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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

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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Crank and Bottom Brackets Compatibility for Shimano GRX

I want to get myself a GRX810 2× but instead of buying the recommended (by Shimano) bottom brackets (SM-BBR60 or SM-BB72-41B Pressfit Hollowtech II) I would like to go with either the Token TF24 or ...
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Difference betwen two rear derailleur?

What is the difference between these two rear derailleurs? On the pictures it seems, that the "rotation angle" is different. https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/tourney.html On the ...
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Shimano METREA 1x11 from Shimano 3x8

Can I upgrade my bike with a METREA Urban crankset with chain guard 1x11-speed if my current system is Shimano FC-M171, 42/34/24 with bottom bracket Shimano BB UN26? And can I install CS-5800 ...
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Is there any reason not to buy 2x11 GRX shifters for a 1x setup if I don't plan on adding a dropper post?

I plan to buy a Shimano GRX 1x11 groupset. My understanding is that Shimano offer two left-hand shifters: 2-speed for 2x11 setups Dropper-post lever for 1x11 setups with a dropper post I do not ...
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What parts of 12-speed drivetrains are compatible between brands?

Now that Shimano has released their own 12-speed MTB drivetrains (SLX and XT), I have the following question: What parts of these drivetrains are compatible between Shimano and SRAM? I would guess ...
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What is the difference between Shimano 14-28T MF-TZ20 and Shimano MF-TZ500-6?

What is the difference between Shimano 14-28T MF-TZ20 and Shimano MF-TZ500-6 ? Shimano MF-TZ500-6, Shimano website Shimano 14-28T MF-TZ20, Ebay shop Does it mean that "Shimano 14-28T MF-TZ20" (...
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What is the difference between Shimano TZ50 and Shimano RD-FT55-SS

What is the difference between Shimano TZ50 and Shimano RD-FT55-SS? Shimano RD-FT55-SS Shimano TZ50 I understand, that both of them a very basic. (But it's the only options for rear derraliuer with ...
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Di2 left shifter not working

I got myself a bike with Shimano di2, but I am new electric gearing. I have a problem, that Front derailleur (left shifter) is not working. Clicking any of the buttons on the left shifter, does ...
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What is the working mechanism of Shimano Power Modulator?

How does the Shimano Power Modulator works? Since there are at least 3 power modulators from Shimano, I refer to the SM-PM40, a little cylinder that runs on the front brake cable. I never had the ...
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Will Shimano B01S brake pads work with m675 slx

I recently started cycling regularly again after 3 years or so and need to change some parts. It's infuriatingly hard to find information on compatability for parts now that CRC can't sell Shimano ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a rear derailleur with an other model, same company Shimano and the same speed

I'm planning to upgrade my MBT bike for a real one, well entry-level. Talon 3 2019, which comes with these specs for shifters and derailleurs Shifters: Shimano Altus, 3x8 Front Derailleur: Shimano ...
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Difference between Shimano SM-RT81 and SM-RT81-A rotors?

I am working on a retro/new bike project and I have bought the Shimano SM-RT81-A 160mm discs whit Shimano SLX-M7100 brake calipers. I have seen that the brake pads on the front rotor are about 5mm ...
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Fuji Transonic 2.8 2016: rear derailleur hanger direct mount or standard?

I have a Fuji Transonic 2.8 from 2016 that has the following hanger installed: https://wheelsmfg.com/derailleur-hanger-215.html I am replacing the short cage Shimano 105 rear derailleur with the ...
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Are the Shimano derailleurs sold on Ali Express genuine or fake?

I am trying to buy Shimano Alivio M4000 components. When I was researching on Ali Express, I found this. This is Alivio M4000 including the front derailleur, rear derailleur, left and right Shifters ...
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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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Shimano GRX 2x11 brake rotor compatibility

I am looking for possible disc rotors for the GRX 2x11 that comes with the GRX BR-RX810 brakes but can just find one recommendation which are the Shimano Ultegra SM-RT800 Center Lock Ice-Tech, that I ...
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How to identify/find replacement bolt for STI

I have an old road bike with Ultegra ST-6501 STI levers. In the photo below you can see that the right lever has lost the rear bolt that holds the "outer" (shift up) portion of the lever in place ...
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Replace Shimano MT500 Caliper

I'm not finding a huge amount of information online about doing a caliper (only) replacement. My rear Shimano MT500 is having issues and I urgently need to get it working, therefore I've purchased a ...
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Shimano MT500 leaking from bleed port

My rear Shimano MT500 hydraulic disk brake has acting up for a while. After doing a full bleed and new set of pads it would be fine for about 2 weeks then start rapidly losing performance and ...
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BV-217 Antler bottom bracket service or replacement

I have a BV-217 Antler It is at least 7 years old and has had minimal maintenance, if any. I am stripping it down to its bearings and cleaning, re-greasing, reassembling etc. I am stuck at the ...
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Trek Madone SLR Di2

Hi there I have just bought a Trek Madone SLR Di2 disc road bike. All the components are Dura Ace except for the rear derailler which is Ultegra. I was told that it could not be Dura Ace as when ...
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Need guidance on selecting proper Gates belt drive components for my belt-ready frame

I have a very cheap, locally made bike with a belt drive installed on it (the frame is belt-ready). One more thing to note is that the bike is equipped with SG-3C41 IGH from Shimano. The problem is ...
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How to identify counterfeit Shimano parts?

I bought a pair of Shimano brifters from eBay, brand new. They have a few bumps and marks on the plastic and metal parts that look like poor quality manufacturing to me. Can anyone tell from these ...
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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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Are Shimano jockey wheels compatible between groupsets, provided same speeds?

Recently my Shimano 105 (10 speed, RD-5700) jockey wheels have started squeaking during shifting, so they'll be getting replaced. I'm thinking about moving up to Ultegra jockey wheels for the ceramic ...
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Can we use a 9 speed rear derailleur on a 8 speed bike?

I have a Rockrider 5.2 with a Shimano Altus 8 speed rear derailleur. After an accident it started to malfunction. I planned on replacing it with a Shimano Acera M3000 but then it is marketed as 9 ...
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Can I use the regular Shimano 2300 shifter/brake levers with Shimano 105 callipers?

Can I use the regular Shimano 2300 shifter/brake levers with Shimano 105 callipers? I’m looking to upgrade to Shimano 105 throughout but at the moment I can’t afford a full groupset so looking to ...
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Shimano 105 FD-R7000-F front dereailleur chain rub

Recently purchased a new Cube Attain GTC 2020 road bike, it came with : Front Derailleur - Shimano 105 FD-R7000, 31.8mm Clamp Rear Derailleur - Shimano 105 RD-R7000-DGS, 11-Speed Brake System - ...
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St 4700 shifter trim down question

I got a st 4700 tiagra shifter and fd r7000 front derailleur in double crankset. My problem is when i am in the big ring and try to trim down i pull the little lever on the shifter and hear a good ...
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Leak in my disc brakes

I had a small crash and the other day I checked my bike for damage. I found that there is very small leak on my brake hose where it meets the lever. I tried pushing the lever but nothing came out so ...
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Can I replace hood covers on Shimano ST-2300 brake/gear levers?

I'm looking to buy a replacement cover on my right brake/gear lever which is a Shimano ST2300. I've found a 'Shimano Bracket-Cover Hood Dual-Control-Lever R9150/R9170' Road-Bike on AliExpress, but I'...
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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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Shimano 105 5700 in 2019

I want to begin with road biking as a sport and are currently trying to find a decent bike. Some friends recommended to get the Radon R1 2019 with a complete Shimano 105 R7000 groupset. In a bike-...
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Is SRAM road 11-speed 11-42 cassette compatible with Shimano MTB 11 speed?

I know that SRAM has adopted Shimano specs for chains and cassettes so they should be interchangeable but before I buy, I'd like to confirm. Are these cassettes interchangeable: SRAM PG-1130 11-42 - ...
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Shimano FC-5700 chainring with FD-5600 derailleur?

Currently my front chainrings are Shimano FC-5600 48/40 with FD-5600 derailleur. As I can not get new chainrings in FC-5600 I was asking myself if my FD-5600 supports FC-5700 53/39 chainrings?
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Resetting unknown E-Tube Passkey

I just bought an e-bike from Wiggle's demo fleet and am having problems with the electronics. I think I need to do a firmware update but I can't get into the E-tube app which allows me to configure ...
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Shimano 105 compatible 13- or 14- cassettes

I've just purchased a bike with a 105 group-set, 50 + 34 chainrings and a 11-34 cassette. I was expecting to be able to replace the cassette with a closer ratio one, with a slightly lower top gear: ...
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Changing Chainsets

I have a Trek Crossrip with Shimano Claris. Front mech is 3 x 8 with 50 / 38 / 30 teeth. I would like to fit a Shimano Alivio chain set with 48 / 36 / 26 teeth, would this be compatible ??
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Old Cannondale MTB. 2nd set of wheels. Orig wheel has 8 speed cassette…2nd set has a 7 speed. Need advice

OK...need some advice. I have an old Cannondale with 8 speed Shimano XT drivetrain. My current wheel has the appropriate Shimano 8 speed cassette.(13-26). I bought an old Schwinn with the intention ...
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How to adjust cable tension on Dura-Ace 7700 shifter

I have a Giant Defy 3 which came with Shimano Sora groupset. A friend gave me some older Dura Ace 7700 components in good condition so I'm upgrading most of the components including brakes, shifters, ...
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Can I upgrade to Synchro shifting on a 10s Di2 bike? (Ultegra 6770)

I bought a second hand bike with an existing Ultegra DI2 6770 groupset, which is a 10-speed group. I would like to upgrade the components required in order to have syncro shift on it. As far as I ...
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Proper use of shimano chain measuring tool

I bought a TL-CN42. The instructions are vague. I inserted the double toothed end between 2 rivets. The single toothed end then rests on another rivet, BUT if I push down lightly, it will go ...
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What is this oil? (wet lube)

I needed wet lube for my chain, so I went to my local cycle store and bought the following pictured Shimano wet lube. Back home, out of curiosity, I "googled" it, and surprisingly enough, I didn't ...
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How do I determine the manufacture date for my Giant Rincon mountain bike?

I have a giant Rincon men's mountain bike (serial number GU675673) with a straight crossbar (not inclined) like most I've seen online. I am trying to determine the date of manufacture in order to ...
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Swapping position of Shimano shifter and brake lever

I have Shimano Acera shifter and Shimano MT200 hydraulic brakes. The brake lever is mounted outside and shifter is mounted inside of handle bar. See picture below. I want to swap position of this two ...
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The best way to connect aerobars with Di2-shifters to bike w/ Ultegra 8000 Di2 and the junction box in the bar end?

The current installation (performed by the supplier) of the junction-box (EW-RS910) results in only one port left at the levers for what's usually used for sprint or climbing shifters. This port is ...
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Will 2x11-speed front derailleur work on 2x9 system?

mine Shimano 105 FD-5501 broke (I stripped thread for screw which holds it on braze) and I need to buy a new one. Will 2x11 speed front derailleur work with mine 2x9 system? Thanks for help.
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Does 105 hydraulic disc brake levers work with deore or deore xt brakes?

I am planning to get my urban bike, the biomega to drop bars. The problem with that is that it got a 8 speed di2 alfine rear hub/derailier. So I was just planning on splitting the braking and the ...