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Look Keo 2 and Look Keo are Look's current/previous range and they are compatible with each other. Look Delta are Look's earlier range. I'm afraid they are not compatible with Keo's or Keo 2's SPD-SL are Shimano's version of road pedals. These aren't compatible with Look products, (neither therefore are Look products compatible with them). Checking out ...


15

In order to fit a disc brake, you need a compatible fork and a compatible wheel, plus a compatible brake lever. Your fork does have a disc brake mounting already designed in, it is an International Standard (I.S.) mount. Most mtb brakes now are Post Mount fittings so are fitted using a simple adapter. You can see the differences here or search around images....


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I sell that bike at work. The road/mountain FD mismatch functions very badly. We've had to replace the front derailleurs with road models. The total throw of a road shifter isn't enough for it to shift well and not have rub anywhere. It's terrible. It can be made to kinda sorta work if you accept rub in the lowest gear. But, that shouldn't be acceptable. And ...


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No you will not be able to use your 700x23c tire on a 650c rim. The bead seat diameter of 700c rims is 622mm, this will also be the bead diameter of the your 700x23c tire. The bead seat diameter of a 650c rim is 571mm (see Velocity's Spec section). Your 700x23c tire will be 51mm too wide.


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Upgrading an older bike is typically not economical. Parts are typically not cheaper. Parts are not as available. That drivetrain is not compatible with a modern bike. Bikes have gotten better. Little faster, lighter, more comfortable, and easier to service. You can find decent to nice newer model used bikes for $400. Find someone that bought an $800 ...


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This is to do with the different pull ratios employed by the different systems. In your case 10 vs 11 speed Shimano. http://blog.artscyclery.com/science-behind-the-magic/science-behind-the-magic-drivetrain-compatibility/ If you look at the table in the link - it says the 10 speed levers pull less than the 11 speed levers but the rear derailleur ratios are ...


10

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/alivio-m4000/RD-M4000.html says that derailleur will handle Low sprocket_Max. 36T Low sprocket_Min. 32T ANSWER: You cannot run a 50 tooth cog with that derailleur. You might be able to use a hanger extension, but that will make the small gears even worse. Wolf Tooth's Roadlink allows up to 40 tooth,...


10

Looks like the new one has the same kind of saddle rails so you can remove the attachment from it and try the bare saddle rails in the suspension seatpost. It should work! Undo the two big black nuts and it should all fall off. Edit (Grigory, Criggie): The extra bits are just the clamp from an older design of seat post. So they’re not needed, but might be ...


10

The combination of rings and sprockets you can use depends on the specs of the derailleurs, specifically the total capacity of both the front and rear derailleurs and the max sprocket size of the rear derailleur. Front total capacity is just the max difference in size of the small and large chainrings, measured in teeth. Rear total capacity is the max (...


10

Shimano's most recent compatibility chart is available here. Note that these are official compatibility ratings. It is fine to exceed official specs by a bit. At the rear, you can get a 10s Tiagra cassette that has a 34t cog, but it does technically require the long cage Tiagra RD. The issue was discussed here. The short cage Tiagra RD is rated for a ...


9

No. Older bicycles are no harder to work on than modern bicycles provided you have specialized knowledge regarding older standards, possibly specialized tools and the ability to obtain parts designed for older standards. Generally a bicycle built now will likely conform to a set of standards that are common and in place now. If you bought a bike today, ...


9

They're for full fenders. Many disc road and fitness/urban/hybrid bikes now have them here in order to completely avoid strut interference with the brake. To install the fenders neatly I've been mounting the fender, then mounting the struts sticking off into space in the general direction they'll run in from the mount, then bending one with a non-marring ...


9

Beyond the question of finickiness of actually using the system with higher cog counts, it's a matter of whether there's enough total cable pull from the shifter in friction mode to cover the range of movement needed given the cassette used and the actuation ratio of the derailer. Here's an excellent article with the basic data you need to figure it out, ...


9

Your math and the reasoning are correct. The main issue in your problem is to find a compatible crankset. The points to consider: the bottom bracket width, the kind of bottom bracket that you have and the clearance between the frame and the chainrings. If your bottom bracket is 73mm, you are limited to MTB components (or trekking if you fancy the idea of 3 ...


8

Unfortunately, you can't use 10-speed Shimano road brifters with 10-speed Dyna-Sys mountain bike drivetrains. They just have different cable pull ratios. You're limited to a few options if you want to run drop bars with 10-speed Shimano: Mount your existing MTB trigger shift on your drop bars. This means you have to take your hands off the hoods and drops ...


8

Most BMX Levers are "Standard Pull", which means they have the shorter pull and are typically paired with road bike brakes (caliper, cantilever, mini-v, or road disc). Mountain bike brakes (like v-brakes, or mtb disc) typically pair with "long pull" levers, which pull more cable. This is also known as "linear pull" So, if you use a BMX lever with V-Brakes ...


8

One confusing thing here is that SRAM themselves, that I know of at least, have never made or warranted a 10 speed 11-42 1x setup. So you're not going to hear from them or their product documentation that any SRAM RD will work here. There are two questions. One is capacity, which is the total amount of slack the RD is capable of taking up. Different cage ...


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Tommaso here. We put them on the fork so riders can install fenders for off road and other adverse weather situations. Hope you enjoy the new Sterrata!


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Shimano lists the FD-R7000 front derailleur as compatible with the FC-5800 crankset in their products compatibility information, but the R7000 crankset wont be compatible with the old derailleur.


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tldr: be sure new rotor works with metal pads or get a set of resin pads. Generally, disk brake rotors of same diameter are thought of as cross-compatible, but there are some edge cases when this might not be true: Rotor thickness might not be the same across manufacturers and disk brake calipers might be designed with thicker/thinner rotor in mind. ...


8

Tektro has on their website a Brake pad finder tool. Entering your brake model number offers several compatible brake pad models. There are options for both resin/semi-metallic and metallic compounds. The above linked page has itself a hyperlink to an option of buying pads direct from Tektro. Yes, Shimano brake pads can also be used. Your Tektro pad ...


7

One thing to look out for is the size of the drop from the bolt securing the brake to the frame, and the brake blocks, to ensure the new brakes will fit in such a way that the blocks line up with the rims. Probably if you have a newish bike, then any new brakes you buy will be of the same dimension as new brakes. But it's worth making sure they'll fit - ...


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It is relatively simple to find parts to fit old bikes. Things have changed a lot but there are still enough old bikes out there that you will not have a difficult time getting replacement chains, cogsets, derailers, wheels, bottom brackets, wheel bearings, seat posts, stems, headsets, or anything else. Any gaps in what is available can likely be filled by a ...


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No. The bead seat diameter (inner diameter) is different by 8 mm. You cannot shrink a steel or Kevlar bead by 8mm, as they are designed not to stretch or shrink (otherwise a clincher tire will roll off the rim in a corner). You can try but the tube will burst out from the extra space. The tire bead is what interfaces with the rim.


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Yes, they all work together. Only exception is all mini V-brakes. They are not compatible with standard V-brakes.


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Yes The website for the Stages Power Meter mounted to a Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 non-drive-side crank arm says: Crank Compatibility: All Shimano Hollowtech II road cranks This also agrees with Rider_X’s comment and my own guess that they should all be compatible.


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I run a shimano m4000 with a 9spd goat link on a 9spd 11-50t cassette with no problems b screw doesn’t need to be fully wound in. More recently, I’ve reverted to a 10spd SLX shadow+ mech sgs cage which I run with a sram x7 9spd shifter, giving even better shifting.


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Shimano recommends a totally different mountain brake levers for the 2-piston XTR brake (the M9100) vs the XTR 4-piston model (the M9120). Why would you need a different brake lever for these different calipers with the same size hose? The key is that there are two brake options available: "race" and "trail". "Race" features 2-pot calipers and lever ...


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Possibly the bike has a cassette size that the Dura-Ace Di2 rear derailleur does not support. The current DA RD-R9150 (short cage) rear derailleur has a max low sprocket size of 30 teeth whereas the Ultegra RD-R8050-GS (medium cage) will take up to a 34. If you have an 11-32 or 11-34 cassette, you do in fact need the Ultegra GS derailleur. SS and SG ...


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11 speed GRX 810 and 600 are compatible with 9000, 8000, 7000, 6800, 5800 etc. 11 speed road groups - so it obviously uses the 11 speed cable pull ratio. 10 speed GRX 400 is compatible with the Tiagra 4700 10 speed road group only, so it uses the ‘11 speed’ cable pull ratio as well. Shimano is nice enough to publish very comprehensive (if complicated) ...


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