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SOURCE: problem with top/low adjustment screws on shimano gears

Forget the screws as those are more for fine tuning once you are close to having it set correctly. Where the shift cable connects to the shifter on the bars you will typically find an adjustment knob (note that you may have the same type of adjustment knob where the cable meets the gear shift mechanism also) which the cable rides in. You will make much larger jumps in adjustment when using this method as opposed to using the screws located on the gear changing mechanism. Best of luck to you on the fix!!

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Joe

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SOURCE: Unable to select bottom gear shimano 100gs

Here is a link to a tech sheet for a Shimano Deore rear derailleur. It is not your exact one, but all Shimano derailleurs are more or less the same. Make sure you have thoroughly cleaned your drivetrain with a degreaser (like Simple Green) and a brush to clear all grease and debris before making adjustments. The second step is to shift into your highest gear (the smalles cog) and then release the cable in the derailleur, pull taut and retighten it. Check again to make sure you can not get into low gear, because it may have been a problem with cable tension, which you just fixed. If it still does not, then adjust the "L" setting on the derailleur so that the jockey wheel on the derailleur will move just ever so slightly past the last cog on the cassette when the shifter is fully engaged.

Hope this helps,
matt

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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I recently bought my son a 20 inch bike with shimano gears on it and can not get 1st gear on it. How do you adjust it so you can get all 5 gears ? We can only get from 2nd to 5th.


When the cable moves the chain over to the largest gear it stops because something is stopping it. If you can push the derailleur over by hand far enough by hand then the cable is not pulling it far enough and needs to be tightened with the cable adjuster or the cable end clamp. If you can't move it manually far enough then look for an adjustment screw that it is stopping at when you move it to first gear position. Adjust this screw so it moves far enough and test it to see if the cable can do it. I hope this helps.

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I have replaced the cable on the 7speed Shimano SIS derailler and Ithink I ran the cacle through the shifter wrong. I can only get three gears to shift. This is a combo brake and shifter handlebar mount.


Hi,

All shimano derailleurs have two small screws located on the mechanism itself that allow you to adjust the position of the derailleur relative to the gears. The top one adhusts how far towards the wheel the chain can go and the bottom of the two adjusts how far towards the stop it goes.

Put the bike on a stand or just prop it up so the rear wheel can spin freely when you turn the pedals by hand

Put the shifter in the highest gear and turn the pedals, the adjust the top screw until it enters the top gear, you may need to adjust the cable tension also to do this.

Once you have it going easily into and out of the top gear adjust the bottom screw so that it easily goes into the bottom gear.

You should be done! Don't forget that for the first few rides the cable will stretch out a little so you may need to tinker with those screws a couple more times.

Hope this helps:)

This website might help you also http://sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html

Jul 18, 2011 | Shimano Lx Rd M580 Rear Derailleur

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I require an instruction manual on how to maintain and set the gears and brakes on the shimano alivio system which is on a giant strata 2010 mountain bike


Below is a link to the tech docs for the Shimano Alivio system look for the specfic componet you would like to adjust. The links with SI are the Service instructions. EV are the parts lists.

Shimano Alivio System info

Hope this helps.

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My Shimano TX-31 is not lined up correctly. When I shift into 7th the chain comes off because the Derailer goes beyond the 7 sprocket. How do I adjust this? It is also causes a clicking sound when in 1...


There are two screws that limit how far the derailer travels in both directions. Yours is apparently traveling to far out, and not far enough in. See the diagram at the link below. The two screws are identified by number 3. You will need to adjust both of them. With the chain on an intermediate gear, try turning one of them them 1/4 turn, then check the result. You'll soon get it right. Good luck. If you found this useful, please vote

http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/EV/bikecomponents/RD/EV-RD-TX31-2753B_v1_m56577569830637983.pdf

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Good evening - I have Shimano Alivio Gears on my Cannondale F6 MTB and the gears are trying to change down a gear on the rear cogs (go to the larger cog) and need adjusting - which screw is the one to...


Neither screw is for mis-shifts. Those are limit screws for the largest and smallest cogs. Tweaking the cable tension will usually bring in the indexing...

http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/rear-derailler-adjustments-derailleur

It sounds like your cable is/was a smidge too tight.

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Gears slipping whilst pedaling


you need to adjust the tension on the derallieur, you can log onto shimano.com and follow instructions, it is simple enough the way they show it, if not then search derallieur adjustment

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Unable to select bottom gear shimano 100gs


Here is a link to a tech sheet for a Shimano Deore rear derailleur. It is not your exact one, but all Shimano derailleurs are more or less the same. Make sure you have thoroughly cleaned your drivetrain with a degreaser (like Simple Green) and a brush to clear all grease and debris before making adjustments. The second step is to shift into your highest gear (the smalles cog) and then release the cable in the derailleur, pull taut and retighten it. Check again to make sure you can not get into low gear, because it may have been a problem with cable tension, which you just fixed. If it still does not, then adjust the "L" setting on the derailleur so that the jockey wheel on the derailleur will move just ever so slightly past the last cog on the cassette when the shifter is fully engaged.

Hope this helps,
matt

Oct 08, 2009 | Shimano Cycling

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I have a shimano tourney deraileur with sis index. what does the small adjustable screw which is off by itself adjust. the other two screws are for the upper and lower gear stops.


Is it a long screw running into the derailleur hanger? This sets the distance from the cassette to the jockey wheel. You use it to pull the jockey wheel away from the large cassette cog if the chain is having trouble clearing it. You'll know if it is happening because the bike will be making more noise in the low gear and it will sometimes want to skip out of gear.

Sep 13, 2009 | Shimano Cycling

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Problem with top/low adjustment screws on shimano gears


Forget the screws as those are more for fine tuning once you are close to having it set correctly. Where the shift cable connects to the shifter on the bars you will typically find an adjustment knob (note that you may have the same type of adjustment knob where the cable meets the gear shift mechanism also) which the cable rides in. You will make much larger jumps in adjustment when using this method as opposed to using the screws located on the gear changing mechanism. Best of luck to you on the fix!!

Please be sure to rate this solution.

Regards,

Joe

May 08, 2009 | Mountain Shimano Alivio Front Bike...

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