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Can someone help me identify this old Shimano derailleur?

I want to poke around online a bit and see if I can find anything out about it. It's a long cage, on an old 18 speed Univega MTB. Thanks.
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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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Vintage 3 Speed Shimano Shifter

I fixed an old three speed bike and I have an old 3 speed Shimano shifter. The cable was rusted and I thought if I open up the shifter I can clean the cable and make it work. Unfortunately I unscrewed ...
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No movement between two lowest shifter settings

I bought a new derailleur, cassette, and hanger after a decent wreck. Shimano 105 set, 11 speed, 11-34 cassette. I've tried adjusting the shift cable barrel, H/L limit screws, and the screw that sets ...
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Is it normal for a new Shimano hub to feel rough?

I have recently purchased a brand new Shimano HB-M7110-B front hub. When I unpacked it and started rotating it with my fingers (as you always must) I noticed that it actually felt quite rough, almost ...
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50/34 vs 52/36 crankset for 11-32 cassette (shimano 105 5800FC)

Following up on this enlightening answer, I would like to know the differences between 50/34(compact), 52/36(mid-compact) and 53/39 (standard). The cassette I am choosing is 11-32 to give me a wider ...
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Which shifters are compatible with dura ace 740x?

I've read that Shimano updated the cable pull ratio on their other series early on but not for Dura-Ace until 1997 with the 7700. Which downtube shifting levers are compatible with their 7400/7401/...
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Bleed port repair on Shimano road shifter?

I noticed that a small amount of mineral oil had leaked from the bleed port on my Shimano road shifter. I inspected the bleed port screw and saw that it was loose. The threads on the lever appeared to ...
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Internal friction in new Alfine 11 S7001-11

I just bought a new rear wheel with an Alfine S7001-11 internal-gear hub. Before installing it, I realized that it apparently has heavy internal friction. When the wheel is set in motion, it comes to ...
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Change Shimano GRX 1x to 2x

This may be a stupid and uncommon (definitely seems so) question. Also forgive me for potential etiquette violations, as this is my first one on bike stackexchange. I'm thinking about buying a gravel ...
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Change Shimano Ultegra R8000 crankset

I'm considering getting a Canyon Endurace which use a 52/36 Shimano Ultegra R8000 crankset. As I plan using the bike for long, multi-days ride it would make sense for me to have an easier ratio. Is it ...
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Which Shimano freehub body fits Campagnolo Calima?

I have a Campagnolo Calima C17 wheel set with currently a Campagnolo freehub body (FH-BU015) on it. Does anyone know which type of Shimano freehub body fits on this wheel hub? I searched but I cant ...
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Clicking front hub after overhaul

I repacked a front hub I haven't worked on before and can't get rid of the clicking. (It wasn't clicking before I repacked it, just sluggish and overdue for an overhaul.) Bike is a 2016 Kona Sutra; ...
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Opening a Shimano Alfine 8 hub (large dust cover)

I’m dismantling my Shimano Alfine 8 hub to service the internals. I’m at the stage in the photograph but can’t turn the large black plastic dust cover, with <-tighten loosen-> on it. The hub has ...
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Shimano inner cage plate replacement

I have a broken inner cage plate on my Shimano Ultegra RD-6700 GS rear derailleur. This replacement part # is Y5VG09300, and I can't find this part anywhere. I'd really hate to throw out a perfectly ...
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Acera M360 upgrade

My 7-speed Shimano Acera M360 rear derailleur fell apart and I now need to replace it. I could simply just buy the same but honestly I never liked it very much and would appreciate something with a ...
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Can I mix these SRAM Apex components with Shimano/Ofmega components on my bike temporarily?

I own a Fausto Coppi vintage bike. Currently I have RSX shifters with Shimano exage 300EX front and rear derailleurs. I am switching my whole setup to accomodate 10 speed. My new wheels fit well. I ...
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Can I swap in a 2x Shimano 600 FC-6400 crankset to replace a 3x RX-100 crankset?

I have a 2x Shimano 600 FC-6400 crankset. Can I just replace the 3x RX-100 crankset? Will I need a new BB? thanks in advance!
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Front Derailleur 10T Capacity (XT FD-M8025)

I'd like to move from a 1x11 crankset to a 2x11 crankset to extend both my high and low gear range. Shimano has indicated that their XT M8025 Front Derailler has a 10T capacity. It means that I could ...
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Are Shimano R7000 chainrings (50 and 34T) compatible with Ultegra R8000 crank?

I need new chainrings due to slipping chain and decided to replace them. I currently have an Ultegra R8000 Chainset and don't want to replace the crank arms (as it is really expensive). Ultegra is ...
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1x Conversion FC-T8000

I've had a 2016 Ghost Square Cross 6 bike for about two years and I just realized that I never change the front gears once. To reduce clutter, weight and just make my bike easier to clean, I want to ...
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Should I replace my disk brake calipers?

I have a pair of Shimano Deore BR-M615s on my mountain bike with about 3,000 miles and 5 years on them. Lately I've noticed that both brakes have too long of "pull" before providing braking. ...
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Converted to drop bar and dual brake/shift levers and problems with front derailleur

Hoping someone can help out here. I had originally had a 2016 Kona Deluxe hybrid. Over the years I changed to bullhorn bars with the original shifters etc. I love this bike, but I wanted drop bars and ...
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Can you interchange a FC7710 Octalink drive side crank arm with a FC7701 Octalink crank

I want to change to a 165 mm crank length on the drive side of my Dura Ace Octaplus FC7703 triple chain set. Can I use a drive side Dura Ace Octalink FC7710 track crank to do this? Are the two crank ...
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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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What's a good replacement for a Deore LX 3x10 front derailleur?

I recently acquired a Novara Randonee 2014 that came with a Deore LX 44-32-22 crankset, a 10-speed 11-32 cassette, and a Deore LX front derailleur with a stuck and stripped H screw. I broke that screw ...
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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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Shimano R7000 front derailleur height adjustment

I’ve been getting a little bit of chain rub on the extreme opposites but that’s to be expected, however when looking at the front derailleur this morning after a quick clean, it appears it may be ...
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Which bolts and nuts to use to install Osymetric chainrings to replace Shimano Ultegra R8000 chainrings?

I would like to install 52-38 Osymetric chainrings instead of my 52-36 Shimano Ultegra R8000 ones. I've bought the Osymetric chainrings and tried to install them, but I realised I need bolts and nuts ...
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Identify a replacement shimano rear derailleur

I have managed to bend the rear derailleur on my gt palomar, the gear was not clicking through so I moved it through the gears set off and heard it crunch. The whole arm is bent. It appears to be a ...
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Carerra Hellcat - Front Derailleur issues - Possibly replace

I am new here and to cycling as an adult (last time I rode I was a teenager some 30 years ago). I have bought a second hand Hellcat and am having issues with the front derailleur (FD). It sort of ...
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Upgrading my bike

I'm very new to the world of bicycles, so apologies in advance. I have a second hand road bike built (by a professional) with spare parts of different components. The rear derailleur is Shimano Acera, ...
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Bottom bracket compatibility

After two LBS's, a blowtorch and a tyre shops impact driver I finally have my bottom bracket out. It an aluminium frame if that makes a difference. On the drive side some of the thread is gone, ...
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Ultegra 6800 chainrings and Claris r2000

Does claris R2000 crank arms can fit ultegra 6800 chainrings?
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Replace vintage barrel nipple Shimano shifter cable

My West German bike has an old friction shifter. The shifting cable snapped and I discovered the nipple is barrel shaped but horizontal, much like a MTB brake cable, but smaller. I can't figure out ...
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Can I change my derailleur without changing my shifter?

I have Shimano V-Brake 8-speed shifters on my bike. These have the brakes and the shifter in one component. I'd like to change my derailleur can I put in a newer 8 speed Shimano derailleur that will ...
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Can I use Shimano 105 rear derailleur from 11-speed bike with 10-speed Tiagra shifters?

I have a 10-speed 2013 Specialized Allez Elite with Tiagra componentry (and an 11/28 105 cassette) and would like to install my old Shimano 105 rear derailleur in the back to replace the Tiagra one. ...
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Shimano model number abbreviations

Shimano uses abbreviations in their model numbers. For example, the Shimano Deore Hollowtech II MTB Crankset 3x10-speed has model number FC-M6000-3. Is there a table somewhere that defines all the ...
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Can a Shimano XT (mountain) hydraulic disc brake caliper be used with an Ultegra STI road brake lever?

Specifically, is the XT BR-M8020 mountain caliper compatible with an Ultegra hydraulic road brifter like like the ST-R8020 or ST-R8070? I have confirmed that they both use BH90 brake hose ("high ...
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Ultegra R8000 crank spacer

Does the Hollowtech II Ultegra R8000 crankset need to use spacers? I just converted my bike from Praxis to Shimano (finally I have the whole groupset!). I had to replace the BB and cranks (duh) for ...
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Mix SRAM eTap with GRX Group

I have a GRX810 2x groupset and thinking about changing the shifting system to eTap but stick to the braking system and the crankset. I tried to get any information for the GRX group but could not ...
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Two broken teeth in Shimano 105 crankset

I have just received my new 105 7000 cranksets from a reputable seller in Aliexpress and I believe there are two broken teeth perhaps cause by mishandling of the shipment company or poor wrapping of ...
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My shifter shifts only one gear up and down

I just was on a ride and all of a sudden I could only shift one gear up and down (in this case it was the 10th and 11th respectively the 21th and 22th). If I try to move the shifter further up (so up ...
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Older Shimano Ultegra Shifter compatibility

I have an older Shimano Ultegra Shifter that broke, and I am wondering how I can know what shifters are compatible with the gear set as a replacement? My broken shifter is on the right side and is a ...
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What bolt size are Shimano brake caliper bolts?

A front caliper bolt on a shimano disc brake caliper came out while riding, and went lost, while the remaining bolt, which was a little bit longer and thus protruded a little was completely bent. ...
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Shimano shifter neither reaching top nor bottom gear

So, I have the Shimano shifter, depicted below that selects from the 7 rear-wheel sprockets. To my surprise it no longer reaches highest nor lowest gear. At first I thought the cable could have lost ...
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How can I know if a crankset is compatible with my bike without physically seeing it?

I'm using Shimano Tourney TX right now and would like to upgrade. I can only shop online and can't visit physical bike shops. I'm leaning towards SORA R3000 but I'm not sure if it has the same BB size ...
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Does changing the clipless pedal float change the speed of disengaging?

A couple of weeks ago I had a crash that resulted in a broken ankle and quite a bit of soft tissue damage. I hit a large, immovable object. I was clipped in at the time of the crash with Shimano SPD-...
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Frayed cable inside front derailleur

I noticed today that my the cable controlling my front derailleur is beginning to fray. Hoping to get this great group's thoughts on the situation. It's a Shimano 105 2x11. Bike has about 150 miles on ...
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Hollowtech II BB alternative for stripped frame threads [duplicate]

I removed the BB (Shimano BB-93) from my Canondale Trail and found the drive side thread is stripped on BB and frame. See and What are the options for me to replace the BB? Is there an alternative ...

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