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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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Why is the Shimano R3030 FD not compatible with the 3503 FC?

I have an older version of the Triban 520 with the Shimano Sora 3503 groupset (3x9 speed). I neglected it for two weeks over winter and the salt has done some damage. The spring in the front ...
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Help me understand my 8-speed uniglide compatibility issue

I have a Dura Ace 8-speed uniglide rear hub/freewheel marked 'Integrated 8 SIS' and an 8 speed uniglide 14-21T cassette. Two issues - the first being that the smallest cog needs to be a special 32mm ...
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Shimano Dura-Ace 1st Generation Brake adjustment

I am trying to get my rear brakes to work properly but I do not understand how it works. I dissembled the caliper, cleaned each component (since the brake raked (?)). But now I have the problem that ...
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Replacing Motobecane 500 HT derailleur hanger

Can I just replace my rear derailer hanger in order to fix my derailer, is that an option? It looks like it broke and it definitely is detachable.
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Do Shimano MTB shoes in half-sizes make a perceptible comfort difference?

My 10+ year old MTB shoes are finally dying. I'm looking for replacements. My shoe size is usually 7 UK (42 EU) for the left foot and 7.5 UK (43) for the right. I see Shimano do European half sizes ...
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Mountain front derailleur for braze-on mount?

I'm converting a Giant 2006 carbon road bike to flat bars. It has this setup: Ultegra 6600 Triple, braze-on mount, bottom-pull, 52/39/30 105 5600 10-speed, 12-27 I have a set of SLX M670 10-speed ...
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Shimano hydraulic disc brake lever and caliper compatibility

My bike has Shimano BR M775 brake calipers and BL M775 brake levers. The right lever for the rear brake has a broken screw in the reservoir, so it needs replacement. As BL M775 is no longer available ...
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Shimano 7 speed with click shift not enough range. Can only get 4 of 7 gears

The indexing shifter (lever for down, click for up type) doesn't seem to have enough range to cover the entire 7 gears. Limiting screws are all the way out. If I adjust the cable I can get 4 lower ...
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Issue with the gears? [duplicate]

My cycle seems to have this problem, that whenever I change the gear it starts changing from the second sprocket. Whenever I start from gear one it starts from the second biggest sprocket, though it ...
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Leaking lever - Shimano brakes M365

i recently took my bike to the LBS for brake service. Everything was fine until i noticed that the right lever (back brake) was leaking. Every time i press the lever, it sort of "burps" a bit of oil ...
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Type of Shimano “PlusMinus” (slot & Philips) screws

Shimano uses a screw type that is a mixture between slot and Philips (PH): There's a "PlusMinus" screw type for electrician equipment like manufactured by Wiha : (Source: Wiha) Are the Shimano ...
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Change Tiagra Cassette 12-28 to 11-34

I have an Opus Spark 2 which has a Tiagra cassette 12-28 (10 speed). I would like to change for a 11-34. The cassette exists in, a guess, the same series (http://bike.shimano.com/content/sac-bike/en/...
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Hydraulic disc brakes on cross bike (post mount)

I have just bought some post mount calipers (Shimano) to fit on a cyclocross bike and separately some 160mm discs. The calipers do not quite sit flush on the post mounts (front or back) before the ...
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Shimano Steps E6000 battery charge percentage falls abruptly

When the battery charge gets to about 20-25% it drops abruptly to 5-10%. The steeper the hill and higher the load drop percentage is higher. Examples: from 25% to 6% steep hill from 13% to 8% small ...
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Rapid-fire Gear Shifter won't shift

I have a MTB equipped with Shimano brake combo rapid-fire shifters. My front shifter won't shift. When I push the lever to change to higher gear, it comes back to initial position. The gear changes as ...
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Change nexus 8 brake

I bought a Shimano Nexus 8 IGH with shimano nexave, but I would like change it to disc brake. Is it possible install a rotor disc brake adaptor? Will it work?
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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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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 ...