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Options for a super-compact crankset for touring (replacing Shimano 105 crankset)

I plan to use my new Canyon Endurace AL (11-34, 52/36) for some touring and I'd like some slightly more pleasant gears as I'll be carrying some weight (I have a tailfin rack I'm using with it) up some ...
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Left shifter is not catching/gets stuck when there is cable tension

I need help with my left shifter. When I have the cable attached to the derailleur and have even the slightest tension applied, the shifter won't shift to the largest cog (I have double front ...
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How to reduce brake lever rattling sound at the pivot pin either by a fix or by replacement?

Context I have a Merida Speeder 200 with a Shimano MT-200 hydraulic brake system, which uses BL-MT200 levers. Over time these levers have developed a rattling sound. It appears to come from the lever ...
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Can I use a SRAM 10-speed cassette on my Shimano 105 9 speed groupset?

I'm looking to get a separate wheel for my indoor trainer for easy swapping between indoor and outdoor. I found a used wheel + cassette that has a SRAM 10 speed cassette on it already. Will this work ...
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Can I switch 44 teeth Chainring to 50 teeth

System: Shimano Claris 2000, 1x8 speed.
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RD + cassette compatability

I have a Shimano 11-42T 10s cassette and Shimano XT M786 SGS Deore RD, can I make these work together by using goatlink or am I wasting my time?
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Shifter cable cut deep groove into the rear derailleur casing

I have an old Shimano RD-M760 DEORE XT Rear Derailleur, where shifter cable cut a deep groove into the guiding steel tube. Here is a picture: Is that tube replaceable? I think that groove is a ...
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Late 90s mtb with shimano ig chain, trouble buying cassette

So I have really difficult time finding parts. I need to swap the rear cassette to a new one because the chain and some sprockets are worn out. However I can't find ig cassettes anywhere and I don't ...
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Shimano shoes: what is the correct equivalence of US and EU sizes? Or, which to trust more?

Shimano seems to have some contradictory sizing information for their cycling shoes. Their EU/US sizing corresponds differently from shoe to shoe, and also with some industry "norms" (if ...
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What are my options for installing a FD compatible with Shimano Sora 3x9 STI brifters on a frame with top-pull cable routing?

I'm thinking about converting a 1994 Trek 820 to drop bars. I already have the bars, brifters, rear wheel equipped with 9-speed cassette, etc. lying around, and I can get some compatible brakes, so as ...
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Are there smaller chain rings available for Shimano Tiagra Triple?

I have a Shimano Tiagra Triple 30/39/50 and I want to find out what is compatible in terms of smaller chainrings for touring. Ideally, I’d like to be able to go down to a 26 or even a 24 for the ...
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Shimano R7020 shifter broken - no audible click when shifting

I have had the shifters for about a year and they have only been used moderately on my road bike. I was changing gear prior to putting it on the turbo when the right long shift lever went 'slack'and ...
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Another flatbar to dropbar conversion noob

I am thinking of changing my Boardman HYB to a drop bar setup. Trying to avoid having to change the entire group set if I being honest as I am on a tight budget. Currently, its Shimano Acera 2x9 and ...
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Front deraileur not shifting to lowest gear. (New bike)

My mountain bike is a brand new Diamondback Outlook 275, two weeks from purchasing. It has all default settings and parts. It was assembled in store. The front deraileur will not shift to the smallest ...
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105 11-34T Cassette Compatibility

I purchased a Merida Speeder 400 a year back. This came with Shimano 50-34 teeth and Shimano CSR7000 11-32 teeth 11-speed cassette which I replaced with Shimano 105 R7000 11 Speed 11-34 Teeth Cassette....
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How much can bike shift cables spool, and over what radius?

Some shifter designs have become known for causing broken cables, anecedotally because they're causing too much repeat spooling and unspooling over too tight a radius. For example, broken cable heads ...
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Shimano clipless pedal screw loosening

On my MTB I have Shimano M505 clipless pedals and one of the pedal bases has play. The screws that keep the front piece attached to the pedal base regularly loosen irrespective of how much I try to ...
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Brifter won't downshift

I've got a bike with a Dura Ace R9100 drivetrain. About 800 miles on it. Until my most recent ride, no problems. On my last ride, the rear derailleur would occasionally upshift spontaneously, and the ...
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Ross 294S Shifting Overhaul, Help

first post here. Getting in to road cycling, bought an old Ross 294S steelie with downtube friction shifters. Want to switch to a brifter system. I’ve watched a bunch of vids and googled but can’t ...
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Shimano Deore SL-M590 shifter lever stuck

I have the Shimano Deore SL-M590 9-speed shifter, bought new and used for about 3 years. On my ride today, the upshift lever got permanently stuck forcing me to complete my ride in the lowest gear. I ...
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Mechanical Shimano Deore Disk Brake - How to fix lack of bite/grip

I have a frustrating issue with my MTB and want to ask how I can go about actually diagnosing this issue. I have a MTB Shimano Disk brakes. These are mechanical and one pad is pushed into the rotor ...
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Why are trigger shifters so widely used, instead of the twisting grip shifters(revoshift)?

I recently rebuilt my whole bike. It was in terrible condition. I also decided to get a new freewheel with more speeds. While i was doing some research and looking through shifters and freewheels, i ...
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Is it safe to install these V Brakes? Arms don't sit flush with bosses

Replacing my old V Brakes, got sold some Shimano BR-T4000s. What I found is they don't sit quite flush on the bosses. There's an internal ring that's a bit larger, that ring is just a bit deeper on ...
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Shimano Nexus 8 IGH : recommendation or changes in bike setup for high altitude ride

I have bought a second hand bike (VSF T-100) which incorporates Shimano Nexus 8 IGH. The balls wobble inside the gear. So gear is not smooth. I have to change the IGH with a new gear and rim. I will ...
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My bike is slipping only in highest gear

I used to ride my bike in highest gear all the time, even uphill, and didn't shift down unless i absolutely needed to. Then my highest gear started slipping on uphill and even on straight road if i ...
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Is losing power when pulling Shimano GRX lever a bleed problem?

Recently I had an accident on my bike, and my front brake 11-speed, front brake GRX 600 shifter isn’t braking well anymore. The shifter took a bit of damage in the fall. Initially it didn’t shift, ...
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Shimano 105 R7000 left crank compatible with Sora FC-3550?

Can I temporarily use my (power meter fitted) left crank Shimano 105 R7000 on my old bike that has Sora FC-3550 crankset? I assume that all Hollowtech 2 cranks should be interchangeable but I am not ...
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Shimano SIS rear hub offset question

I'm a beginner bike mechanic and am working on a used project bike I got cheap. I was just switching out the rear tire and tube for some new 700x25c Gatorskins and when I went to go put the wheel back,...
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Shimano 5700 group set with 5800 crank

Can anyone confirm if a Shimano 5800 crank would be compatible with the 5700 group set ? What issues would I face in doing so, if any?
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Looking for Bar-end shifters (Shimano Golden Arrow)

I want to use bar-end shifters instead of downtube shifters on my '85 Koga Miyata Traveller, but I don't know if it can be done easily. I believe all components are original, because the derailleurs ...
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Why does my Shimano Nexus 8i need readjustment after every gear shift?

Since a month or two, almost every time I change gear my Shimano Nexus 8i becomes "unadjusted". I have readjusted it dozens of time but the problem persists. The gear is really easy to ...
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Is the banjo bolt the same between the Shimano XTR and Shimano Saint rear brake caliper?

Earlier today, I went to install a brand new Shimano Saint caliper in place of an old XTR that's leaking from the pistons, only to find that Shimano doesn't include the banjo bolt... Do the XTR and ...
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replace shimano st-ef-41-l with shimano alivio left shift

My shifter st-ef41 is broken the only available shifter is the Shimano alivio or the Shimano acera. please advise Asap thanks
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Looking to change from Octalink Claris to Shimano 105, will the frame be compatible with a 105 hub?

Since road bikes are sold out almost everywhere. I was thinking about upgrading my current road bike with a new group set. My current bike a Scott Speedster 50 (2015) currently has a Shimano Claris ...
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Upgrading gears from microshift to Shimano

I have a Firestorm 29D (3 * 8 gears, 24 total) bike. The shifting is not smooth at all. I would like to upgrade my rear derailer and shifters or groupset to Shimano altus or any other. Kindly suggest ...
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Three speed STI shifter on two speed crankset

I just bought old Shimano RSX STI shifters for my 90s road bike, which had a Shimano 600 Tricolor Group (2x7) with downtube shifters. While the rear shifter I bought is correctly a 7 speed one, the ...
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What's the difference between mechanical and hydraulic brake rotors?

I just bought some replacement brake rotors for my Shimano hydraulic system, the box says they are for mechanical brakes, anybody know if this should effect it??
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Is there an improvement braking from the hoods from Shimano Sora 3500 to Sora R3000?

I'm struggling to brake from the hoods on my first drop handlebar second hand bike although braking from the drops is fine. I read on this site somewhere that older Shimano Sora ergonomics were ...
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Would like to know if the following Crankset is compatible?

I have a Decathlon Rockrider 5.2 and I'm planning to replace my current crankset with a Shimano TOURNEY FC-TY501 6/7/8-speed Square Crank 48/38/28. Would like to know if this compatible with my bike. ...
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Compatibility of Shimano Ultegra and Sora components

My road bike has an Ultegra groupset, but some parts need replacement (chainrings, chain, and cassette). The chain is worn out, the cassette is sliding with a new chain, and the chainset is also worn ...
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Can i use claris R2000 rd on 14-34T mega range sprocket?

I have sprocket 14-34T with mega range. I planned to change my old (maybe 1990's) shimano tourney rd to shimano claris R2000 medium cage. Some of my local bike shop said that i can replace with claris ...
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Mixing GRX crankset with Deore groupset on 2021 Trek Dual Sport 4

I'm riding 2021 Trek Dual Sport 4. It has almost full Deore groupset, except crankset. Here is the full spec list: Shifter: Shimano Deore M5100, 11 speed Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore M5100, long ...
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Replacing disk brake pads with multi-tool only

During my cycling week I only had my multi-tool with me. Back home and intending to replace the brake pads, I realized that I have to use pliers if I want to unbend the end of the cotter pin without ...
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Shimano GRX front derailleur compatibility

I'm planning to upgrade my existing Shimano road 11sp groupset with a GRX 46/30 crankset. According to Shimano, this means I need to use the FD-RX810 front derailleur. Apparently the 10sp FD-RX400 won'...
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Can I combine SRAM Rival 22 Levers and Shimano 105 Rim Brakes?

As the title asks, is it possible to combine SRAM Rival 22 levers (for mechanical rim brakes, of course) with Shimano 105 rim brakes?
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compatibility for a new cassette and chain

My cassette and chain have worn so I need replacements, My cassette is a 10 speed 12-30 and it says on it shimano hyperglide cs 4600 - I have struggled to find this and I don't think they make it any ...
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Claris 2400 rear derailleur paint touch up

I was planning to do a touch up paint for my 2400 claris rear derailleur. Does anybody have an idea on what palette of paint closely resembles this particular rear derailleur?
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Shimano 105 Rear Derailleur Housing Frayed

While adjusting my rear shifting cables I noticed that the small piece of housing, which emerges from where the barrel adjuster is threaded in, was broken. Is it necessary to replace this or is it ...
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Shimano Deore as Gravel Bike

I have this MTB with Deore M5100 groupset (2 x 11 speed) and I want to convert this MTB to gravel bike. (Converting from straight bars to drop bars.) Is there any brifter compatible for this series? ...
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How to know and which to use?

I have these shifters and derailleurs: front shifter Shimano ST-EF41, 3spd front derailleur Shimano FD-TZ500, 3spd rear shifter Shimano ST-EF41, 7spd rear derailleur Shimano RD-TZ31, 7spd I want to ...

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