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Questions tagged [shimano]

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

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Is there a master link for single speed chain that will fit in Shimano chain tensioner?

I've got a bike with planetary hub Shimano Alfine 8-speed and this chain tensioner. It uses single speed chain. However master link on the chain I bought (similar to this pic) is too wide to fit in ...
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Shimano front derailleur - tensioning, can't move shifter

I am trying to fix the front shifting on a bike (not my own, family member). The original reported problems were inability to shift into 3 (largest), combined with a tendency for the chain to come off ...
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Switching from MTB to road handlebars

I have a gravel bike with an MTB setup. SRAM GX rear mech, SRAM XO shifter, 1x11 system, Shimano disc brakes. How would I go about replacing my flat handlebars with road bars? Alternative 1 Get a ...
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Is shimano ct-s500 chain tensioner supposed to move around its bolt?

I disassembled my Shimano ct-s500 chain tensioner and now I am putting it all together. However after attaching it to the frame it moves for about 60 degrees around the bolt which attaches it to the ...
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Repairing stripped threads on a nut type bottom bracket

I recently bought a used 2011 diamondback outlook mountain bike for $30 on craigslist. The bike however needed some significant work. The bearings in both wheels need to be replaced, the shimano 7 ...
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What did I just do? Fluid shot out of my handlebar when pushing my caliper in

I just bought a new road bike with hydraulic disc brakes, using a Shimano Ultegra R8020 Groupset. The pad was rubbing on the rear rotor and it wouldn't recenter when pumping the brake. The brake lever ...
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New 2012's Sora 3500 vs used 2003's 105 5501

I am preparing my bike for a 2000 km trip. I have an old and used ~2003 hybrid bike with 105 derailleurs and want to change the current horizontal handlebars to road ones, so I have to change cables ...
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Can hydraulic disk brakes be incrementally upgraded?

Background: I used to have a bike with Magura HS33 hydraulic V-brakes which I liked a lot. A while back I bought a new bike with Shimano M395 disc brakes. I've had the bike a little over a year now ...
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Will Shimano M6000 Rear Derailleur SG (medium cage) work with cassette other then 42t?

I was thinking about buying Shimano Deore groupset to upgrade my ride, checking both older M610s and newer M6000s. The hitch is I want 2x10 set commuter flavor. That means narrow ratio cassette, like ...
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Rear gear change misses 1 gear

Hi I have a 9 speed setup with the derailleur that springs to the largest cog. My problem is that when I change through the gears one at time it misses 1 whole gear in the middle. It doesn't sit and "...
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Shimano BR-T4000 not compatible with frame pivot stud

I tired to replace v-brakes on my random cheap frame as spring regulation things started to fall apart. For replacement I picked front+rear set of Shimano BR-T4000 v-brakes because v-brakes are so ...
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Interoperability of hydraulic disc brakes and levers between model lines/manufacturers

My bike came with Shimano Deore XT M765 hydraulic disc brakes and Shimano Deore XT M756 hydraulic levers Dual Control units. I wonder whether the calipers from one manufacturer can be connected to ...
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Brifter loose even with bolt tight

How to clamp a brifter to the bar more securely if the clamp is already very tight? More detail: After a small crash (no scratches on me, just a few on the bike), one Shimano Ultegra brifter was ...
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Just installed a new chain but it took me 4 tries, is it safe?

I just installed a new Shimano 105 11sp chain on my bike using a park tool chain tool to put in the pin. But I screwed it up 3 times 🙄. After each time, I popped out the pin and used a new pin (ended ...
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DX derailleur 1990 maximum teeth?

I'm trying to upgrade my cassette on a (commuter road bike) bike that uses a Shimano rear DX derailleur from ca 1990. What would the maximum tooth count be for this RD? The model says rd-m650 but I'm ...
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XT derailleur 1995 maximum teeth?

I'm trying to upgrade my cassette for lower gearing on a Nishiki Continental. The previous owner put on a (NOS) Shimano XT rear derailleur. I use friction shifters. I looked on the back of the cage ...
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How long does it take for one to get settled on a new saddle?

I recently switched from a Selle Royal Seta T1 saddle to a Shimano Pro Falcon Anatomic saddle with a cut-out. It's lighter, wider (152mm), and has lesser padding than my previous saddle. The first ...
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Replacing FSA Mega Exo with Shimano RS500 crankset

Just bought a Jamis Renegade Explore which is the Sora equipped gravel bike. Only thing i can't stand is the fsa mega exo crank and square taper bottom bracket. I happen to have s brand new ...
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Shimano front-derailleur with 28.6 Clamp

For my new Shimano M780 based gear I need a pull down (or bottom pull) front derailleur with a 28.6mm clamp for a 3x10 without direct mount. All the derailleur I have checked do not have a 28.6mm ...
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How to find a model number that replaced an old Shimano part

Is there some listing of Shimano component model numbers that can help me find a currently-manufactured part that is equivalent to an old model number that is no longer being manufactured? In ...
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Incompatible front derailleur/crankset?

I recently bought a Tandem from the 90's and now trying to adjust the derailleurs. But, no matter what I do, I don't manage to properly set up the 3-way front derailleur. It either properly shifts ...
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Restoring a steel Japanese bike from the early 80s

I recently picked up a Shogun 2001 touring bike from the early 80s. It's hardly been ridden and has a beautiful double-lugged frame with F&R racks, Al fenders and brazed-on threaded fittings for ...
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Run a Shimano STX derailleur with 8 speed cassette or bigger?

I've heard that it's possible to run the same derailleur with different shifters to get a different number of gears. I would like to know what the limits are to this idea. I want to keep my Shimano ...
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Replacing one derailleur with another type

I have an older bike (between 10 and 15 years old), which has a alivio derailleur. It's an 8 speed, and I just replaced the cassette, chain and crank set. I noticed that there was a large amount of ...
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Upgrade Options for Shimano Crankset Tourney FC-TY701

My son has bashed up the inner ring on his crankset (Shimano FC-TY701) and since it is riveted I can't replace the bent ring. I want to replace it with something better but am not planning on ...
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Shimano V-Brake Loose cable at handle

The brake cable is loose at the brake handle. Can it be fixed? The metal end of the cable has pulled out of the little device that screws into the lever. thanks, ed marshall
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Brand new bike. Briefly removed the rear disc brake caliper, now it's too tight

I have a 2017 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc 105 with less than 10 hours of ride time on it. (I got it in March as unsold stock from last year) I noticed that after I had ridden for a little while, ...
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Can not replace Shimano Octalink with 105 Crankset

Hello! I am trying to upgrade my bike’s Octalink BB 118 mm to a 105 5600 BB and crankset. The problem is I can not make the plastic pin of 105 left leg fit the hole. I think the axle is too short or ...
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Shimano Nexus 7 gear hub slips

I need help on adjusting my Nexus 7 Shimano rear hub. Today I tried to install a Shimano 7 gear shifter to change the gears on a Nexus 7 Shimano rear hub. Before installing, I lined up the red lines ...
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Can I use Shimano 8 speed rear deraileur (Claris) with 6 speed SIS downtube shifter (for a 6 speed freewheel)?

So currently I have Shimano SIS downtube shifter (6 speed) with indexing, a 6 speed freewheel, and Tourney TX for the rear deraileur, they index properly. If I want to swap the RD with Shimano Claris,...
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Highest gear “jumps” under load

When I'm in the highest (smallest) gear and pedaling hard, it sometimes "jumps". I'm not sure if that's the right word, but I feel a bump in my feet for a moment and then I continue pedaling. It ...
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Shimano: what's the difference between medium cage and long cage?

I'm looking at XTR Di2, and it seems the rear derailleur comes in 2 variations: medium cage and long cage. What are the two sizes for? Do they match different types of cassettes? What kind would I ...
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Shimano RD-5800 and 7 speed cassette

Is Shimano RD-5800 rear derailleur compatible with a 7 speed cassette?
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Is it normal to have pins in the cup of “cup and cone”?

I got a shimano hub for my front wheel and rebuilt it last November, but didn't ride much until March. Now I hear a metal on metal grating noice when riding and my best guess is that it is comming ...
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Crank Set Quality Differentiators

I work for a bicycle tour operator in Cambodia. We run daily tours on mostly paved roads. I'm looking to purchase new crank sets for ten bikes but I'm having trouble determining if any of the models ...
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Claris vs Sora shifters

I'm upgrading my road touring bike, currently with a 3x8 drivetrain and bar-end friction shifters. I'm going for integrated brake/shift levers, and wondering about the difference between the Claris ST-...
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How do I properly install pads into a Shimano BR-M365 disk brake caliper?

I've been an idiot. I took them off the bike this morning, and there's nothing left - the springs have been bent back and stripped off, and that strange 'rubbing' noise I've heard from the back wheel? ...
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Gear shifting : new to cycling maintenance

I'm new to cycling. I have a Soma Saga with SRAM X7 derailleur and Apex shifters. I have ridden about 200 miles on it. When I'm cycling, sometimes my gears shift/jump to the next gear on their own. I ...
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Hot water to unjam trigger shifter

Can I use hot water to unjam my Shimano trigger shifters? Has anyone had any experience with this?
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Caliper adjuster for Shimano 600 brakes

I have a pair of 1980s Shimano 600 brake calipers that look very similar to this From https://www.picclickimg.com/d/w1600/pict/253060189019_/SHIMANO-600-BR-6207-etriers-de-frein-brake-caliper.jpg ...
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How to increase friction on a Shimano SIS+Friction rear shifter when it is in friction mode?

I'm using some Dura Ace SL-7700 downtube shifters on my road bike. I bought them NOS. The right (rear) shifter has the D-ring for switching from SIS to friction mode. It's a bit strange that the ...
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Crankshaft Replacement

So I have an old Schwinn Crossfit MTB that Ive loved and had for a long time and recently wanted to fix and upgrade it a bit. I wanted to know about the crankshaft compatibility for it, as ill im able ...
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Shimano roller brakes: differences between each model and interchangeability

One of my bikes has mounted a Shimano Roller Brake (BR-IM35 FF in my case). These brakes on my bike are basically not working anymore and I would like to replace them (it's not a cable issue. They ...
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Is it OK if my brake pads are not “just” touching the rotor in my cable disc brake bike?

Mountain bike, cable disc brakes. My bike suddenly took a lot of effort to ride after maintenance. So I loosened the cable locking bolt and released more cable for my bike. It’s running much better ...
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Replace Crankset Claris with 105

Can I replace Shimano Claris crankset FC-2450, 50/34t for Shimano 105 53/39t?
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How do I tighten the loose chain given an enclosed Nexus rear hub?

How do I tighten the loose chain on my son's bicycle given an enclosed Nexus rear hub (3 gears but no visible external cogs) ?
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Changing 7-speed Shimano cassette to 10-speed [duplicate]

I have a bike with a 7 speed cassette. My question is can I swap it to a cassette with more speeds (like 10). I will change the derailleur to a compatible one.
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Why did Shimano eliminate the B tension spring on the latest rear derailleurs?

While working on my bikes (a road bike with Ultegra 6600 groupset and a MTB with Shimano deore XT M8000) I noticed that the upper pivot on the Deore does not freely rotate. Looking at the exploded ...
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Crank Arm Compatibility - Shimano Ultegra 6800 and R8000

Does anyone know if an Ultegra 6800 left crank arm will work on an Ultegra R8000 crank? I'm looking at upgrading my road bike, and I'd like to move my current crank-arm power meter over to the new ...
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QUARQ DFour installation on Shimano bike

I'd like to replace my Ultegra 6800 crankset with QUARQ DFour powermeter. But I don't know how to choose between BB30 and GXP versions. I have Shimano Pressfit SM-BB92-41B bottom bracket. Do I need to ...