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Shimano brand bicycle components. (No need to use if Shimano is an incidental part of the question.)

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What is special about 1x11 - why not just big cassette and single front ring?

I currently ride a single speed belt Soma Wolverine with road bars, hydraulic disc brakes and I love it. Only trouble is my knees are telling me I need some lower gears especially up the hills. That's ...
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Can I use Shimano's Di2 e-tube project software to do a custom lock out of additional small sprockets while in the small chainring?

Context: I'm designing a drivetrain for a touring triple-tandem that I'd like to have a very wide gear ratio. I plan to use the Shimano Di2 derailleurs (long cage RD-M9050-SGS and 3x11 FD-M9050) to ...
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Shimano integrated shifter/brake, model ST-2200

The question I am asking is on the Shimano ST-2200 (Claris) shifter brakes. Are the actual levers made of plastic?
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Will Shimano Di2 synchro shift work with an XT (Mountain) rear derailleur with an Ultegra (Road) front derailleur on the same bike?

Basically, can I mix a mountain Di2 rear derailleur (specifically, the RD-M8050-GS) and with a road Di2 front derailleur (specifically, the FD-R8050)? Will firmware updates and syncro shift still both ...
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Will a newer Shimano series cassette be easily interchangeable?

I'm trying to create two wheelsets that I can quickly swap out on the same bike for different conditions. My existing set has a Shimano 105 5800 series 11 speed cassette. They discontinued that so ...
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Acera rear derailleur / freewheel compatibility

I'm looking at buying an e-bike conversion kit with a rear geared hub motor that requires a freewheel. On my current bicycle, I've an 8 sprocket cassette (Shimano HG CS-HG41-8an) and my rear ...
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Can a Shimano XT (mountain) hydraulic disc brake caliper be used with an Ultegra STI road brake lever?

Specifically, is the XT BR-M8020 mountain caliper compatible with an Ultegra hydraulic road brifter like like the ST-R8020 or ST-R8070? I have confirmed that they both use BH90 brake hose ("high ...
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Park Tool FR-5.2 fits Shimano CS-HG50 8 speed road cassette?

Am I correct in saying that the Park Tool FR-5.2 cassette lockring tool is the correct tool to use on a Shimano CS-HG50 8 speed road cassette?
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Can you use SRAM 11-spd trigger shifters such as NX and GX with Shimano 11-spd derailleurs such as SLX and XT?

I have read some threads that say these work well together and solve the hard shifting issue with the Shimano shifters.
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KMC X9 chain: can I replace some links from any chain?

I've got some broken links in my KMC X9 chain. Is it possible to replace them with links from any 9 speed chain? Or do I need to replace the whole chain? Also, in that case can I just use any 9 speed ...
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Tiagra upshifting jumping 3-4 gears in middle of cassette

My Tiagra 10-speed shifters have recently been jumping multiple gears. Shifting down (from smallest cog to biggest) is fine (10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1), though maybe a little stiff. But shifting up will ...
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Ultegra 2X cranks with M8000 group and 11-42t cassette?

Will an Ultegra 50/34 front crankset work with a Shimano XT M8000 Shadow+ 11 Speed Rear derailleur and 11-42t cassette?
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Tiagra lever extremely stiff on new bike

I bought myself my first real bike (Conway GRV 600) three weeks ago and was pretty happy with it. My GF decided she wants one too and got herself a Canyon Endurance Bike (cheaper than mine but same ...
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Shimano BR-R650 long reach calipers compatible with Paul Components Canti Levers?

The Shimano BR-R650 caliper brake uses the Super SLR system. I believe Super SLR relates to the amount of cable pull necessary to activate the brake. Does anyone know if the caliper is compatible ...
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What type of rear derailleur is used on my bike?

Direct mount or hanger mount? Sooo, one glance at these photos will tell you why I'm asking this... Needles to say, I need a new one and I'd like to know what I should be looking for. It's for a 21-...
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Shimano 9 speed road hub compatible with XT 11 speed cassette

I am looking to upgrade my drivetrain, essentially moving from road (Ultegra and 105) to XT mountain. I'd like to avoid replacing my rear wheel if possible though. I've read conflicting things about ...
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Alfine crank 1x9 setup, spacer issue

I'm currently rebuilding a 1992 Kona Cindercone as a 1x9 commuter. The rear spacing is 135mm and the bottom bracket shell is 68mm. I've mounted a alfine crank on it and remove the spacer that what ...
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Bent shift lever on Shimano Deore MTB shifter

I bent the shifter lever on my Deore shifter mech and the bottom lever that would shift me into an easier gear is running into the lever above it when the bottom lever gets pressed in. If I try and ...
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Pedal threads too big for crank?

I have a 70's bike with Shimano 600 arabesque components and just bought a pair of Shimano PD-M324. The threads on the new pedals seem to be just a tiny bit too big for the crank arm. I find this ...
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Ultegra 6510 shifter broken - upgrade to 10 speed?

My Ultegra 6510 9 speed right shifter broke. The screw holding shift lever to the back of the break lever popped out taking the threads with it. I don't know what the root cause of the problem but I ...
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Cannot shift to lowest gear - chain too short?

I’m in the process of switching from an 11-25 to 11-32 rear cassette. The upgrade has involved replacing the cassette, rear derailleur (short to medium cage) and fitting a new chain. I can cleanly ...
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Is ultegra 6800 left crank compatible with ultegra 8000 right crank axis?

I have Ultegra 6800 with powermeter on left crank arm and Ultegra R8000 on my new bike, but I want to use powermeter on new bike. So can I just replace cranks or I have to replace full crankset? Both ...
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Can I replace my Shimano Nexus 7 with a Nexus 8 hub?

My 2 year old bike has a (damaged) Nexus 7 IGH, it started running heavy and I can't find out why. Rather than getting it fixed I'm considering replacing it with a Nexus 8 hub, as they supposedly of ...
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New roadbike. Poor cassette quality control?

I've just bought a new ROSE PRO SL 105 roadbike and took it for a spin. At first, i noticed a little clicking sound in the rear cassette. I thought that it only might need some time for the chain to ...
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Cleat holes “covers” for Shimano shoes

I have a pair of Shimano MW7 shoes, and a pair of Shimano SH-AM9. These shoes are designed for pedals with cleats. But I am often in the situation where I have to walk a bit etc even worse I have to ...
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Shifter/brake-lever compatibility with front and rear derailleurs

I am currently converting my bike from flat bars to drop bars for a long touring cycle. I used to have Shimano SL310 shifters (8x3), but have now bought Shimano Sora ST-3300 (8x3) to mount on the drop ...
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What type of frame could this be?

Recently purchased this 1x11 rebuild. Decals have been removed and it has a fresh powder coat. The stripes are coloured electrical tape so don't go by that... I've heard it could be a Miyata or ...
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Is an SLX M7000 crankset compatible with the rest of my drivetrain?

I ride a Comencal Meta HT AM Origin. Unfortunately I need to buy a new crankset. I’ve been thinking about Shimano SLX FC-M7000 34-24T with a new bottom bracket, BB-MT800. Do you know if that ...
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Shimano drivetrain compatibility

I'm planning to upgrade my drivetrain from Claris to 105. Can I still use my Claris crank with an 11-speed rear derailleur and cassette? Thanks.
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SPD SL Cleat Cover, are they supposed to be attached all the time or removed on rides?

I've always assumed you put them once and forget it, and still clip in with them, but then I read somewhere that Speedplay covers needs to be re-attached when you're walking. Is Shimano the same? If ...
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What trigger shifters would be compatible with my Nexus-8 internal gear hub?

I've looked at similar questions to this and the only shifter that is brought up is the Shimano Alfine SL-S503 8-speed shifter. Are there any other compatible shifters (preferably trigger-shifters)?
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Shimano STEPS E8000 battery won't charge

I have a STEPS E8000 bike and wanted to make some improvements, like possibility to charge from any kind of CC/CV charger (even using solar panels when grid is not available) and to charge it to 41v ...
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Part alternatives from Trek 8.5 elite series

I have a Trek 8.5 elite series using; Cassette: Shimano HG 62 10s 11-38 Crankset: M552 42/32/24 Unable to obtain the above specs spares. Please advise; alternatives for the above (crankset & ...
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Shimano Ultegra CS-6800 11/32 replacement?

I currently have Ultegra CS-6800, 11/32 w/Di2 on my bike. I've been wanting to get a second set of wheels and see that CS-6800 series is now replaced with the CS-R8000 series. If I move to the R8000 ...
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Replacement shifter for Shimano exage 7-speed - modern shifter compatible?

I've got an early 1990s Schwinn Crosscut with Shimano Exage LX400 components. I've just pulled it out of storage. The bike is in pretty good shape overall. The derailleurs are moving freely and the ...
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Repairing Shimano front shifter ST-EF41-L

My son's bicycle gear shifter SHIMANO ST-EF41-L (front 3 speed) malfunctioned (Both levers became free). I disassembled it and found 3 very small plastic parts on the bottom side of the shifter were ...
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Will 2 x 10 speed front derailleur work with 11 speed set up?

Would an existing 2x10 front mech work with a new 11 speed rear set up? Using all Shimano SLX with 11 speed shifter, rear mech and chain. Front chain rings are 2 x SLX 38/28.
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Can I replace a Shimano Deore SL-M590 3speed Left shifter with an Acera SL-M310?

Total n00b question here, I did have a look for similar questions & answers first! I have a 2009 or 2010 Specialized Rockhopper SL with all Deore parts. The left shifter is broken. I can pay £23 ...
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How to tighten the Hollowtech II (on R2000 Claris) cranks?

The owner's manual on my new bike (with the new Shimano Claris, not the old one with Octalink) asks me to do this: After the first 20 km tighten the crankset and also tighten the pedals in the ...
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Can a 21 speed Shimano Tourney groupset get converted into a 7-speed?

I currently ride a 3x7 Tourney bike, which I’ve upgraded moderately and it is riding nice. I’d like to know if I can somehow replace my 3-crankset for a simple one, and also get rid off the front ...
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How do I use the trim function correctly on Shimano shifters

I have Shimano SL-4700 Tiagra (flat handle) Double shifters. However the front shifter has 4 positions in this order: High High trimmed Low trimmed Low As can be seen in the image below. ...
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What is considered a small hand for shimano?

The new shimano r7000 offers two options r7025 and r7000 in the brake levers, the first one is for small hands. What is considered small hands?
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What is what appears to be electrical conductive tape beneath the “water-proof cap” inside the Ultegra 6600 STI assembly?

While performing some work on my Ultegra 6600 STI shifters I was curious to remove part no. 13, designated "water-proof cap" in Shimano's part fiche. To my surprise there was something that resembled ...
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STI Shifter Lever body loose

I have Shimano STI shifters (model ST 2300) and the shifter lever (the part for braking and shifting) is loose. So if I hold the head (cockpit) and move it, the head also moves a bit. How can I ...
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Can I combine two pm break mount adapter?

I think about upgrade my shimano rear brake disc from 180 to 203 mm. The mount system is a pm 160 direct, meaning I currently already have a pm 180mm adapter. Weirdly, I couldn't find an adapter for ...
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Front chainring spacing difference between Shimano and Campagnolo?

I want to upgrade my mid 80s road bike from a 50 tooth to a 53. But the BCD of the big triple chainring is some rare standard that it costs less to buy a whole (used) crank instead. And of course this ...
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Rear disk brakes stopped working in Trek DS 2

I have recently bought my first disk brake bike and after having the first ride, I noticed a slight rear disk brake rubbing noise. So, next day I decided to have a look and reposition the brake. Since,...
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RD-TZ40 ME Replacement

I've damaged the rear derailleur on my bike, and it needs to be replaced. I don't really have an LBS. I've looked around online, but I can't seem to find a correct replacement. I should clarify that ...
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How to adjust cleats to lower pain in the right foot's last two toes

I'm getting started on road cycling, rode a few times with Shimano R540 SPD-SL pedals and compatible shoes, using the maximum float setting since I'm still getting comfortable with the system. I've ...
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1970's Gitane Gypsy: Brakes and types I can Use Shimano: ULTEGRA R8000

I want an updated brake system for Gitane Gypsy (1970's frame). Some braking types have descriptions that indicate "short reach caliper', which, is eponymous with its name I’m sure, however, I want to ...