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Modify M6000 brake caliper?

I am attempting to fit Shimano Deore M6000 brakes to my 2017 Trek Stache. The rear brake contacts the frame near the bleed port and keeps me from being able to fully align the caliper to the disk. ...
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Unable to push oil in when bleeding Shimano brakes

I am trying to bleed my Shimano BR-M355 rear brake. This is my first time so it is possible I am making a very obvious mistake. The issue I am facing is that I am unable to push oil in through the ...
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Anyone have any issues with the sprocket tabs shifting further on the driver on the Shimano nexus 7?

The hub is busted so I bought a new sg-7r46 just like already on the bike to replace the internals and not have to build a new wheel. When I went to take apart the assembly the sprocket is stuck on. ...
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Wondering if my Tiagra shifters are fixable?

The name plate broke off (left side) during a crash would this be fixable? The lever is now pointing outwards but can still shift gears.
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Shimano Sora 3400 shifters with Shimano Alivio M430 rear derailleur?

I'm thinking about a touring built with just spare parts I have. I have a rear Alivio M430 9 speed derailleur and Alivio 9 speed 11-34t cassette already. I want to have drops and Sora 3400 is the ...
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Jammed pawl on 8-speed shimano shifter

I'm doing up a bike that seems to have been sitting in a shed for the last 25 years. It has a Shimano 105SC groupset (93-99) with 8-speed st-1055 STI shifters. As seems to be the norm for these ...
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How to adjust chainline for 2x10 crank set

I replaced my 3x8 system with 2x10 system on my Trail bike. My BB is of 73mm size and as a standard I left one spacer at drive side and none at non-drive side of the chain-ring as of now. But I could ...
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Shimano 105 front derailleur has some “extra shift” after shifting to small cog

I have a new bike (about a month old). It has Shimano 105 2x11 group set. The shifting works fine but I have noticed something odd on the front derailleur shifting. I am in the big cog at the front. ...
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Alternative cranksets for a cross-country mountain bike larger than 48t

I have to replace my chain and gears on my 28'' cross-country mountain bike and I like to use the opportunity to make some modifications. I've tried to read up on this and I already learned a lot from ...
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Sourceable Bottom Bracket For Shimano 105 5500 Crankset [closed]

Does anyone know of a retailer that sells compatible bottom brackets for the Shimano 105 5500 crankset? Preferably at a reasonable price. The details of the crankset can be found here at VeloBase. ...
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How does one adjust the equivalent of the barrel adjuster on the XTR RD-M9000 rear derailleur?

I'm used to be able to turn the barrel adjuster on a rear derailleur to be able to bring the derailleur in or out (relative to the wheel). However, it doesn't seem like this particular derailleur ...
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Help identify my bike frame

Please help me identify a mystery bike that I purchased at a garage sale and have grown to love. I am not sure what is original to the frame but the bike has a 56cm frame, Shimano SFR rear dropout, a ...
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Front chainring issues + can I install Falcon Friction thumb shifters to an Shimano STX derailleur set?

I'm interested in trying friction shifters, also to save space on my cockpit. I bought a Mongoose Hilltopper 1994 recently and I want to play with it a little. A bike mechanic told me in order to ...
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Should I upgrade the hub, cassette or wheel so my bike will make a sound when I don't pedal?

I have a Hardtail 29' M Niner 2016, Shimano XT 10 speed, everything is perfect but I always wanted to have that sound from the hub when I go for a ride, so I want to know what I need to upgrade to ...
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How can I undo the locknut on this Shimano 105 hub

I'm having trouble working out how to properly service this Shimano 105 rear hub. I've watched some videos, read Leonard Zinn's book and following Park Tools' instructions, but it doesn't help. I've ...
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Lost left crank arm crank end cap

What parts do I need to put this back together? I've lost some pieces going for a ride but I'm not sure what exactly. I think I'm missing the end cap to the crank and maybe a spacer. I was heading ...
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Shimano 5800 10 speed cassette

I have an 5800 set on my bike. However I changed the rear wheel, which comes with a Shimano FH-M756AL hub, which does not support the 11 speed cassette. So for now, I removed the 21 cog and added a ...
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Joining Shimano chain with pin - which link-type should “lead” (take the power)

I'm pro-actively replacing the chain on my son's bike (the first time I neglected this cost me dear for replacement of derallieur, cassette and cranks at the LBS) which is used daily for commute to ...
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Using 16 hole front rim to build a rear wheel

I have the opportunity to buy 2 front Shimano Dura Ace C40 latest generation wheels at a very cheap price. The hole count for the wheelset is 16/21. Could I build / have built a rear wheel from one of ...
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Is the cable pull of Shimano GRX FD-RX400 same as the one of 10- or 11-speed road groups?

What is the required cable pull for FD-RX400? AFAIK Shimano road 11-speed front deraileurs require the same (larger) cable pull, while 10- and fewer-speed FDs expect lower one (with exception of ...
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Shimano 8000 Battery Reverse Engineering

I am on a mission to reverse-engineer the Shimano 8000 battery, with the purpose being to allow Shimano 8000 batteries to be used with a non-Shimano controller. The reason is to have two motors on my ...
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Advice on correct spoke replacement

I need a replacement spoke for a Shimano WH-MT500 29er QR. Shimano dealer manual does not mention the spoke length. I've figued out its a 13G, double butted spoke but unsure about the length. I've ...
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Shimano MF-Z012 5 Speed Freewheel Shims

So after 35 years I have removed the Shimano freewheel from my original Puch racer, stripped and cleaned it and put it back together withoit losing any bearings. Phew. It was very gunged up. But ...
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1x Conversion FC-T8000

I've had a 2016 Ghost Square Cross 6 bike for about two years and I just realized that I never change the front gears once. To reduce clutter, weight and just make my bike easier to clean, I want to ...
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Nexus 7 speed will not go into 6. and 7. gear

Hope someone can help😎 I have an elder Nexus 7 speed internal gear, which will not shift to 6. and 7. gear but go backwards. Instead of getting the 6. and 7. gear, I get 4. or 3. gear. The ...
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How to close a chain when the pin was broken [duplicate]

I was changing the chain on a bike with a Shimano gear shifter and when I was trying to push the pin in it broke off after only getting the front section in. How can I recover and attach the chain?
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Wilier oversize bottom bracket bearing cups for Shimano crank

My bike frame is a Wilier Imperiale with Campagnolo crankset. I am changing the crank to a Shimano 6800. The bottom bracket does not fit to the Shimano one. It is old version WILIER OVERSIZE BOTTOM ...
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On Shimano disk brakes, are both pads supposed to move?

I have Shimano disk brakes (cable operated, no hydraulics), they are still pretty new. I noticed that under braking, only one of the brake pads moves inward. Is this how they are supposed to work? ...
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Are all Shimano 10 speed cassettes compatible with each other?

I am trying to buy a cassette for my new incoming carbon wheels so that I just switch them with my current wheeyl whenever I need to race/crit without the need to retune the shifter and derailleur. I ...
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Shimano hydraulic brake loses pressure

I recently changed the brake pads on my Shimano 105 (ST-R7020), and when pushing the pistons back, I felt a "pop", and the pistons moved back with no resistance at all. After using the bike for a ...
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Are Deore trekking / MTB groupsets compatible with cyclocross frames for touring conversion?

I have a pre-disc-brake vintage 10 speed cyclocross bike that has already seen me through some tours, however, I find the compact chainring is sometimes not geared low enough. I'm also growing ...
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Bleed port repair on Shimano road shifter?

I noticed that a small amount of mineral oil had leaked from the bleed port on my Shimano road shifter. I inspected the bleed port screw and saw that it was loose. The threads on the lever appeared to ...
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Shimano 11 speed component combinations

I want to upgrade my bike to a 1x system using a Shimano GRX-crank upfront. I however have a flatbar and can thus only fit flatbar shifters. What is the lesser evil? 11-Speed XT derailleur with XT ...
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Which STI name plate is this?

The spec sheet on my bike says I have Dura-Ace 9000 components. I want to buy a replacement name plate. The one on the left is genuine Shimano Y63X98020 and the one on the right is what I'm trying ...
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Why does my bike make too much sound if I am in the top 3 gears in the back and large gear in the front?

I have a Cannondale Synapse SE 105. Whenever I go downhill I tend to shift into combination of top (smallest ring) gears in back and large gear in front. My bike just makes so much amount of noise ...
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Clamp width of new Shimano brake levers

Can anyone measure the width of the clamp (the dimension parallel to the bar) of the new XT M8100 12 speed Shimano brake levers? I want to know the amount of 'bar space' the clamp takes up. The ...
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Is master cylinder hydraulic fluid level critical (Shimano)?

I managed to successfully bleed a Shimano hydraulic brake but used an improvised kit instead of the official Shimano one. Since I used a regular syringe instead of the funnel+plunger system which may ...
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Why does this hollowtech crankset have play?

Background Shimano deore crankset (not XT) The crankset has done about 10000km (6200miles). It is from a touring bike. Most of those 10000km was done with the bicycle loaded (bags on both front and ...
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Replacing Ultegra R8000 'long cage' derailleur (crash repair advice)

Today I did the unthinkable and crashed my pride and joy, a 2018 Specialized Roubaix comp. It's completely my fault I was commuting to work and in my pre caffeine state rode through what I thought was ...
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For a 9 speed shimano chain, must I use a shimano 9 speed connecting pin?

Are connecting pins interchangeable irrespective of whether it's a 7,9,10, n speed bike? If it does matter, are they interchangeable in some cases? i.e. you could use a 7-speed connecting pin for a ...
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Reinforced Shimano pin snapped before connecting chain - how to resolve?

My previous chain snapped weeks ago and only got a new one sorted. I've cut the chain to the right size, fed it through the derailleurs and onto the bike correctly. The last step was to use the ...
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Ultegra 6800 front hub plastic cover loose

The plastic cover on the right side of my Ultegra 6800 front hub (red circle in the photo) is loose and rotates freely independent of the hub. Is it normal ? If not how can I clamp it back?
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Which dust cap fits on the Shimano DH-C6000-3R dynamo hub?

I have a Shimano DH-C6000-3R without a dust cap and I would like to get one. The explosion diagram can be found here. Both the Shimano SG-C3000-7R and SG-C6000-8R internal gear hub with rollerbrake ...
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Mixing 11 speed shifter with 10 speed front derailleur (Shimano)

On my Specialized Rockhopper hardtail I run a Shimano 3x10 drivetrain. The derailleurs are both XT with the front mech being model number FD-M781. For an excellent price, I can get a new take off XT ...
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Newer Shimano R7000 pedals having smaller contact area than older R5800?

I was comparing Shimano PD-5800 and the newer PR-7000 SPD-SL pedals. Judging from the metal contact plate on them, the newer model seems to have a far smaller contact surface area. Is this correct ...
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New shifters on MTB

I would like your pro advice with a bike upgrade. Please refer for details: Specialized Hardrock Disc SE 26 (2014) Specs Why the upgrade? 5-year-old shifters, displays are cracked up and yellow. ...
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Dura Ace 7800/7900 vs 9000

I have Dura Ace 9000 mechanical shifters and I'd love to have hoods that aren't black. The only product I've found are Hudz but they only fit 7800 and 7900. Obviously there was enough of a change ...
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Changing the shifters

I have a 2014 Opus with Shimano Tiagra 10 speed. I have seen Tiagra shifters which don't have this annoying cabling coming out of the shifter and instead, they are together with the brake cables which ...
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Greasing a roller brake in a difficult spot!

I have a Gazelle cargo bike with Shimano Nexus roller brakes. I know these need to be greased fairly regularly. Unfortunately the bar from the carrier is right on top of the hole for adding the brake ...
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Small part for Shimano 105 brakes [closed]

My road bike has Shimano 105 brakes, circa 2003. Today, I removed the shoes from the front brakes, unscrewed the "fixing screws", and slid out the pads, so I can put in new pads. Somehow, for one of ...

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