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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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is Shimano GRX ST-RX810-R 11 speed shifter compatible with Shimano XT M8000 Shadow+ Rear Derailleur - 11 Speed - Medium Cage GS

is grx ST-RX810-R rear shifter compatible with xt rear derailleur, Shimano XT M8000 Shadow+ Rear Derailleur - 11 Speed - Medium Cage GS
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Shimano shift levers for small hands (r7025 v.s. GRX v.s. di2)

I have relatively small hands (fitting men's S gloves). Though mostly fine with the 105 r7020 shift levers after minimizing the reach, I never feel really comfortable or confident. I'm wondering if I ...
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Looking for a replacement shimano Tiagra Front Derailleur

What is compatible with the older Shimano Tiagra FD-4403 9 speed triple derailleur 30/42/52 tooth chhainrings 34.9mm clamp on mount.
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Can I replace a broken Alivio M410 8speed rear derailleur with Acera T3000 9speed?

Damage to a bike resulted in a broken hanger and a damaged derailleur. I can't get hold of a like-for-like replacement derailleur (Alivio M410). Have seen others state that a 9speed derailleur will ...
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Is it possible to shorten the lever throw/stroke on a flat bar shifter (Shimano Sora 8s)?

I'm having some thumb pain with my new bike, and I think that a part of it is because the big trigger requires my thumb to go back quite a lot, forcing it to a not ergonomical move. Is it possible to ...
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Shimano SLX direct mount chainring spider bolts - are they available?

On my shimano SLX 12 speed 1x direct mount crankset, there are 8 tiny bolts that fasten the chainring to the direct mount spider. They are some weird allen head with a post in the middle, and very ...
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Noisey clunk in freehub, how to R&R the Hub

I have a Schwinn Pathway 18speed bike. I put about 60 miles a week on it, over the past 1.5 years. Recently I noticed a clunk in the rear wheel. All gears and only while pedaling. I cleaned it up and ...
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Shifter cable ruptured near the inner end in ST-R7020 - usual defect?

Is is a shifter cable ruptured/torn near the inner end a usual defect with the ST-R7020 shifter or alike? Some words on the symptoms when this defect happened (might help others with diagnoses): ...
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Switching from 3x to 2x

I have a shimano sora triple crankset and I wanted to change to 2x, I understand I would need new shifters and crankset, is there anything else? For extra info I have a 9 speed rear derailleur and ...
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Using a mountain bike rear derailleur with road bike shifters

I am in the market for a new rear derailleur and was interested to find out if it is possible to use a mtb derailleur with road bike shifters and cassette and chain? Would it work without fault? Does ...
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Shimano RD-R7000 cable cut into thread?

That gap/cut in the hollow screw of the cable mount is not supposed to be there, right? If so, is this a typical defect? The hollow screw is pressed into the derailleur body and not replaceable, so ...
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Will a 7-speed chain work on a 2x10 speed drivetrain?

Need a new chain for a bike I'm repairing, bike is a 2x10 speed road bike, and I have a spare KMC Z7 7-speed chain. According to KMC, Z7 size is 1/2" x 3/32" The old 10-speed chain is a KMC ...
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Shimano Dura Ace 12 speed to 11 speed Di2 shifter compatibility

Let's say I have a 9170 Di2 11 speed group and want to update to 9200 12 speed keeping what I can. That means a new RD, battery and wires are a must. Shimano claims the old 11 speed Di2 time trial ...
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Shimano FC-M131 crank arm bolt

I have a Shimano FC-M131 crank arm and I want to use a bolt for the axis. I have tried an M20 bolt but it is too loose. I have measured the inner diameter and it is 20.8mm, slightly larger than the ...
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How to Remove Square Taper Chainring Bolts

I have removed my chainring from my Bicycle, but I do not know how to remove the chainring bolts I have tried using an Allen key but I cannot move it. Do I need a special tool? Here is a photo Any ...
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What issues will I have when combining a RD-4700-GS SHIMANO TIAGRA (Rear Derailleur,Medium Cage,10-spd) with a SHIMANO DEORE 10-Spd, 11-36T Cassette?

I have a RD-4700-GS SHIMANO TIAGRA (Rear Derailleur,Medium Cage,10-speed) and a CS-HG50-10 (SHIMANO DEORE, 10-Speed, 11-36T MTB Cassette Sprocket). However, the RD-4700-GS is compatible with a Low ...
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Upgrade path to use Stages Cycling power meter on Octalink

I've recently bought a used Scott Speedster 40, I would like to add a Stages Cycling power meter left crank arm (the 105 or ultegra with hollowtech II) to this, since the more data the better :) The ...
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Why did Shimano change their rear derailleur design going from a torsion spring to a tension spring inside the parallelogram?

The older Shimano rear derailleurs (pre 7700) use a torsion spring inside the parallelogram. But with the release of the 7700 group they switched to a tension spring which they continued using ever ...
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Can I fit Shimano grx lever with deore xt rear derailleur?

I have a regular gravel equipped with Shimano GRX groupset using 1x crankset. This configuration allows me to have maximum (or maybe a minimum) a 40t crankset and 11/42t on the rear but I would like ...
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Disc brakes rub under load

Recently I started to have issues with my gravel bike, which I bought in April 2021, a Specialized Diverge Carbon Comp. The first issue happens to be a clicking / creaking of the crankset when under ...
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Shimano T610 hub with 9 speed casette - I need spacer ring?

If I would to use the Shimano deore T610 hub with 9 speed casette (hg400 11-32) - I need spacer ring? If yes, what size?
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Mountain bike Yazoo Fsv 3.6n front derailleur shifter is not shifting under the 2nd gear

My Yazoo FSV 3.6N MTB front derailleur is not shifting under the 2nd gear. When I try to shift down it doesn't go to 1st gear, it stays between 1st and 2nd. I'd leave a video here but I can't.
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Did this part come from my bicycle?

I was working on my bicycle, a 2021 Domane SL5, and laid it on the ground. When I picked it up, I saw a small metal ring on the ground underneath. I don’t know for certain if the metal piece came off ...
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Shimano FCm360 28-38-48 175mm, crank can be mounted on a axis length of 118mm?

I would like to ask something. Now, i have a 28-38-48 170mm crank KRG Burchel with 118mm/68mm monobloc. Shimano FCm360 28-38-48 175mm, crank can be mounted on a axis length of this? (118mm). I have 13-...
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My shimano ultegra quick release is not working because the ball bearing inside got lost, can someone help me to identify the size of it?

Can someone help me because my ultegra caliper quick release system is not working because the ball bearing inside got lost (see picture below)
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Tiagra 4700 1x setup? looking for a rear derailleur and cassette combo

Triyng to convert a Specialized CrossRoads to a fun 1X setup. I have a flat bar 4700 10s shifter and i'm looking to complete it with a 10s rear derailleur. From my understanding, 4700 does have the ...
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Quarq dfour installation

I'm looking into getting a sram quarq dfour power meter, but I'm a bit confused as to what parts I need. I have a Specialized Diverge 2021, which comes with ultegra RX810. I know I need the spider. Do ...
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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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