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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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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?
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Cassette compatability regarding Shimano 9 speed

I have a Ultegra CS6700 9 speed rear deraileur that came on my bike. Originally the gearing was 12-25, which I changed to 12-27. I was wanting to know of that deraileur would work without a problem ...
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Can I partially upgrade from Shimano Sora to Ultegra 6800?

I have a Shimano 9 speed groupset and I want to upgrade to something that's better on the climbs without shelling out and buying a whole new groupset which would be more money than my actual bike. ...
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Gear cable head stuck in Shimano Sora lever

During the replacement of gear cable (Shimano Sora 2017 brake/gear levers), I incorrectly threaded the gear cable, gave it a little tug, and now the head of the cable is stuck in the lever housing, ...
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Front Shifter Won't Shift into 3rd

The front shifter is a Shimano integrated brake-and-shift assembly. The front derailleur "groupo" is Shimano SIS. I can pull the cable to make the derailleur shift into third but the shifter doesn't ...
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My rear derailleur won't shift after up after 3rd cog

I just got a MTB bike thats been sitting in a garage for a couple of months. I tried the bike and found out that the rear derailleur(Shimano) wont shift after the 3rd cog . It shifts up to the 3rd ...
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Replacing BB and Chainset only?

Presently my bike has an FSA 19mm piece of junk BB and omega chainset. As this is a unique system it has no compatible parts. The bike uses Tiagra 4500 9 speed for the rest of the components. If I ...
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Freewheel in vinegar

I'm renovating an older bike. I took the 6 speed freewheel (Shimano mf-tz20) off because it was rusty, disassembled, chucked the parts in vinegar overnight. The rust came off, but so did the goldish ...
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Nexus 7s shifter: how to replace cable?

I've got this part on my bike: A shimano nexus 7s shifter. The bowden cable's inner lining is worn after 17 years so I was trying to replace it. But what I can't find is how to disassemble the ...
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Chainring for a Shimano FC-CX50

I have a 2013 Scott CX Team Cyclocross which has an FC-CX50 Crankset. Unfortunately, I cannot afford a road/triathlon bike right now and I have been using this for triathlons. I now have road tires ...
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Is this MTB a good bike or a BSO? Deserve carbon MTB [closed]

A guy wants to sell it to me second-hand, according to him hardly used. He bought it for USD850, trying to sell it for USD 180 to me. Is it ok to buy? I'm worried because it's imported wholesale from ...
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Should i upgrade from Skultura 400D with 105 to giant tcr advanced with ultegra di2? [closed]

I have had the merida skultura 400d and have ridden around 1100kms. Would there be any value in getting giant tcr advanced pro disc or the propel advanced pro? My rides are generally 80kms a week ...
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Will the Shimano HG41 match nicely with a Shimano Claris derailleur?

I am almost buying a bike equipped with a Shimano Claris group, and I am particularly fond of big hills. So I found lying around my place a new cassette HG41, 11-34 teeth, which is allegedly for MTB. ...
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How to collect Shimano ALTUS parts together?

So today this morning i was trying to shift with the front shifter, but after a while it was just shifting on nothing i mean was not working then i tried to push it hard and then everything came out. ...
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Grip shift won't move

Just bought a used shockwave sus:550 bike with grip shift shimano gears. The grip shift won't move no matter how much force is applied. Also the chain skips as one rides despite a recent lube job. Any ...
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Modern long reach calipers on old bike, strong enough for safe braking from the hoods?

Currently I am debating with what to replace the handle bars and brakes on an old bike. One option are drop bars. However, a concern is that braking from the hoods was unsafe in old bikes. However, I ...
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Verenti Technique 2015 - Crankset upgrade

My verenti road bike (Wiggle own brand) has an unbranded crankset which I am thinking of upgrading to a Shimano 105. Does anyone know if I will need to change the bottom bracket as well ?
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15mm thru axle to quick release

I bought a set of 29" Shimano Deore XT wheels (WH-M785). The front wheel has a 15mm thru axle, whereas the read wheel has a normal quick release. Installing the rear wheel on my bike (Trek 8.6 DS 2016)...
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Which the function of this “thing” (photo) in Shimano XTR SL-M952 rear shifter?

Well, I bought this shifters (Shimano XTR SL-M952) and during the cleaning I found this curious detail in the rear shifter body (integrated to the clamp). What is the purpose or function of this thing?...
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How to fix a broken dura Ace shifter( body)?

Crack just beneath the lever. As you can see that my dura Ace shifter is cracked but but interesting part is that it works perfectly fine but the problem which I face while sprinting is the play ...
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Shimano 105 gear change won't stay tuned

A bike shop replaced my cassette, and chain on my 105. After about 70 km the shifting starts to deteriorate - slips,skips or noisy operation. This type of rapid deterioration occurs after every tune ...
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Using 9 speed bar end shifters in friction mode with 10 speed derailleurs and cassette

I am going to build a new bike, and I'd like to reuse my old bar end shifters if possible. I prefer using them in friction mode. Is it possible to use 9-speed Shimano bar end shifter on friction ...
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Shimano Ultegra 6800 front derailleur tension problem

I'm building up a 2015 Salsa Colossal Ti with a full Ultegra 6800 groupset (though with the RS685 hydraulic shifters). I'm having an issue setting up the front derailleur. I've followed all the ...
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What would I gain by upgrading a norco vfr 2 hybrid bike group set to tiagra or 105 shimano group set

What would I gain by upgrading a norco vfr 2 hybrid bike group set from alivio 9*3 speed to a tiagra or 105 shimano group set? Are there any things to consider or look out for?
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Shimano MTB and Road Components Compatibility

What chain would be suitable for a drive train that uses a Deore SL-T610 right shifter, Deore RD-T610-SGS derailleur, 105 CS-5700 10-speed cassette (11t-28t), and 105 FC-5700 crankset? According to ...
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What wheels can I buy that fit this Shimano UG 5 speed freewheel?

I am refurbishing an old 70s/80s bicycle, I have everything ready but the wheels, what set of wheels should I purchase that will fit this freewheel from Shimano?
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Why did Shimano name them V Brakes?

Why did Shimano name and trademark their variety of direct pull brakes: V-Brakes®? Is it because of shape? The two arms look kind of like a V? That seems a fail as they are more parallel than most ...
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Can I use Shimano Ultegra 6800 BBR60 Bottom Bracket on 105 groupset

I have currently have a Shimano 105 (5700) 10 speed triple groupset. However the bottom bracket has started clicking and creaking leading to the end of its journey. Am I able to use this Ultegra as a ...
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Shimano 10 - 11 system hub compatibility - MTB

I have Shimano XT 11 speed compatible rear wheel (on Novatec hubs, the ones that came with Kona Process 134 DL 2016). Can I use Shimano 10 speed MTB system on this hub?
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105 Shimano 10 speed shifters - compatibility with 11 speed rear derailleur

I am building a bike and I am using 10 speed Shimano 105 shifters. On the back I am using a 11 speed 105 rear derailluer (because is the only one I have at the moment). The cassette I am using is a ...
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What exactly is Shimano's Shadow Plus technology for rear derailleurs?

A couple of years ago, Shimano debuted their Shadow Plus technology for mountain bike rear derailleurs. What is it and why would you want it? If it's such a good idea, why hasn't it been copied by ...
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What parts do I need to use Di2 wireless shifting on a road bike

Also what is the cheapest best way to buy them. I just want everything that is absolutely necessary for wireless shifting so no crank, drive chain breaks etc.
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MTB wont shift into 7

My new MTB wont shift into 7th gear or the smallest cog as some call it.I made sure it was in the 3rd cog on the left side to avoid chain crossing.Also there is a weird noise coming from the chain at ...
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Oil on the back of brake pads?

I noticed that the pistons on my hydraulic brakes (Shimano M365) leave traces of oil on the back of the pads. Is that ok or it is considered as a bad leak? The quantity of oil is barely noticeable ...
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Common brake arm length on a road bike?

After switching the fork on a road bike I noticed that the brake pads could no longer be adjusted to sit properly on the rim but would sit too low even in the topmost position. I encountered the ...
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Will this adaptor fit my cranks?

Looking to adapt an old(er) set of FC-M952 XTR cranks to fit new chainrings (see here). Looking at this auction - how would I determine whether or not I can use it? If it fits I'd also need to buy ...