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How important is torque wrench on this? It's not important at all. The cassette lockring just has to be tight enough to not come off as it's not doing anything other than keeping the cassette from sliding off - some cassette lockrings are even make of aluminum. Use a long wrench and put a bit of force behind it and you'll be fine.


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It is an inline barrel adjuster. By holding the end closest to the Shimano "O" and rotating the knurled end you can finely adjust the shift point of the front derailleur. If looking at it from the knurled end, counterclockwise rotation will make the adjuster longer.Clockwise rotation will make the adjuster shorter. This movement will increase or ...


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Hey guys I have found a solution for the shimano xt-m8100 lever blade. I snapped my right lever blade on Christmas day. Was not able to find any lever blade replacement anywhere. Calling local bike shops and the internet. I did finally come across flo motorsports and saw they make an after market lever. The lever is the Flo Motorsports Pro 120 levers. I ...


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There are sizing cranks that are primarily used by fitters. They're expensive and heavy and usually intended for a fit machine more than going on an existing bike. Ones I'm familiar with are square taper so getting them on to modern bikes would involve jumping through some hoops, but there may be a 24mm one out there. Trying all the lengths in a short amount ...


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Turns out this derailleur needs a 'standard mount' derailleur pad/hanger. I have currently a direct mount. The Canyon representative thought the SRAM hanger was for 10 speed. To me, it is now clear that a 'SRAM' pad/hanger is the same as a Shimano 'standard mount'. So, I purchased the SRAM hanger (aka standard mount) from Canyon and it works!


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No. GRX levers are only designed for hydraulic brakes. All cantilever brakes that I know of are actuated by cables. Edit: per Adam's comment, Magura does make hydraulic cantilever-style rim brakes, e.g. the HS33. However, these pair to Magura's own flat bar brake levers. I was not aware of this fact, and I didn't consider these brakes. In Googling the Magura ...


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To go to 105 you would have to do the following: Front + Rear Derailleur Cassette, Chain Rings Chain STI Lever (at least the right one) - This alone is like $150 per lever if I recall correctly. Possibly new rear wheel Overall most people will not make a jump from Claris to 105 because the costs usually end up being almost the same price as 50% or more of ...


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I don't believe there is one. I found one image on Google that appears to look like it would adapt a standard frame/fork to take direct mount brakes, but I wasn't able to find a link to any manufacturer. There is an exceedingly brief discussion in this forum post. Because direct mount rim brakes are a niche item, I wouldn't hold out much hope for an adaptor. ...


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Not mentioned so far - a torque wrench has two functions. One is to ensure enough torque is used to make the nut grip as required by the application. The second is to ensure you don't overtighten/strip a thread. If you are an adult, and are using a 1 foot/12 inch/30 cm wrench, you will be able to exert much more than the 29 ft lbs and possibly damage the ...


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Having the exact torque generally isn’t very important. I recommend finding a way to torque it properly the first time you change a cassette so you get a feel for how roughly tight it should be. It’s hard to just say “oh yea, it should be decently tight” because everybody’s opinion of “tight enough” is different. People also tend to be pretty inaccurate when ...


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Solved - I've bought new derailleur(claris ~20 eur) and I was able to configure it very easily. The problem in old one is really in broken inner plate geometry. This probably happend during my accident. Plate is bent in X axis towards towards the chain, which makes it really hard to bent back.


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I'll attempt a general answer to the question about finding replacement parts from different models of the same Shimano component, but it actually fails in this specific case. Go to si.shimano.com, which is Shimano's center for manuals and technical documents. You can search for the component series, e.g. M8100, and scroll through the components, or there ...


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The largest freewheel I found was a 10 speed with 14-36 teeth, or Shimano's "megarange" ones that generally go 14-32 or 14-34. The rear mech will probably have a model on it. Searching for "brand model spec" will often give you a manufacturer's specifications page. To use an arbitrary example, a Shimano Tourney RD-TY300-SGS google ...


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I had the same problem with my Magura MT5 4-piston brakes. Since I am using sintered brake pads, I literally "torched the hell out of 'em". I first soaked them in IPA (Rubbing alcohol >70% ABV). After placing them on a surface that won't be damaged by direct contact with fire, like a steel tray or even a brick, I lit the alcohol-soaked brake ...


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Your information is a little out of date, but for 9-speed, all road and mountain rear derailleurs and shifters are cross compatible from xtr and da to Alivio and Sora. Other combinations work to but for the purposes of your question, there are no issues or likely problems from your component selection.


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In addition to juhist's answer: Re-greasing the hub is possible, but messy. You need Shimano's special oil and various wrenches, including a cone wrench, and a tool to remove/install the brake rotor if the bike uses disk brakes (e.g. TL-LR10 for Centerlock), which in sum isn't exactly cheap. There are various YouTube videos that show the maintenance, e.g. ...


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I have a bicycle with Shimano hub gears (Nexus 7 speed). I would like to know what type of maintenance it needs, besides the normal tuning. There are four types of drivetrain maintenance you may want to do on a hub geared bicycle: Add chain lubricant when the chain squeaks Re-tension the chain as it wears and the chain slack increases. Replace the chain ...


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As per the documentation provided on Merida's website, the bottom bracket standard is PF86. Source


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From semi-contemporary notes at the (seemingly inactive and archived) bikepro.com site: (circa 1996?) "In 1992, Shimano released their sealed bearing cartridge bottom brackets for use with their road and mountain bike parts groups, this is the "UN" series of bottom brackets. The three, and the added Dura-Ace 7410 model, have some variations in ...


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While I have no practical experience trying to do this, I doubt that what you propose is easy, and it may not be possible. Rubber seals require a lip machined into the inner and outer races. This retains the seal. I suppose you could check for a lip. If the bearing were designed specifically as an open (i.e. un-sealed) bearing, which is sensible for a low-...


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If you want mechanical cantilever brakes with a GRX crank and derailleurs you can use mechanical brake road shifters. Tiagra 4700 series shifters are compatible with with 10 speed GRX 105 and Ultegra shifters are compatible with 11 speed GRX. You also have the option of using mini v-brakes with road shifters as these match the cable pull of the brake levers ...


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