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Replacing disk brake pads with multi-tool only

During my cycling week I only had my multi-tool with me. Back home and intending to replace the brake pads, I realized that I have to use pliers if I want to unbend the end of the cotter pin without ...
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Shimano GRX front derailleur compatibility

I'm planning to upgrade my existing Shimano road 11sp groupset with a GRX 46/30 crankset. According to Shimano, this means I need to use the FD-RX810 front derailleur. Apparently the 10sp FD-RX400 won'...
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Can I combine SRAM Rival 22 Levers and Shimano 105 Rim Brakes?

As the title asks, is it possible to combine SRAM Rival 22 levers (for mechanical rim brakes, of course) with Shimano 105 rim brakes?
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Help me figure out what Haro model I have FRB-215 K11EK16991?

Maroon n black in color, used to have a gyro n only rear brakes
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compatibility for a new cassette and chain

My cassette and chain have worn so I need replacements, My cassette is a 10 speed 12-30 and it says on it shimano hyperglide cs 4600 - I have struggled to find this and I don't think they make it any ...
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Claris 2400 rear derailleur paint touch up

I was planning to do a touch up paint for my 2400 claris rear derailleur. Does anybody have an idea on what palette of paint closely resembles this particular rear derailleur?
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Shimano 105 Rear Derailleur Housing Frayed

While adjusting my rear shifting cables I noticed that the small piece of housing, which emerges from where the barrel adjuster is threaded in, was broken. Is it necessary to replace this or is it ...
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Shimano Deore as Gravel Bike

I have this MTB with Deore M5100 groupset (2 x 11 speed) and I want to convert this MTB to gravel bike. (Converting from straight bars to drop bars.) Is there any brifter compatible for this series? ...
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How to know and which to use?

I have these shifters and derailleurs: front shifter Shimano ST-EF41, 3spd front derailleur Shimano FD-TZ500, 3spd rear shifter Shimano ST-EF41, 7spd rear derailleur Shimano RD-TZ31, 7spd I want to ...
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Visual chain identification

I have a second hand bike and the chain doesn't seem to work well with the 11 speed cassette fitted. It almost seems too wide to fit in the sprocket gap. Are there any visual signs on a shimano chain ...
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Can I use a Shimano RD-M735 rear derailleur with road shifters like the SL-6400 (7s) or the SL-6401 (8s)?

I'd like to set up an old school touring/rando bike. Do Shimano road and mountain bike components of that era (7 and 8 speed) share the same cable pull ratio? I know the RD-M735 is 7 speed, using it ...
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I got a leak on my shimano 105 R7020 STI

My caliper rotor push oil back in the STI. All of the sudden mineral oil started leaking. Do you know SKU of this part?
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Rd RX810 compatible 1x?

I was just wondering if the Rd rx810 is compatible with a 1x 42t and 11-40 set up? I've seen it's meant just for 2x but wondered if that was just shimano being shimano. Thanks!
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Grx chainring with XT/Slx RD

What with the ongoing situation with the grx rx812 rear derailleur being out of stock, I was wondering if its possible to use an XT or Slx rear derailleur with a grx chainring? For reference I have an ...
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Very narrow gap between pad and brake rotor

I have just retired my Tektro brakes (13 years of service) and replaced with a pair of cheap Shimano MT200. I have a problem with extremely narrow gap between the disk and pads. The gap is so narrow ...
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Crankarm hitting frame - BB-R60 with GRX 1x11 Hybrid - Gravel conversion

Hope someone can help I'm converting a hybrid frame to a gravel/adventure bike and am using the GRX 1x11 rx600 cranks. I've got myself a BBR60 Ultegra bottom bracket but the left-hand (non-drive side) ...
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Wahoo KICKR Core Smart Turbo Trainer and Giant CONTEND 1 2017 - Cassette options

I would like know which Cassette should I get for the Wahoo KICKR Core Smart Turbo Trainer I own this cycle: Giant CONTEND 1 2017 - https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/contend-1-2017 It has a Rear ...
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Should there be play in rear brake

My rear wheel can move about an inch when the brake is completely locked. The movement is in the connection between the hub and the disk. As you can see in the picture below, the disk is held to the ...
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Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 (2021)

I have a Shimano GRX RX400 long cage on my 2x10 Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 (2021). Can I change to an 11 Speed Cassette, GRX 600 Right Shifter and 11 speed chain to convert it to a 2x11 speed drive train. ...
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What are these markings on a Shimano FC-M770 crank?

On the very tip of the Shimano FC-M770 crank arms there are some markings. They are to be found on both crank arms on both of my sets, so they are definitely no random scratches. I suspect these are ...
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Derailleur indexing problem - doesn't change from 8 to 7 but skips form 3 to 1

I just fitted a new 8 speed Shimano cassette (CS-HG41-8) and chain (CN-HG40) to my new turbo trainer (Elite Suito). Answers to my previous question suggest that this should work OK (see Can I put a 8 ...
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Is it possible to transplant the 5 arm spider of a Shimano XTR FC-M950 to a XT FC-M739?

The 5 arm spider of the FC-M739-5 has a BCD of 94/58mm whereas the 5 arm spider of the FC-M950-HG uses 110/74mm. Is it possible to use the XTR spider on the XT crank?
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Is there a complete list of all Shimano bicycle components?

You can search for specific components on si.shimano.com, velobase has a huge database of Shimano components, but it's far from being complete. Is there a definitive list of all Shimano components ...
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Shimano FC-MT610 12speed 30T crankset substitute

I have a Shimano FC-MT610 12speed 30T crankset and wish to go to a crankset with more teeth for flatter terrain. Shimano offers a 34T version. Is there a higher tooth crankset compatible with this BCD=...
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Problem with cassette and derailleur

I am a newbie and this is probably a simple question. I have a new Trek Domane 2. It is the 2020 model. From what I can tell on the Trek website, it has a Shimano Claris R2000, 8 speed shifter. Based ...
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What are/were the differences between the various Shimano square taper cartridge bottom brackets?

There have been a number of different square taper bottom brackets by shimano in the last decades. BB-UN91, BB-UN72, BB-UN55, BB-UN26 among many others. They often correspond to the different tiers of ...
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Broken Rear mech inner plate

My chain got caught in the guide plate and broke the encircled part of the rear mech (See photo) I'm using Shimano GRX 810 Rear derailleur. There are no observable misalignment. Question, is it safe ...
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Resealing bearings in chinese OSPW

I am currently rebuilding an old steel bike with some modern parts and am searching for a OSPW because it looks quite cool. However a "real" one from CeramicSpeed seems way to expensive for ...
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Shimano GRX lever with cantilever brakes

Will Shimano GRX levers work with cantilever brakes? Related question here but answers more about shifters.
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Is the Shimano SL-M590 shifter compatible with XTR RD-M900 rear derailleur?

Shimano is known for making their high end components incompatible with their lower ranges (e.g. dura-ace 7400). How do they handle this on their mountain bike range? In my case, I'd like to run a RD-...
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How to maintain a Shimano Nexus gear hub?

I have a bicycle with Shimano hub gears (Nexus 7 speed). I would like to know what type of maintenance it needs, besides the normal tuning. I believe it needs some greasing, but I have no idea how to ...
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Identifying Bottom Bracket on Merida Scultura 7000e

I've just purchased a Merida Scultura 7000e frameset (unsure what year model). How do I go about identifying what bottom bracket standard it uses so that I can purchase one. Inner Diameter of the ...
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I want to upgrade my 2020 Allez from Claris to Shimano 105

I have a 2020 Specalized Allez that came with Shimano Claris, but since I live in a very hilly area, I feel as if I need more gears. I have been biking for a while now, but I don't know if I need to ...
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Torque Wrench required for trainer cassette installation?

I have a new trainer arriving on the 29th and obviously this will involve either using my existing cassette that’s still on the wheel or a new cassette to put on the trainer. As my existing cassette ...
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Can I replace Shimano 105 5500 shifters and derailers with new Sora R3000 ones?

I have a 2000 Klein Quantum (this one, 2x9 speed: https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/product/45657/) My shifters have been replaced once already with used 105 (also 5500), but now they have a ...
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What is this adjuster in the shifting cable?

In the shifting housing leading to my Shimano R7000 Front Derailleur sits an adjuster (see attached image). I could not find any documentation on the Shimano Website. Does anybody know (1) what this ...
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Shimano Adjustable Crank Arm Length

I currently run Shimano 105/Ultegra/Dura-Ace (2X11) components on my road bike. Chain Dura-Ace Cassette & Crank 105 Derailleurs Ultegra I am looking to replace my cranks when I wear out my next ...
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Im going to a 1x is there a freewheel with more than 34 t on the large gear/cog?

My problem is that I'm going to a 1x I need more than 34 teeth on my large gear cog does any know of a freewhee with more than 34 teeth on the largest gear cog on a freewheel?
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Using Direct Mount brakes on braze on frame

I've just purchased a frame with a single hole in the middle (of the forks and on the rear bit where the rear brakes mount), and a pair of direct mount rim brakes. I was wondering if there was some ...
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Shimano GRX Left 2X lever with dropper post

Has anyone run a dropper post with the GRX 2X left lever? Intuition tells me it won't work since it'll click into the next "gear" and get stuck there, without being able to return. I can get ...
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Shimano STI shifters: do they come in different sizes?

I was sure that there's only one size for Shimano road bike shifters. But now I'm helping a friend to choose a bicycle and it seems that a lot of them have bigger shifters judging by images that I'm ...
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Is my Tiagra rear derailleur missing a screw?

Just flipped my bike over, spotted this hole in the underside of my Tiagra derailleur. Looks like a screw should be in there, but there it is not. Should there be? Should I worry? What is this screw ...
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What's the difference between Shimano HG and SRAM XD free hubs?

I know that the Shimano free hub is pretty common. I think it's called HyperGlide (HG). But now I heard that SRAM has a free hub called XD. What is this? What is the difference? When do I need it? Can ...
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Using a 10 speed Shimano 105, do the shifters ever wear out? Should I get a spare just in case?

As per title as I would like to keep my bike as Long as I can.
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Different vibrating tone on a belt drive with a Shimano Alfine hub

I have recently bought a new Cube EXC Travel bicycle with a Gates carbon drive. This bicycle is equipped with a Shimano Alfie 8 speed internally geared hub. The bicycle is new and it seems that the ...
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Reinstall a Shimano nexus 7 wheel after puncture?

I took my back wheel off to fix the tube. When trying to put back together the "gear cassette" I was struggling, it just wouldn’t fit. I eventually checked a youtube video that explains how ...
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Shimano 170mm FC-TY301 48/38/28 alternative

I have a Marin Fairfax 2 bike and I’m new to biking. When the bike was assembled the right pedal was not properly put in and came off.it has ruined the threads on the crankshaft right arm. I would ...
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I need to replace a cassette for CS-HG500-10 but want to go XT

My bike has a CS-HG500-10 cassette which has reached its EOL after 7400 km (I didn't think that changing the chain, unless absolutely necessary, was something good). It's the 11-34 version, I-...
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What size mounting bolt does a Shimano SL-M7000-11 take (pic included)

I've searched far and wide and can't seem to find a parts list for this shifter. I've lost the bolt and need to purchase another. It is the right-hand (rear) shifter, for an 11-speed Shimano XT group.
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Shimano error code: LO EAT

On my Specialized Como electric bicycle, the Shimano display is showing LO EAT. What does this error code mean? I tried turning the bike off and back on again but the error display doesn't go away.

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