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A cluster of sprockets, commonly 5 to 12 of them, attached to a freehub on the rear wheel.

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Old CAAD8 with wh-r550 rear wheel

WH-R550 has a Shimano freehub with 9 splines. The cassette is 9 speed, 11-25T, model CS-HG50-9. The wheel itself is a little buckled, I could probably attempt to tighten some spokes to improve the ...
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Pressure Washing Cassette, Chainrings, Chain

I just took my road bike into the dealer for a tune-up, and told the mechanic that about every 4 months I have been applying Bontrager's degreaser followed by pressure washing the cassette, chainrings,...
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Is it economically advisable to replace cassette and chain to protect the crankset?

My chain and cassette are both pretty worn after 2000 and 5700km respectively. My drivetrain is all steel, and the relative price of my parts chain-cassette-crankset are about 0.7-1-7 and front ...
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Which freehub do I need to work with the CS-R8000?

I have a 2005 Specialized Transition Elite that I am converting to a standard road bike by replacing the handlebars/shifters and replacing the entire drivetrain with the R8000 Ultegra group set. The ...
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Can I swap a gravel wheel with 1x10 cassette for a new road wheel with 1x12?

I'm thinking about buying new set of wheels for my Topstone 4. I'm currently using default wheels with changed tires and default 1x10 cassette and ideally I would want to put new road wheel with 1x12 ...
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Shimano 11/42 cassette, 11 speed derailleur compatibility

Existing trek domane SL6 (2021) with ultegra 11speed mechanical gruppo shifters r8020 fd r8000 with 2x 46/34 rd r8000 11spd 11/34 To get shorter gear inches, looking at changing to 11/42 ( or 11/46) ...
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Can't remove my hyperglide cassette

How can I remove my cassette? I've been planning to replace them for a while now but can't really remove them, no matter what I do. Im using a SHIMANO FH-TY500 hub, paired with a SHIMANO TOURNEY 7-...
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What is the right combination of spacers for a 10 speed cassette on a Mavic HG freehub?

In general, for 11-speed HG hubs one uses a 1.85 mm spacers for 8-10 speed cassettes and some 10-speed road cassettes use one extra 1 mm spacer always. However, I am confused about Mavic hubs. ...
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Can I replace my 10 speed Shimano cassette with a 9-speed Shimano cassette on a Bontrager non-specific 10 speed hub

I removed a Shimano HG 10 speed cassette from my Bontrager rim and it has a indexed spacer below the 10 speed cassette. I want to install a Shimano HG 9 speed cassette on that hub. I have a 1 mm non-...
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New chain periodically rides the gear teeth

I have a Dahon eezz D3 which I recently changed the chain. When I did the test riding, I felt that the pedal some how skipped or jump, more frequently on the lower gears (I believe that it happened ...
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Can I replace a 10 speed cassette with an 11 speed?

I currently have a focus road bike running on Ultegra group set. The rear wheel is currently 10SP. I’m looking at purchasing new wheels, and most of the second hand ones come with fitted 11SP. Can I ...
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FR-5.2 doesn't fit in Shimano cassete

Using this video I determined that I needed the FR-5.2 tool. I.e. the tool fitting rotates with the sprockets, the rear derailleur is a Shimano Deore XT. However, the tool doesn't quite seem to fit. ...
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Choosing the right cassette

I have bought a Wahoo Kickr Core; I am seeking to get a cassette for my bike trainer. I have a Felt F95 Bike Pic road bike with the following part details: Rear Cassette - 8 cogs (The biggest cog ...
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Chain rubs on a bigger cog on the cassette. Wrong spacing?

my kids mtb on the smallest cassette cog the chain rubs on the next bigger cog creating a harshness while using this smallest cog. I was looking at it and the spacing between the two smallest gears ...
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Cassette for Kickr Core

I’m completely new to cycling, so I apologize in advance for the stupid questions I’ll ask. I will buy a Kickr Core, to use with a Decathlon Triban RC120 bike (Microshift 2x8 cassette, 11-34T, quick ...
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Freehub body fell off. Now it's back on, but big freewheel drag

Update: I managed to slide the freehub + cassette back onto the hub - took a bit of persuasion, but easy once I had the technique. But the freehub now has a significant drag - when I rotate the pedals ...
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New chain -no grinding , new cassette and chain -grinding

I've got a second hand bike. Doubt it ever had a chain replaced. Before I replaced the chain, it had an awful grinding sound. On replacement the machine worked perfectly and smoothly. (It's a Shimano ...
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I Have a Triban RC 100 (Small, Women's bike) I am upgrading the cransket to a Shimano 105, do I need to upgrade the entire transmission too?

I have a Triban RC 100 women's road bike and I bent the stock cransket in a crash so I am looking to upgrade to something better. I was thinking of upgrading the cransket to a Shimano Sora but would ...
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Cassette Compatibility Issues (11 to 40 teeth)

I ride a 2021 Trek Emonda SLR 8 (lightweight, no electronics) with a R 9100 Group: 50/34 teeth in front and 11/30 teeth in back on my cassette. Would like to upgrade to an 11 - 40 teeth cassette (...
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Shifting properly on a cassette with a different number of speeds?

I have a 10-speed Shimano Tiagra groupset. I want to change the cassette to 9-speed. If I make no other changes, will the derailleur shift correctly through the 9 gears? To clarify - No I don't want ...
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Altus 9-speed shifters&derailleur paired with a 10-speed road bike cassette

My family has a road bike, set with Altus 9-speed shifters and a rear derailleur, paired with a Shimano HG200-9 cassette. Recently, I replaced the cassette with a 10-speed road bike cassette, As a ...
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Are all 8-speed Shimano cassettes made from the same quality of steel? Hg200-8 vs Hg31, Hg41 and Hg51 durability

I want to know if anyone knows if the steel used in the Hg200-8 and Hg31/41/51 cassettes is the same. I know the finish is different, but I don't care about the looks. I only care about durability in ...
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Shimano cassette/freehub compatibility

Can I use the following components together - Shimano's compatibility chart is not clear to me. Cassette: CS-HG200-9 (11-32T/11-34T) Freehub: FH-T610 I have an old bike with a Tourney groupset. The ...
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Can I upgrade my 11-28t cassette to 11-34t with Ultegra 6800 rear derailleur?

I think I am okay here but would be really good to triple check! My current cassette: Shimano 105 5800, 11-speed, 11-28t My front chain ring: 52-36t My rear/front derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6800, 11-...
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I need help with 2 HG 700 11 spd cassettes. Why are they different?

I got two HG 700 cassettes. One came on my gravel wheelset with my canyon grail (received in January 2023) let's call it A and I bought the other one recently (September 2023) to fit on my road ...
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Why do some 10-speed cassettes not need a spacer for an 11-speed road hub?

I have this wheelset which claims to be an 11-speed HG freehub. I've been experimenting with installing 3 cassettes and I'm finding some strange behavior: Cassette Description Needs 1.85mm spacer? ...
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Wheel off turbo trainer vs nut axle

I am looking at buying a wahoo kickr v5 wheel off trainer. The bike I have is a falcon grand tour. It is a 3x7 cassette which I understand well take washers to make work, no problem. The problem I am ...
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11 speed XT mountain cassete with 105 derailleur and shifter

Will an 11 speed mountain cassette (like the CS-M8000) have the same indexing as an 11 speed shimano 105 derailleur and shifter? I know the cassette needs a spacer to fit on an 11 speed road hub, ...
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Why are spacer rings between some sprockets in the cassette?

There are thin metal rings between sprockets at certain locations. I understand they adjust the spacing between sprockets, but why does the spacing needs to be adjusted this way starting from? The ...
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Turbo Trainer Cassette vs Bike Gears

I’ve just purchased a Pinnacle Smart Trainer. In addition a 2nd hand Carerra bike. In my incompetence with anything practical, I’ve not read the instructions. The turbo requires a 8/9/10/11 speed ...
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Damaged spokes behind the cassette

Look at this. The spokes behind the cassette of my MTB are all scratched and bent. How might this have happened? The back of the cassette has no scratch at all.
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Hyperglide vs HG10/HG11/HG12

What is the difference between "Hyperglide" cassette and HG10/HG11/HG12 cassette? I thought the later are also of "hyperglide" kind. Is the freehub body for the former cassettes ...
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Hub spacer behind 105 cassette

While removing Shimano 105 cassette, I noticed a spacer sitting on the hub between the largest sprocket and the place where spokes attach to the hub (not sure how is it called). I checked the 105 ...
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Unable to tighten the cassette lockring properly, how this could be?

It is an old 12 speed Shimano Deore cassette. I replaced the two smallest sprockets once and worked well for the first time. After the second replacement that included replacing the 4 smallest ...
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How can I increase ebike drivetrain reliability?

I'd like to improve reliability and have fewer problems with my drivetrain. What more can be done? I have an electric bike. I only ever use the six smallest sprockets on the 12-speed cassette, even ...
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What are the replacement options for my Miche cassette?

I have a sprocket with chipped teeth. It's on a Miche Primato ten-speed cassette ("Fac Michelin PRIMATO 12/25", in the catalogue) with a Campagnolo Mirage groupset. The hub is labelled ...
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Band New Front Gear Shift Issue

I brought a bike a few days ago and barely rode it. Every time I did I noticed that the chain would slip in the front gear going to a larger chainring, in this case it's gear 2. 'Funny thing is I took ...
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Replacement options for 10-speed Tiagra 12-30 CS-4600 with RD-4601 derailleur

I am currently running a 10-speed Tiagra compact double 50/34, 12-30 CS-4600 with an unknown type derailleur (labeled "KH", "RD-4601", "JAPAN VIA" ). I am happy with ...
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Budget Chainring Upgrade

Ive got a 2018 Halfords Carrera Valour 18" 24 speed mountain bike which I use regularly. I cant afford to splash out on a new bike so was planning to do some basic budget upgrades to help with ...
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cassette pick, and lockring + working with my derailleur

Need a cassette here for an alexrim. How do I choose one? Need lockring too, will also need to know which one and do I need to consider what my derailleur is with the new cogs (for compatibility)[?
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Use Red FR-15 or Park FR-5.2 to remove a Shimano cassette?

I'm planning to grease the bearing and have a freewheel system based on Shimano Deore. Can someone tell me which tool to get to remove the sprockets? The back wheel has a threaded through axle.
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Should the chain diverge that much?

I bought a new bike that has: 11-speed SRAM NX cassette. Single chainwheel: 36 SRAM NX teeth 11 / 42 cog. KMC X11 chain with quick-release. Rear derailleur: SRAM NX 11-speed. Anti-derailment ring. ...
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Maximum cassette size for 24 inch wheel and 20 inch wheel

I think 42 teeth is the maximum cassette size for a 20” bike. I built my son a 20” bike with 2.125” tyres and an 11-42T cassette driven by a Box 4 derailleur and 32 tooth chainring, and it works ...
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Can I use a shimano 105 11spd derailleur and r7020 shifters with a 9 spd cassette?

Trying to upgrade a 2021 giant ascend at to Shimano 105 without changing the wheels. The rear wheel only has a 9spd cassette, as I’m upgrading from 9spd Sora group. I’ve found Shimano 105 R7020 ...
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Tiagra 4600 trigger shifters, 10-speed 105 RD-5701-GS derailleur and 11-32 cassette compatible?

My Cannondale Quick 1 Carbon has Tiagra 4600 trigger shifters, a 10-speed 105 RD-5701-SS derailleur and a 12-30 cassette. I would like to change to a 11-32 cassette, and understand that I would ...
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Can a Rivendell Silver 38x24 crankset be used with a Dura-Ace 11-28 cassette?

I am building an old Rivendell road bike (2005). It has a Rivendell Silver 38x24 crankset. Would this be compatible with a Dura-Ace 11-28 cassette? If not, which cassette would you recommend?
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What do I need to change on the rear derailleur to match with the new cassette?

I'm going to the Alps soon and thought that it is a good idea to change my cassette from 11-30 to a 11-32 (with a fresh chain). I started with replacing the chain, so I used like 3 different 'chain ...
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1x9 wide range cassette

I am curious to find out if anyone has figured out a viable solution for a 1x9 wide range eg; 11 to 46 or 11 to 50 setup without using a derailleur hanger extension? I have a FS mtb and am not too ...
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Rear wheel spinning causes pedals to jolt forward when not pedalling

I've recently replaced my cassette and chain on my bike and I've found that now when the rear wheel is spinning freely (no pedalling) it will often cause the chain to suddenly jolt forward. I'm not ...
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Shimano cassette replacement compatibility

I have a Marin bike with Shimano Deore gears. I think I need to replace the cassette, which is a 9-speed with the Shimano code CS-HG61-9. That cassette seems to be discontinued, as I cannot find it in ...
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