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Shimano GRX Hub + CS-M8000

I fitted a second (nearly identical) wheelset, and now my derailleur indexing is not working. Shifting into the last sprocket is not working, and there are a lot of gears over the range not working ...
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Shimano R8000 right crankset compatibility with 105-5800

I have a full 105 5800 group for my current drivetrain on my bike. I would like to replace the right crankset (chainring + crankarm) with an Ultegra R8000 right chainring/crankarm. Is there full ...
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What else do I need to change if I upgrade my Sora groupset?

I have a Specialized Allez 2019 or 2020 with Sora groupset, but the crankset is Praxis 50/32, and the brakes are Axis. I changed the rear derailleur to a RD 5700 and I'm looking forward to upgrading ...
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What replacement for Shimano 105 SM-FC5600 Bottom Bracket

I have a Specialized Tarmac Comp bike from 2010. It has a Shimano 105 SM-FC5600 Bottom Bracket that I want to replace. It makes clicking sounds, after 50.000km of use. I think I can use any shimano ...
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Can I use 8s Claris R2000 Rear Derailleur on a 10 Speed Cogs (11-28t) and 10s brifters/sti? I'm using an dropbar. It will be work or it will be trash?

A 8s claris roadbike derailleur on 10s cogs and shifter. It will be work? Or not?
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Trek Marlin 7 (2022), Gear Shifting

I have a issue with my Marlin 7 (2022). It has a Shimano Deore M5120 rear derailleur. When the bike is on the bike stand the bike shifts perfectly. When I'm riding the bike the bike shifts fine until ...
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compatibility table for shifter and derailleurs

I need a tables of compatibilities in order to find a compatible rear derailleur. And more specifically my need is for a short cage for a 20" wheel, freewheel of 7 speed and 34T max sprucket, and ...
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What is the model of this bike?

I am looking for the model of this bike. I'm considering buying it, but the owner doesn't know what brand/model it is. The bottom tube seems to have lost the brand name, but on the front of the frame, ...
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Nexus 7 Hub: Is it normal to have resistance when back pedaling?

I have a Nexus 7 speed hub with 19t cog and a triple chainring. Experiment: Using a rear derailleur to take up chain tension; the hub shifts fine in all gears and the the triple shifts fine. It all ...
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Is it possible to change chainrings to bigger on Shimano FC-MT500-B2 (2x10, 36T-26T)?

I'd like to change a chainring for Shimano FC-MT500-B2 crank on my Grand Canyon 5 bike, because current setting (36T-26T) is not enough for me. On my previous bike I had 44T and it was fine, and I'd ...
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Which tool to remove a Shimano Center Lock brake disc?

I would like to change my brake disc. It is a Shimano SM-RT10-M that I will switch with this one: https://www.probikeshop.fr/disque-shimano-rt30-center-lock-argent/159249.html I don't have the tool ...
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Chain broke after link removal - what to blame (with photos)

Ultegra crankset SG-X 53B 53/39 with rear 27/12 10 speed Shimano 105 cassette. Chainstay length 41 cm. Road bicycle had KMC X10 with 55 links. Measuring biggest cog in front with biggest one in rear ...
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HELP with derailleur upgrade question

I just bought this Aventon Level ebike https://electricbikereport.com/aventon-level-review/ I was wanting to upgrade the derailleur, but I'm not sure which one to get. I don't want the entry level/...
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Claris crankset compatibility with 105 components

I have a 2016 Synapse with a Claris groupset which now I am upgrading to 105. I have been able to find most components except crankset and FD. I might be able to survive without replacing the FD for ...
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Can a broken ratchet in Shimano Tiagra 4600 rear shifter be replaced?

It looks like the ratchet mechanism broke in one of my shifters. As I try to shift the bit holding the end of the cable stays put and does not follow the lever. Even when it moves I can then pull by ...
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How to set H screw limit on front derailleur

I have made sure the FD (Front Derailleur) is at the right height and angled parralel to chain. Now, I have shifted the gears rear and front outward most cog (8 and 3 respectively) and gone to adjust ...
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after multiple brake bleed, lever's max stiffness is still close to bar

so after a few bleeds i've done on these Shimano saints, because of new levers replacement, i've found that the rear brake lever, although on max stiffness, goes way further to the bar then the other ...
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Dual pivot rear brakes: Right pad in lowest position still too close to tire

I have dual pivot brakes on my Shimano 105 road bike. The wheels are Shimano RS010's. For some reason, the right pad on the rear brake is too high vertically, it's basically hitting the tire, but it's ...
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Does (or has in the past) an adaptor existed to mount a disc rotor to a Shimano Rollerbrake type hub?

I have acquired a Nexus 8speed rear hub. It’s a good one and I’d love to use it. However, it has been set up to use rim brakes and under the plastic cover is the interface to mount a rollerbrake. Does ...
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What components of the drive train are cross compatible between casette number of rings(10 / 11 speed)?

I have an old 10 speed road bike fitted with (Mostly) Shimano 105 groupset drivetrain. I'm looking to replace a few parts and I noticed that 10 speed 105 and Ultegra parts are not so easy to find, ...
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Shimano CS-HG31 vs HG41 8-speed Cassette

I need to replace my cassette and found out that there are two types that I can get for an 8-speed. I usually replaced the Shimano CS-HG41 by itself. However there is also the Shimano CS-HG31 8-speed ...
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How to get Rear derailleur aligned and in correct position?

I have a shimano altus rear derailleur that won't go into biggest cog for gear 1 - it is two out so in the gear 3 cog. Would it be the limit screws needing adjustment or other? I have tried adjusting ...
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Shimano SM RT800 rotors on BR-RX400 brakes

I just want to make sure that I can put the Ultegra ice-tech 160mm rotors on my gravel bike that currently has BR-RX400 brakes and SM-RT70 CL rotors. On Shimano website https://productinfo.shimano.com/...
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Shimano Alfine crankset Q Factor?

Do you happen to know what the Q Factor of the Alfine Crankset is? I've looked all over the web and can't find this piece of information. I'm interested in the single chainguard 42T version, and my ...
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Shimano FH-M756 freehub body compatibility - can I upgrade?

I've got a Deore XT rear hub (FH-M756-A) on my tourer, and twice the freehub has let me down. The first time it was full of mud mixed with grease but I managed to get it working just enough to ride ...
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would a sturmey archer trigger shifter work on an shimano 333 3 speed hub?

Hi everyone i have an NOS shimano 333 3 speed hub set which was given down to me by my friend,all seems to be intact but the only thing missing is the shifter,but i do happen to have a few SA trigger ...
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Hi I have Shimano t4000 rear derailleur with Alivio cassette and chain, 9 speed with a t4010 crank (48t outer). What front derailleur can I use?

I require the correct and best front mech for t4010 crank (48t) with t4000 rear derailleur, shifter and Alivio cassette (9 speed). I'm struggling to get the t4000 FD with 63-66 degrees (assuming that'...
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Can a Shimano 7 spd rear derailleur work with a Campy Athena down tube shifter?

Late 1980s vintage Italian steel bike with Campy Athena mech (7 spd rear derailleur). Need to replace rear derailleur (because of weak spring not taking up chain slack in small ring). My thinking is ...
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Shimano pre-greased crank: where to spread the grease?

The Shimano Altus FC-M311 crank comes pre-greased with four generous drops of grease on one side of the crank's thread (the yellow circles in the image), but it's unclear where it should be used: on ...
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Replacement chain for old Shimano 3x7 STX

I have an old Raleigh MT-200 (which I love as if it were the Old Faithful), with a Shimano STX set.. As per the chain checker tool, I need a replacement chain. I found mostly that Shimano CN-HG40 may ...
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Is the EW-SD50 connector exclusive to Shimano?

I have a broken EW-SD50 cable. I need a new plug/ connector. Is this a proprietary part from Shimano, or is it an electric component that can be sourced elsewhere?
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Shimano BR-RS805 hydraulic disc caliper alternatives?

I have a bike from early 2016 with Shimano BR-RS805 hydraulic disc calipers. These need to be replaced, but are discontinued, and newer road/cross/gravel offerings from Shimano use BH90 hoses, while ...
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Can this combination work? SHIMANO RD M5120 with a M6000 drivetrain?

I definitely dislike the new proposals made by SHIMANO, but I have found that RD M5120 can be used in 10 or 11 speeds, it would only depend on changing the chain. Well, my doubt arises due to the fact ...
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Shimano 105 ST R7000 Shifter Not Engaging Problem

I have a 2 years old Shimano 105 ST R7000 shiter . The left one( front derailleur) started skipping pawl. At first it was 1 out of 10 shifts but then it got worse to a degree to unusable. I ...
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Shimano R7020 Shifter leak

I have new bike with Shimano 105 R7020 and my left shifter has some oil/ grease on the spindle (see picture). If I wash and wipe it and will show up again. I checked the oil reservoir and there is no ...
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Crankset compatibility: Can I replace Shimano FC-M521 with FC-T4010?

I recently bought a Jamis Coda Elite (2012) second hand. I'm slowly replacing all of the drive train as most of the components are worn. According to p114 of the original product catalogue, the bike ...
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Chain pops up while backpedaling in highest gear

Backpedaling on highest gear (11t) causes chain to pop up/out off at the front top part of the smallest cog. The bike and all components are very new and stock. This is a 1-by Shimano GRX Drivetrain. ...
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Correct gear cable for vintage Shimano 600 derailleur?

I'm restoring an old bicycle and need gear cables for this derailleur (see photo). I found some specs here https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=9422ABE1-A7B3-4622-9DAB-EF4DEC646ED5 but it doesn'...
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Removing and re-using a Shimano Tourney deraileur hanger - vintage road bike

I've acquired a Shimano 600 derailleur (see last photo) that's going to replace a Shimano Tourney derailleur (photos 1-3). I don't have the hanger for the Shimano 600 so I was thinking of removing ...
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Shimano Tiagra 10 speed drive chain parts compatibility issues [closed]

I was working on a 10 speed bike yesterday. It needed a new drivechain, so having purchased a Shimano Tiara CS-HG500 11-32T cassette and a SRAM PC1051 10 Speed chain, I tried to set up accurate rear ...
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Should I replace a 1x chainring with the chain and casette?

I have a MTB with a Shimano 12 speed 1x setup (M7100/8100 XT/SLX components mixed). My chain is worn, as indicated by my tool, so I need to replace it, along with the casette. But: should I replace my ...
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What is the purpose of the divots on Shimano Altus 2x chainrings?

Pictured is the Shimano Altus 2x crankset chainring (bike from which it comes was a 2019 model so I assume it may be one generation old, though the current chainring generation has the same ...
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Annoying chain skip on Shimano Claris 8-speed

I have been experiencing significant chain skip on gears 11-13 (chain on large front cassette) on a Specialized Allez which is only 4 months old. Regarding specs they are CRANKSET: Shimano Claris ...
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Can you use a shimano Tourney Rear derailer with a 1 x 11 (11- 52 ish) sprocket?

I'm trying to upgrade, but the Shimano Deore is too expensive... The problem with the other brands is that their rear derailleurs does not have good tension... so can I use a Shimano Tourney in a 1 x ...
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Why is Shimano's top-trim position only ~1mm different from the top position?

The modern range of Shimano shifters (e.g. FD4700 and related: https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-FD0002-05-ENG.pdf) have a top position for big-small, and a top-trim position for big-big. The ...
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3x7 Shimano/SRAM compatibility

I am trying to refurbish an old trekking bike from the early/mid 1990s. Current components of 3x7 drivetrain are as follows: crank: Shimano Exage FC-M320 46-36-26 chain: unknown cassette: 7-speed 28-...
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How much can you exceed/abuse rear derailleur limits?

Gravel is my current bike, Sora levers, rest is MTB -- 3x9 with front 20 (not a typo) / 32 / 44. And I am thinking about changing rear to 10-speed, using cassette 12-32. Because of the positive ...
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What is the highest-level Shimano MTB series where the crankset arms aren't hollow/bonded?

I'm starting to be wary of the frequency of Shimano bonded crank arm failures and I want to stick to the highest series that still uses the solid, non-hollow crank arms.
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Changing Ultegra 6800 170mm cranks to 160mm?

Following a TT Bike Fit I have been advised to change from a 170mm crank length to 160mm. I currently have a near immaculate Ultegra 6800 53-39T 170mm fitted and I am trying to identify the simplest ...
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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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