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Can't remove my hyperglide cassette

How can I remove my cassette? I've been planning to replace them for a while now but can't really remove them, no matter what I do. Im using a SHIMANO FH-TY500 hub, paired with a SHIMANO TOURNEY 7-...
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Shimano GRX chainring upgrade

i was thinking of upgrading my GRX FC-RX600 crank which has 46 tooth only and since i ride mostly flat sections, i want more teeth on my big chainring since i am running out of gears. thus the ...
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Which brake levers and brake calipers to replace Sram s-series HRD700 (postmount)?

I own a Giant TCX SLR 1 from 2014, with Sram s-series HRD700 brakes (post mount right?) and 10 speed sram force transmission. Discs are 140mm rear and 160mm front. My brakes are completly gone and I ...
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Strategy for waxing (reinstaling) 12 speed chains

I'm curious about chain waxing and prolonging my drivetrain life, plus efficiencies, but have recently installed a 12 speed road groupset (Shimano). I assumed I would use reusable links to re-install ...
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Best derailleur compatible with 1.7 pull ratio?

I want to replace my Tourney 7spd with something else, but my cassette isn't compatible with an upgrade to anything else, so 7spd is what I have to stick with. I know I have to stay within the 1.7x ...
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Will a Shimano R7000 chainring fit my Ultegra 6800 crank?

Recently I almost had an accident while putting more power on the drivetrain and after replacing both casette and chain at home I noticed the chain did not settle on the chainring properly. Now I am ...
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Can you ID this Shimano freehub body?

My LBS can't figure it out and my googling brought up nothing. The hub itself is Shimano model FH-T3000 It's from a 3yr old, 8spd, $100 wheel.
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Replacing pivot bolt on Shimano Sora caliper brakes

first time posting. I've lurked for years and have found answers to a ton of questions, but can't seem to find a discussion on one specific thing. I have a 1980s Peugeot Elan—I believe from scouring ...
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Shimano clipless pedals and cleats

My pedals call for ph51 cleats and that's what I put on my shoes but I can't hardly get unclipped and I've got the pedal adjustment backed all the way out counter clockways and it's really hard to get ...
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Are wheels designed for a maximum disc/rotor size?

I'm looking at some new wheels which Shimano describe as "140 mm disc brake rotor compatible". Does this mean they can't handle larger 160mm rotors? If not, why would they make this point, ...
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Wahoo Kickr cassette compatibility with Campagnolo

I've recently got a really good deal on a Wahoo Kickr V4. I'm trying to make sure that I can use it with my current bike. I currently have 10 speed Campagnolo Veloce, so have heard that I may need the ...
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Rusty bolts/screws on Shimano Claris brake calipers

I've spent a number of hours 'deep cleaning' my Giant Defy 4 road bike and it looks really good.... with the exception of the rust which is visible on the brake caliber screws/bolts. Are they ...
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Which brake arms of Shimano XTR M900 go in front?

The Shimano XTR BR-M900 Cantilever brake arms come in two different lengths. Which go in front, the long ones with the stamped "F" or the shorter ones?
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Standard oil grease as Shimano Roller Brake grease short-term replacement

I am currently in the process of cleaning up the rear axle from dirt and excessive grease, legacy of the previous owner. I will be replacing a ball bearing and few other small components, but would ...
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In the Shimamo Square Type BB UN300 what do 68mm and 127mm refer to?

Is my understanding correct for this Shimano BB UN300? The shell width is the green length below and the axle length is the red length below. So when I buy this BB I need to tell the dealer both ...
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How to connect quick link for 6/7/8 gears Shimano chain?

I recently ordered a new chain and I am having trouble connecting the quick link, which I also ordered (first time doing it). It seems the pin of the quick link won't stick out far enough to be able ...
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Something like chainsuck on RD lower pulley after new crankset install?

I just switched out a Shimano M5100 crankset for a SRAM GX Eagle crankset. I am using a KMC X11-EL chain. I cleaned the chain before installing it with the new crankset. My RD is a Shimano SLX 11-...
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SRAM 1:1 shifter + Shimano 11 speed MTB RD

I'm planning my next bike build with an 11-50 cassette but I don't want more than 10 gears for personal preferences. I've seen Chinese-brand drivetrains (LTWOO) that can do this but I want something a ...
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Shimano ST-5500

I can't find any bracket cover for the Shimano ST-5500 for sale online, however i found someone on Shopee (philippine's ebay) selling a bracket cover for ST-5600. Will a ST-5600 bracket cover fit in a ...
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Fitting dropbars on Whyte 429 - advised road levers wont match Deore rear-mech, Alternative wanted matching rear mech/gravel shifters

I have a Whyte 429, aiming to switch to drop bars but not sure I can match the rear mech with Road/lever shifters. Seeking an alternative, i.e., installing a matching rear mech and road/gravel ...
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Replacing pulley wheels on a RD-m3100 with non original parts. Can I use other Shimano pulley wheels?

I need to replace the pulley wheels on my rd-m3100. The T-pulley is close to worn down (ninja-starry), even though the G-pulley still has some life left. Unfortunately the original replacement part, ...
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Shimano spd pedal clicking on downstroke on left side

I got a pair of shimano spd pedals less than a month ago and installed them on my bike (currently set up on an indoor trainer) and started to notice a click recently on the downstroke as I come over ...
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Which rear derailleur can I put instead of Shimano Acera

My rear derailleur on Cube Aim Race 29" has broken on the holder. Except for this (and prior to the holder breakage) the derailleur has completely stopped working for some reason. It twists into ...
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Not able to shift from a specific gear

I have a 9-speed rear derailleur and shifting from 1 to 9 isn’t a problem except when it is from 6 to 7, while downshifting has a bit of lag, upshifting takes forever and sometimes it doesn’t even ...
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Greasing spacers in cranks

so today I removed my crankset from my bike. Crankset is Shimano SLX and the bike is Canyon Exceed CF 6 2021. It has shimano pressfit bottom bracket. Whilst putting down the crankset I realised there ...
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How can I determine the maximum tire width that my Shimano bike frame and fork can accommodate?

A wider tire width, ranging from 2.3 to 2.6 inches or more, offers better traction and floatation in loose conditions, helping to prevent the tires from sinking into the terrain. How can I determine ...
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FR-5.2 doesn't fit in Shimano cassete

Using this video I determined that I needed the FR-5.2 tool. I.e. the tool fitting rotates with the sprockets, the rear derailleur is a Shimano Deore XT. However, the tool doesn't quite seem to fit. ...
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Slight play in rear derailleur

for the first time I am doing basic drivetrain maintenance and I noticed slight play in my rear Shimano XT 12SPD mech. It does not occur at the place where the derailleur is connected to the hanger ...
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Replacing hydraulic brake lever

This is my first time dealing with hydraulic brakes. The front brake on my bike is Shimano BL-M4100 lever with MT410 caliper. I stripped the lever's clamp thread and going to replace the lever with a ...
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Retromod: stuck with shifter replacement, which ones would work?

Retromoding a beautiful 1992 marin with fantastic original color scheme. Adding a disc fork and disc brake at the front. Rear is 7 speed xt (also have spares dx and lx 7 speeds). Issue is that ...
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Will a Shimano Deore 11 speed chain work on a SRAM NX 11 speed drivetrain?

I went to a bike shop today and got a complete service and new chain. When I looked at the tax invoice, it said it was a Shimano Deore 11 speed chain, however I have SRAM NX 11 speed drive train. I ...
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Question About Shifter Functionality?

I’m a new bike rider and I’m trying to get a lot more into biking and understanding bikes and what not. However, I recently bought a Cannondale Quick CX 4 (about a month ago) and I’m having issues ...
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Does a magic link or Powerlink require removal a regular chain link first?

Pulled a Shimano Ultegra chain off my bike for cleaning and noticed the mechanic had installed it with a pin and not a magic link. Because I have a magic link handy (and, if I'm honest, because I ...
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Shimano rear derailleur compatibility with 13-32 cassette

I have a Freewheel cassette, 9-speed, 13/32T. Currently, I'm using a MicroNew 9-speed RD and a 9-speed shifter, but both of them aren't great, and I want to replace them. All I can find is the ...
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Blindfolded, can you tell an Ultegra from a 105?

Suppose it were possible to ride your road bike blindfolded. You're experienced riding both Ultegra 8000 (2017) and 105 R7000 (2018) groupsets, and so you ride two bikes that are identical, other than ...
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New Hydraulic hoses sealed

I have a new complete set of "Shimano" 105 hydraulic calipers and brake/shifters for drops. The hoses are fitted to the calipers the other end of the hoses have the barbs fitted but they ...
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Shimino FC-C201 Replacement

I'm looking to replace the FC-C201 on a 2000 Diamondback Crestview, which uses an RD-C201, FH-RM40-8 rear hub (135mm), and CS-HG40-8I cassette. I've measured the bottom bracket at 68 x 122.5mm. The ...
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My Shimano EZ fire plus on the right side isn't shifting below 3 and the left one wont shift above 3

The shifters have been doing this since I got the bike a while ago, but the chain is also starting to fall of the gears when I'm riding it. I don't know how to fix this so can anyone help me?
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Replacing SRAM Apex 1x with Shimano GRX 1x

I have a SCOTT GRAVEL Expert with SRAM APEX 1x10 crankset. The crank is similar to this bike. I've been looking for a GXP power meter but they are difficult to find in both the used market and new, ...
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Can I turn the light of my ebike permanently on in the shimano etube project settings?

The little button on my headunit SC-E6010 broke while light was switched off. Now lights are off. I know that once they are on, and you turn the bike off and back on, light will be on again. So if I ...
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New chain -no grinding , new cassette and chain -grinding

I've got a second hand bike. Doubt it ever had a chain replaced. Before I replaced the chain, it had an awful grinding sound. On replacement the machine worked perfectly and smoothly. (It's a Shimano ...
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What shifters do I have to buy to fit Shimano MT200 hydraulic brakes?

i want to change my brakes from mechanical disk brake to hydraulics, as right now the braking power is absolutely abyssmal. i came across these shimano mt200 hydraulic brake set, however it seems i ...
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Shimano Claris stuck in highest gear

I've got a 3-year-old bike with Shimano Claris (looks like ST-R2000-R) shifters. The other day, the temperature outside dropped to 40F. I took my bike out and found that I couldn't upshift the rear ...
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What are these red devices on Shimano Nexave v-brakes and how do they work?

I came across some images of v-brakes with some kind for red boxes on the brake arms with screw adjustments, and it seems they are from Shimano model range called Nexave. The only reason I can think ...
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My bike has ultegra r8020 shifters, can I install a different left Shimano shifter?

My left Shimano Ultegra Shifter is not working properly when I try to go to the big crank set. I was wondering if i can use another Shimano left shifter, because Ultegra R8020 is so expensive. Any ...
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Can I use road shifters with Linkglide cassette?

We know that road shifters for CUES may be coming in the future. What's interesting is that CUES derailleurs feature a tension adjuster, which is meaningful. In general, it seems like the new groupset ...
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What is linkglide/cues and how do they differ from existing standards?

This question is intended to be a canonical question, meant to be referenced when appropriate. In 2021, Shimano launched two LinkGlide Deore and XT Drivetrains (shifter/derailleurs/cassettes, numbers ...
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Cassette Compatibility Issues (11 to 40 teeth)

I ride a 2021 Trek Emonda SLR 8 (lightweight, no electronics) with a R 9100 Group: 50/34 teeth in front and 11/30 teeth in back on my cassette. Would like to upgrade to an 11 - 40 teeth cassette (...
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Cues U6000 and Deore M5100 11 speed compatibility

So we have two basically the same looking and working derailleurs: Shimano u6000 and m5100. They have different pull ratios. The question is if friction shifter would allow me to mix "old" ...
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Shimano 105 front derailleur pivot broke : what am I doing wrong?

Sunday, 40 km in and after a steep uphill, the pivot point on my front derailleur snapped in two parts. I remember a whipe noise, one of the chain link opened and when I tried to place the chain back ...
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