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It uses 10 speed chains. 4700 takes any applicable Shimano/SRAM 10 cassette. What's different is the RD actuation ratio, which is the same as Shimano road 11. So in other words each shifter click cable travel distance is different from older 10-speed Shimano shifters, and road 11 RDs can replace RD-4700, which again they can't on an older Shimano road 10 ...


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The community generally seems to advocate against upgrading your bike. I'm not sure why, it often makes alot more sense than buying new and more than buying used much of the time. If your bike was originally equipped with Shimano 600 the likelyhood is that it's a good quality frame with other good components so it's probably worth upgrading if you love it. ...


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They're swinging dropouts. When everything is set up right and in good condition, swingers and sliders make adjusting tension on a Rohloff or other IGH easy because nothing else about the cables and brake changes. Loosen the pivot and sliding bolts on both sides. If the swinging isn't happening easily then, something is probably stuck or obstructing it, ...


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Waxing a chain is the lowest overall cost. I bought 5kg of plain unscented paraffin wax for $25, and after 3 years have not used up the first kilogram. The only tool needed is some kind of boiler. I use an electric frypan that had lost it's non-stick coating and was no longer suitable for food. You could even melt the wax in a dedicated saucepan on a ...


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Here it might be useful to consider what is different with Tiagra 4700 10-speed and old 10-speed groups. It's not the cassette spacing, because Tiagra 4700 does not use special cassettes. You can fit any 10-speed Shimano cassette and it will work (subject to the constraints of rear derailleur capacity, big sprocket support and chain length). It is the rear ...


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I lived for a while in Lima, Peru, near the coast. The air is so humid that it causes fungus or rust in anything you leave unattended for a week or so. (Leather items in one week, plasticky fabrics in a month) In my case, the chain on my bikes had the same issue, they quickly developed rust, and if oiled too heavily, they got covered un dust in two or three ...


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Basically everything shifting related. 9 speed uses a narrower chain and a wider cassette so you’ll need: New shifters, new chain, new cassette, new rear derailleur, new chainrings. Your old front derailleur+shifter might work. New cables+cable housing will probably be necessary. It’s possible you need a new rear hub (could be cheaper to get a whole wheel) ...


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I'm a bike shop and I was sold by another bike shop fake HG901s. What triggered us is that fact that a customer bought a chain, installed it, and came back after 100km of use and a wear of 0,75. I opened two more boxes of those and they both had 0,75 wear. The new fake and a new real put side to side show a very striking length difference, the same as when ...


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This is a somewhat bike dependant answer, and I wouldn't recommend it on expensive components, but for my winter bike I use the zero maintenance approach. I have a cheap single speed MTB. I use a cheap rust resistant chain. It gets lubed once with a heavy wet lube when it goes on, and then its maintenance free thereafter until it is replaced in autumn for ...


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