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How to get Rear derailleur aligned and in correct position?

No. The limit screws should be set once then left alone. If you've fiddled the limit screws, then turn them back. Limit screws control the edges of range of the derailleur, and that's all. Position ...
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Can a Shimano 7 spd rear derailleur work with a Campy Athena down tube shifter?

If you are comfortable operating in friction mode, your existing lever should be fine. IMO friction mode with a 7-speed cassette is still reasonable. I wouldn't want to use e.g., a 12-speed cassette ...
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Replacement chain for old Shimano 3x7 STX

Shimano's STX groupset utilizes hyperdrive and Dual SIS technology, so the Shimano chain, CN-HG40 would be an excellent choice for the 7 speed drivetrain you have. Shimano chains in speed classes 7 ...
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Dual pivot rear brakes: Right pad in lowest position still too close to tire

There is a small grub screw on top of the brake, near/above the long pivot, that is supposed to be used for centring. It also changes the brake geometry. This adjustment requires a 2 or 2.5mm allen; ...
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What components of the drive train are cross compatible between casette number of rings(10 / 11 speed)?

For this upgrade you would need to change the following to 11sp components: Shifters Derailleurs front and rear Chain Cassette Chainrings or crankset And ensure your rear hub can take the 1.8mm ...
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SRAM Force eTap AXS 2x12 compatible with Shimano 11-speed crankset and Shimano rim brakes?

Just to update this for future viewers. Rotor makes AXS compatible chainrings for their chainsets, which happen to fit some Shimano 11 speed chainsets, for example my 105 r7000 chainset with left-...
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Shimano FH-M756 freehub body compatibility - can I upgrade?

There are many other freehub bodies (FHBs) that can physically fit on that hub shell, because it uses the most common of the Shimano splined interfaces between the FHB and the shell. All of the ones ...
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Can a Shimano 7 spd rear derailleur work with a Campy Athena down tube shifter?

From what I have read, all 7 speed freewheels have similar spacing. (see first green table: http://www.cornant.uk/info/rear.html ) If you wanted to preserve the indexing, you would need a 7- or 8-...
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Shimano CS-HG31 vs HG41 8-speed Cassette

HG31 has the sprockets painted black. I'm not sure, but the largest ones may also be on a riveted steel spider construction, eliminating the possibility of recycling any of the unworn sprockets. HG41 ...
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Shimano SM RT800 rotors on BR-RX400 brakes

Yes, there aren't really any caveats with mixing and matching rotors within Shimano's line, assuming the correct size, mounting type, and pad compound (in the case of the low-end Resin Only rotors).
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Shimano Alfine crankset Q Factor?

Alfine is Tiagra rebranded with a different BCD chainring. It's quiet narrow, hardly clears the chainstays on my Trekking bike with Nexus Hub. I can measure, but it's a bit complicated measurement. I ...
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Shimano FH-M756 freehub body compatibility - can I upgrade?

Given that you already have the XT hub, you are at the top of the tree as far as premium consumer components go from Shimano — I don’t think you’d fare better going to XTR. Perhaps there is another ...
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would a sturmey archer trigger shifter work on an shimano 333 3 speed hub?

My understanding of Sheldon Brown's page on the subject is that the newer Nexus 3-speed shifters should work -- but will have the gear indicator in the wrong order (321=123). I think it would be ...
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Hi I have Shimano t4000 rear derailleur with Alivio cassette and chain, 9 speed with a t4010 crank (48t outer). What front derailleur can I use?

There have been a number of 9-speed "T" series (trekking) front derailleurs in dual or bottom pull. For the most part they'll all work. The "T" is Shimano-ese for a cage profile ...
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Which way does this ring go on the left crank of this Shimano Deore Hollowtech II external bottom bracket crank?

I fully agree with the comment of Criggie. The ridged side of the washer (rubber sealing) should go to the bearing. That's the only way the sealing works efficiently.
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