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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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Upgrading cassette from 11-28T to 11-32T?

I recently got a road bike that is equipped with a cassette that is 11-28, and while it runs like a dream on flat surfaces, I burn out on extremely steep hills. With that being said, is it worth the ...
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Microshift levers with Ultegra brakes

I have a 2012 Felt F95 (as shown at: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/felt-f95-2012/) and I wanted to upgrade the brakes to Shimano Ultegras. I was wondering if these are compatible together.
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is it possible to put a bigger than 34t chainring on Merida e160?

Is it possible to put a bigger than 34t chainring on a Merida e160 MTB? There is only about 2mm of clearance from the chainstay.
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Can't reassemble Shimano bar-end shifters

I have a Shimano (I think Dura Ace) 10-speed rear shifter from around 2008, it came on the aero bars of a Cervelo P2-SL. Like a genius I took it apart today and I cannot for the life of me work out ...
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Why has the Centeron pulley disappeared on many Shimano rear derailleurs?

I have no idea if it's only some mechs or all nowadays but a while back I noticed its absence. Always thought it was a clever design to aid alignment when things were slightly out of adjustment. ...
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Can I use Avid olive and connector insert in a Shimano brake?

Basically, this is the question: I can use the olives and connector inserts proper for Avid in a Shimano Deore M596 brake/hose? Has anyone tried and can report if it worked perfectly or if there was ...
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Is Ultegra 6800 GS compatible with an HG800 11 speed 11-34 cassette?

I'm running Ultegra 6800 with a 52-34 chainring up front (not a typo: I replaced the 36 with a 34), and a 6800 GS (medium cage) derailleur at the back, and a 12-29 rear cassette. It works well. ...
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How to service a Shimano TZ rear mech?

I'm trying to swap out the top jockey wheel on a rear shifter mechanism. The bottom jockey wheel simply unbolted as expected but the top one seems to share a shaft with the main spring rather than ...
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Threading shimano chain, over or under lug?

I have an MTB with Shimano Deore/Slx components. I just replaced the chain. Should the chain go over the lug as I have it in the picture?
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Swapping out my front and rear derailleurs

I have been having trouble adjusting my gears correctly, so that they stop making noise and grinding in one spot or another. Every time I set the high, the low goes and then fiddling with the cable ...
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Hydraulic disc brakes are loose

I have a bike with Shimano mineral oil-based hydraulic disc brakes. I recently changed the brake pads, and a couple of weeks after I did that, the back brakes are now very loose. What I mean by that ...
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Problem getting to big ring with XTR M960 Shift Lever

First, I don't think it's a derailleur issue. I already played around with the barrel adjuster at the shift lever, as well as the limit screws without success. The derailleur appears to be properly ...
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Shimano Nexus SG C6000-8R and SL-S503

I have a very specific compatibility issue : I just bought a Shimano Nexus 8 "SG C6000-8R" rear hub and would like to know if I can use it with the Shimano "SL-S503" gear trigger. The reference page, ...
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Need help identifying year of Ultegra rear derailleur

I am helping a friend sell triathlon bike (he recently bought a mountain bike and does not need to have more bikes sitting around), and so I am trying to gather more information around the bike to ...
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How do I mount rear derailleur on frame without separate hook part?

(Language barrier warning! Please edit if I used wrong english terms) After few years my generic rear derailleur started to fall apart, so I got new shiny one aaaand I have no idea how to mount that ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a 6 speed mountain bike to 7 or 8 speed?

I ride a Hero Sprint, MTB, with 6 gears in rear and 3 in the front. I am thinking about upgrading my 6 gears to something like 7 or 8. Is it possible, if yes, how much does it cost, and what are the ...
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Will mountain bike front derailleur work with Shimano Tourney index shifter?

I am having trouble getting my Shimano Deore DX front derailleur to work with a Shimano Tourney index shifter. I would like to know if anyone else has made this setup work and am interested if anyone ...
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Front derailleur won't change to low gear

My front derailleur is stuck in high gear. No matter how I shift the gears the cable would not tighten hence the bike will not change from high to low gear. What is the cause of this? Btw it is a ...
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I have a schwinn ranger 24" with a tourneyTX derailleur, what options/alternatives do I have to change the rear derailleur?

I am not sure what derailleur options I have available to me here. I don't know the specifics are to get a rear derailleur that fits this bike. I am not too familiar with bikes or what parts I can and ...
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Have i got the right Derailleur

Hello I have just brought a Shimano Tourney 7 speed derailleur for my carrera axel ltd 2015 but I was wondering if I have got the right one I'm not 100% sure. I have put the two links to each bike ...
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Squeaky coasting and back pedal

I recently bought a bike overseas rather than at LBS (no LBS had the type of bike I wanted). Now the bike makes a strange noise and I can't bring it in for servicing (buy from LBS when you can!). ...
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8spd to 11spd upgrade [duplicate]

So I am upgrading my Trek 1.1 (2016) from 8speed Shimano Claris to an assortment of Shimano Ultegra 6800, 105 5800. I just bought a 11speed cassette to complete the major parts (it hasn't shipped yet)....
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Shimano ultegra 11-28 to 12-32 options?

I have a Shimano Ultegra RD-6700 rear derailleur with a 10 speed Shimano 105 5700 11-28 cassette and Shimano R565, 50/34 (compact) up front. I would really like a larger gear for climbing. Can I go ...
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Planetary gears slip transmission

I have Shimano gears and recently it starts slipping transmission under a pressure. That is pretty annoying and painful sometimes especially when you go uphill or accelerating on the traffic light. I ...
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Are there any differences between Shimano 10-speed connecting pins?

I am looking for connecting pins for Shimano CN-5600 and CN-5701. I found some on eBay but are for Dura Ace. Are they compatible? The chains in question are super narrow HG which are 5.88 mm wide.
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Ways to combine Shimano M-615 SGS with 9-speed cassette and shifter

current setup is Shimano M-615 SGS rear derailleur, Shimano Deore M591 shifter and Shimano CS-HG81-10 11-36T cassette My idea is to return to 9-speed while not throwing the derailleur. Wanna change ...
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What could be preventing my bicycle from shifting gears?

I recently purchased a second-hand bicycle. I found that the back wheel was not spinning freely, and was rubbing against the disk break, so I adjusted the position of the wheel to the right. After ...
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Are my gears setup backwards?

I have a trike with Shimano shifters. There are 3 gears in the front and 8 gears in the back. Gears are changed by rotating wheels found on each handlebar. The gear shifters have a window telling me ...
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Is 1x11 better than any 2X10? [closed]

I am upgrading from a Shimano tourney bike and newbie so please be nice to me .. lol :) I ride trails and easy bike paths and some roads. For cross country - Semi road/ Semi mountain type riding, ...
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Is Shimano 36/24 double crankset possible?

I'd want to exchange my triple crankset with double. After playing with gear calculator and testing some double setups, I came to the conclusion I need 36/24 gearing. I have 10 speed drive, so I'm ...
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Shimano cassette compatibility

I am upgrading my mtb, an '04 Specialized Epic. Currently, it has a Shimano 9sp cassette on Mavic xm317 wheels, and I am looking to change to a 10 or 11 speed cassette. I am aware that I need to ...
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66 yo female road bike rider needs advice on THE BEST CLIMBING components/groupsets available!

I'm a 66 year old female rider with a heart condition on a Waterford road bike, currently using Shimano Ultegra 6703 Triple 10 sp chainset-170mm 52-39-30T and find that since I've moved to the ...
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Difference between Road/Mountain Hollowtech II Bottom Brackets?

Shimano sells Hollowtech II bottom brackets which are labeled for road and mountain bikes explicitly. I had no trouble fitting a Shimano Deore BB52 Hollowtech II Bottom Bracket into my road bike and ...
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Shimano Claris st-2400 3x8 or 2x8?

I wanted to purchase Shimano claris st-2400 and I was confused since some places say its a 2x8 and some other say its 3x8 . For example https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-ST-2400-Claris-Shift-3x8-Speed/dp/...
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Shimano FH-6800 rebuild or replace?

I just bought a used 2016 Specialized Diverge Pro. The guy that sold it to me told me that he'd recommend replacing the bearings in the rear hub. I believe the free hub is an FH-6800 (Ultegra). Any ...
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Shimano saint chain ring lower than 34 teeth?

I have just purchased a bike with a Shimano 34T sm-cr82 chain ring and crank set. Is there a 30teeth chainring that you can put onto it to make it easier to ride uphill?
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Is Back-pedalling normal ? chain keeps jumping from higher to lower cog in rear cassette

I just bought a new bike Marin Pine mountain-1 which has 1 X 11 drivetrain. I want to know is Back peddling normal ? I called my mechanic and he said you should not do back peddling or this will ...
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Hydraulic Disc Brakes Not Locking Up

So as the title says my disc brakes are not locking up. They are gripping but not locking. My older brakes were leaking and i changed them with Shimano Deore BL-M596. I have searched online and found ...
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How to remove this Shimano cassette (actually: freewheel)?

A neighbour approached me to help him with removing the cassette from the wheel in the picture below. I am familiar with the modern Shimano lockring but would appreciate tips how to remove this one.
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Accidentally clipped into Shimano PD-A530 BACKWARDS — won't release!

OK, I'll bet I'm the first person to do this boneheaded move: while waiting for a pedal wrench to remove old pedals and install new Shimano PD-A530, someone asked me to demonstrate how the shoe clips ...
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what is the official site of diamond bicycle or frame(not “diamondback”) [closed]

im go to shop and buy a bike that its name diamond not diamond back has shimano gears and vbreak and has kenda tires and frame is steel do any one know this bike is made in where? and what is official ...
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Can't Find My Derailleur Hanger

My Derailleur Hanger broke and I want to replace it. However, I couldn't find any information about my bike or model or what kind of hanger I need to buy. The brand is Esperia and model name is Aria. ...
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Mix Shimano Deore derailleurs with Microshift shifter for Shimano

I have Shimano Deore derailleurs 3x8 and I am thinking about upgrading my system with a combined shifter/brake system, such as Microshift's SB-R483. Microshift themeselves states that this system is ...
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Which 9 speed Shimano Cassette should I get?

I have a 40 minute (each way) daily commute that is particularly hilly. I would like to upgrade the groupset of my faithful steel road bike to make my commute more enjoyable. Money is precious at ...
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Installing Alfine shifter with nexus 8 hub

My nexus shifter needs replacing and I don't like the twisting type of shifters so I wanted to use a trigger one with my nexus hub. Can I use the Alfine SL-S503 with a nexus 8 internal hub? I think ...
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Old SORA compatibility with new Claris

I want to 2x check within the community if I got it right the compatibility question between Shimano components. I have an old (~2006) Sora groupset on my bike (2x8 speed). I upgraded last year to ...
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Shimano freewheel removal

I am having trouble removing the axle/skewer from the below MF-ZO15 shimano freewheel. It is threaded and secured with bolts rather than quick release and the only way I can see to remove it is using ...
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Advice for buying a new crankset for my bike

Long story short: I recently bought a second-hand bike (good condition), but the guy who sold it to me screwed the pedals in the wrong sides. After two months of riding, the thread on the inside of ...
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Is this front derailer snapped and/or bent?

I'm no expert but looks no where close to how it should be. I think a bit has snapped off? Also looks to be no where close to the outside of the biggest gear, (even when in that gear). It should ...
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Shimano MegaRange what type?

Can anyone identify this Shimano derailleur?