano alivio m3100 rear derailleur?

Can you use a Shimano alivio m4000 9speed right shifter for a Shimano alivio m3100 rear derailleur?
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Shimano Cassette Size Change

I recently purchased a wahoo kickr core and I picked up a Shimano Tiagra CS-HG500 11-32t cassette to put on it. Currently I am running an CS-HG500 11-34t cassette and GRX400 setup. Shimano's website ...
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managed to take lever apart, other then the pistons, because of retaining plastic piece

I have managed to take lever apart, other then the pistons, because of a retaining plastic piece, this would be removable, but is held onto the external part of the lever by a small needle sized ...
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Shimano 105 5800 front derailleur hard to shift up

Hello i have a Shimano 105 5800 front derailleur but i have trouble using the low trim position. Shifting from the low to low trim is very hard and i have to overshoot it for the fd to move. This is ...
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Why does Shimano Nexus 3 internal gear feel differnt on 2nd gear with and without the pin and gear set up

I have a Windsor brand bike that has a Shimano Nexus 3 internal gear hub. Initially when I purchased the bike used it did not have the shifter. The chainring is 44 teeth and the cog is 22. It felt ...
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SRAM Force eTap AXS 2x12 compatible with Shimano 11-speed crankset and Shimano rim brakes?

I wish to upgrade my bike with the "SRAM Force eTap AXS 2x12 Upgrade Set"; this set would include the derailleurs and levers. The thing is, my current Shimano Ultegra 11-speed crankset (FC-...
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What to replace a rear Shimano RSX derailleur with?

I have a Shimano RSX 8 speed rear derailleur and on a 20year old bike. It starts to play up and I would like to replace it. Since the RSX-Series is not produced any more, I was wondering with which ...
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Is this level of wear okay on a new chainring

Very recently I bought my first new bike! I only did 750km on it so far. However the the chain rings are showing some level of wear, see picture. The teeth used to be all black, now you can see bits ...
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Road bike shifter cable breaks too often: Shimano ultegra 10 [duplicate]

My rear derailleur shifter cable just broke for the third time in two years 5000 miles/ 8000km. I was lucky this time. It broke a mile from the end of a long ride. What am I doing wrong? Are there ...
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FD interchangeability between Shimano 105 and Claris

I would like to ask if I can change my FD into a Shimano 105 and my crank will then be Shimano Claris? Will there be any problem with it? I was supposed to buy a 105 crank but then my FD broke, so I ...
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Oil squirting from somewhere on bike during ride

I have a hybrid-style bike (Dawes Discovery 301) with a Shimano Alivio/Deore gearset. After a recent ride I noticed that the light-coloured t-shirt I was wearing had been speckled with oil around the ...
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Upgrading broken Shimano Claris derailleur with Shimano Tiagra (Kona Rove AL 650 2021)

I purchased Kona Rova AL 650 last year. I am riding frequently and probably put a lot of wear on the bike. As a result I broke the Rear Derailleur Shimano Claris and Hanger (picture attached below). ...
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Ultegra ST-R8020 Lever: crack near brake hose interface

I have a bike with a left ST-R8020 hydraulic disc Ultegra lever, and I just noticed a large radial crack on a what seems to be part of the brake connection path (see picture). The crack seems to ...
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GRX FD-RX400 - full outer model?

I'm just mounting the GRX FD-RX400. In the manual it says "if using a full outer model, ensure..." What does full outer model mean and should I do that? :)
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9 speed Shimano Deore derailleur compatibility

Will a 9 speed Shimano Deore derailleur be compatible with my 13-32 tooth freewheel?
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Is Shimano 11 speed crankset compatible with 7-speed cassette?

I'm upgrading an old folding bike (Dahon Speed). It currently has a 7 speed shifter and a Shimano 105 RD. However I haven't decided whether to stick to flat bar or change it to drop bar. I'm wondering ...
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Shimano GRX 2x10 crankset compatible with mtb front derailleur + shifters?

I would like to replace my existing MTB crankset with a GRX crankset to get a bigger outer chainring (cannot find anything for my existing crankset, FC-M4100-2). Does that even work? I'm trying to ...

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