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Chainwheel compatibility with Shimano Alfine (single ring)

The chainring on my Shimano Alfine 39T crankset (FC-S501) is severely worn and needs to be replaced. Can I replace it with any chain ring that has the same BCD, bolt count and teeth? I am looking in ...
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Using a Tiagra/105 front derailleur with R3000 shifters

The Sora 2x derailleur mech that came with my gravel bike broke in half. Is the 2x Tiagra/105 front derailleur compatible with the R3000 shifters? Thanks!
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Trimming Shimano FD-R3000 front derailleur

My front derailleur is a Shimano FD-R3000. I have been trying to adjust it following the ParkTool video at Basically it seems to be working OK now: the chain is not ...
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Standard vs wide shimano shoes

Would my normal sized feet still fit snug on a wide shimano shoes? I’m looking to buy the RP3 but only the “wide” is available. I’m buying online so i can’t personally try it on. Appreciate all the ...
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Keeping a 2006 Giant SCR 3 on the road - 9 speed to 11 speed?

I have a Giant SCR 3 which was a freebie from a mate, who had it new. It's approx a 2006 I think, and I've had it about 5 years. I've spend a relatively small amount along the way at the LBS, ...
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Lower gearing for a Trek 520

I have a stock 2016 Trek 520 bike and I'm a newbie to road cycling. It has Alivio front derailleur and Deore rear derailleur with Deore triple-chainring crank. The 2016 came with 26/36/48 front ...
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Inline Barrel Adjusters with Shimano 105 R7020?

I'm upgrading my Shimano 105 5800 shifters to newer 7020 shifters in order to equip my bike with hydraulic brakes. I'm not changing any other components as part of this upgrade. The kit shipped with ...
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How can I get a snapped gear cable out of my Shimano brifter?

Shimano's brifters that route the cables under the bar tape make the gear cable turn through a tight corner to get into that routing. This seems to weaken the cables and, if they're not replaced in ...
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Front derailleur compatibility of Shimano 3x10 speed flat bar shifters

I'm trying to find a pair of 3x10 speed flat bar shifters and am somewhat confused over the compatibility. My understanding was that all (front) road shifters up to 10 speed can be mixed and matched ...
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Front gears won't shift

I am very new to the bike maintenance, but want to learn how to do it myself. I have got a MTB which won't change the gears at front. It's basically stuck in the granny gear at the moment. I tried to ...
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Front derailleur hard to move due to gear cable angle

To avoid chain rub on the inside of my derailleur when in the smallest chainring and in the biggest cog on the cassette I've turned the L-screw out / counter clockwise. Now the rub is gone but due to ...
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Can I use a 11-23 11-speed Shimano cassette with the RD-R8000 11-speed Ultegra Shadow rear derailleur (short cage)?

I would like to know whether I can use a 11-23 11-speed shimano cassette with the RD-R8000 11-speed Ultegra Shadow Rear Derailleur (short cage). I ask this question because I see the new 11-speed ...
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Ultegra 6870 Di2 Synchro Shift

I have an Ultegra 6870 Di2 groupset and I would like to use synchro shift. In e-tube project, I select Customize, then Shift Mode Setting. And I have an error message telling: If SM-BRM1/SM-BRM2/SM-...
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Shimano Front Chainwheel FC-MC19 Replacement?

I have Shimano FC-MC19 22/32/42 175mm crankset on my MTB for 17 years and it's time to replace it but I find it difficult to figure out what new crankset will fit my bicycle. Two years ago I replaced ...
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Can the Shimano front derailleur prevent a gear of my bike from working?

I recently bought a used rigid mountain bike, I'm very happy with it but I realized yesterday that I couldn't access the smallest chainring. This one has a total of 3 front gears, but only numbers 2 ...
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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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Is the Shimano 2303 crank arm and the 2300 crank arm the same?

I bought a Shimano 2303 crankset (52/42/34 triple) by mistake although I should have bought a 2300 crank If I remove the inner 34t, will it have the same structure as 2300 crank? By structure I mean ...
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Octalink v2 bottom bracket on italian shell

I'm re-building an old Italian Bottecchia mountain bike which has Italian BB shell (70mm) and the previous bottom bracket was a square taper with 130mm spindle (measurement confirmed via calipers.) I ...
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Shimano Sora FC-3503 chainrings

I want to change my 50T chainring of my Shimano Sora FC-3503 crankset. Do I have to buy the same one or other chainrings are also compatible with it? If yes could you give me some light which ones ? ...
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Shimano 105 brifters (5800) and Avid BB5 compatibility

Are Shimano 105 brifters (5800) compatible with Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes?
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Shimano front derailleur compatiblity with FSA crankset

The front derailleur on my old bike is giving me some problems, it shifts only after 3-4 presses on the shifter, and the chain rubs on the front derailleur and makes this grinding noise. I was ...
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Deore RD M592 with old school shimano trigger shifter

I have an old school Devinci Coyote (2002) whose Alivio rear derailleur is having trouble shifting properly. I was wondering if I could replace it with a new Deore M592 without having to change the ...
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Compatibility of Tiagra 4700 shifter with MTB front derailleur

I am aware that with the introduction of the Tiagra 4700 groupset Shimano now uses the 11-speed road cable pull ratio also for their 10-speed road systems. Therefore a Tiagra 4700 right shifter is ...
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Bottom Bracket for Trek Crossrip Elite 2014?

I am planning to upgrade my group set to 11 speed 105 along with the bottom bracket. However, I have no idea what type of BB should I get and brand. If anyone could help me that would be great?
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What freehub do I need?

The bearings in my freehub are starting to go and I'd like to replace the part. Sadly I have no idea of the part I need to replace it with and cannot find anything specific. My bike is a Merida 140 ...
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Bike won’t shift to 6 or 7 gear because shifter is too stiff

On my bike I have 7 gears at the back and 1,2,3,4,5 are normal and shift fine but some reason I can’t shift to 6 the lever or switch won’t go and feels stiff I’m unsure what it is I thought it might ...
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Which one to choose? 3X9 or 3X8 groupset? [closed]

I am looking out buy a hybrid from either of these brands viz. TreK, Giant, Merida. Now, there are 3X9 and 3X8 groupsets? Will a 3X9 be more speedier? Or should I go for a 2X10 groupset? (...
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Derailleur play between cage and knuckle

I have a Shimano 2300 rear mech that's done about 10,000m over ~7 years. Lately I've had trouble getting clean shifting and find myself constantly twiddling barrel adjusters... I'm certain the cable ...
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11/10 speed cassette remove 2 cogs to fit 9 speed hubs

Is it possible to remove 2 gears in 11 speed cassette and fit to a 9 speed hub? or remove 1 gear in the case of 10 speed. my hub is Shimano WH-RS10 9 speed hub. My current cassette is sunrace 9 speed ...
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Upgrading From a 9 Speed Sora Derailleur?

I bought a bike on Ebay which has a Sora groupset. The rear derailleur is noisy and jumps in and out of gears despite much tweaking. I've given up on it. What derailleur can I buy that will work as a ...
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Any MTB trigger shifters that work with Shimano RD-4600?

Are there any MTB style flatbar trigger shifters that are compatible with Shimano 4600 road components?
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Can I replace a Shimano FC-MT500 26/36 crankset with a Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000 36/46 set?

On my Kross Level 10.0 MTB (2x10) used mostly on dirt roads and pavement I find I never use 1-10 and seldom go below 15th but I need more top end speed. Wondering if the Ultegra would be a straight ...
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Is the Shimano UN55 bottom bracket in 68x122.5 and 68x127.5 sizes JIS square taper?

On one online sales site there's a drop-down widget showing various sizes of the Shimano UN55. "JIS spindle" appears as a bullet-point next to someone of the size choices but not all of them, hence ...
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Are road bike shifter hoods compatible across models?

I've been using Shimano Sora Shifters since about 2012 .. probably one generation before the current (https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/sora-3500/ST-3500.html) The rubber covers are ...
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Can I upgrade to newer groupsets despite my frame not supporting internal cable routing?

I was given a 5 year old bike with alloy frame with an old Sora groupset and I'm planning to upgrade to the newer Shimano 105 r7000 groupset. Apart from my Shimano R500 wheelset(which I know only ...
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New brakes for 90s road bike

I am riding 90s road bike with Shimano 105 dual-pivot brakes and brake levers, and 2x7 downtube shifters. Since braking becomes less and less reliable I want to replace both brakes and levers with ...
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What kind of nut is used on Shimano hub dynamo with rollerbrake?

I tried using the normal cap nut that is also used for my Shimano internal gear hub on my back wheel. The issue I have is that the axle on power side is quite short and the nut does not get enough "...
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My cassette model name doesn't seem to fit the actual cassette description.. (CS-HG50-9 and CS-HG500-10)

I have a Ridley Fenix classic bicycle that I bought second hand online. (all components are Shimano Tiagra) A year has passed and I figured I should really change the chain and cassette altogether. ...
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Shimano Shadow vs Non-Shadow Rear Derailleur for Commuter Bike

I am considering upgrading the rear derailleur in my commuter bike since it has some considerable scratch damage and since I have to change the rear freewheel / cassette for some functional damage. ...
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Why is Shimano's 105 groupset called 105?

The current road lineup is Claris / Sora / Tiagra / 105 / Ultegra / Duraace 105 stands out as odd because its a number. Is there some special meaning ? Research 105 was released in 1983 as a 6 ...
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Budget brands for gears in India [closed]

A total newbie here. I'm planning to upgrade a single speed to geared one road/tour bike. I haven't decided the gear system though. I guess I'll decide that upon availability of the parts. Well, I ...
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How much stiffness points on Shimano shoe is before it is noticeable?

I'm debating over getting the older R171 or the newer but cheaper RP501. R171 is listed as 10 stiffness index while the RP501 is 8, but it has boa dial and is the newer design and everything. Can ...
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What do I do about a hydraulic disk brake piston that won't retract correctly?

My dual piston Shimano XT brakes are acting strange... One piston won't return to the right place, so one brake pad can be rubbing all the time, which doesn't let my wheel spin freely... I have done ...
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Older Shimano Road Brake Levers vs Newer Ones Quality (SLR vs Super SLR)

I'm owner of relatively new (non STI) levers of low Sora/Tiagra level, they are Shimano bl-r400 (Super SLR). Now i'm thinking of replacing them with pretty Dura Ace BL-7402 (SLR). These come from ...
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How big are pull ratios in Shimano 9-speed front derailleurs in MTB and road bikes?

I am asking about 3x9-speed front derailleurs. The background this time is longer than the question -- I have a Sora based gravel bike and now I try to marry road shifter with MTB front derailleur ...
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Shimano downtube shifters 3x7 speed

I have an old road bike with 3x7 speed and STI levers. I need to downgrade it because I can't reach the levers due to my small hands. What downtube shifters can I buy to that will work with my ...
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Swap Shimano/SRAM freehub for Campagnolo

Through my work I am able to get a set of freewheels pretty cheap (less than 100€). I know they are not super special but they are still an upgrade to my current ones. Here are the wheels: https://...
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R9100 chainring and R8000 crankset

Is there compatibility between R8000 crankset and R9100 chainring? I would like to mount a 54 ring on an R8000 DI2 crankset.
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Shimano chainring compatibility (7400 vs. 7700)?

I have a 2003-era 9-speed Dura-Ace drivetrain, FC-7700 crankset (cranks are 175mm; rings are B-type, 53/39, 130 BCD). I recently came across a brand new 7400-series B-type 53t chainring. Does anyone ...
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Shimano Tiagra 4700 10 speed lever only shifting 9 gears

I have a Shimano Tiagra 4700 10 speed group set. I can only get 9 gears working - the shifting is smooth with no jumps but one gear is missing, either at the top or bottom depending how I setup the ...