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It depends on the type of Claris you have. Not all Claris real derailleurs are equal. The compatibility can be found in Shimano product descriptions where the recommended range is written. The current line is Claris R2000. It comes in two variants. Short cage RD-R2000-SS and medium cage RD-R2000-GS. The difference is not big, the short cage has a sprocket ...


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I've also done same with a Claris groupset and Shimano Hg41-8 11-34 Mega-Range cassette. Twice, one on a Winter wheelset and the other on a 3-Season wheelset. But for the love of God, that chain and cassette look very gunky so degrease and clean up that mess! : )


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Most likely, the derailleur is made of aluminum. Aluminum parts are typically anodized whenever they have a coating, with the exception of bicycle rims that have to endure such great forces in so rapid manners (one force occurrence per every wheel rotation) that anodizing would be a good place for cracks to start, thus reducing the fatigue life of the ...


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The cheap and easy option is to drop the derailleur off the bike, and take it to a big-box hardware store, and in the paint section will be hundreds of colour swatches. Compare until you find something close enough, and ask for a "test pot" that will cost less than a 4 or 10 litre and even a 100 or 200 mL test pot is going to be heaps. If you ...


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After hours of thinking it was indexing, I slowed down and watched the chain only to learn that it was a single stiff link in the chain. Thanks to @Warren Burton who helped me get there.


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It definitely looks like an indexing problem, where the derailleur doesn't sit quite right. Assuming your shifter has the same number of "positions" as there are cogs in the cassette, then it should be fixable. Good work hanging the bike up - that helps. Start by slow pedalling with your left hand on the right pedal, and use your right hand to ...


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There's more to front derailleur adjustment than limit screws and cable tension. Both the angle of the derailleur and the height need to be set properly. The angle of the derailleur being off can cause chain rub against the cage. If the rear of the cage is angled too far outward, the chain can rub against the inside of the cage when the chain is on the ...


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Are you trying to bring the derailleur farther outwards? If so, you need to add cable tension. Screwing out the H limit screw won’t help if there isn’t enough tension to get to the limit anyways. To check for chainring problems, derail the chain from the chainrings entirely and give the cranks a spin. If you see the chainrings wiggle side to side, then you ...


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