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Shimano MTB (SM-SH51) Cleats moving vertically in pedal

My new shoes/cleats seem to have "vertical" movement (not lateral float) and I can't figure out why, or how to fix it. I recently got new shoes (Shimano XC-7) that use the same SM-SH51 standard ...
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Shimano 105 FC-5501 chainrings replacement

I have road bike with old 105 5500 2x9 groupset. My crankset chainrings worn out from wear and need to be changed. My crankset is 105 FC-5501 52/39 Octalink 130 BCD. I looked for 5500 series ...
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Can I use a 1x10 wide range cassette with Shimano SL-BS79 bar end shifters?

I'm putting together a drop bar hybrid conversion for a gravel bike and want to run a 1x10 drivetrain. So far the only shifting component I have is a pair of Shimano Dura-Ace sl-bs79 10 speed bar end ...
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Extending range on SRAM PG-1130 cassette / cassette specification

I'm considering buying a Kona Rove ST bike with a 1x drivetrain setup. However, one concern I have is a limited range of higher gears (40:11 ratio for the highest gear). I would like to have some more ...
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Can I use a Sora rear derailleur with my 7 speed shifter?

Since the only problems cames from my Tourney rear derailleur. I want to change it to a Shimano Sora derailleur, but, I don't want to change the shifter, I'm ok with 7. Would a Sora rear derailleur ...
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Broken shifter cable in Shimano Ultegra 6600 10-speed shifter

I broke my rear derailleur cable right at the shifter. These are Shimano Ultegra STI shifters from a 2008 Giant TCR C2 (I think they're Shimano 6600). I'm assuming that the cable head and frayed wire ...
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Adjust a Shimano 105 9x rear derailleur

Please help me (re-)adjust my .Shimano 105 9x rear derailleur of my ancient Shimano 105 3x9 gruppo. It's a RD-5501, as my research seems to support. The prequel: After working fine for many ...
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Dura Ace 7800 rear mech cable fixing plate replacement

I can't get the rear mech cable fixing plate for a Dura Ace 7800 derailleur part Y5V598040 in the UK is there a substitute part I can use?
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Broken front derailleur 7400 Dura Ace

The chain came off a couple of times while I was riding yesterday and when I tried to put the chain back, the small screw came off from front derailleur. I think maybe that’s a thing to attach the ...
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Shimano 105 rear derailleur issue

I have a specialized roubaix of 10 years old. With shimano 105 group. I’m having trouble with my rear derailleur. I want to adjust it so i start on the smallest gear at the back and change gear one by ...
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Raleigh Montage mountain bike crank question

Will a modern Shimano crank set be compatible to replace an oval tech Shimano set from the 1980’s. It’s for a Raleigh Montage Mountain Bike.
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Looking to upgrade Sora 9-speed to Tiagra 10-speed 52/36t

I have a Specialized Secteur with a Sora 3x 9-speed crankset and drivechain and am looking to upgrade to the Tiagra 2x 10-speed crankset 52/36t (as I need a bigger top gear and never use my smallest ...
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Shimano BR-RS505 brake caliper retainer screw stuck

My bike has a set of Shimano BR-RS505 hydraulic brakes and the rear pad axle, datasheet item 10, just won't budge. The flathead screw stripped a little when I tried to release it and I didn't go any ...
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Changing a crankset on a Specialized sirrus step through

I have an issue with pedals to crankset connection on a 1 month old Specialized Sirrus Step Through. Probably connection was done wrongly and they are just falling out of the connection holes. Looks ...
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What power meter would work on my bike?

I have a 2015 bike with a Shimano 105 group set the cranks are 172.5mm and behind the crank is says the following. I’m relatively new to cycling and want a power meter please help cheers
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Brand new BR-R7070 brakes, piston issue [closed]

The ceramic pistons on my brand new BR7070 brakes won't depress at all even with quite a lot of force. There is also a subtle grinding noise when trying to depress the pistons. Did I somehow crack the ...
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Using an 8 speed cassette on an 10-11 speed Tiagra FH-RS400

I'm trying to build a new set of wheels for touring trip (2 months) I have planned and can only find a Tiagra FH-RS400 hub. The issues is that my shifters are Claris 3x8 ST-2403-L and cannot support ...
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Why isn't the chain on the rear gear in biggest cog for lowest gear

I have bought a bike few days ago and I am a new rider as an adult. And, I am a little confused as my rear brake has 7 cogs but the chain is on the second from top cog. Shouldnt it be on the biggest ...
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9 to 11 speed partial groupset upgrade? Is it possible?

I have a Shimano Sora 3500 full groupset (FD 50-34, Crankset 170mm length with BB RS500 (BC1.37 x 24), Sprocket 12-28) on my road bike. I want to make a partial upgrade to 105 set due to my budget ...
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Can I replace a GXP press fit bottom bracket with a Hollowtech?

I've recently acquired a frame for a project and have an Ultegra crank set from my crash bike I want to use on it. The frame currently has a GXP 24mm press fit BB and I've got a spare Hollowtech BB,...
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Why chains differ for 10x cassettes and 11x

I have Shimano Ultegra 6700 10x, I want to change crankset only to R8000. But found in internet that, I have to change the chain also because I have 10x cassette on rear wheel. It became so ...
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Shimano 105 freehub FH-5800 - pawls not engaging, repair or replace?

After a thorough clean and (over) oiling with WD40, my Shimano 105 FH-5800 freehub stopped engaging. Sounds like a common fail: I had previously thought that more oil = better. Live and learn! Bike ...
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Shimano shifter not working

I’ve got a Shimano Sora shifter and it’s stoped shifting all together on the rear mech recently. I thought it was the cables so I changed it today and still no joy. I’ve also cleaned it out with WD40 ...
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Shimano Alfine lever does not seem to pump oil into the hose even with reservoir full

I am trying to refill a Shimano Alfine BR-S500 disk brake system with oil. I have filled the reservoir with mineral oil... And am repeatedly squeezing the lever, but it feels like no oil is getting ...
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Kids bike rear derailleur change

I am not too technical when it comes to bikes, but I wonder about the change of rear derailleur. I bought my daughter a second hand good shape bike for good money Cube Acid 240 disk with Altus 7 ...
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Right Shimano SPD pedal clicks on down stroke

I recently bought Shimano SPD pedals for indoor cycling on Zwift. I have not had them very long at all maybe a month. Every downstroke I hear a loud click on my right pedal. I thought it may have ...
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Shifters now that they are unavailable what can I use?

Hey all thanks in advance for help on this matter.  I have a Diamondback mountain bike that uses shifter set Shimano ST-EF51-8R and ST-EF51-L 3x8 disk brake. Son broke them on a jump, apparently ...
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Changing Shimano Tiagra 12-28 cassette to 11-32

I currently have a Merida Scultura 300 which comes fitted with Shimano Tiagra 50-34 crankset and 12-28 cassette. I'm struggling up some big hills in my area and want to change to a 11-32 Tiagra ...
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Shimano crankset with FSA bottom bracket?

I have just taken off an FSA crankset from my Orbea Avant M30. The bottom bracket is a BB 86/92. I would like to replace with a Shimano crankset, an Ultegra or 105. Do I need to change the BB to a ...
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Flat bar conversion - shifter is skipping a gear

I am in the middle of converting my bike with road handlebar to a flat bar. The old road bar has a Shimano 105 brake/shifter and 105 derailleur. Something like this: https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5055-...
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I can't track down the source of chain skip - what might it be?

Last summer it come to light that my bike is suffering extremely bad chain slip, to the extent I feel it is unsafe. From what I can tell, it only happens in the 50t ring, and the 34 may be ok, but it'...
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Modify M6000 brake caliper?

I am attempting to fit Shimano Deore M6000 brakes to my 2017 Trek Stache. The rear brake contacts the frame near the bleed port and keeps me from being able to fully align the caliper to the disk. ...
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Unable to push oil in when bleeding Shimano brakes

I am trying to bleed my Shimano BR-M355 rear brake. This is my first time so it is possible I am making a very obvious mistake. The issue I am facing is that I am unable to push oil in through the ...
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Wondering if my Tiagra shifters are fixable?

The name plate broke off (left side) during a crash would this be fixable? The lever is now pointing outwards but can still shift gears.
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Shimano Sora 3400 shifters with Shimano Alivio M430 rear derailleur?

I'm thinking about a touring built with just spare parts I have. I have a rear Alivio M430 9 speed derailleur and Alivio 9 speed 11-34t cassette already. I want to have drops and Sora 3400 is the ...
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Jammed pawl on 8-speed shimano shifter

I'm doing up a bike that seems to have been sitting in a shed for the last 25 years. It has a Shimano 105SC groupset (93-99) with 8-speed st-1055 STI shifters. As seems to be the norm for these ...
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How to adjust chainline for 2x10 crank set

I replaced my 3x8 system with 2x10 system on my Trail bike. My BB is of 73mm size and as a standard I left one spacer at drive side and none at non-drive side of the chain-ring as of now. But I could ...
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Shimano 105 front derailleur has some “extra shift” after shifting to small cog

I have a new bike (about a month old). It has Shimano 105 2x11 group set. The shifting works fine but I have noticed something odd on the front derailleur shifting. I am in the big cog at the front. ...
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Alternative cranksets for a cross-country mountain bike larger than 48t

I have to replace my chain and gears on my 28'' cross-country mountain bike and I like to use the opportunity to make some modifications. I've tried to read up on this and I already learned a lot from ...
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How does one adjust the equivalent of the barrel adjuster on the XTR RD-M9000 rear derailleur?

I'm used to be able to turn the barrel adjuster on a rear derailleur to be able to bring the derailleur in or out (relative to the wheel). However, it doesn't seem like this particular derailleur ...
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Help identify my bike frame

Please help me identify a mystery bike that I purchased at a garage sale and have grown to love. I am not sure what is original to the frame but the bike has a 56cm frame, Shimano SFR rear dropout, a ...
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Front chainring issues + can I install Falcon Friction thumb shifters to an Shimano STX derailleur set?

I'm interested in trying friction shifters, also to save space on my cockpit. I bought a Mongoose Hilltopper 1994 recently and I want to play with it a little. A bike mechanic told me in order to ...
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Should I upgrade the hub, cassette or wheel so my bike will make a sound when I don't pedal?

I have a Hardtail 29' M Niner 2016, Shimano XT 10 speed, everything is perfect but I always wanted to have that sound from the hub when I go for a ride, so I want to know what I need to upgrade to ...
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How can I undo the locknut on this Shimano 105 hub

I'm having trouble working out how to properly service this Shimano 105 rear hub. I've watched some videos, read Leonard Zinn's book and following Park Tools' instructions, but it doesn't help. I've ...
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Lost left crank arm crank end cap

What parts do I need to put this back together? I've lost some pieces going for a ride but I'm not sure what exactly. I think I'm missing the end cap to the crank and maybe a spacer. I was heading ...
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Shimano 5800 10 speed cassette

I have an 5800 set on my bike. However I changed the rear wheel, which comes with a Shimano FH-M756AL hub, which does not support the 11 speed cassette. So for now, I removed the 21 cog and added a ...
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Joining Shimano chain with pin - which link-type should “lead” (take the power)

I'm pro-actively replacing the chain on my son's bike (the first time I neglected this cost me dear for replacement of derallieur, cassette and cranks at the LBS) which is used daily for commute to ...
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Using 16 hole front rim to build a rear wheel

I have the opportunity to buy 2 front Shimano Dura Ace C40 latest generation wheels at a very cheap price. The hole count for the wheelset is 16/21. Could I build / have built a rear wheel from one of ...
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Is the cable pull of Shimano GRX FD-RX400 same as the one of 10- or 11-speed road groups?

What is the required cable pull for FD-RX400? AFAIK Shimano road 11-speed front deraileurs require the same (larger) cable pull, while 10- and fewer-speed FDs expect lower one (with exception of ...
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Shimano 8000 Battery Reverse Engineering

I am on a mission to reverse-engineer the Shimano 8000 battery, with the purpose being to allow Shimano 8000 batteries to be used with a non-Shimano controller. The reason is to have two motors on my ...

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